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A Design Revolution: All About Boomers

As the boomer generation continues to age, demographers predict that by 2030, when all the baby boomers will have passed age 65, the over-65 crowd will reach 20 percent of the population. 10,000 of us are turning 65 every DAY. But just because we are getting older doesn’t mean that we are leaving the scene. […]

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Reinvention Principles to Ensure Successful Aging

Many Boomer men and women share the “homeless guy” or “bag lady” fantasy – that there is no future for us beyond “retirement” age and no hope for successful aging. ┬áCoupled with increased longevity, reduced savings and dwindling income, many of us are also caring for our own parents, as well as our grown kids. […]

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Don’t Fit In, Be Your Hero, Reinvent Yourself

As Boomers, we started off life as iconoclasts. We were the Woodstock Generation, the Counterculture Generation, the Me Generation. We turned on, tuned in and dropped out. But that didn’t last very long. Once the Vietnam War was over, we quieted down and became those people over 30 we weren’t supposed to trust. We’ve been […]

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How To Apply Reinvention To Your Fitness Plan

A few friends have sheepishly admitted that their New Year’s Resolutions to get back to the gym have dissipated, so I thought I would try to apply the 5-step principle of Boomer Reinvention to personal fitness. Maybe it’s a methodology that could work for you if you’ve fallen off the workout wagon. For those of […]

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How Ageism Undermines The Reinvention Process

Ashton Applewhite is an activist at the forefront of what may be one of the last civil rights struggles: the fight against ageism. Her mission, as she puts it, “is to put ageism on the same page as racism and sexism and homophobia, as grounds on which people are discriminated against all the time.” If […]

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3 Transformative New Year’s Resolutions for Boomers

Many Boomers are facing uncertain careers as we transition into 2015. We grew up believing in a fading myth: that if we got a good Education, and diligently pursued our Career, that we would be rewarded for our dedication with a sustaining pension for our Retirement. For many of us, our 50s and 60s are […]

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5 Key Reinvention Books Boomers Need To Read

If 2014 was the year the youngest boomers turned 50, then 2015 will be the year for us to look ahead at the inevitable economic and cultural shifts that will kick the concept of “retirement” very far down (if not completely off) the road. Any problem worth solving has a range of solutions, so as […]

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3 Secrets To Surviving The Boomer Sandwich

Boomers are the “sandwich generation,” often caught between being caregivers to both our parents as well as to our children. We are in a perilous situation with no clear relief in sight. Our parents are living longer thanks to miraculous medical advances, but with healthcare costs rising, even with medicare, we have a hard time […]

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Beyond Retirement: Revisiting Erik Erikson & Generativity

Psychologist Erik Erikson is famous for his 7 Life Stages, describing key periods and transitions in our lives from birth to death. It is time to rethink the application of Erikson’s ideas to the boomer generation, and to explore how we can better use his framework as an inspiration and a road map for our […]

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