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

Winning Article

The winner of the 2013 ALTY Award for “Best Baby Boomer Article” is:

The Baby Boom Bump by Kenneth S. Baer and Jeffrey B. Liebman, NYTimes op ed

Congratulations to our winners, Kenneth S. Baer and Jeffrey B. Liebman! You can grab a winner’s badge here.

Runner-Up Article

The Santa Solution: Missing our Adult Children and Grandchildren Between Visitsby Carol Orsborn, Fierce with Age
Sex Over 50: 7 Reasons You’re Not Having Sexby Anthonia Akitunde, HuffPost 50

We had a tie here so congratulations to our two runners-up as well. Nice work! Get your runner-up badge here.

Finalist Articles

And hats off to all the finalists as well, whose articles stood out from hundreds of blog posts in the senior care space.

Best of Blog: Can Baby Boomers be Part of the Solution?by Charles Marohn, Strong Towns blog
Boomers get out of the Black Hole of Not Working — by Joy Loverde, EldercareABC Blog
Baby Boomers Rockin’ Internetby Cathy Miller, Simply Stated Business

Congratulations to our finalists. 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.

  • The Baby Boom Bump (35%, 6 Votes)
  • Sex Over 50: 7 Reasons You’re Not Having Sex (24%, 4 Votes)
  • The Santa Solution: Missing our Adult Children and Grandchildren Between Visits (24%, 4 Votes)
  • Best of Blog: Can Baby Boomers be Part of the Solution? (12%, 2 Votes)
  • Boomers get out of the Black Hole of Not Working (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Baby Boomers Rockin’ Internet (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 17

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

 


Nominated Article Descriptions

The following is a full list of all nominees for the 2013 ALTY Awards for the “Best Baby Boomer Articles” category.

The Baby Boom Bumpby Kenneth S. Baer and Jeffrey B. Liebman, NYTimes op ed

Authors Kenneth Baer and Jeffrey Liebman discuss proposed government spending caps related to the rising costs of caring for a “booming” nation.  Arguing that the discipline in fiscal spending–discretionary spending heading for the lowest reported since Eisenhower’s term–will undoubtedly be revised due to the nation’s demographic, the authors state a case for growth in revenues and an open, forward-thinking take on fiscal policy.

Sex Over 50: 7 Reasons You’re Not Having Sexby Anthonia Akitunde, HuffPost 50

Studies show that more than half of 65-74-year-olds are still sexually active. That population is combating society’s view of only youth as sexy, side effects of medication, physical issues or limitations that come with aging and other hindrances to sex. Regardless, as boomers age they are simply less likely to accept age as a barrier to intimacy.

Baby Boomers Rockin’ Internetby Cathy Miller, Simply Stated Business

With nearly 80 million baby boomers out there, why wouldn’t they have a voice? Cathy Miller sums up boomers’ activity online in statistics, suggesting to marketers that discounting the boomer viewpoint when it comes to the Internet is a big mistake.

Best of Blog: Can Baby Boomers be Part of the Solution?by Charles Marohn, Strong Towns blog

A non-boomer poses the question: “Are those in the baby boom generation capable of substantively reforming America’s current set of institutions, systems and programs?” Regarding the concept of new urbanism, Charles Marohn looks specifically at the question of infrastructure and its contribution to economic stimulation and growth from viewpoints of boomers and the Gen-Xers.

The Santa Solution: Missing our Adult Children and Grandchildren Between Visitsby Carol Orsborn, Fierce with Age

Honest and hopeful, Carol Orsborn talks about turning the empty nest syndrome from loss to fulfillment, but not without some painful growth. She missed all of the in-between, nitty-gritty details of her daughter, her son, daughter-in-law and grandson’s lives, being so far away. But a conversation with a friend helped her see the situation in a new light.

Boomers get out of the Black Hole of Not Working — by Joy Loverde, EldercareABC Blog

You’ve retired, either on your own terms or on your employer’s terms, but you’re not ready to hang up your skills and coat. However, you’ve found that the people hiring are young, hiring fellow young people. How do you break in the industry all over again? Joy Loverde shares information about an online networking tool called MyMentorAdvisor.com, created to pair seasoned professionals with firms that could use the consulting help.

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