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The Aging Of Baby Boomers

Provision Living

Baby boomers are now seniors, bringing change and, with it, new challenges. AARP Kentucky is urging boomers to utilize a free self-help kit to face the mysteries of this new chapter in their lives.

The "Life Reimagined" campaign offers advice about everything from careers and health to relationships.

Certified life coach Janet Taylor said it can help seniors find their "passion and purpose."

"It's a journey of one, it's their own goals, their own dreams, and it helps them visualize through tools that are both online and offline so that they can identify their 'what's next,’” said Taylor.

Taylor, who grew up in Kentucky, now is an instructor of psychiatry at Columbia University. She said transition can create guilt, anxiety and stress, all of which can become barriers to making changes.

Still, the last thing millions of baby boomers want to do is slow down. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2020 a quarter of the civilian workforce will be age 55 and older.

"I think that now there are some employers who have recognized that with a seasoned employee comes the ability to organize, the ability to network, confidence and just generally knowing what they're doing," Taylor said.

"Life Reimagined" helps people realize it's never too late to create the lives they want, Taylor said.

"I think it's important that people realize that 50-plus, 60-plus, even 70, we're not done yet. No matter how you have lived your life, there's always room to incorporate change,” adds Taylor.

The free self-help kit can be accessed at: http://lifereimagined.aarp.org

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