Sunday, July 12, 2015

The Best of Boomers Enjoy Summer at Home

My flowers love
this season's plentiful rainfall
Sunny, warm, breezy, low humidity define the best summer days, and that is what we experienced the past few days. A couple of evening showers watered the flowers but did not disrupt outdoor activities.

I spent time at the beach with the grandkids. One afternoon lifeguards suddenly herded everyone out of the water. Spectators lined the beach as the guards, in rowboats and on skidoos, carefully scoured the area following a reported shark sighting. No sharks were detected, bathers happily returned to the ocean to jump and ride the waves, and the crowd dispersed. It was time for ice cream…

This week’s boomers enjoy summer in their hometowns, and our consumer journalist updates us on recent consumer issues.

Laura Lee continues regaling us with her adventures in southern Colorado in her blog Adventures of the New Old Farts. Here she describes a walk in her day in small town USA.

Walking is good exercise, and fresh air invigorating. On the other hand most of us spend a lot of time indoors participating in less energetic activities. So what do you get when a couple of retirees are standing around the kitchen, equipped with a smartphone ... or just waking up in the morning? Find out from Tom Sightings over at Idle Minds.

On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, writes about the warning signs of heat sickness in older adults and what they should do to avoid problems.

While Robison thinks this is the article on her blog that most Best of Boomer Blogs’ readers would like to take a look at, she also reports there’s good news for consumers this week: The U.S. Department of justice is investigating four big airlines for collusion in setting the prices of airline tickets. And JP Morgan was fined $136 million for illegal credit card debt collection practices, and it will return $50 million to consumers. In addition, it will stop collection actions on thousands of accounts.

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