Monday, January 25, 2010

Baby Boomer Census Bureau Report

The U.S. Census Bureau has published its first report on Baby Boomers in 13 years. This report used data from the 2006 American Community Survey and it describes characteristics of Baby Boomers in 2006. Here are some highlights from this report:

  • Baby Boomers were ages 42 to 60 in 2006.
  • 26.1% of the U.S. population was a Baby Boomer in 2006.
  • 65.6% of Baby Boomers were currently married.    
  • 17% of Baby Boomers were divorced.
  • 11.7% were never married.
  • 74.1% were employed.
  • The South had the highest number of Baby Boomers.
  • California was the state with the most Baby Boomers and Florida was number four.
  • Pasco County was the number five county in the entire U.S. in Baby Boomer growth rate from 2000 to 2006!
You can find more information by accessing the full report here.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Seniors' Crime Forum

The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc. Senior Victim Advocate Program will be organizing a free Seniors' Crime Forum at the New River Library on Wednesday, Jan. 27th, from 2:00pm - 4:00pm.

  • Jody Ferguson-Hensler
The National Family Caregiver Support Program and other services.

  • Ricard Zutell
SHINE and Medicare Fraud

  • Kathy Cornwell and Jane Occiollini
Information on FREE Victim Services and FREE 911 cell phones

  • David Dewey
FREE fingerprinting identification program for seniors.
  • Little Horatio
Pasco County’s First Four Legged Victim Advocate. He was also the victim of a crime himself. Come and hear his amazing story.

New River Library
34043 State Road 54
Zephyrhills, FL

Thursday, January 14, 2010

AARP Driver Safety Program

New River Library will be hosting a 1 day AARP Driver Safety Program on January 15th from 10:00am to 5:00 pm. This class is a refresher course for drivers age 50 and many insurance companies provide a discount to people who complete the class. More information about the AARP Driver Safety Program can be found here. Registration is requested for this class. To register for the class, please call (813) 780-9168.

[New River Library is located at 34043 S. R. 54, Zephyrhills, FL.]

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Senior Fun Fest

The Senior Connections and Mature Lifestyles magazines will be sponsoring a "Senior Fun Fest" on January 20th and 21st at the Harborview Center in Clearwater. Admission is free and the event will feature:
  • Free Health Screenings
  • Live Music and Entertainment
  • Free Doughnuts and Coffee
  • Prizes and Games
  • Senior Friendly Exhibitors
  • Travel Information
  • Health and Wellness Information
  • Restaurant Samplings
  • Senior Lifestyles
  • Home Improvement Information

     The Harborview Center is located at:
    300 Cleveland Street
    Clearwater, FL

    For more information about the Senior Fun Fest, please call 813-653-1988 or 1-888-670-0040.

    Saturday, January 9, 2010

    New Heart Disease Website

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have launched a new heart disease website. This website has information about coronary artery disease, heart attack, and about the signs and symptoms of a heart attack.  In addition, they provide information about how to prevent heart attacks.  The CDC also has websites with information about stroke and high blood pressure.