Here is the first sentence of today’s Star Tribune editorial on "Aiding Baby Boomers’ Search for Meaning": "The nation’s supernumerary baby-boomers have reached what’s being
gently called "the second half of life," but the big generation is
still doing what it has done since its diaper days: It’s demanding
notice and altering the contours of every phase of life it touches."
And not only for the mawkishness. "Supernumerary" means superfluous, not numerous.
Of course, maybe the editorial writer is superannuated, which means "too old to work."