San Diego, CA. (PRWEB) April 15, 2009
Boomers Abroad, http://www.BoomersAbroad.com, a niche portal, online community and social network, is pleased to announce the development and launch of our new website.
The number of Americans and Canadians living abroad, by today's count approximately 7 million (according to The Washington Post), is twice the population of Chicago and greater than that of 33 U.S. States. A number that has grown steadily over the past decade, and it is expected to more than double within ten years. In the next 20 years, 100 million baby boomers, from the USA and Canada, are going to retire. Five million baby boomers turn age 60 each year, Ten Thousand per day, Eight per minute, and scores of them are purchasing property abroad as vacation homes or investment homes. Naturally, many of them are auditioning these homes for potential primary retirement residences.
There is also a strong upward trend in the number of North Americans traveling abroad for healthcare. According to the Medical Tourism Association, demand among U.S. residents for medical treatment (including elective surgery) in other countries will quadruple from 1.5 million patients in 2008 to 6 million in 2010.
BoomersAbroad.com was born in direct response to hundreds of conversations with baby boomers from the USA and Canada who were seeking a new life, and to better understand how they might live abroad, travel abroad, relocate abroad, retire abroad and/or invest abroad.
"Using the online community model, our goal is to provide the necessary information, education, guidance, resources, tools and alternatives to start boomers down the path of discovering and understanding all that living, retiring and investing abroad has to offer. Everybody learns from everybody. We understand the proven power of collaboration. It is collective wisdom." said Luis Miranda, CEO of Boomers Abroad.
Leading industry experts and many of those who have journeyed ahead will share their personal experiences and knowledge in a great variety of areas, such as: top destinations, community highlights, attractions, real estate, mortgages, using IRAs, finance and lending, healthcare and insurance, language issues, taxation, immigration, legal matters, title insurance, relocation process, lifestyle, things to do, etc.
At BoomersAbroad.com online community members can ask experts their questions, create their own profiles, join groups of those who share their particular interests, create their own groups, make friends, upload photos, and have their own blogs, among other features.