Boomers Overview Resources

Resource:Age Wave

Notes:One of the nation’s thought leaders on population aging and its profound business, social, healthcare, financial, workforce and cultural implications.

Resource:Boomer Café

Notes:A popular online magazine for Baby Boomers.

Author/Presenter:Behr, Timothy G.Resource:Retro Boomers: A Lifestyle Transition Guide for Baby Boomers.Publisher:Sewell, NJ: Behr Publishing, 2001.Notes:Offers practical guidance about how to define the pre-retirement phase of life and find a career of passion and purpose

Author/Presenter:Brinckerhoff, Peter C.Resource:Generations: The Challenge of a Lifetime for Your Nonprofit.Publisher:St. Paul, MN: Fieldstone Alliance, 2007.Notes:Discusses the implications of Boomers leaving the workforce or changing their role in the workforce and what nonprofits need to consider to prepare. Shows how to address generational trends, today, to keep your nonprofit organization relevant and able to meet the changing needs of your staff, volunteers, donors, and the community you serve

Author/Presenter:Davidson, Sara.Resource:Leap!: What Will We Do with the Rest of Our Lives?.Publisher:New York, NY: Random House, 2007.Notes:Explores the choices and challenges facing Baby Boomers and the options available to them

Author/Presenter:Dempsey, Beth.Resource:“What Boomers Want: They’re Changing Old Age and Library Service With It”Publication:Library Journal (15 July 2007).Publisher:Media Source.Notes:Explores the need for libraries to re-think their strategies and services to Baby Boomers, not only because they are a large market but one that is a bellwether for future generations. For instance, Generation X and Y are already showing signs that they’ve adopted the Boomers’ outlook on old age. Developing new outreach and new ways of looking at services to Boomers could establish library programming for generations to come.

Author/Presenter:Dychtwald, Maddy.Resource:Cycles: How We Will Live, Work, and Buy.Publisher:New York, NY: Free Press, 2003.Notes:Argues that previous generations have had a ‘mid-life crisis’ but Boomers have put a positive spin on the process and ‘reinvented’ themselves. Discusses how Boomers are defying conventional wisdom about growing old

Author/Presenter:Gravett, Linda and Throckmorton, Robin.Resource:Bridging the Generation Gap: How to Get Radio Babies, Boomers, Gen Xers, and Gen Yers to Work Together and Achieve More.Publisher:Franklin Lakes, NJ: Career Press, 2007.Notes:Offers guidance about working with the five different generations currently in the workforce. With each generation having a different perspective, based on their upbringing and daily lives, the key to successful inter-generational encounters is learning to understand the point of view of each generation and respect their differences

Author/Presenter:Groeneman, Sid; Pope, Elizabeth and Public Policy Institute.Resource:Staying Ahead of the Curve 2007: The AARP Work and Career Study: Final Report.Publisher:Washington, DC: AARP, Public Policy Institute, 2008.Notes:Summarizes a series of AARP surveys examining older workers’ experiences, opinions, and expectations regarding their work and careers

Author/Presenter:Haber, Carole and Gratton, Brian.Resource:Old Age and the Search for Security: An American Social History.Publisher:Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1993.Notes:Presents a social history of the American elderly and offers a new view of aging in the United States, revising traditional assumptions about the economic status of elders. Challenges the long-held contention that industrialization destroyed family relationships