Baby boomers are special. Beyond being the largest and most successful generation of all time, we also grew up during a period of unprecedented change. Now, as we reach our 60s and 70s, we are also one of the most sought after demographics for companies selling everything from cruises and retirement homes to makeup and clothing.
Given all of the interest in our generation, perhaps it’s no surprise that hundreds of baby boomer websites have popped up in the past few years. Many of these websites help us to celebrate our past and relive our best memories. Others are more focused on the future and provide advice on getting the most from retirement and experiencing healthy aging.
With so many baby boomer websites out there, it’s difficult to know which ones to pay attention to. So, to help you sort through the options, I have prepared a list of some of my favorites.
Of course, you are also welcome here on Sixty and Me, one of the largest communities of baby boomer women in the world.
Everything Zoomer – If you live in Canada, you’re going to love Everything Zoomer. In fact, you’ll probably love it, no matter where you live in the world. Their writing is excellent and, in addition to the usual boomer topics, they cover news about the British Royal Family and life in Canada. I was born in England and lived in Canada, so, I always love reading their articles. Give them a look! Visit Everything Zoomer.
Boomer Consumer – This is not actually a website. It’s more of a section of the Seattle PI. That said, it’s still worth checking out. As the name suggests, they focus on issues related to consumer products, particularly those for boomers and seniors. For example, today, they have an article entitled, “Older Adults Need to Step Up Their Efforts to Avoid Scams and Financial Problems.” Visit Boomer Consumer.
Changing Aging – This fascinating site focuses on all kinds of issues related to the aging process. They provide advice for fighting back against ageism, talk about the importance of loving yourself as an older adult and tackle aging stereotypes head on. Visit Changing Aging.
AARP – Ok, strictly speaking, AARP is not just for boomers. They provide content for all people approaching, or already in, retirement. That said, they are definitely one of the biggest websites for older adults. In addition to their articles and the AARP Magazine, they also have a membership program that offers discounts on everything from travel insurance for seniors to meals at popular restaurants. Visit AARP.
My Itchy Travel Feet – This wonderful site challenges the idea that travel is only for younger people. They provide travel advice and resources for active baby boomers who want to see as much as possible of this amazing world. Personally, I’m a fan of their “Bucket List Trips” section, which is always a source of ideas for new travel destinations. Visit My Itchy Travel Feet.
Boomer Café – Boomer café is an online magazine for baby boomers. What I like most about this website is their focus on individual stories. They also regularly talk about boomer culture and I love the nostalgic feeling that I get from many of their articles. Visit Boomer Café.
Tech Boomers – There is a stereotype that older adults aren’t interested in technology. Tech Boomers knows that nothing could be further from the truth. They offer tutorials on everything from how to get the most from Facebook to how to stay safe online. Visit Tech Boomers.
Next Avenue – I visit this website every day and absolutely love reading their articles. Next avenue provides intelligent, comprehensive reporting of issues related to aging, Social Security, retirement and much more. Visit Next Avenue.
Finally, I want to draw your attention to our many wonderful Sixty and Me guest bloggers. There are too many to list here – and choosing my “favorites” would be like trying to make me decide between chocolate and ice-cream. So, instead, I will simply invite you to check them out here.
Every single one of these amazing writers deserves to be included in this list, so, I hope that you will visit their websites too!
What are your favorite baby boomer websites? Which ones are we missing? Do you regularly visit any of the websites listed here? Please join the conversation.