Weekly Digest: Live Long and Prosper, Baby Boomers
Grandparents Day and the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek –wonderful and interstellar reasons to celebrate this weekend! To commemorate both events, we’ve gathered several insightful links that’ll inspire, delight, and benefit baby boomers and caregivers alike. Let’s set our warp speed to 9 with the first entry below:
How ‘Star Trek’ stars and fans are celebrating the franchise’s 50th anniversary
Star Trek celebrated its 50th anniversary on September 8, 2016. As a tribute to the show, the Kansas City Star compiled tweets and posts on how different kinds of Trekkies celebrated the galactic date. From celebrities reminiscing favorite episodes to pranks (pretending you’re in a starship struck by photon torpedoes and falling from one side to another, anyone?), the post showed that even today, Trekkies are still starstruck and living the many wonders of the show. Let these posts inspire you to do something fun this weekend!
More Nonprofit (and Life) Lessons from STAR TREK
One of Star Trek’s finest accomplishments is that lessons learned from the show can be applied in different industries. Gordon Dymowski’s blog post for Chicago Now highlights several Star Trek key insights that nonprofit businesses can integrate. Best of all, the same insights that Dymowski wrote about applies to individuals as well! A good read for nursing homes (which share the community aspect of most nonprofit groups) and baby boomers in need of some galactic inspiration!
50 Years of Leadership Lessons From Star Trek
Most of Star Trek’s most memorable lines come from its starship captains. Nina Zipkin, in an Entrepreneur article shared by newstimes, shared some poignant lines that will bring out the leader in anyone. The post is relevant for seniors, who’d want to lead and take control of their retirement years, or for caregivers who’d want to motivate themselves on their tasks.
Star Trek and your retirement
Hesta van der Westhuizen, in an engaging post for Moneyweb, tackles the concept of retirement as an alien concept. A significant factor in what makes retirement “alien” would be with advancements in health technology, which affects how one prepares for retirement today different than how it was decades ago. Longevity means possible long term care expenses, which one needs to prepare for at the earliest time possible. Retirement, like space, is a frontier to explore and having the proper provisions may make it a fantastic voyage to experience.
Star Trek, still boldly going
The Economist’s Prospero blog section featured how Star Trek managed to make a massive impact on society. Star Trek pushed the envelope on sci-fi shows, by tackling topics such as diversity (complete with having a cast from different ethnicities to having the first interracial kiss shown on television), combining “hard science” with fantasy, and even philosophy. For baby boomers that followed the show during its first seasons, seeing the show live on through the years and how its influence affected the younger generations is a treat: today, nerds are cool and are living successful careers.
We hope that the above links will make your weekend a blast. Also, make sure to beam yourself up to a brighter future by learning how to prepare for the frontier called retirement. Learn more here.