Baby Boomers: The Age of Aquarius Aging At Home

Intelligence For Your Life factoids are entertaining and educational tidbits of information on everything from diet to affairs of the heart(physical and emotional).

I was especially interest in a particular segment I heard this week.

Baby boomers are those of us born between 1946 -1964.

It is estimated baby boomers have 40+ trillion dollars to bring to the economic table.

To further educate you on the numbers, Baby Boomer Magazine reports boomers have more discretionary income (wealth) than any other age group.

Boomers control 70% of the total net worth of American households, own 80% of all money in savings and loan associations, and account for 40% of total consumer demand.

Home furnishings and home improvement considerations for aging at home process is on the mind of baby boomers.

John TeshIntelligence For Your Life

Back to the Intelligence For Your Life factoid.

It really grabbed my attention when the subject of boomer style was addressed.

According to the factoid, styles will change to accommodate the tastes of baby boomers.

In regards to fashion:

Expect to see more flats, longer skirts, and stylish scarves for year round wearing.

Scarves are a hot fashion trend with boomers and the reason is fashionably obvious- a scarf covers a multitude of wrinkled sins on aging necks.

Plastic surgery proves a difficult option for the neck area, hence the stylish scarf.

boomer fashionAs I digested this interesting info, I took a quick mental roll call of some famous boomers besides Dave the Builder and yours truly.

Brad Pitt

Denzel Washington

Bill Gates

Cher

Good looking bunch, wouldn’t you say?

The boomer generation will not take growing old sitting down, turning down the music or looking nothing but fabulous in the process.

The age of Aquarius is aiming to be the age of active with attitude and agile ability.

Oprah Winfrey

Wolfgang Puck

Jody Foster

Madonna People Magazine

I would be remiss if I did not give thought to the influence and impact baby boomer consumers will have in the interior design and home accessories market.

Construction, kitchen and bath and appliance professionals are paying close attention to the concerns of aging boomers.

 

grab barBathroom fixtures such as grab bars and faucets offer decorative options, plainly stating the obvious message the new age of aging conveys.

Simply put, Institutional design need not apply for the job.

Every aspect of  home construction is taken into consideration in the aging process.

Aging stylishly is as important as aging gracefully to the boomer generation.

The look is as important as the form and the function.aging at home

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We all want to be stay at home boomers.

What I mean by that is we want to be able to live in our own homes that are built, remodeled, or modified to stylishly and comfortably accommodate our concerns and needs as we age.

Decorative interior task lighting, non-slip hardwood flooring, door levers and scaled down furnishings are some of the options being marketed to boomers as the trend dictates.

Kelsey Grammar Dr. Frasier Crane

As boomers scale down to smaller square footage homes, furniture size and placement becomes a factor.

Furniture designers are responding by reducing the length and width of sofas, end tables, and decorative accessories.

Speak loud boomers… they’re listening.

 

 

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