Another boomer turns 50 every 7 seconds. There are 76.1 million Americans who fit the description as the baby boomers. The sociologists define those born between (and including) 1946 and 1964 as "baby boomers."
Baby boomers have reshaped what it means to grow older. Compared with their parents, boomers are healthier, better educated and living well into their 80s and beyond. The increasing lifespan has given boomers the chance to reinvent themselves and pursue new passions at any age.
As many baby boomers become empty nesters, they discover that they don't need all those extra bedrooms and bonus rooms once inhabited by their now-grown children.
Many are moving to smaller homes, others to condos that require less maintenance and upkeep, great for a population that wants to travel more.
Still others are choosing downtown loft living for its streamlined, retro feel. Whatever your preference, embrace the moment and enjoy the Baby Boomer Benefits.