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As Minnesota boomers age, mobility options inadequate, says report

June 19, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

By 2015, more than 15 million Americans ages 65 and older will live in communities where public transportation service is poor or non-existent, a new study shows. That number is expected to continue to grow rapidly as the baby boom generation “ages in place” in suburbs or rural areas with few mobility options for those who do not drive. Continue Reading

Commentary: Baby boomers’ ‘Second Adolescence’ goes on hold

January 31, 2011 in West Central Tribune

A few years ago, baby boomers needed 3-D glasses to take in the gorgeous vision of their decades to come. Books and articles foresaw baby boomers skipping off into a “Second Adolescence” of self-fulfillment. No longer chained to the 9-to-5 and still healthy, the newly “retired” would follow their muse. The future was theirs, despite all that gray hair (or gray roots).
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Boomers fear outliving Medicare

December 29, 2010 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON The first baby boomers will be old enough to qualify for Medicare Jan. 1, and many fear the program’s obituary will be written before their own.
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Half of early boomers are facing retirement with lower living standards

December 27, 2010 in West Central Tribune

Through a combination of procrastination and bad timing, many baby boomers are facing a personal finance disaster just as they’re hoping to retire. Starting in January, more than 10,000 baby boomers a day will turn 65, a pattern that will continue for the next 19 years. The boomers, who in their youth revolutionized everything from music to race relations, are set to redefine retirement. But a generation that made its mark in the tumultuous 1960s now faces a crisis as it hits its own mid-60s.
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