BABY BOOMERS
 
SURPRISING FINDINGS
ALL STAKEHOLDERS
MEET AT THE CREATIVE EDGE OF TIME

"Baby Boomers Standing at the Creative Edge of Time"


You may have noticed that stories about "boomers" are being "ripped from the headlines" frequently these days. But there is more to it than numbers and generational complaints, for  ALL stakeholders. Regardless of age, reports the news, we all can engage in a creative life!  So, as we like the couple in the photo, stand at the edge of time what does this mean in terms of quality of life as the decades unfold?  Here is a jumping off point from which to explore into the future to discover if life truly can be an art form when it is approached from the creative edge of time.

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for baby boomers
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Baby Boomers
 FICTION .  FACT . TRENDS


"Ripped from the Headlines": CULTURAL CREATIVES applaud sustainable excellence- a quality of life plan. Interestingly, this plan  over-arches the decades reaching what matters to all concerned, on many levels. But, is quality of life- regardless of age or physical ability - really possible?  Here are the first three questions from a popular "boomer" opinion survey. Intrigued? Take the survey yourself and see the results (so far) when you scroll down the page. (The survey continues below)


  • Will "baby boomers"  be  able to ENGAGE life  beyond the "next hill"?

  • Will "boomers" influence how products are designed and marketed?

  • Will  dwelling places that work for ALL stakeholders become the norm?


THE CREATIVE EDGE OF TIME SURVEY

Does This Make Sense to You?

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Sounds like a PLAN
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"Ripped from the Headlines"

TOP 5 RESULTS

Baby Boomers

1. Over 70% of responders said that POST-50 people  seem to actively interested in staying engaged in life .

2. Over 50% of the people who responded to the survey said they understood the potential of the "boomer effect" (CLOUT )- especially marketing influence.

3. Many responders call themselves "cultural creatives"  and envision a society where the idea of positive futures for all- regardless of age or physical ability.

4. Many responders noted that the Post-50 Group is powerful and can influence a shift in perspectives about aging to dismiss outmoded stereotypes and expectations that existed in past generations.

5. In general there seems to be a desire to make way for a new vision of aging NOW, and for generations to come.





"Ripped from the Headlines"

SURPRISING FINDINGS ON

 WHAT REALLY MATTERS TO "BOOMERS" AND YOU

Home Matters       Happiness Matters       Friendship Matters         Money Matters


A new vision of QUALITY OF LIFE that is independent of age is on the forefront.

It even seems possible that this is happening  more rapidly than expected. 

On the surface, this may appear to some to be a "radical".

It can impact how and where  people choose to live






A  New Vision of   How & Where to Live  "Ripped from the Headlines"


POPULAR CHOICE- AGING-IN-PALACE

"This eBooklet contains helpful starting points for talking about and designing a functional and BEAUTIFUL lifelong home."  



AGING-IN-PLACE is a catch phrase used to describe "The ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level."

It refers to a CHOICE by Post 50 People to  remain in their lifelong home, and create a feathered nest  for AGING-IN-PALACE.

A good place to begin making that choice is with by asking, finding answers to, and talking about relevant options  with a good action plan.

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A  New Vision of   HAPPINESS  "Ripped from the Headlines"


Happiness at all phases of life matters.
Is THAT radical?


Life holds many, many challenges. Some are pleasant. Others are heart-wrenching— the loss of a lifelong partner, the pain of betrayal, the death of a parent or child.

This small but substantial eBooklet offers a self-guided experience into transforming heartache into peaceful presence.

In a simple seven-step process you can “re-wire” your “circuitry” to create or re-energize that very peaceful presence— on many levels .

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baby boomers ~ cultural creatives
MORE SURPRISING FINDINGS


From the perspective of  the radical 60s - as Sage Colleague, CURMUDGEON recalls in her article:  “... it's really not new. I was hosed during the Democratic Convention in 1968 in Chicago because I believed in the United States Constitution” - "Radical?”  or simply a continuation of something started decades ago? However, the power of a large "boomer consumer" group (especially women's buying choices and CLOUT)  to influence the market and its direction can accelerate positive futures for Post-50 People  now and for generations to come. 


baby boomers & cultural creatives


1: Do you predict that Post-50 people will opt for
more entrepreneurial adventures and
accelerate the movement toward creative UN-retirement 
than did older adults in previous generations?

                                                                         

2:  Do you predict that  a trend toward "Designed for ALL" dwellings
will surge in the next five years? 


 3:  With sustainable innovation as the objective,
do you predict that
Cultural Creatives  will step up
to influence  sustainable excellence?


 

baby boomers and all stakeholders





FOR baby boomers and ALL STAKEHOLDERS



at the very creative
edge of time

YOU CAN CREATE
AGING SAVVY
"sAging"




  • Lifelong Homes based on a Designed- For-All  Concept.

  • Neighborhood enterprises.

  • Increasing  respect for the value of each person- regardless of age or physical ability-  equal status.

  • A sense of belonging that actually can work across generations
    -- for all stakeholders.
  • Inclusive, comfortable and practical lifestyle designs.

  • A new call to action.







a new vision - CULTURAL CREATIVES - ON PUTTING A PLAN IN PLACE


Cultural Creatives (and YOU?)  often are attracted to the work of  architect Ross Chapin. Take a look at the photos here for a clue of his inspired design. NOTE: Photo Credits Ross Chapin of Pocket Neighborhoods. Creative planning, a reasonable amount of due diligence and and discovery can open the way to many positive aging experiences and possibilities.

With "radical" options like these - the idea of sustainable excellence  can be add-ordable, attractive and  affordable.

 Photo Credits- Ross Chapin , Architect- Pocket Neighborhoods


Pocket neighborhoods  “Clustered groups of neighboring houses or apartments gathered around a shared open space — a garden courtyard, a pedestrian street, a series of joined backyards, or a reclaimed alley — all of which have a clear sense of territory and shared stewardship. They can be in urban, suburban or rural areas."

Upsides: financial feasibility, aging-in-place with grace, environmental pluses, un-stuffing (living simply) and a sense of belonging in a caring community.

Baby Boomers & ALL STAKEHOLDERS



TODAY and/or in the future,
would  living where nearby neighbors can easily know one another
be attractive  you?

             

Do you believe that  it makes sense for Post-50 People
with far-flung families to look for friendship or a helping hand
closer to home?

                       

Does it make sense to you to provide an environment
where children can have
"shirttail aunties and uncles just beyond their front gate”?

                      


Baby Boomers

YOUR Predictions

YOU predicted that  the "boomers" and ALL STAKEHOLDERS  will blast right into that "New Vision of Aging"...and  new perspectives. For example- while many will go the traditional route and into geographical areas that offer an attractive quality of life and a relatively low cost of living, many others will opt  for the "aging-in-place" choice. Some will live, at least part of each year, in more than one place.

What does this mean and how does it look in terms of where we live and how we live?  The Sage Companion readers tell us you expect to engage life!  In another recent survey they reported, " We look to live healthy lives in homes that last and work for all- regardless of age or physical ability. We look forward to conversations with individuals - the sharing of life stories waiting to be told. We expect to discover and use age-friendly products- home automation, innovative technologies, assistive techniques  and ways to work with challenges."

And the Congressional Budget Office reports that boomers and older adults "... typically have higher income. . .and have accumulated . .. private wealth. "At The Sage Companion we research and report on lifestyles, home designs (universal design) that reflect this.


Aging 501 POSSIBILITIES

Bring your wisdom to the community, and all can have the opportunity to learn, grow and prosper as a result. Opt for influencing change with compassion- especially in terms of our dwelling places and continued independence expressed as sustainable excellence. Create inter-generational feathered nests- lifelong homes- that are barrier -free and accessible for all who live there.



a new vision - A "For Ever" Dwelling  - No-Step Entry

Architect, Daryl Rantis designed this home using universal design principles.


-where function, comfort, and beauty coexist-

SUSTAINABLE EXCELLENCE


TODAY and into the future, you can spearhead positive outcomes for all stakeholders - a Culture of New Perspectives and Expectations of Quality of Life regardless of age or physical ability. There may be some interesting choices on the horizon...


Will You Decide to Move or Stay ?-Seek second/vacation homes with main floor living convenience? Where will older adults choose to live? Given that this group of pro-agers advocates an active lifestyle and has tremendous buying power, we expect the unfolding of creative pursuits.

 Stakeholders hold positive outlooks. This is seen in life-affirming trends, research, memoirs, comments and conversations. Leading edge boomers celebrate connections- to photo boards and music, to iPads, and on-going conversations and actions around changing outmoded stereotypes -redefining aging and prospects for positive futures 365 days a year.




baby boomers & ALL

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