When we feel relevant doing work we love, with people we love, and making a difference in some fashion in the world around us, we live richer lives.
Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Encore.org, delivered a terrific TEDx Talk titled “How to Live Forever,” in which he explores longevity, youth, purpose and happiness, and the role older people can play in giving back to the next generation. Freedman’s book, which will have the same title, is in the works to be published […]
I am delighted to be a featured expert at the Age Without Borders Virtual Summit, an amazing global gathering of more than 50 speakers from the USA, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Tasmania, Russia, South Africa, Iceland and the tiny islands of Malta, Tasmania and Mauritius sharing insights on health, travel, finance, aging in place, purposeful […]
The big question these days is, should we even call it retirement any more? According to a survey by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies: “Sixty-somethings and older workers are casting aside long-held societal notions about fully retiring at age 65.” The report, Retirement Throughout the Ages: Expectations and Preparations of American Workers, says 82% […]
For a city to be aging-friendly, its residents need affordable and safe housing, opportunities for staying engaged in activities that matter to them and access to health care and other services. An aging-friendly city also offers opportunities for people to work, for pay or not. By 2050, the population over age 65 is projected to […]
Martha Baron likes to play in the dirt. And for the 79-year-old resident of Washington, all that takes is a walk about a half a block from her condominium to the Newark Street Community Garden. Three times a week during the growing season, Ms. Baron visits her two organic garden plots, where she tends to […]
Kerry Hannon, 55, Career and Retirement Expert The author of “What’s Next? Finding Your Passion and Your Dream Job in Your Forties, Fifties and Beyond” said aging well involves being financially, physically and spiritually fit. She walks her dog several miles a day, rides horses, and drinks a lot of water. “A can-do-spirit feels good,” […]