Welcome to The Big Generation: The website for Baby Boomers, other people over 45, and the people who are smart enough to love (and respect) us.
Who’s ‘The Big Generation?’
Here’s the answer: It’s Boomers -- Plus. The Big Generation is Boomers plus the people we love, the people who love us, and the older Americans who share our Boomer values and, yes, our Boomer problems:
If you were born between 1946 – 1964, you’re a Boomer: You’re a member of The Big Generation!
But there are also Honorary Boomers — Americans older than us and, yes, Americans who are a little bit younger than us. We’re just gonna come out and say it — unlike some people we know (millennials), Boomers were raised to respect people older than us. So, if you’re older than 74, the way we see it, you’re not just a member of The Big Generation, you’re an honored member of The Big Generation. You might have fought in WWII or Korea — or you might have been a nurse for the soldiers, or even a riveter! You might have raised a few of us Boomers. Thank you.
If you’re between 40 and 56, just a little too young to be a Boomer, you probably already know the hard news — The Coronavirus pandemic, for many of us over 40, is making a life that was already not so easy, even harder. Too many of us are falling to disease. Hard earned lifetimes of work are suddenly ending in involuntary retirement. And, despite those struggles, we’re still doing all we can to be good wives, husbands and parents.
Lastly, there’s a group of people who get way to little credit — The young people who help us Big Generation members as we age, slow down and get sick. We’re talking about the home health workers, nursing home staff and adult children who do so much for us just because they have big hearts. Thank you. If anybody deserves to be a member of The Big Generation Family, it’s you.
If we just described you: Welcome. And bless you.