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I’m the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #404.

As an older adult, I’ve been discriminated against – many times. How about you?

On my blog, Brendan Hare, author of “From Working to Wisdom: The Adventures and Dreams of Older Americans,” writes that ageism stands as one of the last widely acceptable social prejudices. Everyone, it seems, indulges in it, even the most conscientious among us, Hare said.

He predict that ageism will soon be washed away by the fast approaching “silver tsunami” as more and more baby boomers reach retirement.

What do you think?

Other boomer bloggers also are writing about topics of interest to older adults.


Tom Sightings of Sightings Over Sixty found a new and interesting web page, developed by the AARP Policy Institute, which offers a "web based tool to measure community livability." It rates every town and city in the country, searchable by address or zip code, in seven categories ranging from housing to health. So if you're thinking of relocating in retirement take a look at his post “What's Your Livability Score?” to see how your dream location measures up. Or, if you're just curious, check out how your old hometown scores in the various categories.


Laura Lee Carter of Adventures of the New Old Farts is struggling to get her dream home completed and offers this timely reminder: “You Must Be Willing to Fight For Your Dreams!

Daily adventures

Occasionally life's mundane, daily chores morph into memorable episodes. What started out as a dull but necessary trip to the laundromat became an embarrassment of sorts. Read Meryl Baer’s experience on her blog Six Decades and Counting titled “Laundromat Mishap.”

Click on the links provided to read more about what these boomer bloggers have to say. And, be sure to leave a comment. Boomer bloggers love to hear from readers.

Copyright 2015, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist


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