Caregivers-Join AARP in Orlando or Streaming Sept. 30-Oct. 2

AARP is sponsoring what looks like an awesome event in Orlando for caregivers. The event is called Celebration of Caregiving and promises to provide resources and support for caregivers. But if you cannot be there in person, (because you are caregiving ) then they had the insight to set up a streaming option. How cool!

So just click on this link to find out more about this innovation event for caregivers.

We need all the help we can get, don’t you agree?

Are More Baby Boomers Deciding to Rustle up a Business Instead of Retiring?

Just read this article about more baby boomers deciding to start a business instead of retiring. Many may be borrowing money from their IRA’s, home equity  other sources.

Read this interesting post about baby boomers and their choice of retirement versus business start-up.

Would you refinance your home to start a business?

Baby Boomers Are You Ready To Skyrocket Your Virtual Success? Consider a Virtual Event

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Online Visibility For Baby Boomers

What is a Virtual Event?

Virtual Events (VE) are some of the most effective tools for presenting valuable information via the telephone or Internet, creating new products, increasing your profitability, and reducing your marketing costs.  Using Virtual Events such as teleseminars, webinars and webcasts are one of the fastest ways to introduce yourself to prospective clients while nurturing relationships with existing clients at the same time – all with one simple telephone call or online event!  No matter what business you are in, VEs are one of the most profitable avenues to business and/or personal success. Continue reading “Baby Boomers Are You Ready To Skyrocket Your Virtual Success? Consider a Virtual Event”

“Hello…Hello Can You See Me Now?”-Online Visibility for Baby Boomers

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Online Visibility For Baby Boomers

There is an old commercial where the person is shouting on the phone saying, “Hello, Hello, can you hear me now?” It is an advertisement for a cellular phone service. I decided today to do a series on Online Visibility for baby boomers. I am going to feature some folks and service providers who work hard to make baby boomer businesses, non-profit organizations and causes more known online.

WHY AM I DOING THIS?

I am doing this series, however, short or long, to:

  • Provide resources for baby boomers who need these services.

  • Provide awareness about some services that exist under the radar. For example, a programmer is seldom seen. Yet their services are critical when you want to create software and you just do not have those skills.

  • Help cut through the maze of online mess that promises to deliver but often disappoints…

Who or What Services Will Be Featured?

I plan to share information from individuals and services that are currently working to enhance our visibility. Some I know and have used personally. Some I know and may not have used but others have and report they are trustworthy and good.

I may also feature some online portals for baby boomers that showcase their business and causes.

What Do I Get?

I get satisfaction that needs can be met. Since I enjoy helping others believe that we are not on this earth to just take up space this is a small way I can help. There are some services I may have an affiliate relationship with and will make related fees. But there will also be a host, I hope, of individuals and businessess that I have met online and want to provide exposure because I just plain like them. I desire to see them thrive. I desire to see baby boomers and their business thrive, I want to keep us all alive with empowering information and healthy brain stimulating purpose.

Does this make sense? Will this be helpful for you? Are you one of the folks I can trust to showcase and provide valuable informaton and service to help baby boomers get more online exposure?

If you have someone you have used that you trust please let me know who and what they have done for you. I will not know them and do not want to share their information to my readers and they get negative results. Also, please do not respond to this post with a lot of links in the comments. Just connect with me on Facebook, (Rosemary Horner)

 

Baby Boomer Restores Classic AR 4x Speakers to a Work of Art

Baby boomers hobbyists and collectors are one of the most fascinating groups I know. My husband, artist Ray Horner Jr. is one of those baby boomers. This baby boomer loves Acoustic Research Speakers. Partner this love with his art and carpentry skills and you have a baby boomer that takes on the challenge of making the inner beauty of classic stereo speakers sing beautiful music.

Take a few minutes to view the evolution of a set of scrappy speakers to a restored piece of art. You did a great job Ray.

More on Dreams-Are You Ordinary Living Life as a Nobody in a Land of Familiar?

Yesterday my mom came home from the hospital. I decided to sit up and  stay  her for the night. I felt restless, although tired, but was determined to quietly read the Dream Giver, by Bruce Wilkenson while I listened for any stirrings from my mom.

It felt strange reading instead of punching keys on a computer keyboard in the wee hours of the night. But the simple yet powerful story of a Nobody character named Ordinary who lived in the Land of Familiar took me on a roller coaster of emotions. I poured through the pages seeing my life unfold.

I underlined passages in the book written in the style of the Pilgrim’s Progress  like:

  • Ordinary says, “Now I know a secret: I can take courage even when I am afraid.”
  • “Then Ordinary stumbled in despair across the sandy Waste, dragging his empty suitcase behind him. His dream was dead, and now he wanted to die, too.
  • “Tears began streaming down his cheeks. “Take away my darkness, ” he pleaded. “Give me your light!” And the Dream Giver did. He took away Ordinary’s darkness and gave him his light.
  • Ordinary recognized the Giant towering over him. It was Moneyless..”
  • Ordinary writes, “Unbelief is dangerous. So far I have chosen to Believe. But it feels risky every time.”

I am almost finished but I am already inspired and hopeful. I am so glad the book popped off my shelf while looking for something on blogging.

I am going to pull my dreams out of the corner. How about you?

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? Do You Still Dream?

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Facebook Fan Page Series

I adore the commercial by AARP which asks baby boomers and seniors, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I find myself answering with various unfulfilled dreams.

I had forgotten about dreaming lately. It is hard in the midst of realistic life dramas. But they must never, ever be forgotten. I pulled a book of my shelf  that was a gift to me but never read. It is called The Dream Giver, by Bruce Wilkinson. I plan to read it this week! I get my dreams back!

What about you? What do you want to be when you grow up? Do you still have dreams?