We are thrilled to be attending Encore.org's 20th Anniversary Summit. Encore has been on the frontline of intergenerational connections through their programs in the US and across the globe. In their words Encore.org is a innovation hub tapping the talent of people 50+ as a force for good. Find your purpose after 50 Stand up and show up for kids Tap encore talent … [Read more...] about 1 million adults 50+ to stand up for — and with — young people today.
Ingrid Hart facilitates classes and workshops on midlife renewal. She is the author of “My Year In California ~ A Journey Toward Midlife Renewal.” Here, Hart chronicles her experience in creating a ceremony to mark the transition from one life-stage to the next at one of her workshops. “Give yourselves a big round of applause,” I said to my “Midlife: What’s Next” … [Read more...] about Rites of Passage at Midlife – The Bridging Ceremony
There was no beating around the bush in a New York Times interview with Senator Diane Feinstein by Adam Nagourney and Inyoung Kang. They asked Feinstein some straightforward questions about age as she is running for what many consider her final term at 85 years old. Q. Do you think President Trump’s attacks on you as doddering are ageist? A. He’ll take anything he can. I … [Read more...] about Is Diane Feinstein Too Old for the Senate? Ask Her.
Gen2Gen is Encore.org’s campaign to mobilize 1 million adults 50+ to stand up for — and with — young people today. By bringing the generations together, Gen2Gen is working to realize the potential of longer lives, the potential of every child, and the power of older and younger generations working side by side for change. Next For Me has joined Encore.org as a … [Read more...] about Working Across Generations with Encore.org
We're working hard to bring you information, resources and events that matter to you. Whether you're looking to start a new career, boost your retirement savings, or simply find a social outlet with others who are looking past 50, we want to make the most of your time with us. As well as finding out the demographic makeup of our readers, we're also looking to understand and … [Read more...] about Take Our Fall Survey
In the great quest to name our generation we've covered those who are still active and accept the term "perennials", but maybe it's not that easy. The word old seems to rub Boomers the wrong way. Many in their 60s and 70s simply don’t consider themselves “old” as they continue to live productive, active lives. Some try to distinguish between young-old and old-old … [Read more...] about A New Stage, Between Working Age and Being Old
Neale Godfrey, a financial literacy expert, begins her article in Kiplinger, with a dose of reality. Are you sick and tired of having financial pundits yell at you about not saving enough for retirement? I am. They scare retirees into believing that because the average person has not saved enough, that they are doomed to a life of horrible choices. Because of their longer life … [Read more...] about Retirement Living in a Pod
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In Adweek Lauren Crichton reports on the absolute lack of advertising to the 50+ market. Advertisers have long believed that the path to long-term loyalty from consumers is to grab them early. This thinking ignores that 50% of consumer spending is controlled by people over 50. Crichton writes: The opportunity is enormous: a vast audience of people, with spending power, are … [Read more...] about Boomers to Advertisers: “We’ve got the money!”
In a Special Report in Axios Steve LeVine, and Harry Stevens report on "The aging, childless future." The population is aging but not growing and that leaves a looming crisis for care as we age. The turnaround on all continents except Africa means supporting an increasing number of retired people with many fewer workers, and confronts the world with two primary solutions, … [Read more...] about Briefs: Network Gone, The Aging Future, Generation to Generation Fun
As the population ages, so has the demand for dating sites and apps tailored to their needs. In recent years the number of users aged 55 to 64 has doubled, and that number continues to grow. Platforms that try to exclude older users had better be on notice. A Tinder user sued the company for discriminatory pricing that favored younger users. The California Court … [Read more...] about Dating Over 50
To celebrate the public launch of The Modern Elder Academy "a place to reset, restore and repurpose your life", we're publishing this article by Next For Me's founder Jeff Tidwell. The article was originally published on Forbes. Chip Conley is a longtime compadre (he was an advisor to my vacation rental business on Kauai - Aloha Dude, starting in 2000). I would visit him … [Read more...] about Announcing The Modern Elder Academy
Two stories from the New York Times caught our attention this week. Both speak to opportunities for people looking at the quality of their next stage. Tara Parker-Pope reported on the results of associating yourself with positive people. While taking a cruise with a group that had faced adversity in many forms she found that her cruisemates often found a silver lining to … [Read more...] about Briefs: The Power of Positivity and Creativity
We get a lot of great email from our readers. They connect with the stories about next-stage lives. This story comes from Charles Garrett in New Hill, NC. I love the vision of Next For Me! As a 72 year old, last year I was given an amazing opportunity, a challenge like no other in my already rather colorful life was laid out before me. With zero experience, a friend … [Read more...] about Personal Story: How A New Career Found Me at 72
Next For Me advisor Chip Conley published this article originally on LinkedIn. Chip is a New York Times best-selling author and long-time hospitality executive who collaborated with the Millennial co-founders of Airbnb to create the world’s largest global hospitality brand. His next book, Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder, is available on pre-order. Who … [Read more...] about Modern Elders, Declare Your Interdependence!
It was a busy week in news about our evolving generation. Maybe we're just tuned in, but it seems that the topic of older workers' roles, evolution and adaptability have become a topic to ponder across industries. Below are summaries of stories about the worlds of fashion, journalism, and construction engineering. In The Washington Post, Robin Givham interviews Diane von … [Read more...] about Briefs: Diane von Furstenberg, Older Journalists Adapting, Protecting the Workforce
Next For Me advisor Chip Conley published the following on LinkedIn in response to a Wall Street Journal article "In a Digital Era, How Can Older Workers Stay in the Game? -- These strategies help veteran employees stay current and valuable as workplaces become younger and more tech-focused" by Sue Shellenbarger. The specifics in this well-intentioned Wall Street Journal … [Read more...] about The Wall Street Journal Got It Wrong With Older Workers
While this year's crop of college graduates is planning their big move away from campus, a new wave of "non-traditional" students is making their way back to school after decades in the workforce. They're pursuing second careers, acquiring new skills, and embracing lifelong learning well after age 50. Judi Hasson, writing for Kiplinger, explored the intellectual and social … [Read more...] about Lifelong Learning
Next Avenue Managing Editor and Money & Work Editor, Richard Eisenberg interviewed Gary Burnison author of "Lose the Resumé, Land the Job." As CEO of the largest executive recruiting firm, Korn Ferry, Burnison contends that we approach job searches all wrong. When it comes to older workers he told Eisenberg: People in that demo have what is very hard to … [Read more...] about Your Job Search Might Be All Wrong
Regular readers of Next For Me will recognize Chip Conley from our early stories and inspiration. Chip is the author of 'Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder' which will be published on September 18, 2018. After selling his hotel company, the young founders of Airbnb asked Chip to join their company as a mentor and to guide them on running a hospitality company. He soon … [Read more...] about Interview: Chip Conley – The Making of a Modern Elder