Gerontologist Coins New Term, "ZOOMER" Awesomely Ageless Boomers Dr. David J. Demko, professor of gerontology and editor
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AgeVenture News Service 04-10-1998
There's a totally new a kind of Boomer.
One who breaks retirement tradition. Increased life-expectancy has transformed
"Yesterday's Yuppie" into today's ZOOMER ... boomers with zip!
These new boomers are coloring outside the lines, zig-zaging and zoooooming toward a bright new horizon chock-full of possibilities
for reinventing retirement and redefining what it means to be a mature adult in the new millennium.
Are you a BOOMER?
You are if your birthday falls between 1946 and 1964.
That birth period defines you as one America's the Post-World-War-II Baby Boomers. However, birth dates alone don't tell you much about how a person thinks or acts. Not all Boomers think and act the same. Some Boomers are breaking new ground, re-defining aging and re-inventing retirement. That's why I coined the term ZOOMER to identify this trend-setting group of Boomers.
Are you a ZOOMER?
The answer is "yes", if you have achieved the nine longevity lifestyle traits in the operational definition below.
Dr. Demko's latest ZOOMER™ book, 5th in the series, reports on decade-long (1998-2008) research producing the Longevity Personality, traits that transform a Boomer into the author's trademark personality type, a ZOOMER™. Click on the image below to read a sample chapter @ Amazon Books.
Dr. Demko reports that the proverbial Fountain of Youth is not a place, but a personality type called ZOOMER™.
You are a BOOMER if your birthday falls between 1946 and 1964. No other qualifications necessary.
ZOOMER™ status must is achieved by adopting what the author calls the traits of a ZOOMER™ lifestyle.
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