10 Popular Baby Boomer Activities


Exploring Tech

Generally speaking, boomers take pleasure in learning about new technology. But there's a catch: They're biased toward tech that carries out their needs.

They also explore unfamiliar technology better in comparison to their parents. About half of boomers are comfortable using the Internet, while only 20 percent of people 57 and older use it confidently [source: Harvard School of Public Health/MetLife Foundation]. The majority of boomers own a cell phone and desktop computer, but fewer may purchase the newest gadgets [source: Zickuhr].

Boomers are fans of using technology to reconnect with old friends and acquaintances of years' past. Social media Web sites such as Facebook prove particularly useful to maintain and make new friends. Boomers are also more adventurous in dating online when compared to their older counterparts.

Last, we'll gain a glimpse of popular ways baby boomers maintain spiritual and social balance in life.