Posts in: Aging in Place

A Nice Place to Visit

0 comments / March 10, 2016

According to Forbes, Baby Boomers spend $157 billion (with a b) on travel every year (every year!) and rank travel as their #1 leisure activity. I have a friend who leaves today for Laos, undiscouraged at having had last year’s trip to Nepal cut short by the horrific earthquake, which left him camped out inRead more

Old Folks at Home

0 comments / February 1, 2016

I’m seeing articles about planned retirement communities. It seems that some people like the idea of being around people their own age. On the other hand, the number of multigenerational households has doubled over the past thirty years, according to the Pew Foundation. There are good arguments on both sides. A community built for retireesRead more

Ghosts of Christmas Lost

0 comments / December 11, 2015

It was raining hard yesterday in Minneapolis–on December 10. That’s unnerving, but I don’t think it’s why I was all teary as I drove off on my holiday errands. This has been a year of loss. Last spring I decided to leave a warm and comfortable community to the return to the big city. MyRead more

A Long and Winding Road

0 comments / December 7, 2015

According to the Huffington Post, “old age” was most commonly defined as age 80 in a survey of 2000 Britons. That’s a far cry from age 68, which a previous study (not that long ago) defined as “old age.” Chris Farrell, in his book on Unretirement, makes the point that 60 to 90 isn’t oneRead more

Where Is the Grass Greenest for Retirees?

0 comments / October 26, 2015

LPL Research just published a “Retirement Index” that gives each of the 50 states a letter grade for “attractiveness to pre-retirees as they prepare for retirement.” So, in fact, I’m not the target audience, which is the “45-to-64-year-old cohort”—the Baby Boomers who are looking ahead and, we hope. Learning from the experiences of their seniors.Read more

Baby Boomers Are Staying Home

0 comments / September 3, 2015

Here’s a stunning statistic: 40 percent of US housing is owned by Baby Boomers. Our overall numbers now trail those of the Millennial generation,, but those folks are understandably slow to invest in housing, having seen the crash and turn that began in 2008. A lot of them are still living at home—because of collegeRead more