A recent article in the North Jersey Herald News reports that many boomers say they refuse to settle for an unsatisfying social life. Now that the children are grown and retirement nears, they want to learn about wine, hit the theaters and dance to the oldies, among other carefree pursuits. Nationally, boomers are organizing groups to
pursue these interests together.
But the article reported that experts warn all the fun will pinch at their tight savings. And even if they can pay for all the recreation, dozens of local boomers complain that they can't find anything stimulating to do.
The article goes on to say that a new group has sought to fill the void. In February, William Paterson University
launched a social circle for baby boomers. The 80 people who responded to a single newspaper ad shocked organizers, indicating a need greater than what was expected.