Second Quarter 2010
In this Issue:
The Boomers are Coming
by Julie Vreeland, Brainerd
In less than 18 months, the large baby boom generation - born between 1946 and 1964 - will begin to turn 65, and for the next 50 years, the age of the popuation will dominate the demographic landscape. More
Brainerd For a Lifetime
by Julie Vreeland, Brainerd
By 2020, there will be more adults age 65 or older than school age children in Minnesota. Are we prepared for this Silver Tsunami to hit Brainerd? Is our community prepared to absorb this unprecedented shift in our population? More
Baby Boomers and Retirement
by Myrna Meadows, International Falls
Considering the impact baby boomers have had as they passed through each age, it should be no surprise that their retirement will also affect the entire culture and every community. From protesting to parenting the sheer numbers of this population have changed policies, created products, required more highways and schools and now will retire in new and different ways. More
Replacing Skilled Retirees Through Partnerships
by Julie Schumacher, Customized Training and Continuing Education, Rainy River Community College
Rainy River Community College in International Falls, Minn., has forged a training partnership with the community’s largest employer, Boise White Paper, L.L.C. in response to the organization’s retirement projections of large numbers of "baby boom" generation workers looming on the horizon. More
General references on the topic:
Age Wave – How the Most Important Trend of Our Time Will Change Your Future, Ken Dychtwald, PhD, and Joe Flower, Bantam Books, 1990
The Boomer Century – How America’s Most Influential Generation Changed Everything, Richard Croker, Hachette Book Group, 2007
Civic Engagement and the Baby Boomer Generation, Laura B. Wilson PhD and Sharon P. Simpson, PhD, Editors, Hayworth Press, 2006
The New Aging – Politics and Change in America, Fernando M. Torres-Gil, Greenwood Publishing Group, 1992,
PrimeTime – How Baby Boomers Will Revolutionize Retirement and Transform America, Marc Freedman, Pereus Books Group, 1999
To learn what is happening in Minnesota:
A Blueprint for 2010: Preparing Minnesota for the Age Wave (2007)
A Blueprint for Action: Developing a Livable Community for All Ages (2007)
For all things Wisconsin, check out www.BadgerBoomers.com.
Designing Places and Spaces for Now and in the Future: Developing a Livable St. Louis Region for All (2009)
Aging with a Comprehensive Approach: Developing a Livable Tampa Bay Region for All Ages (2007)
Engaging Older Adults through Arts and Culture: Developing a Livable Chicago for All Ages (2008)
Finally, here are just a few unusual Websites:
A research firm serving businesses interested in boomer trends for marketing purposes.
Met Life’s research on boomer trends in employment, financial issues, volunteering, etc.
New data nuggets on boomer trends.
Thanks to Minnesota Department of Human Services, Carver County Office of Aging and Minnesota State Demographer for this selection. There is more out there! Avoid the social networking if you can and get smart about how this will impact your community, your nonprofit and you.
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