Stories tagged: baby boomers
Tue., April 10, 2018
Robert J. Samuelson: Children vs. grandparents
To those paying attention, the recent strikes for higher teachers’ pay in West Virginia and Oklahoma are a harbinger of things to come. You can attribute the strikes to the …
Sat., Dec. 30, 2017
Froma Harrop: Let’s skip the war against baby boomers, OK?
When things get dull, enterprising rousers of rabble promote a war against something or other to gain attention. The war against the baby boom generation is already in full swing.
Mon., May 1, 2017
After decades of marriage, online dating was overwhelming; this is how I coped
Staring at profile after profile after profile of smiling men who assure me they are easygoing and ready for something new, the stakes feel impossibly high. How will I ever …
Mon., April 24, 2017
Decade-by-decade: What to do now to retire better
Whether age 23 or 57, it’s never too early or too late to take steps toward a better retirement, say Spokane financial planners. Depending on your decade of life, you …
Sat., April 8, 2017
Embraced by Baby Boomers, recliners get a makeover
Including recliners in home decorating projects used to be an interior designer’s nightmare, says Bonnie Lewis, founder of 55+ TLC Interior Design in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Fri., March 10, 2017, 9:37 a.m.
Diapers for baby boomers help papermakers offset print loss
Diaper-wearing baby boomers are coming to the rescue of the beleaguered paper industry.
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017
Steve Brown: Homebuilders are betting on baby boomers to be big buyers
The U.S. housing industry is ready to sell it to baby boomers.
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
Older Americans are retiring in droves
More baby boomers are beginning the new year with nothing on their schedule but plans to golf, travel, and spend more time with the grandkids. The number of Americans aged …
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016
Seeking ‘to be visible,’ more Americans 65 and older are getting plastic surgery
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the number of people 65 and older getting facelifts and cosmetic eyelid surgeries has more than doubled over the last two …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016
Dana Milbank: Baby boomers, you’ve done enough
Boomers inherited the sole superpower and squandered U.S. influence with two long and inconclusive wars. They gave us the financial collapse of 2008, a crushing federal debt and worse inequality. …
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016
Growing up together, TV and baby boomers were a perfect fit
But the handiest year for TV’s genesis is 1946 – when technology, optimism and renewed consumer buying power joined forces at World War II’s conclusion and gave broadcast television a …
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016
Robert J. Samuelson: Are aging, economic slowdown linked?
If other economists confirm the study, we’d probably resolve the ferocious debate about what caused the economic slowdown. The aging effect would dwarf other alleged causes.
Sun., July 31, 2016, 4 a.m.
Spin Control: A look at voters and turnout, by the numbers
Political geeks might rejoice in a new page on the Washington secretary of state’s website that provides a plethora of political numbers that can be fed into a spreadsheet and …
Sun., July 17, 2016, 7 p.m.
Graying of suburbia: Can suburbs adjust to aging boomers?
The American suburbs, built for returning GIs and their burgeoning families, are already aging. In 1950, only 7.4 percent of suburban residents were 65 and older. By 2014, it was …
Mon., June 6, 2016
Alzheimer’s takes ultimate toll on emotional boundaries
WEST ALLIS, Wis. – It isn’t at all clear the time, or even the day, that Paul and Virginia Wilcox died, seated beside each other in the silver Ford Econoline …
Thu., May 26, 2016, 6:28 p.m.
Many opt to take early, reduced Social Security benefits, poll finds
CHICAGO – Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they’ll dip into the program before …
Tue., May 10, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
Age, income factors in staying with single employer, poll says
A new poll says more than 40 percent of America’s baby boomers stayed with their employer for more than 20 years. But it’s unlikely that their children or grandchildren will …
Mon., June 29, 2015
‘We’re about helping people’
REPUBLIC, Wash. – The power of a tiny rural town is that a spark of an idea can ignite into a large triumph in just a few weeks, without much …
Mon., March 30, 2015
A voice for the voiceless
From chewy bacon and hard-to-cut biscuits to encouraging a family to put their mother in a memory care unit, Michal Rosenberger has done it all in her year as a …
Mon., March 23, 2015
Guidance through the health coverage maze
Before stumbling upon the free Medicare workshop last week, Toni Mastronarde spent three years feeling ashamed and beaten down because she couldn’t figure out her Medicare coverage and didn’t have …
Mon., March 16, 2015
Underwater, anything is possible. Just ask the members of the Salvation Army Kroc Center masters swim club. For two of the oldest members, water is life. “I am water,” said …
Mon., Oct. 6, 2014
In brief: Craft fair comes to CenterPlace
The Spokane Valley Senior Center is having a craft fair Oct. 16 at CenterPlace Regional Event Center. Admission is free and the public is invited to shop the 20 tables …
Thu., Sept. 18, 2014
Front Porch: Aging’s rough, but it could be worse
We baby boomers know all too well that aging can do unkind things to our bodies. Some of it is just normal stuff – maybe a slight hearing loss, slower …
Mon., Sept. 8, 2014
‘Sit and Be Fit’ star continues to inspire nationwide audience
When you meet Mary Ann Wilson, it’s hard to believe this shy woman has for nearly 30 years led a fitness revolution from a chair in the KSPS public television …
Mon., Sept. 8, 2014
Conference gives boomers primer on retirement
Sorry baby boomers. Getting old will happen even to you. That’s why a local nonprofit is having a one-day conference Saturday in Spokane to help navigate the descent into old …
Mon., June 23, 2014
Al Gilmour stumbled across a gem for bringing together professionals in the elder services industry while on a business trip to Olympia. Three years later, Spokane County has a similar …
Mon., June 16, 2014
Recumbent cyclists gather for Tater TOT rally
To Ron Spiewak, it’s all about how he looks. That’s why it took some pride swallowing for the veteran and one-time bike racer to embrace a three-wheeled bike that looks …
Mon., May 26, 2014
Boomers drive change in age structure
Fueled by baby boomers, the nation’s 65-and-older population is projected to reach 83.7 million in 2050, which is almost double in size from the 2012 level of 43.1 million, according …
Mon., Jan. 27, 2014
As many men age, they realize something is missing in life. Often this epiphany is sparked by a collapsing marriage, unfulfilling career or shortage of friends. Perhaps the children are …
Mon., Jan. 20, 2014
Julianne G. Crane exploring U.S. in RV
Where on the road is Julianne G. Crane? Outside Yuma in her RV of course, writing about her road trips exploring the United States and Canada. Last week the former …