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Baby Boomers & Business: The Importance of Knowledge Transfer

As the workforce ages, a whole generation of postwar American gumption and know-how threatens to fade into the mists of history. But a younger, higher-tech wave of workers stands ready to learn and improve upon the lessons the baby boomers have to teach.

We talked to some top professionals about how to capture and transfer boomers’ critical skills to the next generation. Some of their answers were surprising.

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How Baby Boomers Are Re-Entering the Workforce

For many, a retirement spent lounging on Florida’s beaches isn’t realistic. Even if it is realistic, some wonder how long it’ll take before those lovely lazy days become tedious. Whether it’s out of financial necessity or tiring of the same old 9-hole course, many baby boomers who are at, or nearing, retirement are gearing up to head straight back to work.

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Penguins to Palm Trees: Travel Tips and Destinations for Retirees

What are the people, places, and things you want to encounter during your lifetime? Everyone’s “Bucket List” for life is different, but for most people, travel is included. As life goes on, it may be time to take action and start crossing items off of your own personal list. Experiencing other locations can give us deep insight into both the larger world and our own smaller lives.

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Florida after 50: Having Fun in the Sunshine State

When a Florida vacation is mentioned, what usually comes to mind are shores with sandcastles, tropical hotels, and jaunty theme parks. While Florida does offer amazing parks, resorts, and beaches, there are many more diversions to be found, often that cater to an older and more-refined clientele. Whether you are looking for authentic Cafe Cubano, or creating your own zen retreat, Florida offers many leisure activities for older adults. Continue reading

Social Media Tips for Seniors

Seniors are one of the fastest growing groups on social media (websites like Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin). They are realizing that social media can be a great tool for staying in contact with family and friends, sharing photos, and sharing their ideas. If you are a senior who has been debating whether or not to start using social media, never say never. Continue reading

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Striving for that Sunset Romance: Tips for Single Seniors

Dating in your senior years can seem, at first blush, silly or even awkward. If you are widowed or divorced, though, there’s no reason why your age should keep you from kindling a new romance and finding someone to share your sunset years with.

If you’re thinking about it, though, you may not know where to start. We talked with six dating and relationship counselors to get their tips and advice especially for seniors re-entering the dating scene.

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Your Home is Your Fortress: 5 Steps to Safety

Your house should be a place for you to escape from your job and the hardships of the world outside. Unfortunately, your home can be a dangerous place if you’re unprepared. Many people think that a solid door and some good locks are enough to keep their family safe, but most of the dangers in the home are far less insidious than a masked man looking to grab your valuables.  Continue reading

Making Space: 5 Tips for Separating Trash from Treasure

Accumulating things is just something that comes with age. If we’re lucky it’s wealth instead of just aches and pains. But one thing we are destined to accumulate is stuff — lots of stuff. We gather so much stuff over the course of our lives, that often our golden years are spent tripping over it. Many of these things are valuable, useful, or even beautiful, but probably an even greater amount would be more at home in the landfill.

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