Archive: April 2008
One of the most common statements made by vacationers who have just returned home usually involves some level of elation at the ability to finally sleep in their own bed. Although we all love to get away, most of us also love to get home. But what if you could take all the comforts of home with you while you vacation? Would there be a good reason to ever stop vacationing? If you listen to one of the many proud RV owners in this country, they will tell you that a vacation never has to end.
The AARP recently compiled a report "How Well Do You Know Boomers?" The report focuses on dispelling 10 Boomer Myths by separating fact from fiction. "Boomers are redefining age and changing the way business is done" said Howard Byck, VP Corporate Development for AARP Services. "Contrary to many common assumptions, Boomers are making retirement obsolete, are very savvy about advertising, and are experimenting with new products."
Spring has sprung and the snowbirds have returned home for the warmer months, though most are already thinking about where they will spend the coming winter. While many of us are scraping ice off of our windshields, snowbirds will be setting their sights on warmth and relaxation. After throwing their bathing suits and sandals into suitcases, many will be headed to the beach. Regardless of the particular destination, they will all be searching for a wonderfully warm and relaxing winter vacation, far away from the gloomy, cold, and often hazardous winters of northern life.
Research released by FH Boom and the National Marketing Institute (NMI) at the What's Next Boomer Summit reveals a change in buying patterns of the aging Baby Boomer generation of consumers. The study provides insight on how Boomers will act when they turn 70. In short, the study revealed that when Baby Boomers reach 70: * 74% still won't be describing themselves as old * 86% will be more practical and pragmatic in their purchases, and much less concerned about trendiness and indulgences * 76% will be using technology to stay connected with family and friends * 93% will have more time to do things like travel, dine out and pursue hobbies * 63% will be making some kind of move, even though only 9% of Boomers currently in their 50's and 60's imagine themselves still in search of "the dream home" at age 70
It is expected that by 2011, the number of Baby Boomers who use the Internet at least once a month will grow to 63.7 million. That means that 4 out of every 5 Baby Boomers will use the Internet in some fashion. Although the Baby Boomers are not known for being the most technology savvy generation, they are embracing the power of the Internet in record numbers. With the increase in the number of Baby Boomers comes an increase in the number of sites catering to this demographic. PC Magazine recently compiled a list of the 10 best sites for Baby Boomers. Unfortunately, 55Places.com did not make the cut, but we are confident that we that if the list included 11 websites instead of 10, we would have made the list!
Moving is always a stressful time, both physically and psychologically exhausting. Having the right support can make all the difference in the world. If you are moving for the first time in many years or downsizing to a smaller home, assistance from a friendly and compassionate moving professional may be exactly what you need for a smooth transition. From empty nesters moving for the first time in decades, to children who are helping their parents move into smaller homes, apartments, or retirement communities, the personalized services offered by Senior Move Specialists meet the unique needs of any client.