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Baby Boomers,

Are you looking for an "Alternative" workout program?

Are you looking to rock "Psycho Killer" abs?

Is your body on the "Road to Nowhere?"

Do you see "The Great Curve" when you look at yourself in the mirror?

Are you tired of your muscles "Making Flippy Floppy?"

Well, stop being "Crosseyed and Painless" and take advantage of this "Once in a Lifetime" workout video from the website "Funny or Die."

You will soon be living the "Wild, Wild Life" and experiencing a "New Feeling"  when you mix this high intensity cardio program with your love of the experimental rock band The Talking Heads.

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If you found today’s blog helpful, interesting, or even funny, I bet your friends would too. 

Don't be "Slippery People"  It's easy to tell them about it.

Just "Stop Making Sense" and forward it on to them or just email them my blog link at www.survive55.com.

The more Baby Boomers we can help, the better place we make this world !!!

Thanks for joining me..........................................................

                                                                                        


 
 
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Baby Boomers, 

If you have been following along for the past week, I bet you have been thinking about your own little aggravations caused by aging that have cropped up in your lives.

Sure, we can accept the fact that we are getting older but we don’t have to go down quietly.

And we definitely don’t have to give up doing what we love just because it’s not as easy as it once was.

Modern technology has afforded us new and miraculous ways to retain our active lifestyles so why not take advantage of them?

So, today, I am finishing off (for the time being) this series of articles about “Perfect Products for Baby Boomers" with 3 simple devices that will help simplify and possibly enrich your lives by combating those little aggravations brought on by old age.


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#8  The "Magellan Maestro 5310"

Let’s face it; it’s always stressful when traveling by car.  We are constantly battling the elements, traffic and idiot drivers. 

It’s even worse when you don’t know where you are going.

So, maybe you are thinking about getting a navigational device.

A little bit of research will help you find tons of great navigation units you can get and attach to your dashboard but what good are they if you can’t see them?

Enter the “Magellan Maestro 5310.”

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This portable GPS-based navigation system is built with baby boomers in mind.

Most GPS devices have a screen somewhere between 3.5 inches to 4.3 inches.

The Maestro 5310 has a large 5-inch screen.

Trust me men, the extra .7 of an inch really makes the difference.

Sure there are a couple of 7 inch screens on the market but who wants Mt. Rushmore mounted on your dashboard?

The 5 inch display is an excellent size for our tired baby boomer eyes and yet it fits simply on your dash for easy line of sight usage.

The display is clean and uncluttered, the programming system is straightforward and the control surfaces are big and clear.

The unit comes with pre-loaded with 6 million POI’s (points of interest), 3 months of traffic service, the "AAA TourBook" and roadside assistance with locating and "Multi-Segment" routing.

There is also a GPS traffic receiver integrated into the case.

Baby boomers can use this device to avoid traffic or keep tabs on aging parents, especially those who have trouble driving.


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#9  The "Hemo Roll"


Ok, let’s say you have been spending way too much time in your car driving around really enjoying your new navigational device.

Because you have been sitting so much you begin to notice that your hemorrhoids are starting to flare up.

Well, baby boomers there is a solution for that too.

Oh yes, you heard me right.

There is a product out of Slovakia, EU, called the “Hemo Roll.” 

It is made by a company called Tento and it is definitely a product that is perfect for baby boomers.


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This is a toilet paper but it is not just any ordinary toilet paper.

This 3 ply paper (that's right 3 ply - not your lousy US made single ply) is infused with herbal compounds that claim to help reduce and prevent hemorrhoid inflammation.

According to the product's website...
 

“Toilet paper Hemo-Roll is 3 plies hygienic product. The coloured side of a piece of Hemo-Roll tissue paper contains a herb micro-layer of an extract from oak bark, marigold and common yarrow, with easeful effects on rectum.”

 

Can it get any better?

Heck yes!

The paper is now offered in two new fragrances:  fresh meadow flowers or pleasant sea aroma which will make every day a pleasant day.


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#10  The “Vacuum Dry Diaper”

OK, so I would like to take things one step further if you don’t mind.

Let’s say that you are driving around and really, really taking advantage of the wonderful attributes of your new navigational device.

You are finding all kinds of interesting places to go.

You wiped your butt with the “Hemo Roll” before you left this morning so the hemorrhoids are in check.

You’re having so much fun that you really don’t want to stop not even to take a bathroom break.

Well, baby boomers; there is a solution for that too.

Yep, you heard me right.


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Now, if you want to spend the day without having to take a potty break all you have to do is get yourself the “Vacuum Dry Diaper.

This is a disposable diaper complete with a built in vacuum port and an externally attached collection reservoir.

Believe it or not, the system looks extremely simple and functional.

The overall concept of the “Vacuum Dry Diaper” is that upon the first flow urine is vacuumed out of the diaper so that wetness and odor do not build up.

There is an explanatory video on YouTube that covers the specifics of how the system works.

Now, there really are no boundaries on how long and how far you can drive.

All kidding aside, this device is actually well suited for anybody inflicted with incontinence issues.


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What a great ideas huh?

If you have been following along with my past 6 articles on the “Perfect Products for Baby Boomers” you will already know that my discussions today about these 3 products are completely and absolutely unsolicited.

Like all of my past product reviews, I saw the products on line; researched them and saw that they fit a need that we all share and it looks like they do it very well.

Have you run across any products like this?

If you have and you think they would benefit our fellow Baby Boomers, please tell us about them in the comments section.

I guarantee that in the future I’ll be bringing you more cool products that I feel are perfectly designed to fit the "active lifestyle" needs of our baby boomer generation.


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If you found my blog helpful, interesting or even funny I bet your friends would to. 

It's easy to tell them about it.

Forward it on to them or just email them my blog link at www.survive55.com.

It would be great if you told everyone you knew about Survive55.com.

The more Baby Boomers we can help, the better place we make this world !!!

Thanks for joining me..........................................................


 
 
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Baby Boomers,

Do you agree that sometimes it’s the simple things in life that can get aggravating?

For instance, what is more irritating than spilling your cup of morning coffee or tea all over your nice clothes while getting dressed up to go to work.

Or, do you find it difficult to drink with standard cups because you suffer from limited dexterity, arthritis in your hands or weakness and pain in your joints and muscles.

Well, a gentleman from England named Chris Peacock has invented a product I feel meets the standards of my list of perfect products for baby boomers.

Chris noticed that a family member of his, afflicted with a medical condition called tremors, was having extreme difficulties maneuvering their drinks.

He saw how embarrassing and inconvenient it was for them to even enjoy a simple cup of tea.

Most of the complications came from the design of the conventional cup they were using.

So he set out to invent a product to help and in the end created the “handSteady.”


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Standard cup design has remained basically the same for thousands of years.  Most are made of heavy ceramic making them tiresome to hold up.  The handles are designed to be more decorative and most only allow you to hold them with 2 or 3 fingers.  And the worst part of the design is that the handles are fixed in one position.

Fixed handles are ergonomically difficult to work with.

They force you to constantly twist your wrist and raise your elbow when you drink.  The deeper you get into your drink the further you have to tilt your head back.  For us aging baby boomers this action can require a lot effort and can sometimes be painful.


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It’s amazing that in this age of incredible technological advancements where we can send people to the edges of the universe, clone humans or create copies of 3 dimensional objects that the standard design of a coffee cup has remained in the dark ages.

You have to ask yourself, like Chris Peacock did:

Why isn't there a better cup than what is currently available”

Well, the good news baby boomers, is that the handSteady instantly offers you a better drinking experience by solving the aggravating problems found with conventional cups. 


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What makes it so unique?

In simplest terms it is light, it has an over-sized handle and it is the first cup to come with a completely rotatable handle.

WEIGHT 


Being light weight (31% lighter than standard cups) makes the "handSteady" easier to hold and less likely to drop. 

But the “handSteady” still has an 8 ounce capacity which makes it an ideal size for one cup of coffee, tea or any beverage of your choice.


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HANDLE

The over-sized handle with a patented "Double Arc" design is a key feature because it needed to be adaptable to many different people with many different physical conditions and constraints. 

It is large enough to hold with 4 fingers making the cup more secure even for older folks with a weak grip.

The design offers a secure fit for sliding your fingers in and out and a thin profile offering even more grip stability. 

The handle is placed close to the axis of gravity to make the cup feel lighter and because of its rotational feature it can be used upside down for even more stability.

The handle even incorporates a finger guard to prevent burns from hot liquids.


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ROTATABLE TECHNOLOGY 

The “handSteady” uses gravity to keep the cup and your drink upright.

This means that you can hold the handle at any comfortable drinking angle unlike standard cups which can only be held at one vertical position.

You can lift “handSteady” cup to your mouth without bending your wrist.

If you accidentally move your wrist forward, the “handSteady” will stay upright to prevent embarrassing and sometimes costly inconvenient spillages.

It is also much easier to reach for the cup without having to twist your body.

You can grasp the handle upside down, bring it to your mouth in a smooth 180 degree motion and avoid twisting your body if the cup is on a side table.

So, what’s so different about this rotatable handle technology?

Basically, this feature is a patent pending mechanism consisting of two self-lubricating ball bearings and a strong fastening structure which allows for simple 360 degree revolution of the handle.


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Who would have thought that something as simple as a common coffee cup would make us feel so technologically challenged?

What a great idea huh?

If you have been following along with my past 6 articles on the “perfect products for baby boomers” you will already know that my discussion today about the “handSteady” is completely and absolutely unsolicited.

Like all of my past product reviews, I saw the product on line; researched it and saw that it fit a need that we all share and it looks like it does it very well.

Hey, if you have any products that you have run across, like I have been talking about the past few days, that you think would benefit our fellow Baby Boomers, please tell us about them in the comments section.

Tomorrow, I’ll be bringing you another cool product that I feel is perfectly designed to fit the "active lifestyle" needs of our baby boomer generation.


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If you found my blog helpful, interesting or even funny I bet your friends would to. 

It's easy to tell them about it.

Forward it on to them or just email them my blog link at www.survive55.com.

It would be great if you told everyone you knew about Survive55.com.

The more Baby Boomers we can help, the better place we make this world !!!

Thanks for joining me..........................................................


 
 
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Baby Boomers,

I knew, somewhere in the back of my mind that the day would eventually come that I would find myself talking to you about today’s topic.

What is surprising is that it has only been 2 years since I began my blog and here I am already facing one of the most delicate, censored and taboo subjects known to man.

What is even more surprising is that now that I have researched this subject I am flabbergasted by the incredible amount of exposure (hint #1) this topic has on the internet.

It seems that everyone likes to write about this topic.

And if you haven’t written about it, then you are commenting, reviewing and expounding (hint #2) on the topic with your thoughts, claims, observations and personal experiences.

This is a subject that I truthfully have never talked about in person.

In fact, in the 55+ years that I have lived, I have never heard anyone bring up the subject in a conversation around me.

Oh, sure, it gets made mention of in offhand and funny comments every so often by my male friends but this is usually when there is alcohol in the mix.

I’m not completely sure, but, I think women talk about it all of the time when they are together.

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So, today the fates have aligned themselves.

If you have been following along, you know that I have discussed several “perfect products” for our baby boomer generation over the past week.

I've reviewed products like motorcycles that are easier to handle, shoes that keep us from falling, automatic garage door closers, devices that help us monitor our medications and even gloves that make golfing, gardening and exercise easier.

It’s time to get a grip on things (hint #3) and wrap my hands around (hint #4) today’s product that I consider perfectly designed to fit the "active lifestyle" needs of our aging generation.

Well, maybe just the male baby boomer population although there is definitely an upside (hint #5) for the female population as well.

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That’s right folks, if you haven’t figured it out by the hints yet,  I am going to talk about penis size.

I am going to venture a guess that most men feel that their penis is too small.

Maybe I should rephrase that.

What I really mean is most men wish they had a larger penis.

Most women (I like to think all women) I have known would describe me as a relatively secure and confident man even when it comes to subject of sexual performance and penis size.

Without getting too deep into the subject, I am not afraid to admit that I have a very good looking penis and the architecture of my unit is safely above average.

How do I know this?  Really?

With all of the discussions, reviews, forums and surveys these days on the internet anybody can get a pretty good idea where they stand.  You can't tell me that there is a man alive out there who hasn't, at one time or another, curiously surfed the internet looking for some sort of affirmation on this subject.

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That being said, I still wish I had a bigger penis.  I wish I had the biggest penis in the world.  OK, maybe not, but something that really stands out in a crowd and yet is still quite functional would be nice.

But, on the more serious side, I know there are baby boomer men that were not as lucky as some in the “manhood” draft.

Humans are but a complex combination of the genes afforded to them by their ancestry.  We have no choice in what we look like, how much hair we have, what color our eyes are or what size our breasts or penis may be.  We are given the cards we are dealt.

But, modern technology has afforded us the ability to enhance and augment the physical attributes we were born with if we are not completely happy with them.

We can work out to improve muscle definition.  We can add nutrients and supplements to our diets to improve skin appearance or fullness of our hair.  We can add breast implants, lip implants, hair implants and facial implants.  And men we can pump our way to a bigger and stronger penis.

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While there are hundreds, if not thousands, of different “male enhancement” products available today ranging from pills, pumps, exercises and doctor prescribed medications to full-fledged surgical procedures, I chose to talk about the Hydromax Bathmate because of its simplicity and functionality for our aging baby boomer demographic.

Hydromax Bathmate, created by Brand One, Inc. is an uncomplicated and straightforward male enhancement product that claims to be the number one penis enlargement pump in USA.

For aging men, the worry of a smaller penis is now compounded with the fear of erection and performance issues.  We just don’t raise the flag, stand at attention and give a one gun salute like we used to.

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So what can a penis pump do for you?

The upside (sorry) of using a penis pump is that it not only gives a relatively quick solution to achieving an erection but if used for a period of time may actually alter your penis size.

The vacuum or sucking action immediately sends increased blood flow into the penis which is what an erection is all about.

If used continually, for a prescribed period of time and as directed, the pumping exercise improves blood flow and maximizes the capability of the penis to hold more blood in an erection.


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By design, the Hydromax Bathmate is a water vacuum pump.

You use the Hydromax in the shower or in the tub and the manufacturer claims that this unique water pump:

"creates a vacuum which expands the penis to full erection, and in most cases, slightly more."

While you are showering or bathing you fill the pump with water.  
You insert your penis into the tube and press it several times against your body.  As you do this, a vacuum is created and the force draws more blood into your penis bringing it to a full erection.  Then you basically carry on with your bath or shower and let the Hydromax do its thing.  After a few minutes you depress the release valve to empty the water and pressure.  You fill it again several times and follow the same procedure until you reach the suggested 15 minute limit.  The entire process is clean, relatively easy, and once you get the hang of it, I have read that it is kind of enjoyable.

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The primary reason I chose to feature the Hydromax Bathmate pump is because of the substantial amount of positive vs. negative responses to the product I found in my research.

Like I said earlier, there are more penis enhancement products than you (sorry) can shake a stick at.

The Bathmate truly appears to have a positive effect on your ability to get an erection and if used according to instructions may even add some size to your penis.

Now don’t expect to grow five sizes instantly.

Most reviews state that the improvements are in percentages of inches with the most quoted length increase of ¼ inch.  There are many reviews that state larger gains and stronger erections over time.

My purpose here is not extol the benefits of pumping your penis to stardom but to offer you a viable option, as an aging baby boomer, to try and use a product that offers a solution to problems you may be experiencing.

If you use the pump with the mind-set that it is a tool to improve blood flow to your penis then I believe you will be very happy with how it performs.

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There are some caveats when using the Hydromax (or any penis pump) so make sure to check out the website and read all instructions thoroughly.

Once again, just let me clarify here that my discussion today about the “Hydromax Bathmate” is completely and absolutely unsolicited.

Like all of my past product reviews, I saw the product on line; researched it and saw that it fit a need that we all share and it looks like it does it very well.

Hey, if the manufacturer reads my blog and is nice enough to send me one to try out then I will definitely do a follow up review in the future.

I have always been the kind of guy to take one for the team.

Also, let me make it clear that I am not a doctor, not have I ever played one on television.  My recommendation and discussion of this product in no way implies that I have any technical expertise or can make any substantiated claims in regards to using a penis pump or about health issues in general.

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If you have any experience with this product or any penis enhancement products I would love to hear your story and share it with my baby boomer followers.

Hey, if you have any products that you have run across, like I have been talking about the past few days, that you think would benefit our fellow Baby Boomers, please tell us about them in the comments section.


Tomorrow, I’ll be bringing you even more cool products that are perfectly designed to fit the "active lifestyle" needs of our baby boomer generation.

If you found my blog helpful, interesting or even funny I bet your friends would to.  It's easy to tell them about it.  Forward it on to them or just email them my blog link at www.survive55.com.

It would be great if you told everyone you knew about Survive55.com.

The more Baby Boomers we can help, the better place we make this world !!!

Thanks for joining me..........................................................


 
 
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The past couple of days I shared with you some very cool products that fit the needs of Baby Boomers very well even though they were probably not initially developed to target our generation specifically.

If you want to read about them just click on these links:



Today, Baby Boomers, we are going to get ahead of the game.

It never hurts to prepare for the future does it?

Although we may not be in the stage of our lives yet where we have to worry about fall prevention, it is good to know that tech companies across the world are actively working on solutions to this problem.


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What am I talking about?


FALL PREVENTION

Have you ever lost your balance and had to catch yourself from falling?

Maybe you stood up too fast and got a little dizzy.

Maybe the surface you were walking on changed from tile to carpet and you stumbled as the hit the threshold.

Maybe the incline of the surface you were walking on had a sudden change sloping upward, downward or sideways faster than you thought.

Maybe these situations don’t pose a dangerous falling threat to us yet, but we all know that they can in the future as our sense of balance weakens right along with our eyesight, muscle elasticity and bone density.


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The fear of falling is an issue I am sure rests in the backs of the minds of every Baby Boomer.

We have all watched our parents and older friends begin to lose their sense of balance and come to rely on the help of canes, walkers and finally wheel chairs for their mobility.

Unfortunately, everyone falls.

We've all fallen before in our life and as we grow older not only do our chances of falling increase but the consequences from falling become more life altering.

Falls can and do cause severe injuries, require hospitalization and sometimes corrective surgeries and joint replacements.

Experts estimate that 1 out of 3 people age 65 and over falls every year and this adds up to a $75 billion dollar issue in the US alone due to the costs of hospital care, surgeries, post-op care, lost time at work and admissions to assisted living and rehabilitation facilities.

These costs are only the tip of the iceberg when you compare them to the social and personal problems encountered by the person that falls as well as the families and friends that are needed to help with assistance and recovery.


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      Today’s Perfect Product for Baby Boomers:


                            B Shoes



So, is there a solution?

Right now there is no complete solution for falls.

No one product can actually prevents falls.

There are aids and supports that can delay the fall, decrease the damage and even alert a person when it’s happening but that is as far as the help goes.

Well, the world of technology started to catch  up to this issue in 2011 when a Israeli team of world class Engineers,  Orthopedic Surgeons, Neurologists and Physicians specializing in human biomechanics, neurology and balance disorders formed a company and developed an effective and practical solution called the “B-Shoe.”

The “B-Shoe” (Balancing Shoe), the product developed and engineered by “B-Shoe Technologies” is a standard walking shoe that enables the elderly to regain their balance and avoid falling.

The “B-Shoe” is the only equilibrium assistance device to date that actually prevents the fall and regains balance for the person wearing it.



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Here’s how it works:

Our sense of balance is primarily controlled by the “Vestibular System” a maze-like structure in our inner ear called the labyrinth.

It is made up of bone and soft tissue.

Our vestibular system (guided mainly by gravity) works with other systems in the body, such as our visual system (eyes) and skeletal system (bones and joints), to constantly check and maintain the position of our body as it moves. 

As we age, these systems become less efficient and the communication between them breaks down.

As a person begins to fall, the body wants to correct its balance by moving our legs backward ("backward step"), thus increasing the base of support.

However, due to the deterioration of balance functions and reflexes as we age, the backward step is often taken too late, too slow and inaccurately, which leads to a fall.

The “B-Shoe” is a standard looking walking shoe that contains motion sensors that monitor a wearer’s walking pattern and a tractor device that is automatically activated if a wearer becomes unsteady on their feet. 

What it does is roll one foot backward just slightly, restoring balance.


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According to their website the “B-Shoe” uses ultra-light components and a balance driving mechanism that incorporates microprocessors, in-sole pressure sensors and computer “smart” algorithms to shift your shoe (and leg) to the proper position to restore balance.

As development proceeds, "B-Shoe Technologies" intends to integrate two additional features into their shoes: An alert system for potential obstacles to avoid accidental falls and a mechanism to cope with falls caused by lateral imbalance.

Unfortunately the “B-Shoe” is not available to the mass market yet but the company has been able to achieve several significant milestones to date, including extensively tested prototypes and completion of verification/validation testing in a Gait Laboratory with excellent results.  

Although the shoe is still in development, the company has run a “crowd funding” campaign to raise additional development funds and increase awareness of their project. 

If things go well, it is expected that in two years this product will be sanctioned for mass production just as our Baby Boomer generation will begin to need them.


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You know, our Baby Boomer generation likes to look, feel and act young and we will keep up these efforts even as our own bodies begin to betray us physically.

The “B-Shoe” is another discreet and functional way to combat the aging process and retain our “active living” lifestyles without looking weak or dependent.

Obviously, the problem of accidental falls is not only going to be with us for the long term, it will become much worse every year as our Baby Boomer life expectancy increases.

Once again, just let me clarify here that my discussion today about the “B-Shoe” is completely and absolutely unsolicited.

I have not received any compensation for this review and have not been contacted by the company in any way.

I saw the product on line; researched it and saw that it fit a future need that we will all share and it looks like they doing it very well.

If you have any products that you have run across that you think would benefit our fellow Baby Boomers, please tell us about them in the comments section.

Tomorrow, I’ll be bringing you even more cool products that are perfectly designed to fit the "active lifestyle" needs of our aging generation.


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If you found my blog helpful, interesting or even funny I bet your friends would to. 

It's easy to tell them about it.

Forward it on to them or just email them my blog link at www.survive55.com.

It would be great if you told everyone you knew about Survive55.com.

The more Baby Boomers we can help, the better place we make this world !!!

Thanks for joining me..........................................................


 
 
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Baby Boomers,

Did you know that about half of the population of the United States takes at least one prescription medication?

In round numbers, the estimate of people using prescription meds rose from over 2 billion to almost 3.5 billion in 2012.

Our Baby Boomer generation accounts for over 55% (ironic number, huh?) of these purchases.

Plus, experts estimate that 85% of all Baby Boomers purchase and use some form of vitamins, minerals and health supplements on a daily basis.

That’s a lot of pills.
That’s a lot of pills to remember to take.

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If you folks are anything like me (let’s hope not) I bet you are challenged to remember to take your pills and vitamins at the prescribed times.

I don't take many prescription medications but when I have to I usually just leave the bottles on the bathroom or kitchen counters, out in plain view, in hopes that I remember to take them when I am supposed to.

In trying to stay as healthy as possible, I do, however, have an assortment of vitamins that I take on a daily basis.

Like the old guy that I am, I have resorted to using one of those colorful “weekly” plastic pill boxes from the Dollar Store as our means of making sure I take the right vitamins on the right days.

I would venture a guess that you probably use the same routine to manage your pills and vitamins.

That’s not a very efficient system, huh?

Basically, it’s another “thing” we have to worry about every day?

Hey, it’s OK.

We are busy people.

So, you might ask, is there anything that will help me with this problem?

I thought you would never ask.


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     Perfect Products For Baby Boomers



                      Vitality "GlowCaps"



In staying in tune with “Perfect Products for Baby Boomers” I came across a device from a company called “Vitality” that will help us bullet proof the way we take our medications and supplements.

This helpful little gadget is called the “GlowCap” and it was created in conjunction with the folks at AT&T.

The “GlowCap” device fits on standard prescription bottles and use light and audio reminders to administrate your scheduled medication or vitamin doses.

You don’t have to remember the “whens” and “how manys” any more.


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The “Glow Cap” is basically a small battery operated mini-computer with a wireless chip that you program by product and prescription.

So, not only will the cap light up and sound alerts when it’s time to take a medication but, by signing up to the simple AT&T service, the “GlowCap” system will track your scheduled medication usage and support you with automated phone calls or text message reminders.

Every time the pill bottle is opened, the data is recorded and used to compile periodic progress reports that can be relayed back to the users as well as caregivers, doctors and family members if so desired.

You can even request refills, personalized reports and real time updates with the push of a button.

No more forgetting to take your medications on time.

No more looking for the bottles even if you do remember to take your meds.


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This product has been around for a few years and has earned its stripes.

In fact, Vitality, Inc and AT&T were honored with a prestigious 2011 Global Mobile Award (recognizes excellence and innovation in mobile products, services and initiatives across the global mobile eco-system) for the “GlowCaps” by the GSMA (Groupe Speciale Mobile Association).

Again, here is a product that I find myself saying “Why didn't I think of that?”

This is a simple solution to a simple problem Baby Boomers face every day.

How could you go wrong with a product like this?

Scratch one more thing of my list of daily worries.


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Once again, just let me clarify here that my discussion today about “GlowCaps”  is completely and absolutely unsolicited.

Like all of the reviews this week, I saw the product on line; researched it and saw that it fit a need that we all share and it looks like it does it very well.

Hey, if you have any products that you have run across that you think would benefit our fellow Baby Boomers, please tell us about them in the comments section.


Tomorrow, I’ll be bringing you even more cool products that are perfectly designed to fit the "active lifestyle" needs of our aging generation.


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If you found my blog helpful, interesting or even funny I bet your friends would to. 

It's easy to tell them about it.

Forward it on to them or just email them my blog link at www.survive55.com.

It would be great if you told everyone you knew about Survive55.com.

The more Baby Boomers we can help, the better place we make this world !!!

Thanks for joining me..........................................................


 
 
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The past couple of days we talked about a couple of very cool products that really fit the needs of Baby Boomers even though they were probably not specifically developed to target our generation.

The "Can-Am Spyderwhich can be ridden by motorcycle enthusiasts of all ages really fits the bill in offering Baby Boomer riders comfort and stability while still experiencing the thrill of traditional motorcycles.

The "Bionic Gloves" offer benefits to everyone who wears them, but they really are handy (no pun intended) for Baby Boomers experiencing early signs of weakness, arthritis and loss of flexibility.

By looking at these two products are you starting to get a feeling that maybe the corporate world is finally starting to take notice of the needs of the aging population and ultimately the potential buying power that the Baby Boomer generation can offer?

Well, if that’s what you are thinking, then I think you are right.


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I have found several more products in my research that I think you would be very interested in.

For instance, didn't we talk about the fact that Baby Boomers have a slight tendency, from time to time, to lose track of thing they are doing?

We might be a tad forgetful sometimes.

You know what I mean right?

We might be a tad forgetful sometimes.

We are busy people.

Our days are so full that some of the small details may slip our notice.

Like what you might ask?


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OK, here’s a great example.

Let me ask you a question:

Are you 100% sure that you closed the garage door behind you when you left the house this morning?

I know, now you are saying to yourself: 


“Why in the heck did I have to go and bring that up?”

Because I ask myself that question all of the time...............That’s why.

Picture my morning routine.

Is it a lot like yours?

I back my car out the garage.

All of my "crap" is carefully arranged on the seat next to me or on the floor.

I turn on my AC, turn on the radio, set up my Bluetooth connection and turn off the Wi-Fi on my phone.

Then I log my destination into the navigation screen, grab a couple more sips of my coffee and head down the street.

And.......just as I turn through the first curve I quickly look back to see if I hit the remote to close the door.

Most of the time.

So you are probably asking yourself now: 

"Is there a product that will keep me from worrying about this little nuisance every morning?"

Well, fellow Baby Boomers I am about to bring a smile to your face.

There is such a product and it was invented by a fine and upstanding Baby Boomer gentleman named James Quintus.



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                           Today’s Perfect Product for Baby Boomers:

                                         The Garage Butler



This new device, the "Garage Butler"  has one purpose in life and that is to automatically close your garage door if you accidentally leave it open.

As soon as I read about this product I thought to myself: 


“Why didn't I think of that?”

This simple electronic device attaches directly to your existing automatic garage door opener button.

It works in conjunction with your garage door opener and has sensors that tell it when the door is open or closed. 

Super Simple.

Basically, you can now forget about the garage door completely.

You can set the Garage Butler to automatically close your garage door after 3, 10, 20, 30, 45, or 60 minutes.

No more looking back or wondering if the door is shut once you get to work.

And the Garage Butler has you covered coming and going.

It has a light sensor as well, so it can be set up to close your garage door automatically when it gets dark after you return home in the evenings.

How many times have your neighbors across the street (Tom & Judy) had to call you to let you know you left your garage door open?

For me, it has been an embarrassing amount of times.

The Garage Butler also has a built in siren that will alert your nearest neighbors that you left the damn door open again.


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Don't forget about the added security a Garage Butler offers as well.

Experts say that 45% of all home invasions and burglaries happen when a garage door is left open.

I don't know about you but I could always use a little more peace of mind.


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Once again, just let me clarify here that my discussion today about the Garage Butler is completely and absolutely unsolicited.

I have not received any compensation for this review and have not been contacted by the company in any way.

I saw the product on line; researched it and saw that it fit a need that we all share and it looks like it does it very well.

If you have any products that you have run across that you think would benefit our fellow Baby Boomers, please tell us about them in the comments section.

Tomorrow, I’ll be bringing you even more cool products that are perfectly designed to fit the "active lifestyle" needs of our aging generation.


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If you found my blog helpful, interesting or even funny I bet your friends would to. 

It's easy to tell them about it.

Forward it on to them or just email them my blog link at www.survive55.com.

It would be great if you told everyone you knew about Survive55.com.

The more Baby Boomers we can help, the better place we make this world !!!

Thanks for joining me..............................................

 
 
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Baby Boomers,

I've asked you this question before and hopefully, I will be able to ask it again....

Is there anything better than FREE?

Check this offer out straight from the Krispy Kreme Facebook page:

Get a free Original Glazed® doughnut per guest at participating Krispy Kreme® locations around the world. No purchase necessary. 

We're celebrating the opening of our 1,000th doughnut shop with a festive grand opening event and in-shop celebrations around the world. 

Grand opening activities at the new Kansas City shop will start at 6am on February 24, 2015 with one dozen free Original Glazed doughnuts for a year for the first 100 guests in line. We are going to mark this significant milestone with the opening of our newest shop in Kansas City, KS (7648 State Avenue) on February 24, 2015. 

All US shops will be participating, as well as shops in Australia, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.

Global doughnut giveaway offer valid for one free Original Glazed doughnut, per person, for the first 1,000 people at participating Krispy Kreme shops Tuesday, February 24, 2015 only. At participating Krispy Kreme shops. No purchase necessary. Not available at grocery or wholesale locations.

 
 
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Yesterday’s discussion about the Can-Am Spyder Motorcycle really highlighted a unique physical need that Baby Boomers have that can be targeted by companies involved in "active living" products.

Even though our generation is the healthiest and most active ever, we still have to accept the fact that we are getting older and our body does not function as well as it did in our youth. 

Yes, we eat healthier, work out more, do yoga, take vitamins and understand our physiologies better yet we are not as agile and physically strong as we once were.

We are beginning to deal with common age related problems like arthritis creeping into our bones, incontinence and loss of balance.

These things suck but they are a reality we all must live with.

Or do we?


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Everything I do I push myself thinking that my body can perform like an 18 year old.

I work out too hard at the gym.

I do my own landscaping and cut my own lawn which keeps me in the hot Arizona sun for 4 or 5 hours at a time.

I still ride hard on my motorcycle, skydive, Jet Ski and play too hard with my grandchildren.

For reasons unknown, I always push myself too much.

That’s tough on my body and oh boy, am I starting to feel and see some consequences.

My bones ache a little more and the soreness lasts a little longer.

Sometimes, when I stand up to quick I get a little dizzy.

And yes, the stress and strain I keep putting on my body has led to some annoying maladies like intermittent incontinence and hemorrhoids.


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Eeeekk, I can’t believe I just said that out loud.

Hey, there is no humility in getting old.

I guarantee that more than just a few baby boomers reading this article share the same issues.

How about you?

Are you a workaholic in everything you do?

Do you push yourself too much and realize that you are feeling the effects more and more?

So what if you could maintain your preferred high level of performance and keep the side effects to a minimum?

Well, fellow baby boomers, I found another "active lifestyle" product  that may help out where we need it the most.


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                         Today’s Perfect Product for Baby Boomers:

                                     Bionic Relief Grip Gloves


Are you a golfer?

What kind of question is that?

You are a baby boomer so sure you golf.

It is estimated that almost 60% of every dollar spent on this sport comes from our baby boomer generation.

And if you don’t golf, I bet you work out, garden, play tennis, ride horses or drive a lot.

Maybe you are on your motorcycle all of the time like me.

After a while, do the joints in your hands begin to ache?

What kind of question is that?

Sure they do.

If you could reduce the battering on your hands and look good at the same time would you consider buying gloves to help?

There is a company out of Louisville, Kentucky called Bionic Gloves that has created a full line of gloves that are perfect for our active Baby Boomer generation.  


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So what is so unique about them?

These gloves have been developed and designed by a leading orthopedic hand specialist to prevent and combat issues like weakened grip, arthritis and bone injury; the very issues our generation is beginning to face.

Designed for both men and women, Bionic gloves offer an “ergonomic” technology that is totally unique.

As described in the technical sections of their website, Bionic gloves have numerous patented features and are made with only the highest grade materials.


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Some of these features include:

  • Anatomical pad systems to improve contact and comfort
  • Flexion zones that mimic the natural creases in the fingers making it easier to close the hand
  • Enhanced breath-ability
  • Orthopedic motion zones over the knuckles to provide more comfort
  • LightPrene™ expanded wristband which comfortably supports the wrist and base of the thumb
  • Patented pre-rotated finger design which complements the natural closure of the hand and reduces fatigue
  • Three-dimensional padding which improves durability
  • Coolon™ moisture control material and terrycloth mini-towels inside the glove help absorb moisture
  • Silicone finger tips that provide more durability, protection and dexterity




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What does this mean for us?


You can improve your golf game:

  • Twice the durability than a standard leather golf glove
  • The pads provide stability to keep the club from twisting at impact
  • Mini terrycloth towels inside the glove deliver superior moisture control

You can make gardening more fun:


  • More gripping power with your tools 
  • The silicone finger tips offer protection when digging
  • Anatomical padding absorbs vibrations from power tools, lawnmowers, and trimmers

You can get more out of your workouts:


  • Eliminate skin contact with the fitness equipment and reduce fatigue in your hands and forearms
  • Strategically-placed anatomical relief pads help prevent calluses and blisters
  • Antimicrobial treatment and Cool Max Lycra help fight tough odors and keep your palms dry


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So, if pushing yourself physically is still the way you roll but you are concerned that you are getting a little too old to handle the consequences then maybe a couple of pairs of these high-tech gloves may be something you should look at.

Just let me clarify here that my discussion today about the Bionic products is completely and absolutely unsolicited.

I have not received any compensation for this review and have not been contacted by the company in any way.

I saw the products on line; researched them and saw that they fit a need that we all share and it looks like they do it very well.

If you have any products that you have run across that you think would benefit our fellow Baby Boomers, please tell us about them in the comments section.

Tomorrow, I’ll be bringing you even more cool products that are perfectly designed to fit the "active lifestyle" needs of our aging generation.


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If you found my blog funny, interesting or even helpful I bet your friends would to. 

It's easy to tell them about it.

Forward it on to them or just email them my blog link at www.survive55.com.

It would be great if you told everyone you knew about Survive55.com.

The more Baby Boomers we can help, the better place we make this world !!!

Thanks for joining me..........................................................


 
 
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Baby Boomers,

How many times have you heard that the Baby Boomer generation is a force to be reckoned with?

Not just a population force but a retail force as well.

I’m not so sure that I completely trust internet statistics.

But, for the sake of argument, let me tell you that I read that every seven seconds someone turns 50 years old.

It appears that there are now 76 million Baby Boomers in the United States.

The potential for profit and growth from this group is enormous.

I think it is safe to say that Boomers are in command of today’s buying decisions. 


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According to Rick Adler, founder of The Senior Network:

 “Simply based on population growth trends, if a product is marketed to the 50-plus audience and maintains its market share, it should increase in sales by 35 to 50 percent in the next 20 years.

Conversely, a brand targeted at the zero to 50 age groups will be flat in sales.”


So, is anyone really and truly marketing products directed at the uniqueness of our Baby Boomer generation?

I think so and I think I found a handful of products that are so damn creative that I need to share them with you.


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Think about some of the unique needs that Baby Boomers have that can to be targeted.

We are getting older and our bodily functions are not as solid as they were in our youth. 

Even though our generation is the healthiest and most active ever,  we still have to accept the fact that it is impossible to stop the effects on our bodies brought on by the march of time.

Even though we eat healthier, understand our physiologies better and have developed preventative drugs, vitamins and nutritional supplements to build our immune systems we are not as agile and spry as we once were.

Even though we run, do yoga, and work out we are not as physically strong as we once were.

Arthritis may be creeping into our bones and we may even have sporadic incidents of incontinence.

Sometimes we lose focus on what we are doing and we have a greater tendency to forget things.

These thing suck but they are a reality must live with.


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So, the opportunity exists to market products that help Baby Boomers retain our youth but in a dignified manner.

I scoured the internet and found plenty of products being marketed right now that fit this bill.

You may not be aware that they are out there because they are not being manufactured by the big corporations and there aren't huge marketing campaigns plastered all over TV and the internet.

You have to wonder why.

Well, over the next few days I will share a few of my favorites.

Hopefully, you will find something that fits a need in your Baby Boomer life.


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Let’s get right to the heart of the Baby Boomer enigma: 

                                            FUN !!!

I am young at heart and still love to take risks, live life to the fullest and challenge myself to do things that I loved in my youth.

I ride a motorcycle and have for years.

My current bike is a big, brawny, two wheel, powerhouse cruiser Honda VTX 1800.

If you are not careful it will throw your ass off.

This is a bike young men dream about.

This is a bike that could easily hurt a Baby Boomer.

Someday, this bike will be too much for me to handle.

So, what’s the alternative if you can’t get the “riding” bug out of your system?

How about riding a motorcycle that’s not really a motorcycle by definition?


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Today’s Perfect Product for Baby Boomers: 


                 The Can-Am Spyder


There is nothing better than cruising back roads, leaning into winding “S” curves with your knees in the breeze, the sun shining on your face and the smell of pines and pastures melting through the miles.

It’s something you just can’t experience driving in a car.

What if you could have the best of both worlds?

Introduced in 2007, The Can-Am Spyder is a three-wheeled motorcycle manufactured by the Canadian firm, Bombardier Recreational Products.

Here is a viable, sporty option for Baby Boomer motorcycle lovers.

A Spyder is not your traditional motorcycle.


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I’m sure you have seen old guys on modified Harleys with three wheeled “trikes.”

That’s a pretty cool way to keep riding even as we get older.

But these 3 wheel “hogs” are normally big, bulky and usually built around Volkswagen engines.

What they offer in safety and convenience they give up in sportiness and maneuverability.

The Spyder, on the other hand, is a completely different configuration that does what a “trike” can but with a modern twist.

Spyder isn't a trike, in the traditional sense, because it sports two wheels in the front and a single rear tire.

In fact, it looks like a backward tricycle.

But you have to have a motorcycle "endorsement" on your license to drive one.


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Beyond that, it has a motorcycle-style engine with side pipes, a windshield, handlebars and an assortment of hard bags for storage.

If one goes zipping by it really looks like a conventional motorcycle.

You sit on it like a motorcycle and you throttle it like a motorcycle and most importantly you feel the power the engine underneath your ass, the wind in your face and you can catch the bugs in your teeth.

But one thing you won’t find on it is a kickstand.

It doesn't need one.

Unlike conventional bikes a Spyder remains upright when not rolling.

And the technology just adds to the enjoyment and comfort of riding.

The Spyder chassis has a mixture of motorcycle and ATV technology.

The frame is a Y-shaped cradle with dual A-arm suspension and a single rear shock.

Most models feature stability and traction control as well as power steering, a six speed transmission and even a reverse gear.

This makes the Spyder ultimately manageable for any Baby Boomer.

And depending on your riding style you can choose from different sport or touring models.


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So, if motorcycle riding is still in your blood but you are concerned that you are getting a little too old to handle a traditional bike then take a look at a Can-Am.

It may be considered just a little unconventional still among the biking community but it could be just what you are looking for if you can't shake the urge to “keep the shiny side up.” 

I have test driven one at a bike show and I really liked the way it felt.

It does take a little getting used to but the overall feel and experience is completely "motorcycle."

Some of my Baby Boomer friends have already taken the plunge and bought models for themselves.

These are "died in the wool" Triumph and Harley folks who never thought they would ride anything else.

They love them.

They have already begun to modify them to fit their personalities.

That's what us "bikers" do right?



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If you found my blog funny, interesting or even helpful I bet your friends would to. 

It's easy to tell them about it.

Forward it on to them or just email them my blog link at www.survive55.com.

It would be great if you told everyone you knew about Survive55.com.

The more Baby Boomers we can help, the better place we make this world !!!

Thanks for joining me..........................................................