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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.

Animal Encounters in Las Cruces

Come meet the animals of the Chihuahuan Desert.  Animal encounters is a chance for a hands-on introduction to the animals in our Nature Center.

Fabulous Fermentation in Fort Collins

In this hands-on class you will get to see for yourself how easy it is to make these foods on your own, and at the end you’ll get to take home a starter culture and instructions for each of the ferments we talk about in class.

Danville Country Club

Open since 1924, the Danville Country Club is centered around a spectacular Clubhouse that was reconstructed in 1998 and features 25,000 square feet of space.

Dog Days Sidewalk Sale in Columbia

To most people, the dog days of Summer are the hottest time of the year. To us, it’s the time for the hottest sales.

Heritage Theatre Festival - Avenue Q in Charlottesville

From one of the authors of The Book of Mormon, and in the same irreverent and sometimes offensive spirit, this puppet-powered musical is a timeless look at the follies and foibles of young adulthood. Recent college grad, Princeton, searches for his purpose in life in his new home on Avenue Q (he couldn’t afford Avenue A, so he kept going).

A Taste of Camarillo: Wine Auction Gala

Presented by Meadowlark Service League, this special event is held at the amazing Red Barn at the Camarillo Ranch. 

Follow the Fork Fermentation Tours in Bend

Fermentation is the magical preservation process that transforms ordinary ingredients into the extraordinary beer, wine, spirits, breads and cheeses that we so love. Join a culinary adventurer as we learn about this chemical process that has been a staple of human nutrition since the dawn of humanity.

Austin Chamber Music Festival 2014

In the summer, Austin Chamber Music heats things up with three weeks of glorious chamber music indulgence and excess! We invite the finest touring ensembles to our fair city to give us the richest experiences they can muster up.

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 boomers’ Rite of Passage: Downsizing

If my house had a voice, surely it would chronicle the long and sometimes haphazard passage of a woman who has come into her own. Finally, and with a healthy measure of both grief and joy.

Challenges Turn Baby Boomers to Entrepreneurship

Despite the challenges, these baby boomers, and others, are taking over a growing share of business startups, even as overall rates of entrepreneurship decline.

Baby Boomers’ Impact on Participation Rate Big, Expected

Retirements account for nearly half of the fall in the participation rate, a White House report shows.

The Very Best Money-Saving Bargains For Boomers

Turning 50 can be scary… besides becoming increasingly worried about your impending empty nest, the uphill battle to defy the effects of gravity, and getting called “ma’am” by just about everybody, you also start dreading mail deliveries and the arrival of your AARP senior discount card which, in your mind, means you’re officially “old.” Ick. But don’t toss that card and your newly-minted “senior” status out just yet. Yep, turns out, if you can just get over the unsexiness of the “senior discount,” there are actually plenty of reasons to get stoked about the milestone. Here are a few of the best:

Boomers Cash In as Bull Market Aids Exodus From Workforce

Clinching the decision was profit earned on stock investments during a five-year bull market that has restored $14 trillion to U.S. equity values. Dix is among millions of baby boomers whose retirement has helped push the participation rate of working Americans to lows not seen since the 1970s.

Cash Deals for Homes Reach Record With Boomers Retiring

U.S. home-price gains have restored $3.8 trillion of value to owners since the beginning of the real estate recovery in 2012, according to Federal Reserve data.

The 4 Things About Retirement That Scare Us Most

We’ve all heard the numbers: 10,000 baby boomers a day are turning 65, what used to be the traditional age for retirement. While not everyone can afford to or wants to retire on the big 6-5, there are a couple of things that seem to be universally on the minds of those as they near retirement…

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.