Living Your Sparked Second Half Podcast | Episode 379

Episode 379: 1958 vs. 2023: Fascinating Stats for Baby Boomers!

mindset Nov 15, 2023

Do you think life is better or worse for a 65-year-old than it was in 1958? And have you ever seen statistics to back up that opinion?  

Well, I am excited to tell you that I came across a fascinating article I just had to share with you, and that's what this week's episode is all about. I'm sharing real data that shows how life today is different from our grandparents. 

Wonder what the median house price was then compared to now and what it would be if only inflation was a factor?  Curious about where most of the 65+ population lived in 1958 compared to now? (This was a surprise!)

Want to know who is turning 65 this year? (WHAT?! How is that possible?)

Would you like to know how our spirituality, beliefs about personal rights, and trust in government has shifted? (This probably won't be a surprise to you...)

How about what we died of then compared to today? (This one is interesting!)

Some of these facts may surprise you, especially when you hear about the one thing we use almost daily that did not exist in 1958. (It's shocking to know when this arrived on the scene and how it's impacted the life of today's aging population!)

It certainly was fun for me to learn these things, and now that you know them too, you have something interesting to talk about with your kids and grandkids at Thanksgiving dinner!

If you'd like to hear more of this type of episode, let me know. And don't forget to leave a review and subscribe to (or follow) the podcast (if you haven't already) because this helps spread the word to other baby boomers about this podcast.

If you'd like other ways to connect with me outside of this podcast, sign up for my newsletter on my website. You can also send me a message using any of the sites below:



Note: Not Your Average Grandma is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to


50% Complete

Two Step

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.