We may be getting older but we are not ready to quit yet! The baby boomers have changed society’s expectations of every age and social norm. We may be slowly reaching retirement age. But many in this population intend to continue working while others would like to venture into a new business. A survey from AARP found 10 percent of workers ages 45 to 74 want to start a business and 15 percent of workers in this age range are already self-employed. That is 25%!
There are several successful entrepreneurs who own globally known brands that were founded by people of retirement age. Below is an infographic to show you this trend. Read the rest of this entry
According to suggestions, 90 percent of the elderly population over the age of 65 state that they would prefer to stay in their current home as they age. Almost everybody in their prime years will choose to age in place rather than being sent to any institution or home care.
With the continuous emergence of digital technology that improves the quality of life of those aging, it is now feasible for the elderly to live conveniently while enjoying life in the comfort of their homes. Examples would be residential elevator lifts, wired and wireless tech gadgets such as cctv cameras for monitoring, smart watches and phones for constant medicine reminders, pedometers to monitor activities and many other technologies that caters the health and wellness of a person. Read the rest of this entry
I must admit, my memory is starting to catch up with my current age. I’m not going to lie but simple things such as misplacing my phone, failing to do a task or a chore and forgetting my passwords happens more often. Several checklists and to-do lists start to pile around my computer and work desk just to make sure I haven’t forgot anything to do on a particular day or week.
I’ve gathered and created a list of activities from various web sources on the things everybody should try to boost memory. Here are some memory improvement activities to try:
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We used to have this never-ending vitality when we were kids. We hated those afternoon naps believing we had all the energy of the world to play throughout the day. As months, years and decades pass, our vitality gradually diminishes along with our energy levels. This phenomenon is a normal part of aging but we Baby Boomer don’t want to accept it.
There’s nothing to be afraid. We just have to embrace the fact that our aging body doesn’t function as it did several years ago. A few activities can make us feel tired and restless. However, there are a handful of hacks to trick our mind and skyrocket our energy levels. Here’s how!
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Beauty and Aging from 1 to 100
Brilliant look at individuals in all their beauty as they age from 1 to 100. The thing that was so apparent is how difficult it is to determine one’s age by their appearance. I could kind of get the first 10 years and could tell that those in their 90s were older than those in their 60s but beyond that, it was really hard to tell.
Additionally it struck me that beauty was so much more apparent in the elders than in the youngers. The richness of life played out on their features and their answers. There were other signs of beauty in the person’s face, their voice, their spunk and their gaze. How do we honor that type of beauty?
Honoring Internal Beauty
Honoring Internal beauty seems to be more prevalent in other societies than it is in USA. We are so obsessed with outward appearance that we overlook the true beauty of a person. It reminds me of the Dustin Hoffman interview on playing the role of Dorothy in Tootsie.
How often do we overlook or look down on those with real beauty in deference to those with surface beauty. Miley Cyrus is a shining example of how we, as a society, pay so much attention to physical beauty (or in her case extremism) and give them so much media attention that even you do not want to see or hear it, you cannot avoid it.
Compare this to Malala, a beautiful soul, that has awakened the world to the plight of girls in the face of the Taliban and the need for education of girls all over the world. She met with the President and we saw a few token photo opps of this, Malala absolutely floored Jon Stewart and left him speechless and if you watch his show or found the video you would be amazed. But for the most part, we just know that she is still alive.
What is wrong with human nature?