“A must read for every Baby Boomer in America.”
—Dr. Nancy Morrow Howell, Dir. Friedman Center on Aging
Like the melting of the glaciers, a crisis of undue proportions is silently unfolding in the United States.
We are living longer, much longer, than our ancestors. We are no longer young and old; there is a new third age, a potentially productive age of 65-80. As our country’s nearly 80 million Baby Boomers reach this unprecedented phase of life, many want to continue in the workforce and we need them. Our attitudes, laws and work places need to change for us and them to adapt successfully to the age of longevity. Working and retirement should not and cannot be an “on and off switch.” In my new book, BOOMERangs, I seek to bring awareness and ideas to the forefront of our national consciousness and describe the required changes we will need to engage our aging population, including specific tips for employers, employees and governments.