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Welcome to Best Boomer Towns

You are a Baby Boomer if you were born between 1946 and 1964. You are educated, active and resourceful. You are searching for less stress and more living, you may be an empty nester, you prefer less traffic, fewer taxes and more fresh air and exciting activities! There are no rocking chairs in your future - you prefer pilates, hiking, biking, volunteering, wine club, book club, university classes, surfing the web, telecommuting, yoga, golf, tennis, walking your dog, senior dating and plenty of social activities.

Fantastic Feast in Austin

Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world. Past years’ guest roster has included such talent as Mel Gibson, Bill Murray, Paul Rudd and Kevin Smith.

DaySpring Farms Dinner in Athens

Simone & Nathan Brett came to farming as a way to help ensure their future family would learn a way of living and eating that celebrates where their food comes from and the part that they play in the food systems. Join your friend at Heirloom in dining with them, hearing their story, and prepare to be inspired by them.

Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland

Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA) is a collective of regional artists and craftspeople from Southern Oregon and Northern California exhibiting and selling their own work.

Live Music Thursday with Chris Rhodes in Asheville

Come out to hear one of the Asheville area’s most versatile artists. Chris blends blues, jazz, R&B and a funky pop-rock for a smooth sound and an unforgettable performance.

Aiken Historic Tour

Experience Aiken’s grace, charm and elegance during this 2 hour guided tour aboard our Trolley (bus depending on weather). On the tour, you’ll see and hear about…
• Historic Homes and Churches
• Equestrian Sites
• The Civil War’s Battle of Aiken
• The Live Oak Canopy on South Boundary
• A guided walk through Hopelands Gardens, the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame & Musuem (weather permitting).
• And much more…

Farmers Market at The Villages

Join The Villages community at the Brownwood Farmer’s Market on September 20th 9am - 1pm.

Born & Brewed: Tucson Beer Cup at Hotel Congress

Hotel Congress presents a the 3rd annual celebration of all-local brews featuring a “people’s choice” vote for best brew in Tucson.

Thursday Trek near St. George

Join a field institute naturalist for an introduction to the geology, flora, fauna, and cultural history of Zion.

Dream of Owning a Home in Athens, Georgia Area?

Are you moving to the “Classic City” and need to purchase a new home? Are you interested in selling your current home in the Greater Athens Georgia area? How about purchasing an investment real estate near the University of Georgia?

Fort Collins Spring Canyon Community Park

If you haven’t visited the brand new Spring Canyon Community Park in Fort Collins then you are missing out.  The 100-acre park is loaded with facilities including the largest playground I have ever seen…I mean it is breathtaking when you first see it.  If you have kids then this is a must see park and I’ll guarantee it will become their favorite place to go.

Baby Boomer Couples are ‘Better Off in Retirement’

They lived through the long decades of post war prosperity enjoying the support of the welfare state, generous occupational pensions and soaring house values. Now new research has found that more than eight out of 10 baby boomer couples are better off in retirement than they were whilst working.

Baby Boomers: Here’s How Digital Health Tools Can Save You Money & Save Your Life

The digital health revolution could not be arriving at a better time. The U.S. population is getting older, sicker, fatter and more sedentary. As the population ages, and the number of people with serious chronic conditions grows, the financial strains on the economy mount. These are mammoth issues, which defy easy solution.

10 Things You Need to do Before You Turn 60

If you use your 50s to prepare for the big 6-0, you’ll make the transition much more easily. Better news, if you’re already over 60, embracing these activities will only make your life better. Granted, it’ll take some effort on your part, but the pay-off will be huge.

Aging U.S. Baby Boomers Face More Disability

Baby boomers in the United States are more likely than the previous generation to have a disability as they near late-life, suggest a growing number of researchers.

How the Boomers Saved Everything

Yes, we’re spoiled rotten. We’re self-absorbed. And it seems like we’ll never shut up. But the boomers made a better world for everyone else. You’re welcome

When Aging Parents Need Financial Help

Families faced with an aging parent and a dwindling bank account have tough choices to make.

Don’t be the office dinosaur: Advance your skills and survive - or dino, you might become extinct

Linda DiCicco is 53 going on 20. She works at a computer store, where many of her customers are half her age, and so are her co-workers.

Art Treasures and Museums In and Around Prescott, Arizona

This book is a wonderful guide to both well-known and less popular points of interest in the Prescott area. The historical detail has obviously been well researched and is very fascinating, making the book an invaluable, must-have companion. The accompanying photographic documentation is also very complete.

The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & The Western North Carolina Mountains, 3rd Edition

The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & The Western North Carolina Mountains, 3rd Edition

All in all, it is a unique and valuable resource for promoting our mountain paradise.—Asheville Citizen Times

The Ultimate Guide is thoroughly researched, organized for easy use, and illustrated with many of Pantas own gorgeous pen and ink drawings.—Hendersonville Times-News

How to Love Your Retirement

How to Love Your Retirement

How to Love Your Retirement shows the baby-boom generation how to plan for, and succeed at, this stage of life, whether relaxation, travel, education, or even a new occupation is the goal. Packed with helpful, entertaining stories and real-life advice from hundreds of retirees who are making the most of their post-work lives, this honest and useful guide covers such topics as how to pick the best time to retire; learning to live with a spouse 24/7; staying fit; starting fresh in business, love, and family; traveling; going back to school; and more.

The New Retirement

The New Retirement

In ‘The New Retirement’, global economic strategist Sherry Cooper explains that the boomer generation will be reaching traditional retirement age very soon and the enormous wave of boomer retirees will crest in 2025. This phenomenon will profoundly affect the labour markets, the economy, and financial markets for decades. But will boomers retire the way their parents did? Will they work longer and transition gradually into semi-retirement?

The New Professional Person’s Retirement Lifestyle

The New Professional Person’s Retirement Lifestyle

Are you among the millions of inspired professional people who are contemplating retirement? Perhaps you are already retired. A significant issue that you will have to deal with is what to do with all of that time.

Without a doubt, retirement today does not resemble our parentsí retirement. We are living longer, more active lives. For most retired professionals, playing bingo and going to the local lodge may not be a vision for the future.

Retired with Husband: Superwoman’s New Challenge

Retired with Husband: Superwoman’s New Challenge

Witty, optimistic blueprint for the first-wave boomer Superwoman to ensure a successful second adulthood for both herself and her husband, also nearing retirement. Full of references to the first-wave boomer experience (sixties through today), the book borrows from corporate reengineering strategy to guide the couple with a vision statement, goals, and objectives that speak to them. Author is a Superwoman herself and makes that psyche transparent in the book, writing from her experience.