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Aging, death, and hope are the topics for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs

Boomer Birth Death ChartTom Sightings of Sightings Over Sixty is the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #357.

In response to a blog article I wrote for May’s Older Americans Month, Sightings wondered what the designation has to do with baby boomers.

As I wrote on my blog, "Although Baby Boomers don’t want to be called seniors, some of them are now age 65 and older. Born between 1946 and 1964, this year on their birthdays Boomers will turn between 50 and 68."

By 2060, there will be 2.4 million boomers. By then, the youngest baby boomers would be 96 years old. That means most boomers, now 74.6 million strong, will be dead.

Amy Blitchok on the Modern Senior looks at Tikker, a new product scheduled for release next month that counts down the seconds until your death. Blitchok wonders, “Will the Tikker Death Watch Make You Happier?

Instead of focusing on when boomers will die, Laura Lee Carter of Midlife Crisis Queen concentrates more on why we're here. In her article “Have You Found Your Sense of Purpose Yet? she points out that according to new research a sense of purpose can add years to your life.

Sightings said he doesn’t need to know how long he’s going to live, but he does occasionally take a how-long-will-you-live quiz. In his article “Resources for Seniors,” he recommends one from University of Pennsylvania called “How Long Will I Live?He saidit seems the most reasonable and asks enough questions so you realize that it's using real data to estimate life expectancy, without prying into every habit and taking an hour and a half to complete.

Sightings said he’s spent the last few days visiting with family and not thinking about blogging.

However, now that he’s back blogging, Sightings mentions that we have a space or two open in our of Best of Boomer Blogs group. If you want to join, send him an email at tomsightings@gmail.com.

Copyright 2014, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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