Demographic born between 1946 and 1964.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 15:16
As childless people age, it raises questions of who will care for them, as well as issues of housing arrangements.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Thu, 02/13/2014 - 17:12
Will the next mid-life crisis be at 75? Sixty is the new sixty, says Marc Freedman. Attending a recent event, I was an audience member exhorted to consider the ever-greater expansion of time available to make sure that it is time well-lived. What does that mean in the context of life’s purpose, whether we are prepared to competently approach our very long retirement years with not-enough-saved or will we have an encore career or two? He quoted the comment of an older adult about their potentially very long future: "I’m on my next-to-last dog." Working part time – is that a next-to-last career? Volunteering – is that a career? In one session I heard the word 'work' used for effort that is "paid or unpaid." How mangled is our language that volunteering without pay is now called working? >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Sun, 02/09/2014 - 22:10
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Sat, 02/08/2014 - 14:34
For the last decade, the highest rate of entrepreneurial activity belongs to those aged 55-64.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Sat, 02/01/2014 - 08:59
Americans believe that individuals are primarily responsible for their own well-being when they’re older.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 00:19
Really about seniors, not boomers.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 12:46
Do designers of new products seriously consider ease of use? As the December buying frenzy fizzles, we are often reminded that 70% of the US economy is driven by consumer spending. We are not reminded too often about the Longevity Economy -- that 90+ million people are 50+, have most of the money, own most of the homes and cars, and thus buy the most of everything, including technology. And even the growth of social media shifts older - the fastest growing segment of Facebook users are aged 65+, Facebook has apparently saturated and/or bored teenager segments who have moved on, at least for now, to other stuff. So as some of you head off to CES exhibit halls this coming week, please consider the product user interface of what you see. Look at the TV, 'white hot' wearables, fitness devices, car tech, the ironically-titled not-so-smart phones, tablets, the health apps that apparently will eclipse the TVs. Count the demos you see of products you could characterize as simple, elegant, easy-to-use designs for all ages, including those who need to put on their reading glasses to read the manual or the 70% of adults who suffer eye strain peering at their devices. >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 12:25
The home will serve as an early detection system.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Wed, 11/27/2013 - 11:12
Tech-savvy seniors will begin to enter the healthcare market in the coming years, so the industry needs to prepare for this new type of aging patient.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Wed, 11/20/2013 - 16:03
Every day, in every way, see advice about Social Security. It must be the most frequently asked question of all time. The NY Times ran a Money column this past weekend – probably the thousandth time they’ve run the exact same piece of advice. Wait to take Social Security until you’re 70. Pay a bit of attention to the nearly 400 comments that wrestle the writer down – pretty much saying to take it when you’re eligible. And that’s so interesting when you look at the data the writer included -- with a deep sigh -- at the end: "Of the 1.4 million men and nearly 1.3 million women who began collecting benefits in 2012, about 1 percent of the men and nearly 2 percent of women were at least 70." Considering that virtually no one heeds it, no wonder the advice must be repeated, ad nauseum. In fact, five days earlier, the Wall Street Journal ran an article with the exact same advice! And AARP ran the same advice on October 24. Ditto for USA Today on October 13. >>> Read more . . .