The highly acclaimed book "In Search of the Baby Boomer Generation" hits the digital & bookstore shelves today, from the leaders in global publishing Motivational Press.
Written by Boomer, fellow Boomer Expert, and friend of the show Rick Bava, it captures the stories and perspectives of the hundreds of Baby Boomers he interviewed, from all over the nation, from all class strata & life experiences.
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- Reconnecting to the altruism of our youth
Boomers started as rebellious youth, made a 180 as we journeyed through decades of responsible adulthood raising kids/building careers, and now make it a full 360 as we look for ways to once again make a meaningful impact on society. "A Baby Boomer woman from Erie, PA was hell on wheels while in high school, then she became a teacher at that same high school, now she is delivering meals on wheels."
- Keeping a strong connection to our past
"The first World Series game I saw, was in 1963, I sat there with my dad, and watched Sandy Koufax dominate the Yankees..." From non celebrities to the great UCLA basketball player of our day Bill Walton, Bava learned of Boomers' determination to navigate through today's challenges while keeping yesterday's memories/lessons learned intact as both a guide and a comfort.
- Caring for our elders as they begin to fail
"My dad is failing, I need to be there for him like he was always there for me."
There is a crisis of growing proportion facing Baby Boomers, and it revolves around the decisions that need to be made to support and ensure our elders' quality of life as aging turns to frailty. Do we choose assisted living, or home health care so they can die in their home. Do we move in with a parent, or take that parent in to our home. Everyday across America Baby Boomers are faced with the challenge of deciding what to do with/for aging loved ones once they can no longer manage on their own.
- Being back on the dating scene
"I had a successful career, in fact I devoted my life to that work life, but now I find myself alone."
We are the first generation in US history to experience both high rates of divorce, and dating in middle-age & beyond in such large numbers. Regardless of the reason for Boomers' singledom (for most it's divorce, for some it's widowhood, for a surprising number it's having eschewed marriage all along), Boomers still believe in and therefore seek that happily ever after, believing it absolutely can occur at this stage of life.
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