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Table Of Contents
1. Websites of Interest
2. Boomer Related Life Snapshots
3. Tips For Boomers
4. Managing On the Job
6. Boomer of The Month
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SECTION 1: WEB SITES OF INTEREST
Guy Williams .... there's a name from our past.
Here's a recipe for Wavy Gravy.
Anybody like a visit from Mr. Natural or Flakey Foont?
Compiled by Chuck Nyren
SECTION 2: BOOMERS RELATED LIFE SNAPSHOTS
Sixty years of taxes
Source: Tax Foundation
The amount the U.S. government collects in taxes per every
dollar of income has more than tripled in the last 60 years.
Source: USA Today web site
Age discrimination complaints filed with the federal government
peaked in 1993, but have fallen since then.
Source: Roper Starch Worldwide.
Listed below are the answers by Americans who were asked:
'What status symbols (from a ist of 20) most appeal to
Vacation Home 69%
International vacations 67%
Working as top executive in large company 66%
Living in an exclusive neighborhood 64%
Owning expensive jewelry 63%
Owning an expensive car 63%
MORE Boomers Tid Bits.
For other general Life Style Snapshots
USA TODAY SNAPSHOTS
SECTION 3: BOOMER - MIDLIFE
A great Second half
BY: Laurie MacKenzie
It is heartwarming to know that there are so many people
with the courage to try to find new answers on living the
second half of our lives. I have been reading numerous books
on the subject and have gathered a lot of the wisdom from
the research that is being done in this area. Most people
think that health and financial resources drive the level of
happiness they will have as they age. However, studies have
shown that the greatest drivers for successful aging,
regardless of individual financial or health situations are:
KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL SECOND HALF OF LIFE:
1. Having a sense of purpose that engages you in life and
2. Developing an organized, structured way of pursuing
activities you find meaningful.
3. Having rewarding, intimate relationships with family and
4. Accepting the losses that come with aging, but focusing on
the gains that come with growing older.
These ideas seem simple, but as we all know, they are easier
said than done.
1. UNDERSTANDING THE NEW REALITIES OF AGING in the 21st century:
How to accept the inevitable, prevent the preventable, and treat
2. DEVELOPING A LIFE PLAN for living the second half of your life:
Discovering and pursuing a structured path that gives your life
meaning, renewing and developing rewarding relationships, and
ensuring that you have the financial and physical strength to
accomplish your goals.
3. RESOURCES FOR IMPLEMENTING THE PLAN: There are many
services and organizations that will help you realize
your dreams (i.e. volunteer organizations, employers who are
"age friendly" and/or offer flexible work schedules, health
services, educational opportunities, support groups, etc.).
SECTION 4: MANAGING ON THE JOB
Applied Systems Thinking:
A Systemic Approach to Stress Busting
Susan M. Osborn, Ph.D.
Up to 90% of all visits to physicians are for stress-related
ailments. A recent survey by USA TODAY indicated that 78% of
American workers are more stressed than a decade ago. Many
report they feel irritable and fatigued; their jobs are
undermining their spirit and well-being.
Burnout used to be seen as an individual problem. People
who experienced physical fatigue and emotional exhaustion from
overwork were encouraged to enroll in stress management classes.
Increasingly, however, experts are recognizing that one of the
major contributors to stress is a mismatch between employees
and their organizations. For example, instances of burnout are
high in situations where the business practices of a corporation
conflict with the beliefs and values of the employees.
Using a multi-system typological model this approach
offers a scheme for assessing the degree of match between
individuals and organizations. The discussion covered five
personal profiles, five organizational character types, and
the elements required to ensure a good match. The objective
is to recognize burnout as an expensive workplace problem
that will take both an individual and an organizational
effort to solve.
Dr. Osborn is a college professor and publisher of:
THE SYSTEM MADE
ME DO IT! A LIFE CHANGING APPROACH TO OFFICE POLITICS.
Her articles will be featured on our newest SERIOUS SIDE OF
SECTION 5: ANNOUCEMENT - COMMUNITIES
The Baby Boomer Club takes an active part
in our communities, particular when it involves our youth.
On the anniversary of Woodstock, Saturday, August 15, 1998,
the Club will host a 4K walk in our capital city, Washington
D.C. This event will benefit three organizations dedicated
to the care of orphan children. Although this event was
planned before Princess Dianna's death, BBC will dedicate
it in her honor to her memory.
Call the Club at 1-888-477-CLUB or email Thebbcclub@aol.com
By Wendy Thompson of http://babyboomerclub.com
SECTION 6: BOOMER OF THE MONTH
Wendy is our March
Boomer of The Month
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