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Boomers embrace technology to stay in touch with family

It’s becoming an increasingly outdated stereotype that older people fear and stay away from technology. Most baby boomers have gotten past their initial reservations and are avid users of smartphones and other devices to keep up with families and other news as well as shop.

Boomers find volunteering rewarding

According to federal statistics, the volunteer rate for 74 million baby boomers is 33 percent — 5 points above the national average of 28 percent. Studies show that upon leaving the workforce, many boomers look for meaningful volunteer opportunities.