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These local teens are bringing groceries to the elderly during the coronavirus pandemic

Original post made on Jun 3, 2020

A Menlo-Atherton High School student has started a local branch of Zoomers to Boomers, a free grocery delivery service for the elderly and immunocompromised.

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Posted by Trish Bubenik
a resident of another community
on Jun 3, 2020 at 7:24 pm

As a former public school teacher, principal and superintendent, I applaud this young man's integrity and initiative to not only start this service for Boomers, but also to do this for free!!!! You inspire me, fill me with hope for our future, and eagerly call for our youth to lead our country forward. I would love to follow your educational experience and choice of career. I hope your meaningful example will encourage other youth to follow your example to support and improve our American society. Bravo!!!! THANK YOU!!!!

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Posted by Trish Bubenik
a resident of another community
on Jun 3, 2020 at 7:25 pm

In Palo Alto....

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Posted by Mislabeled
a resident of Atherton: other
on Jun 4, 2020 at 2:41 am

Most boomers aren't even retirement age, hardly elderly.

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Posted by Voice of Reason
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 4, 2020 at 1:17 pm

"Mislabeled," I'm sure writing your post fed some sort of need, so hopefully you're feeling better. However, before you write something negative next time you should just do a quick search on the age range of the Baby Boomer generation. It's from 56-76.

I would imagine this project targets the upper range in age, or those with immune system compromises of any age. If that still inspires you to write another snarky comment, then good luck to you.

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Posted by Frank
a resident of Atherton: other
on Jun 4, 2020 at 6:23 pm

I don't think anyone born after 1946 considers themselves elderly. Maybe before 1940. Boomers are mostly vibrant people, not elderly.

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Posted by Menlo Park
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 4, 2020 at 8:10 pm

"Frank" and "Mislabeled" I think you both are missing the point. This is a nice group of kids trying to do something good. The name of their project is catchy and fun. It's not meant to offend anyone. Way to go kids! Keep up the good work serving people in need, whatever their age!

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Posted by FrankHater27
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Jun 4, 2020 at 8:11 pm

Ok Frank, way to miss the point.

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Posted by Frank
a resident of Atherton: other
on Jun 4, 2020 at 9:57 pm

Not missing the point. The kids are doing a great thing and the name of the project is fine. But as a Boomer, I object to bring called elderly which I think was used by the writer, not the kids. I think it's an outdated term that had no use in today's society. Elderly has connotations of canes and wheelchairs while most seniors today are vibrant and active.

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Posted by Protesting in place
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Jun 5, 2020 at 12:59 pm

In general, "booomer" has become a pejorative, as in "ok boomer." And characterizing a whole group of people in their 50s and 60s as elderly is wrong.

I'm sure that 55-years-old seems ancient to a teen, but since the kids are well-meaning, perhaps they are open to enlightenment on that topic.

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