the Baby Boomer Generation

 

Baby Boomer News For Boomers and our beloved seniors

For all of us in the Baby Boomer and Senior Citizen Generation caring for the real estate needs of our elderly parents – some real estate news articles of interest:

South Florida senior communities serve two generations – Interesting article about the pros and cons of the economy forcing many 80 and 90 year olds to stay put at their retirement community as 50 and 60 year olds are considering moving in. "With prices bottomed out and plenty of vacant units, senior communities throughout South Florida are facing dual challenges of serving their oldest residents and luring in younger retirees to stay afloat."

Senior citizens need special help selling their homes  – Good explanation of a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation that Realtors can get after taking a course offered by the National Association of Realtors and why a real estate agent who specializes in that can be extra helpful to our senior parents. 

WOOHOO! Pemberton senior citizen earns college degree – She's a real estate agent who is just got her A.A. and is now working on a B.A. in Social Services! I just got my A.A. in real estate a few years ago – about the same time I turned the big 5-0. It's always a thrill to hear I have lots of company. And think of all the great brain exercise we are all getting when we study (or blog)! Very important! 

Real-Estate Nightmare Looms for Retirees – Speaking of lots of company, our multigenerational family has plenty of that as well. "One option to consider if you plan to age in place is something that was commonplace years ago: multigenerational living. AARP and Pew Research Center recently reported that growth of multigenerational households has accelerated during the economic downturn."

Definitely some interesting news for boomers and seniors caring for the real estate needs of our elderly parents! 

 

 

I loved this verse from Proverbs 5:21. It's perfect for the Sandwich Generation, caring for elderly parents – including their real estate needs.

It's vital for us to remember that God is always watching over us, examining our paths, and encouraging us to "live in such a way that you are a credit to the Message of Christ."  (Phil 1:27 MESS)

The Sandwich Generation caring for elderly parents and helping with grandkids needs to examine their phsyical paths AND their spiritual paths

 A man's ways are in full view of the Lord

and He examines all his paths.

It's also important for us, as elder caregivers and granny nannies and pappies, to make sure the physical pathways of our home and those of our senior parents, are safe for all ages to walk on.

If their concrete is jagged, like above, or there are areas where it's pretty much gone (see below), it's important to either fix it, or find a safer walking area for them elsewhere. Walking canes (they make some sharp looking ones for both men and women 🙂 ) can also be helpful, as can a helping arm. 🙂

Also, make sure all the cute toys of the grandkids are safely stowed so great-grandpa or grandma doesn't accidentally trip on them. (Though in my house, my senior mom is way more observant than I am, so it's more likely this Baby Boomer will do the tripping. 🙂  ).

This cute Webkinz spotted FROG reminds us to fully rely on God AND to put all the grandkids Webkinz stuffed animals and other toys away so grandparents do not trip on them

For more encouraging photos and Bible verses for the Sandwich Generation, caring for grandkids and elderly parents and their real estate needs, be sure to visit Word-Filled Wednesday at Internet Cafe Devotions. And…