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Excerpts — Leisure Programming for Baby Boomers

Recreation professionals must break from tradition when programming for baby boomers

The boomer generation is going to demand more than what our current senior centers and leisure programs are providing. Boomers will not be satisfied with a “regularly scheduled program” as often found in today’s senior centers.

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Mature adults increasingly drawn to adventure activities

Boomers got their first taste of outdoor recreation in the 1950s and ’60s when many of them were children. Participation in outdoor recreation by all ages has increased steadily since that time, becoming more prominent and more active. These ideas can guide you in creating outdoor adventure programs for boomers.

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