Monday, December 8, 2014

Best of Boomers on Travel, Mind Play, Holiday Shopping and Charitable Giving

This week on The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, writes about how she and baby boomers love to travel. Boomers plan to take four to five trips next year, with more than half traveling within the United States and four in 10 traveling both domestically and internationally, according to an AARP survey.

In a previous post, Amy Blitchok at Modern Senior took a look at the advantages and disadvantages of purchasing the AARP RealPad for your loved one this season. While the RealPad may not be the best choice for a tablet, Amy is back this week with recommendations for tablets that offer higher performance capabilities at a better price point.  Her 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Seniors also contains other great ideas that will help you finish your holiday shopping.

As we get older we sometimes forget things. Sometimes our minds can veer off track and fool us into thinking something happened when it really didn't. And we run the risk, to put it bluntly, of losing our minds. Tom Sightings at Sightings Over Sixty experienced a couple of unusual and unsettling adventures last night, which led him to wake up this morning and ask: Is my imagination just overactive these days, or Am I Going Crazy?

Laura Lee aka the Midlife Crisis Queen wrote a post this week supporting the efforts of animal shelters for #PetShelterLove. Please adopt, and help out a homeless animal this holiday. And speaking of HOME, Laura's new home in the southern Colorado foothills is finally taking shape!

Visiting her mother-in-law in an assisted living facility, Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting cannot help wondering: Will Mom be me a couple of decades or more from now? The statistics are not reassuring, but she is going to do all she can to, if not avoid a home permanently, minimize time spent. Read her musings in Home Sweet Assisted Living Home.


  1. Oh, great! Now I want to check out more bogs to add to my list.

  2. Nice job, Meryl, on the Best of Boomer Blogs.


  3. Meryl, nice summary. In the paragraph about assisted living, I think you omitted a word. The article was great.

  4. Great roundup ... I tweeted your post.