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Generation Boomer

Generation BOOMER 10,000/day* 461,703 1959 was the peak year for boomer births in Canada 9,600,000 baby boomers out of total 34.6 million population in Canada today 1 boomer turns 65 every 8 seconds in the U.S. *1,000/day in Canada BOOMER, APOLLO 11 HISTORY In July, 1969, boomers watched the moon landing on live TV as Buzz Aldrin & Neil Armstrong stepped on the lunar surface. 47 1900 50 1900 78 2005 82.7 2005 Men's life expectancy up 31 years since 1900 Women's life expectancy up 32.7 years since 1900 BOOMY + THE COLD WAR HIST In June, 1963, John F Kennedy gives his famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech to a crowd of 450,000 in West Berlin. 14.4% percentage of senior citizens 21.1% projected percentage of senior citizens in 2041 104,000 long-term beds + 52,000 retirement beds $17,000,000 needed to accomodate these numbers in 2011 BOOORY EXPO '67 From April-October 1967, 62 nations participated in Expo '67 in Montreal, Québec - the most successful World's Fair of the 20th century. 4- buy 60% of all packaged goods make up account for people 50+-30% 1/2 buy 56% of all new cars of the population spending of all consumer years old 80% own their home BOOMER, → JFK ASSASSINATION HISTORY US President John F Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, in Texas. If you ask a boomer, they can tell you where they were at that moment. 5. Feeling grumpy? There may be a reason for that... older people have fewer arguments, better conflict solutions, and emotional control 40 46 50 people seem to be unhappiest peak of unhappiness up happiness shoots back BOOMER HISTORY Immigration statistics show that 20,000-30,000 draft- eligible American men came to Canada as immigrants during the Vietnam war era - 50% of them staying after pardon. + CANADA AND THE DRAFT 6' The average retirement age is rising with boomers: 88% of boomers say they will work past their eligibility for retirement (federal pensions will rise to 61 63 68. within a few start at 65) years 1998 today BOOMER WATERGATE SCANDAL The break-in and wiretapping of the Democratic National Committee Headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, DC, led to President Richard Nixon's resignation. 7 Combine a later retirement age and a longer life expectancy, and you have boomers who are spending more time enjoying their retirement years: 16.4years 1977 11.2years 1977 15.4years 15years 20.6years 19years 1996 1996 2008 2008 BOOMER HISTORY For 3 days in 1969, some 500,000 concert-goers converged on a dairy farm in the Catskills to groove out to 32 acts in what is regarded as a pivotal moment in music history. WOODSTOCK 8. Boomers who continue to work past retirement age have varied reasons for this decision. It's important to keep busy. 22% 636% I need the money! 13% really enjoy my job! BOOMER HISTORY The FDA approved the first oral contraceptive in 1960 but they were not available to all married women in the US until 1965, and all unmarried women until 1972. BIRTH CONTROL PILL $1,000,000,000,000 $$$ will'be inherited by boomers in the next 20 years will help reduce household debt some may go to stocks could increase financial inequality - GREAT CANADIAN FLAG DEBATE Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson proposed plans for a new flag in June 1964 but not everyone liked his design. Eventually George Stanley's single red maple leaf design won out. 10 According to an Investors Group survey of boomers... 80% of 45-65 didn't consult a financial adviser over 50-57 $57 expect an inheritance than $100k expect more average inheritance 75% of 65+ didn't consult a financial adviser "All statistics are Canadian unless stated otherwise © 2013. CBC Radio-Canada. Associate Producer Design: Olena Sullivan Learn more about Boomers at CBC.CA/DOCZONE Sources: Statistics Canada: Federal Actuarial Reports on Old Age Sec. Programs; Economist Don Drummond in report to Ontario Government, PEW Study: Investors Group Survey: http:/ Canadian_Flag Debate; http:/ pil, http:/; http:/lan wikipedia org/wiki/Watergate,, http://en.wikipedia org/wiki/Canada and the_Vietnam_War, http:/, http:/, http:/len.wikipedia. org/wikilch_bin_ein_Berliner Images: Expo '67: The Webmaster/CC-BY-SA-3.0; Cold War: Bundesarchiv, B 145 Bild-F015727-0009/Müller, Simon/CC-BY-SA; Canadian flag Jared Grove (Phobophile) DOC ZONE with Ann-Marie MocDonald 1946-19653

Generation Boomer

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Once known as the generation that questioned authority, raised its consciousness and dropped out of the mainstream, the Baby Boom generation now IS the mainstream – a very powerful 30% of the Canadi...






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