Baby Boomers Hit New Milestone … Age 65

In keeping with a generation’s fascination with itself, reports The New York Times, the time has come to note the passing of another milestone: On New Year’s Day, the oldest members of the Baby Boom Generation will turn 65, the age once linked to retirement, early bird specials and gray Velcro shoes that go with everything.

Though other generations, from the Greatest to the Millennial, may mutter that it’s time to get over yourselves, this birthday actually matters. According to the Pew Research Center, for the next 19 years, about 10,000 people “will cross that threshold” every day — and many of them, whether through exercise or Botox, have no intention of ceding to others what they consider rightfully theirs: youth.

Read the full story from The Times.


  1. It will certainly be interesting to see how the retiring boomers affect society. While the press largely focuses on the financial aspects of boomer retirement, the non-financial aspects are at least as interesting and as meaningful. Without a doubt, retiring boomers will continue to leave their mark. Bill

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