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It’s Hip to Be Old: Things They Should Make for Baby Boomers

by Tina Boomerina (Christina Gregoire)

It’s so much fun being a Baby Boomer, because no matter what age you are, your age is the hippest, the greatest, the most cool, and the most fun. Well, maybe not, but that is what marketers and advertisers say because they want to sell you stuff. So, these days... It's hip to be old.

So, I thought I’d give the makers of Pet Rocks, Barbie, Viagra, Walgreen’s Pill Reminder apps, and Jitterbug cell phones a few ideas about what might be the next big thing(s) for the huge Baby Boomer market. Okay, this article was meant to be funny, but you never know… I might just come up with a winner… by accident.

Products for Baby Boomers

I still don’t think that Baby Boomers consider ourselves to be “seniors,” but in case you haven’t noticed, the Fashion Industrial Complex has decided that gray hair is “in,” which is just as weird as when they declared big butts to be “in.” Yeah, I know. They’ll do anything. They are total BoomerHounds. But, what can I do? I guess I might as well join them.

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Baby Boomer Day-Glo Walker

Psychedelic Day-Glo Walkers

At some point, Boomers are going to have to make their walkers into a part of their fashion statements. I’ve designed a beta version of what I call the Laugh-In Mod Walker.

Stupid Gag Gift for Your Old-But-Groovy Friends:

If you like that psychedelic walker you can get it on a set of  baby boomer playing cards - for a gag gift. I got bored one day and made some zazzle things. Don't ask me why. People seem to like these playing cards, though.

You can see a bunch more silly stuff for boomers here. Now you know how I waste my time. (Someday I'll get the proper tools... and training... and I'll make MORE fun crap that everyone wants... but nobody really needs... the kind of stuff that makes great gag gifts for those times when you want to acknowledge your friends in a way other than Facebook... but those times when you don't want to spend more than a couple of bucks.)

Well, since many Baby Boomers are into different fashions, manufacturers should create other walkers that might be called something along the lines of Carnaby Street Walker, Grateful Head Dancing Bears, Jimi Hendrix Takes Acid (Day-Glo paisley), Saturday Night Feverish, Credence Clearwater Country, Luke Sky Walker, and I Wanna Be More Sedated (punk style).

what baby boomers want

Hip Mobility Scooters for Baby Boomers

Well, there will always be the obvious way to glam up a senior scooter by making it into a Harley wannabe, but how about less overdone ideas. Why not make those scooters (and golf carts for those Boomers who live in Florida or Arizona) into mini “cars.” Personally, I think that the Mustang Sally version above would be a big seller. Other versions that Boomers might like include the Janis Joplin Porsche Scooter, the Bumper Car Scooter, the New York Cabbie Scooter, the Little Red Firetruck Scooter (complete with bell to annoy the neighbors), and the Batmobile Scooter.

decorating for accessibility seniors

Baby Boomer Magazines

Baby Boomers will soon need a few niche magazines such as Nursing Home & Garden and Mademoiselle Widow. These mags and websites should include articles such as “How to Tell Your Nursing Home Roommate to Turn Down Eric Clapton,” “Make Your Nursing Home Room Look Like a Dorm,” “Best Websites for Jimmy Choo Orthopedic Shoes,” and “DVF Wrap Dresses Favored by Nursing Home Attendants,” and "How to Make Your Skin Look 80."

What Would You Like to See?

If you have any other ideas, leave them in the comment section at the bottom of the page. Of course, the Beatles’ lyrics will need to be changed to “When I’m 94,” but you already knew that.

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Tina Boomerina (AKA Christina Gregoire) is a Baby Boomer born at the end of 1952. Her mission is to make the internet a kinder and gentler place for Baby Boomer women around the world. Tina's specialty is fashion for women over 50.

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6 Comments

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    • Nancy Dahl

      , I laugh out loud at the articles Tina writes, mostly because they reflect my thoughts so often.

      I would like to use less of things and want your articles to give some new ideas. Up cycle, rework, reweave and knit into something else. Buy food without the box, use the bulk for section to get the smaller amount that I want.

      Eat fish, they feed themselves. This is from a WWI poster.

      Turn skirts inside out because the fabric has not been exposed and looks better. Renew the skirt, even restyle it.

      • Tina-Boomerina

        Nancy,

        OMG, that's so scary that someone else has the same weird thoughts as I.

        You poor dear. (Actually, having the same type of thoughts probably means you are extremely intelligent and creative... or maybe you have ESP and I'm broadcasting without knowing it.)

        I love your ideas. Use less. Up cycle. All that. Eat fish... haha.

        Wish I could knit or sew. You are definitely more intelligent and creative than I am.

        hugs,
        Tina

        • Nancy Dahl

          Sometimes you can find really good fabric in old style slacks or skirts. Grab it, when you are inclined to redesign. Pleated pants can become flat-fronted and waist less, thus lighter and easier to wear. Take out the cuffed hems and hem to length best for now. Consider ankle length.

          Wash the item before changing it; use a wool wash product and rinse completely. Dry on the close line; now go to it.

          This new pair won't owe you anything and you will feel free to wear them anytime at home and out.

          Is it worth it? You will have a better product than if you had bought new due to quality fabric and have the satisfaction of one item less sent to the dump.