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Boomers and seniors are staying younger than ever via Roseville CA REALTOR Kaye Swain

Y’all know I love to write for and about fellow boomers and seniors. AND I enjoy working, online and off, with others who share my passion for helping our beloved elderly parents and relatives. One of those terrific colleagues is Michelle Seitzer who has written an excellent two-part article on the topic of Boomers, Retirement and Work. It was a great article series and no, I’m not prejudiced just because I’m quoted in Part 1 – “One boomer who is caring for her mother while working as a REALTOR believes her peers are choosing to stay in the workplace because of the economy, but they are also doing so for the sheer enjoyment of work. ‘Many firmly believe and feel that they are much younger – mentally & emotionally – than their parents were at their age,’ she adds.”

I was especially interested to read the comment in Part 2, “Ruth Martel, 57, is finishing up a dual masters degree in computer forensics and intelligence and hopes to graduate by the time she turns 58.” Heading to college in our 40s, 50s, 60s, or even later is not only a great option career-wise, it’s terrific for keeping our brains well-exercised and active. And it’s especially nice to know that many colleges offer discounted or free tuitions to senior citizens. A win-win-win if I ever heard of one!



What a cool help for our kids and #grandkids who are learning the parts of the skeleton this year! There are two pictures so be sure to pop over :) #grandchildren #grandparents

Posted by SandwichINK for The Sandwich Generation on Friday, October 2, 2015

My grandkids do love various Halloween aspects that I’m not always fond of. I, personally, love cute and harvest and teddy bears and more. Skeletons are NOT one of  my faves UNLESS I can turn it into an educational project. Then my grandkids and I can have fun with the skeletons they love and the educational projects I enjoy.

Skeletons are great autumn learning tools for grandkids via Sacramento real estate agent baby boomer blogger Kaye Swain

You’ll find a ton of educational skeleton resources at two of my Pinterest boards – Grand for Kids and Grandkids and Home School Helps. You’ll find a Minecraft version, pasta versions, cut and paste versions, and even a couple of crocheted versions. You can even enjoy a quilted skeleton at my board, Quilting Passion. I’m not sure how “educational” that one would be in the science aspect, but it would definitely be great for learning about quilting. :)


When I was growing up, I went to a Lutheran church affiliated with my school. One of my favorite old Christian hymns there was “I’m But a Stranger Here, Heaven is My Home.” I still love it. But I also love a newer contemporary praise and worship song that shares a similar message and always makes me think of this sweet old hymn. The new song is sung by Building 429, a fave of my grandkids and myself. It’s called “Where I Belong.”

Old and new but the same basic message – our true home is heaven! I don’t know about you, but I’m truly looking forward to heaven. I love being here, and serving God, loving my family, helping others. But I also look forward to being with God forever in heaven.

As Paul once said, “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21

Christian encouragement for grandparents and grandkids via Kaye Swain real estate agent blogger

And in 1 Peter 1, we are reminded that, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”

Wonderful and comforting words of encouragement, indeed!

Here’s the next in the sermon series on John by David Guzik,  You can also find this at my Youtube playlist – Bible Studies – Verse By Verse . And the sweet hymns above are at my playlist, Sweet Sunday Blessings.

Have a lovely week!

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    • Gayl
    • October 4, 2015

    Hi Kaye! I’m your neighbor at Spiritual Sundays. Nice to meet a fellow boomer! I think it’s great there are many of us continuing to learn new things. I’m almost 63 and am more active now than I was earlier in my life. I’m trying new things and having a ball! May God bless you today and throughout the week!

  1. Hi Gayl, Thank you so much for such a sweet and delightful visit. I’m with you. The more we learn, the more we keep our brains active, the healthier we stay – mentally AND physically. Have blessed and beautiful week!


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