Baby Boomer Grandparents--Who are we? As I have googled and read several documents on Baby Boomers, there are and estimated 75.8 million people that were born between 1946 and 1964 and are now in 2012 between the ages of 48 and 66 years old.
Yes, as you read this page, you will find statistics that make up our lives! Baby Boomers Grandparents live in an amazing time and we, the largest segment of the population, enjoy our lives, family, work or retirement, technology usage and leisure times.
Also, found the statistic that the average age for first time grandparents is 47 which I think, would be a fun age! You would still be young enough to enjoy getting in the floor and playing with your grandchildren and also running soccer plays outside, but not have the painful aches the next morning that some of the baby boomer grandparents have when we do the same activities!
Baby Boomer Grandparents Facts
My Mom and Dad and the joy in their life, their first baby granddaughter!
From Stats of the Baby Boomer article, the following stats are listed:
Baby Boomer Grandparents love to take Cruises!
According to an article I recently read, it stated that a survey by AARP showed more than 6 million children living in the U.S. live in a grandparent-headed household where there are no parents present. Yes, and also included was the alarming statistic that 31% of these baby boomer grandparents were raising their grandchildren full-time!
Contrary to popular belief, this isn't something that just happens to a particular race or area or social class. It happens in all socioeconomic groups because of divorce, neglect, teenage pregnancy, the deaths of the parents, incarceration, unemployment, abuse or abandonment.
It can happen and is happening in families all across the United States, trending to almost one-third of American households.
From a Time Magazine article about pension plans:
In 1980, some 39 percent of private-sector workers had a pension that guaranteed a steady payout during retirement. Today that number stands closer to 15 %, according to the Employee Benefit Research institute in Washington, D. C.
News about pension plans, retirement and saving programs are a real issue! We are going to see "Social Security deficits," unfunded pension funds, and many of the states in the Union can't meet pension obligations because the states are broke or on the verge of bankruptcy.
Health statistics are staggering! By age 65, around 2/3 of all seniors and grandparents have at least one chronic disease and see at least seven doctors. Twenty percent of those older than 65 have five or more chronic diseases and see at least 14 physicians and average a total of 40 visits per year to a doctor's office.
What does this mean to our health insurance and to the physicians? How will these practices be affected by the most recent legislation?
Have you considered purchasing LTC (Long Term Care Insurance)?
With the election just completed, we all are probably considering how the new "Obama Care" legislation will affect our entire country and for each of us individually?
Only time will tell! Of course, that is another discussion for another page or certainly another time!
For the most information on Grandparenting questions!
You may want to check out AARP for the most recent information on Baby Boomers.
According to an article, six million children living in the U.S. live in a grandparent-headed household where there are no parents present.
What do you offer as a Baby Boomer Grandparent? Do you have a special collection? Do you enjoy traveling to faraway places? Do you enjoy sports or cookiing?
What will your grandchild remember about you?