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American Senior Citizens count is around 75.8 million people Boomer Statistics. Baby Boomers born in 1946 to 1964 have begun to retire. Many Seniors are forced to continue working, because of the economic devaluation of their stocks and savings. So, Baby Boomers are reinventing themselves by going back to college to become doctors, lawyers and starting new careers. The new “vraix age” is 85, not 65.
The public must keep up with the Baby Boomers. The public can change their thinking about Seniors, whose intellectual resources can benefit and train younger generations with their education and experience. Boomers can pass their legacy to the younger generations called Echo Boomers, Generation X’s, Generation Y’s and Millennians.
The Public could see people of all ages for their abilities of contribution in society and give every group a place to reap the earnings of their labor. Businesses need to pay older citizens a fair wage, instead of offering them a place to volunteer. The current economic changes clouded Boomers retirement, so they must work.
My Grandmother, Mother and Aunts lived into their 80-90′s with adventure, activity and wisdom. I was amazed at their abilities to do such skillful work. My Grandmother liked to tell stories, she taught country school, and raised seven children on a farm. We need to see our Grandparent’s abilities to contribute and be paid for their labors. They are very independent people.
Connection and communications are keys to talk to our Senior Citizens. Healthy people are connected in society. The Traditionalists (born before 1945) read the paper, watch TV and listen to the radio. A majority talk to their neighbors on a phone that plugs into the wall. I belong to a Seniors group. Some are moving forward onto the Internet. About 25% of them are tech savvy, because their children are, but we can change and find ways to connect with most of them.
The National Home Builders Association has a program for builders called CAPS designation called “Certified Aging in Place Specialist.” I have that designation, which I used when I was a Realtor to help people decide whether they would move or remodel their home, while they continued to live in a neighborhood and places they were familiar. Remodeling builders of the BIA have the same re modelers and builders designation.
I have been reviewing Senior Services in Clark County. I see several marketing places for improvement: poor communication and isolation of older people, old methods of media such as radio, newspaper and flyers, lack of Internet connection with Traditionalists(born before 1945) and Boomers, advertising on illness verses health and antiquated ways to connect with one another between Boomers and Traditionalists for play and socializing.
I believe advertising companies can create positive ads that are better than selling sickness, rest homes and medical diseases on the television set. A study done of the 1930′s Depression Media Advertising show the same negative advertising by the marketing companies and newspapers. I find the TV ads, today, to be appalling and degrading. I click-change channels, when the doctors start talking of illness symptoms plus destructive medication that will destroy you if you swallow them. The next commercial is an attorney suing the pharmaceuticals for health damages. Even the most ignorant can see how destruction to their health if they take the pills in the first place. Who wants illness and death. If you’re dead, you can’t sue the doctor! We could focus on good food and health, which are better ways to provide medical help to our Senior Boomers. If I take responsible care of my food, sleep, exercise and connecting with others, I can live a longer healtheir life. I need health information, good food, housing and exercise. The Main social education and support to Seniors should make sure there is enough good food for healthy Senior people. Good food saves people from big medical bills, tomorrow. Food Inc. Movie
I understand the American Medical Association has a new designation, “Anti Aging Medicine.” Europe is far ahead, medically, because we are using an archaic method of medicine that focuses on catastrophic illness. Our medical system needs to get ahead of the learning curve and look beyond our current broken medical system.
I gained 20 lbs watching TV. So, I sold my couch and bought a Total Gym, when I realized that the couch was killing me in front of the TV! I have been researching Clark County resources for three months. I want productive ways to make my life better and increase the life qualities of myself and my neighbors.
The most damaging physically harmful attitude is “unforgiveness” toward others and yourself. The toxic emotion harms the grudge holder, not the offender. So, be quick to smile, slow to anger and learn not to take offense by other’s deeds or words. If you are hurt, forgive them and be free from toxic emotions.
I have a copy of the Senior Messenger, published by the City of Vancouver, next to my computer. My Messenger Paper review reveals that the Messenger needs some additional information. Where are the web sites for the ads and articles? Every ad and event needs a website and phone number. If The Senior Messenger editors add the Internet website, Boomers will search for more information on the website. Life is about change. Seniors know that, because they saw the 8 cylinder motor, six cylinder, Volkswagen, electric cars and hydrogen cars. Advertisers need to include Seniors in the Internet Age!
Jobs which pay Seniors keep them financially solvent. On the Government Clark County, WA site, there should be Education for Seniors and Job placement information. Age sixty is not old. Eighty-five is the new old. Dykewald wrote “Age Wave” in the 1980′s and said people die from being isolated, not so much from being old. They thrive in activity and social contact. We must work with all the talent and good that the Seniors have learned, earned and reserved, so we can train the next generations. I am amazed at their practical ability, smarts to create , building and making business and inventions. Their intelligence is a national asset.
These web sites connect Boomers and Traditionalists with agencies, others and fun:
My favorite social website is Meet Up
Whatever you like to do, someone is planning and doing it! If you cannot find what you like, you can start a new group. You don’t have to do anything alone, again. What are you waiting for? Let’s get going!
Senior Messenger Newspaper online
Clark County Telephone Directory
AARP Safe Driving Class Locations
Go to Work:
Seniors need to work for income. We need to revise the state laws so older people can work and make our country strong and their lives useful. Americans are rebuilding our economy after our national financial crisis. Our Senior Citizens are a valuable resource, not a drag on the economy. Don’t be so fast to exit them to retirement, when their hair turns grey. Boomers have so much to offer the next generation. Society has a place for all our citizens. We will do better in the long run, when we work together, teach the next generation and share our knowledge, health and curiosity of living full lives with one another.
Go2Worksource dot com for Work
Clark County Job Openings
Federal Jobs in America
Vancouver Mall has an inside, morning walk. Doors open at 7 a.m. I was walking one morning. A fellow told me it’s a quarter mile around one lap of the indoor building. Coffee and breakfast stores are open, when you finish your walk. I met another man, who was 85. He told me that the doctor said he would die soon, because his heart was giving out at age 65. He could barely walk. He began with his walker and came every day. He walks normally without his walker. The doctor was wrong. He still living 20 years later. Exercise does good things for your heart and health.
Nautilus Training Playground
Nautilus has a walking, running, football, baseball and other sports at its center on Mill Plain and 164 Ave in Vancouver, WA. I stop and walk in the outdoor field, when I have business in that area.
Clark County Fitness
Senior Parks Fitness Events
Walking Guides in Clark County
Big Al’s Sports Center
Silver Sneakers Innovative Fitness Plan
WA Coalition for Promoting Health and Fitness
Firstenburg Indoor Recreation
Nevada’s County Commissioner Examples of Fitness
Seniors and Law Enforcement Together
Coupons in Clark County
Seniors Free Tax Help
Music and Entertainers:
search: music and bands, Vancouver, WA
Sweet Adelines and Bravo etc
WA Old Time Fiddlers District 10 Vancouver
Columbia River Old Time Strings
Baby Boomers Meetup Groups National
Baby Boomers Meetup Groups near Vancouver
AARP Magazine Online Senior Fitness
C Tran in Clark County WA
Oregon WA Tri-Met Clark Co
Clark County Cab 24 hour service 360-887-0411
Battle Ground Cab Company– 360-666-7766
Clark County Cab 360-887-0411 or 360-666-7766
Golden Chariot Specialty Transport Service, LLC– 360-944-9833
Blue Star Vancouver Airporter3 a.m.-Midnight, door to door service, 30 minute leaving PDX, Low flat rate, 7 days a week 1-800-247-2272
Quad City Cab, LLC– 360-887-5066, Woodland, Kalama, Vancouver- Specialty Medicare and Medicaid service is billed, not a regular cab service.
Healthier Maximized Living:
Dr Troy Dreilling Absolute Life Chiropractic
I attended Absolute Chiropractic “Maximized Wellness” class on Feb 14, 2010. Many of the attendance were Senior Citizens, searching for a healing place to be healthier. I stopped eating cane sugar. My legs and feet healed and the inflammation went away. My feet look great. We should be looking for ways to heal, instead of focusing on sickness. I am very impressed with the “Maximized Wellness” teaching Dr. Dreiling. He has a TV show on Channel 11, the Community channel on Mondays at 7 p.m.
Dr. Troy Dreiling – Vancouver Mall Chiropractic was voted Clark Counties Best by by The Columbian Newspaper readers. Dr. Troy is a member of the Maximized Living Wellness Advisory Council, which offers services and advice to the governing bodies of USA Judo, USA Weightlifting and USA Wrestling. Dr. Troy airs the “Absolute Life Radio Show” – every Saturday morning at 11am on KPDQ 93.9FM. (This information was from Dr. Dreiling’s web site.)
Each of us must begin, today, and build a better, more productive tomorrow for all our selves and our citizens, regardless of our age. If we work together, we can help one another grow in our community. Copyright by Michaels Media. All rights reserved. Links only to this article.