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It’s Finally Time to Travel Again, Boomers: “On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!”

August 5th, 2022

By Phyllis Stoller, NABBW’s Group Travel Associate For us Boomers, the time to travel is now. We can leave the United States and travel much of the world without anxiety. The Euro is close to $1 and the UK Pound, Mexican Peso, etc are very low; travel costs are way down to compensate for airfares which are up. Why should we feel safe now? Below I answer with facts and my personal feelings: Here’s a group pic of a recent WTG group, at England’s Downton Abbey. Most of Europe is more vaccinated than we Americans are. Portugal is the outstanding example with 98% fully vaccinated. ... Read More

Aging, Life Balance and Leaving a Legacy

June 30th, 2022

Baby Boomer Round Table June 30th, 2022. Hosted by Anne Holmes — CEO/Boomer-in-Chief of the National Association of Baby Boomer Women Featuring Renee Balcom, Nina Bard, Gramps Jeffrey, Doug Sohn and Ron Surz. Each a nationally acclaimed Baby Boomer Advocate!  Read More

Exploring the Path Forward for the Baby Boomer Generation

April 13th, 2022

The groundbreaking Baby Boomer round table of experts on topics of vital concern to all Boomers, including success, investing, grandchildren, sports, caregiving and relationships. Hosted by Anne Holmes — CEO/Boomer-in-Chief of the National Association of Baby Boomer Women and featuring Renee Balcom, Nina Bard, Barbara Gordon, Gramps Jeffrey, Doug Sohn and Ron Surz. Each a nationally acclaimed Baby Boomer Advocate!  Read More

Phyllis Stoller Suspects We Boomers Are Actually Safer From Covid If We’re Traveling Outside the US Than We Are at Home

January 13th, 2022

By Phyllis Stoller, NABBW’s Group Travel Associate You might be safer overseas than in the US or Canada. I just returned from 3 trips: one to Paris, one to Tuscany and London and an October one to Dubai/Abu Dhabi and Oman. Here is what I witnessed and what made me relax about Covid. And I am ready to take more groups to Europe beginning in May and to Mexico in a few weeks. Overseas masking is mandatory. In airports, on flights and in most places you as a tourist will visit.  Masking on a flight also means you no longer catch the cold of the guy in row whatever. Nor do you get snored... Read More

Gramps Jeffrey Ponders Our Nation’s Opioid Overdose Epidemic and the Proliferation of Homeless Baby Boomers, Wonders Why We Can’t Do More

December 1st, 2021

Guest post by Gramps Jeffrey, author of “I Don’t Want to Turn 3” Gramps Jeffrey For years, we Baby Boomers have viewed ourselves as the best generation our great country has ever seen. Prior to President Biden, who is a member of the Silent Generation (born 1925 to 1945), we Boomers (born 1946 to 1964) have actually run the country since the early 1990s: Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001, George W. Bush from 2001 to 2009, Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017, and Donald Trump from 2017 to 2021. But I’m asking you to look at the chaos we have created. Two issues stand out... Read More

Book Review: “I Don’t Want to Turn 3” Is A Fun Kid’s Picture Book – With a Subtle Lesson

November 8th, 2021

I Don’t Want to Turn 3  By Gramps Jeffrey Reviewed for the NABBW by Anne Holmes This sweet picture book is author Gramps Jeffrey’s first. He wrote it after having the opportunity to spend more time with his grandkids during the past year’s pandemic. Gramps says, “I wrote this book to read to (my) grandkids. Their reaction has been invaluable. As you read aloud and watch them begin to understand Jordan’s discovery of right versus wrong, you can see the older kids recognition that they have gone through the same dilemma. While the younger kids don’t quite... Read More

‘Baby Boomer Investing in the Perilous Decade of the 2020s’: Ronald Surz Pens Timely Book Based on His Engaging Baby Boomer Investing Show

June 15th, 2021

According to author Ronald Surz, most of us Baby Boomers are going to be spending much of this decade (the 2020’s, which are still in early days) in what he calls the Risk Zone – his term for the ten years before and after Retirement. Surz, who has been an investment consultant since 1974, and brings with him excellent credentials, uses his book’s introduction to explain why he believes the decade of the 2020s is a challenging time to be in or considering retirement. And because he wants more of us Boomers to be able to afford to live a dignified retirement. He points to... Read More

Irene Michaels Shatters 12 Myths on Beauty and Aging

April 1st, 2021

  Beauty and Luxury Lifestyle Expert Irene Michaels Shares Her Techniques for Living Beautifully and Luxuriously Beyond 50! Irene Michaels has spent a lifetime building one success upon another—as a dancer, actress, model, owner of a modeling agency, entrepreneur, producer, beauty and luxury lifestyle expert with a widely read website since 2008, and founder of her signature brand, “I On . . . ,” through which she has offered her highly regarded anti-aging skincare brand, I On Youth Collection by Irene Michaels. Resilience brought her back from an accident that could have been the end... Read More

Travel Wings Clipped by Pandemic, Adventure Travel Writer Linda Ballou Pens Historical Novel About Equestrian Explorer Lady Isabella Lucy Bird: Embrace of the Wild

February 19th, 2021

I was not initially familiar with the story of Englishwoman Lady Isabella Lucy Bird, so I didn’t know what to expect when I began reading Linda Ballou’s newest book, Embrace of the Wild: Inspired by Equestrian Explorer Isabella Bird. However I was lucky enough to read it just days after publication, and am pleased to tell you a little bit about the book. Right up front, let me say I was gifted this copy because Linda Ballou, an adventure travel writer, is NABBW’s Adventure Travel Associate, and writes a regular column about her travels for the National Association of... Read More

Heidi Herman’s Book ‘On With the Butter’ Advises How to Spread More Living Onto Everyday Life

October 13th, 2020

Being originally from Wisconsin, which boasts being The Dairy State, I have alway loved cooking, baking and eating foods made with real butter. (I’m actually a butter snob, truth be told.) So when this sunny looking, smallish paperback came across my desk, touting that life is better with butter, I just had to pick it up and start reading. Of her reasons for writing the book, author Heidi Herman says, “This book was inspired by my other, who lived her life to the fullest. After my mom’s recovery from a stroke in 2016 at the age of 92, my mom began promoting the message of living... Read More

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