Month: March 2018

Episode 13 – The Ageing of Baby Boomers: What Changes Come With Ageing and What Doesn’t?

What Changes Come With Ageing and What Doesn’t? As of 2016, the number of baby boomers ranged from 74.1 million to 81.3 million, depending on whether the generation begins with the birth year 1943 or 1946. Ageing is a natural process of life. Various changes come along with it. Majority of baby boomers are now entering the next stage of their lives: retirement. How can baby boomers adapt to this fast paced world? The Booms Day Prepping panelists share their insights on the different issues related to ageing ranging from physical activity to the Internet.

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Episode 12 – Differences and Similarities Among Generations: Greatest, Baby Boomers, Silent, X and Y, Millennials

How do you interpret a generation and what does your generation mean to you? Dr. Drew Dwyer outlines them: On top of the hierarchy is the Greatest Generation, the people aged between 92 and older. Those of the Greatest Generation grew up during the Great Depression and many fought in World War II. They are also known as the GI Joe Generation. Next is the Silent Generation, people aged 72 to 92. These people were born during the Great Depression. The Baby Boomer Generation, the generation that was born after the Second World War are those aged 52 to 72. We also have the X Generation, then we have the Y and Z Generation which are grouped as a generational cohort called the “Millennial.” Millennials were born between 1980 and 1994, this generation is marked by an increased use of digital technologies, media and communications.

“When we talk about generations, it helps us to isolate groups of people in society that are having a push and pull impact on the way society is developing and there’s always a reason why this occurs. As I said for the older generations, it was war, it was moon travel, it was the breakthrough technologies. For the Baby Boomers, it was the breaking of the molds of the Older generations. For the new ones, you only have to step back and look into the crystal globe to see the concept of working together, loving each other and being loving and getting along together has been throughout every single generation. It’s just at the moment seems to be the major factor of concern in today’s society.” – Dr. Drew Dwyer

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