Skip to comments.The New Normal: Baby Boomer Tribal Communities - Obama's vision for your retirement
Posted on 11/19/2012 11:20:58 AM PST by hope_dies_last
A generation of Americans who embraced communal living in the 1960s is again considering that concept and other ways to coexist as they near retirement.
This time, theyve traded peace signs for dollar signs.
By force of sheer volume, the (baby boomers) who in 1968 thought they would change the world by 2028 actually will, said Andrew Carle, founding director of the Program in Senior Housing Administration at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.
Over the next three decades, one in five U.S. citizens will turn 65 or older, Carle said. Theyll control more than half of the discretionary income, influencing entertainment, travel, food, retail, technology and housing.
Even now, seniors are redefining their living arrangements through cohousing communities, cooperative households and niche communities, experts said.
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Another obvious sign of the times of where this country is headed....
Not for me, I take great pleasure from not being nice to people just because I’m expected to!
I’m unsure of what’s being said here. Adult retirement communities have been around and thriving since I took note in the late 70’s.
I mean com’on. A $9000 retirement home in Detroit Michigan or a $42,000 Dual wide in a Florida 55+ community?
In the late 60’s and early 70’s the best place to meet free loving chicks your age was the VD clinic, now it’s the community center of a retirement community.
Agreed... really takes the fun and heart felt reward out of it, no?
The oldest boomer was a 22 year old kid, and the youngest were 4 years old, were they really thinking such things in 1968, I don't think so.
Although I think this would have the potential to skyrocket seniors’ love life, more than just being a choice now, it won’t be as fun when it becomes the norm.
The way things are heading, this may be your only choice and suddenly your Avatar utopian community won’t be as appealing any more once the government’s running it.
Listen up people - stay away from the brown Metamucil!
How . . nice . . . ugh! Not my cup of tea. Husband and I are 66 and 69; live in a paid-for house on 16 acres out in the sticks in a red state. Still able to do a bit of organic gardening, cut and split our firewood, and keep as much work done as is necessary to survive. Cut and dried “collective” stuff is not for us; but to each his own.
Oh man, I’m not worried about the government, it’s the Petty Politics from fellow seniors as they seek revenge for slights perceived or otherwise.
Gads, I remember my step Father in Law getting sue’ed in Palm Springs for cutting back the grapefruit trees in his back yard because they hung over the fence to the Neighbor’s yard. The Neighbor claimed it was a community tree ands was po’ed because she couldn’t just grab a grape fruit from it now and then.
They may not have envisioned it precisely this way, however I do think this is the end result, after years of left leaning socialistic ideologies being pounded into our youth through the education system. Nonetheless I do realize that getting your government subsidized housing community, stroller, lunches and medicinal weed to hang around and live out the rest of your days with your old hippie buddies might not sound so bad at all for some people. This the collateral damage to our society, where the traditional family model has collapsed and you still have very functional, but aged individuals living with very little or no family to absorb them into a familial lifestyle back into society, but rather they become a burden to the State, until they become too expensive and that’s why the progressive have so cleverly carved in the death panels into Obamacare for that purpose and make you a fixed liability.
Made my point entirely.
Love it! Right behind you in age.
Huh? That didn’t make much sense.
Geesh.... always a fly in the soup or straining the gnats.
Let’s keep the observations simple and we’ll just stick to the advice given on an earlier comment...
“stay away from the brown metamucil!”
Huh? That didn’t make any sense either.
I must say we mirror your situation considerably as we also have a small acreage in a red state, cut our own firewood and do gardening. Deer mow our grass at night. The only man made sounds are farm machinery, rare cars and occasional gun shot.
We have what we define as freedom. If for some reason TSHTF, be it natural disaster or government disaster, we will have reasonable survivability.
I just about puked at a Florida retirement add I read where everything is in one building, restaurants, shopping, recreation, beauty salons - they boasted you never had to leave the building.
To me that’s prison, only thing missing is the guards and bars. These people are totally 100% dependent on someone else, which to me relates to this thread as I think that’s what the democrats want, for people to be 100% dependent upon them, which equates to 100% control.
Same here Twinkie. We just want to be left the hell alone in our golden years. Hub worked his arse off for years to give us a comfortable retirement and every day it seems like something or someone threatens it. We’ve lived here over 40 years and want to be carried out feet first.
Let me hasten to say that my husband split firewood the old fashioned way for many years; but a couple of years ago got an automatic splitter. Now he can split enough wood for a winter in an afternoon and doesn’t jar his body to death doing it manually. - I’ve finally sort of succeeded in getting him to simplify the yard cutting; but he still runs the riding mower, but cuts less area. Is running the leaf blower right now; but I think he has sort of simplified that job with cutting up the leaves and letting some of them mulch the yard.
If the Death Panels work as intended, the term of collective habitation will be short.
...and yinz all thought you said goodbye to the Commune a year and a half after Woodstock...
Your husband is doing leaves today, and I am moving snow. You guys spend an afternoon for a winters firewood, we spend several days to get trees and split 8 chords. This is not a complaint, we enjoy the outdoor exercise and the freedom of the woods.
We’re on our 27th year here; house was new when we moved out here, but is old and sort of shabby looking now. We aren’t used to having things all cut and dried and in the “right” zip code.
Everything in one building, eh? Prison about describes it. We’ve never thought we could tolerate going on a cruise for that reason; sort of claustrophobic to me and STUCK going around and round in the middle of a vast ocean on a relatively small boat. Urk!
We lived in the big city and the kids started coming along and Hub said we’re not raising them here and to the country we came. Never regretted it. We ain’t got no palace and only and acre and a half but it may as well be in Beverly Hills....it’s ours, our kids were raised here and it’s heaven on earth to us.:)
The scumbag socialists truly wish to steal our liberties. The #s must be crushed.
I know what you mean. It doesn’t seem like we’ve been here almost 27 yrs. - When we lived in the city all those years ago, we lived in a subdivision that backed up to a major highway. We had someone actually break into the back door of the basement; and only the barking of our dog alerted us. Our car was in the driveway; and our dog was barking, so they were bold as brass. It was a horrible feeling. Now, here, husband has signs in the driveway (which is a quarter mile long) to the effect that “trespassers will be shot, survivors will be shot again” and “Keep Out”. I guess he got paranoid at some point along the way.
LOL......I love the part about the trespassers. We’re in a relatively safe place where the only excitement is when an ambulance drives through the neighborhood.....lotta old people out here. LOL
“Over the next three decades, one in five U.S. citizens will turn 65 or older, Carle said. Theyll control more than half of the discretionary income, influencing entertainment, travel, food, retail, technology and housing. “
If anyone thinks that the “new demographic” that re-elected Obama will sand for a bunch of old white people controlling the lions share of discretionary income, they are crazy.
Whites will be lucky if they are allowed to live if you believe the demographic extrapolations that the Democrats are peddling (and the GOP pundit class is trying to embrace). Whitey won’t be allowed to enjoy a comfy retirement, commune or no commune within a majority minority country.