Summer Solstice Boomer Blog Carnival 2013

by midlifecrisisqueen on June 16, 2013

George's roses 2 small blogThe longest day of the year is coming up this Friday, marking the first day of the summer season in the northern hemisphere.  The June solstice occurs when the sun is furthest from the equator.

The word solstice is from the Latin word “solstitium”, meaning “sun-stopping”, because the point at which the sun appears to rise and set stops and reverses direction after this day.

I love to celebrate these kinds of earthly annual events, so let’s do so with a blog carnival!  As it turns out, we’ve had quite a bit of turnover this week with three members dropping out. Oh well, we will keep calm and keep looking for great boomer blog posts to share with you each week.

First up is Karen, our newest member, who asks: When does a person become an “older adult”?  Is that determined by age, by physical function, by social standing?  over at “The Generation Above Me,” Karen examines the many factors that influence when a person moves from midlife to late adulthood.

Is it when they apply for Medicare?  For those of you looking forward to signing up for Medicare, and are curious about what the process is like, Tom over at “Sightings over 60,” offers a first-hand account of applying for Medicare. 

On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, writes about a report that shows it’s difficult for consumers to anticipate and avoid overdraft costs on their checking accounts.  The report also found that consumers who opt in for overdraft coverage end up with higher account fees and more involuntary account closures than consumers who don’t opt in.

Whenever I see a blog post I want to share with you, I request permission from its author.  Kathy Sporre was kind enough to allow me to share her important viewpoint:  STOP the Anti-Aging Messages!

small mindsAnd finally, I would like to share a post I wrote this week about “Living the Dream.”

Whatever that happens to be for you, don’t miss out because you’re too chicken to take risks.

I have found, there are in fact do-overs BEFORE it’s all over!

To learn more about mastering difficult life transitions check out: Midlife Magic: Becoming The Person You Are Inside! and my new book: Find Your Reason to be Here: The Search for Meaning in Midlife. 

To find a new faith in love try: How to Believe In Love Again.

 

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