Sunday, January 10, 2010

Boomers find creative ways to spend increasing down time

from the Newark Advocate
Advocate Reporter
January 10, 2010

To date, Shirley Braunbeck, 63, has tracked roughly 8,500 people in the family tree belonging to her and her husband.

She took up genealogy research as a hobby around 15 years ago, said Braunbeck, of Newark, and has since discovered several things -- including a family member also researching the family tree, whom she learned lives in Heath.

"My kids don't care about it now ... but I think some day they're going to wonder what their grandparents and great-grandparents were like," Braunbeck said. "I think it's important to keep their memory alive."

As the baby boomer population ages -- some entering retirement, some continuing to work -- its members are seeking out different methods of spending their down time, ranging from the active to the nostalgic... read more at the Newark Advocate

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