Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work


School of Social Work

First Advisor

McCaslin, Rosemary

Second Advisor

Rigole, William

Third Advisor

Chang, Janet C.


The purpose of this project was to explore how prepared for retirement are some military veterans who are baby boomers. The retirement prospects of baby boomers have become a leading cause of public interest. Some experts contend that the poor saving routines of boomers could possibly be the breaking point of the United States' economic growth and place financial concern on government programs such as Medicare and Social Security. The study site was the Veterans Home of California Barstow (VHCB) and the surrounding community in Barstow, CA.