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Grandpa worked all his life to earn his retardment…

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Written by a third grader, on what his grandparents do.

After Christmas, a teacher asked her young pupils how they spent their holiday away from school. One child wrote the following:

We always used to spend the holidays with Grandma and Grandpa.  They used to live in a big brick house, but Grandpa got retarded and they moved to Arizona .  Now they live in a tin box and have rocks painted green to look like grass.  They ride around on their bicycles, and wear name tags, because they don’t know who they are anymore.  They go to a building called a wreck center, but they must have got it fixed because it is all okay now, they do exercises there, but they don’t do them very well.

There is a swimming pool too, but they all jump up and down in it with hats on.  At their gate, there is a doll house with a little old man sitting in it.  He watches all day so nobody can escape.  Sometimes they sneak out, and go cruising in their golf carts.  Nobody there cooks, they just eat out.  And, they eat the same thing every night – early birds.   Some of the people can’t get out past the man in the doll house.  The ones who do get out, bring food back to the wrecked center for pot luck.  My Grandma says that Grandpa worked all his life to earn his retardment and, says I should work hard so I can be retarded someday too.   When I earn my retardment, I want to be the man in the doll house.   Then I will let people out, so they can visit their grandchildren.

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Over 10,000 people a day start turning 65 this year…

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I was talking on the phone to a friend of mine today (he is 70+ years young and still working every day as a real estate broker/investor) and was stupefied by a statistic that he shared with me: over 10,000 people a day will be turning 65 staring in 2011.

Even more staggering is the fact that this wave of humanity will be turning 65 every day for the next 20 years! There are close to 80 million Baby Boomers that will live longer, work longer and be healthier than previous generations.

What have you done to prepare your business for this wave of consumers with dramatically different needs than their parents? I took a big step twenty years ago when I moved from my hometown of Buffalo, NY to Florida. I firmly believe that the Florida sun, beaches, year-round outdoor activities, great international airports, low taxes and low cost of living will continue to pull new residents to the Sunshine State.

Read the original article in the Denver Post.