From the universities and their affiliates – research about older adults. Since this website was launched in 2008, periodic looks at who is doing what in the area of research on aging have repeatedly revealed little in the way of commercialization determination or practicality of offerings. But funding is found – and several of these programs seem driven to reward innovation that can be commercialized – or they are funded by organizations that want and need results. Here are four from a recent scan -- there are more, of course, and if you know one that is more robust, please send it along or provide a comment:
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?
KANSAS CITY, Mo.(Feb. 25, 2013) – Baby boomers residing in New York City, Southern California and South Florida may soon find it easier to pursue their dreams of entrepreneurship thanks to a new sponsorship agreement between Kauffman FastTrac and AARP. In an outreach to its membership, AARP has agreed to underwrite the bulk of expenses for 60 aspiring entrepreneurs age 50+ to enroll in a Kauffman FastTrac course.