'Conventional later years'for baby boomers

The UK generation of the 1960s is heading for a "conventional" life in their later years, it has been claimed.

In news that may be of interest to those seeking active living advice, the post-war baby boomers are now "failing to break new ground", despite living through a period of rapid change, according to Eurekalert.

'Conventional later years' for baby boomers

Research supported by the Economic and Social Research Council and Arts and Humanities Research Council revealed that Britons of this age have modest hopes when it comes to their retirement years.

These plans include simple activities such as watching films, listening to records or enjoying long walks.

In addition, it came as a surprise to researchers that such individuals were as family-orientated as it had always been suspected this generation would be less so than previous ones as they had been widely characterised as more individualistic.

However, 43 per cent of those born between 1945 and 1952 still had a child living at home and 37 per cent still provided financially for other members of their household.

Further to this, 70 per cent of those surveyed felt their age was unimportant when it came to their personal identity.

Meanwhile, according to the Association of Independent Tour Operators, older people are now beginning to travel more.

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