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Baby boomers’ memories of TV network news are history

A couple of former network television news correspondents founded BoomerCafé almost 20 years ago: David Henderson, now BoomerCafé’s publisher, reported for CBS News, and Greg Dobbs, now its executive editor, reported for ABC. While the whole world of online magazines has blossomed, the business in which David and Greg grew…

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The best freebies for people 60+

Maybe baby boomers don’t have any greater need than other generations to save money — but we do have greater opportunities. That’s what this story is about. It appeared originally on MoneyTips.com, and we found it at the PBS website of our friends at NextAvenue.org. We love the title: The…

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How hiking helps a boomer’s active lifestyle

We’re all about active lifestyles here at BoomerCafé. So we like the advice in this piece by Michael Pirrone that we saw on wimp.com. It’s really pretty simple: if you want to live an active lifestyle, hiking can help … in more ways than one. The great outdoors might just…

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One boomer’s take on Death and Other Funny Stuff

We are so high on life and living an active life here at BoomerCafé, we are not too introspective about death. But Hawthorne, New Jersey writer and editor Alan Paul has found a way to deal with what’s coming, in this look at “Death and Other Funny Stuff.” One of…

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Boomers find new second lives as “ambassadors”

When baby boomers find entirely new second lives, we want you to know about it. And these particular baby boomers, Silvana Clark and her husband Allan who used to live in Bellingham, Washington, have found not just new lives but new purpose. They are “brand ambassadors.” Like many empty nesters,…

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More baby boomers explore a gluten-free diet

It’s a fact … America’s huge post-World War II baby boomer generation is getting older. While many remain at work in careers, others are taking it easier. But one trend in common is a quest for activity and better eating habits. Studies show that as people grow older, their risk…

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Three life lessons for baby boomers from TV in the ‘50s

Maybe you can’t remember your favorite TV shows from the 1950s but we’ll bet that once we mention “Sgt. Bilko,” you’ll put it on the list. That’s why we like this piece from Kathleen Bailey of Raymond, New Hampshire, who reminded us here at BoomerCafé about the merits of that…

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