Floridian Baby Boomers Want to have fun
Baby Boomers Just Want to Have Fun
There are thousands of Baby Boomers who live in senior communities in South Florida today. The majority of us are enjoying our senior years in adult communities where we golf, play tennis, swim, participate in aerobic and artistic activities and - in short - we're having the times of our lives!
When my husband and I first moved here, our adult children would leave messages on our answering machine, "Mom, dad, where are you? We are worried about you. You're never at home!"
Good, the shoe is on the other foot. We used to worry about them coming home late, too.
Seniors are no longer as sedentary nor as frugal as in previous decades. We tend to eat out frequently and to enjoy cruises and daily bus trips to casinos or gambling ships. We are a new breed of consumers in our 60s, 70s and 80s who are willing to experiment with technology. (just visit the library computer area). Seniors are signing up for classes to continue their education.
Read the ads for available classes in painting, ceramics, Yoga, Pilates, writing, and computers. Seniors want to keep our minds and bodies healthier, longer! We volunteer at schools to help students to learn to read and you can find us at hospitals, doing whatever needs to be done.
Lots of advertising is geared towards taking our money, too. Haven't you received at least one invitation to a lunch at a fabulous restaurant, just for listening to a spiel about investing?
How about the coupons for "early bird dinners" that attract us to eat more for our money?
Have you ever seen so many ads before for creams and other products that will make us "look years younger"?
Actually, we are probably the role models for banks and investments companies attempting to attract young couples to sock away their savings so that they, too, can live our senior lifestyles.
Think about this, folks. Baby Boomers are unique. There will never be another group like us again.