Baby boomers may have blazed new trails in their teenage years and young adulthood, according to The Vancouver Sun, but they’re on track to live out a conventional retirement that looks a lot like that of their parents.
Rather than spending their post-working years whitewater rafting or following their favorite band across the country as their younger selves may have imagined, many baby boomers want to spend their retirement mixing travel with quiet pursuits close to home, new British research reveals.
“Their retirement plans are quite ordinary,” says Rebecca Leach, a senior lecturer in sociology at Keele University in Staffordshire. “Baby boomers are not engaging in sex and drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. They’re tending their gardens and fixing their homes.”