Thursday, July 22, 2010


Pre-Senior or Senior Citizen
(Excerpt) "... if you’re not one then you’re probably the other."
Source: Radnor Memorial Library

Boomers were Born Between 1946 and 1964
Americans with a date of birth (DOB) between 1946 and 1964 are widely known as "Boomers", "Baby Boomers", or part of the "Baby Boomer Generation". This currently translates to mean YOU -- if you are now 46 to 64 years of age.

For reasons known to others, a portion of this generation is also designated currently as Pre-Seniors. Might be YOU -- if you are now 55 to 64 years of age.

Boomers Divided
Apparently someone currently aged 46 to 54 might be called simply a 'Boomer'. While someone currently aged 55 to 64 might be called -- ah, with additional respect -- 'Pre-Senior Boomer'.

Senior Citizens
With the greatest respect of all, 'Senior Citizens' generally are aged 65 years or over.

More Senior Citizens + More Senior Citizens Living Longer
One can see that the oldest individuals in the very substantially sized Baby Boomer generation are now on the threshold of their Senior Citizen-hood. Each year, for the next two decades, American Baby Boomers will continually swell the population counts of Senior Citizens. Observed evidence suggests that this large and increasing number of Senior Citizen Boomers will also be living much longer into Senior Citizen-hood (Perhaps 30 or 40 years!) beyond the age 65 threshold.

A Question for Blog Readers
Should businesses offer substantial discounts to Senior Citizens? If so, these discounts should be offered beginning at what age? What issues will be common in the typical Senior Citizen Boomer's lifestyle?

Next post scheduled 8.5.10: "Medicare Doughnut Hole"