Sunday, September 1, 2019

Boomers Forge Ahead into the Transitional Month of September

All at once, summer collapsed into fall.
-      Oscar Wilde

This Labor Day weekend the weather could not have been better. My beach town is overrun with folks taking in the last summer rays, waiting patiently in long lines for their preferred ice cream concoction, savoring favorite restaurant dishes. But shorter days and cool nights remind us that it is time to prepare for a new season’s activities and learn something new. 

This week the boomers have some ideas to help jump-start your autumn. 

Continuing with her 2019 theme of extreme self-care, Jennifer, of Unfold and Begin, focuses on our health with her September calendar.  It's Time to Tune-up in September, remind us how important it is to take care of our body and our mental and emotional well-being. If you haven't already, it's time to make those important Doctor appointments in September.

Tom at Sightings Over Sixty was surprised to read in a recent poll that almost half of the people surveyed believe that Medicare is free. In What Does Medicare Cost? he offers a primer to how much we pay to get coverage -- so new retirees don't get too much of a shock, and so the rest of us can review what we really do pay for our benefits.

You'd think technology would distance people from annoyances but in some cases, it has created brand new levels of intrusion. Over at Heart-Mind-Soul, Carol Cassara puts on her curmudgeon hat and lays out some of today's intrusive marketing efforts and other 21st century annoyances in "You Can...But Should You?”.

On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer and personal finance journalist, writes about what to do about your digital assets as you get older. Digital assets are something of value or significance created online or on a mobile phone, laptop, or tablet.

Sometimes we just want to 'get away from it all'  - including the 24/7 news - if only for a few hours. 

Living in a big city like Los Angeles can make you crazy but there are many wonderful places you can go to get away for a while. Rebecca Olkowski, with went to visit The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens near Pasadena. She spent the day there in its serene environment. Here’s what she saw.

You know the feeling. If you see one more all red, all caps “Breaking News” flash, you’re gonna blow. There’s too much coming at us too often and it’s happening all the time. According to Laurie Stone at Musings, Rants, & Scribbles, here are 4 signs you’re on cable news overload and what to do about it

I am in the process of 'getting away from it all' by binge watching a British TV series. Read all about it here.

Check out this week's boomers and drop them a line. We love to hear from you.

1 comment:

  1. I am re-watching Broadchurch as I just realized I totally missed season 3. I think if I am not throwing things at the TV I am watching something good.