2013 ALTY Awards - Assisted Living Today
Best Baby Boomer Articles – 2012 ALTY Awards

Winning Article

The winner of the 2012 ALTY Award for “Best Baby Boomer Blog” is:

3 Ways Baby Boomer Retirement was Destroyed…So Now What? – by Paula Lee Bright, Almost 60 Really

Congratulations to our winner, Paula Lee Bright! The winner can get a winner’s badge here.

Runner-Up Article

Yes, I am a Senior Citizen – by American Retired Seniors

Congratulations to our runner-up as well. Nice work! Get your runner-up badge here.

Finalist Articles

And let’s not forget the finalists whose articles stood out from hundreds of great blog posts.

Are Boomer the Last Nostalgic Generation? – by Sharon Greenthal, Vibrant Nation
Will Baby Boomers Kill the Daily Newspaper – by Paul Briand, Baby Boomer Examiner
Next Level Boomer Products – by Geezerbill, Geezer Guff

Congratulations to our finalists as well. Nice work! Finalists can get a finalist badge here.

Final Voting Results

Here’s a look at how all the blogs fared in the public voting.

  • 3 Ways Baby Boomer Retirement was Destroyed…So Now What? (57%, 266 Votes)
  • Yes, I am a Senior Citizen (21%, 96 Votes)
  • Are Boomer the Last Nostalgic Generation? (20%, 94 Votes)
  • Will Baby Boomers Kill the Daily Newspaper (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Next Level Boomer Products (0%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 464

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Thanks to everyone who voted, and congratulations again to the winner, runner-up all ALT finalists.

 


Nominated Article Descriptions

Are Boomer the Last Nostalgic Generation? – by Sharon Greenthal, Vibrant Nation

Sharon Greenthal takes a closer look at a quote that caught her attention: “An American tradition is something that happened to a baby-boomer twice.” She wonders if the baby boomer generation will force images and memories onto younger generations simply due to the sheer numbers of boomers (i.e. George Clooney as sexiest man, Meryl Streep as a cover girl).

Next Level Boomer Products – by Geezerbill, Geezer Guff

Geezer Guff takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to predicting the next big to hit the boomer market. From steel toes to space vegetables, this post provides a little levity and sarcasm pointed towards marketers who are busy pushing products to the 18-49 year old marketplace, despite the fact that the boomer generation will far outnumber the younger demographic.

Yes, I am a Senior Citizen – by American Retired Seniors

The author of this post contends that senior citizens have been unjustifiably blamed for many of the ills of the world and reflects upon several modern day crises that are NOT the fault of seniors. In addition a great list of why it is good to be senior rounds out the post.

3 Ways Baby Boomer Retirement was Destroyed…So Now What? – by Paula Lee Bright, Almost 60 Really

Paula Lee Bright voices the anger, fear and frustration that many Boomers facing retirement are experiencing given these tough and uncertain economic times. Excellent discussion in the comments follow the article.

Will Baby Boomers Kill the Daily Newspaper – by Paul Briand, Baby Boomer Examiner

It was once thought that the daily paper would be around as long as boomers were around, but research industry trends show that aging Americans are reaching for tablet devices more and more. Even boomers and seniors who have avoided traditional computers and laptops are finding tablet devices easy to use for obtaining their daily news.

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