We're heading to Austin as co-hosts of our first ever event in the lively city. South by Southwest is an annual conference that showcases film, music and interactive trendsetters. Check out our event and some other sessions we're hoping to catch. Friday March 8, Fairmont Hotel, Violet Room 50 & Up Meetup We were invited by communications pro Patricia McCall who hosted … [Read more...] about NFM Events: South by Southwest and our 50 & Up Meet Up
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Through our weekly newsletter, in-person meetups, and public events, Next for Me has created a network of opportunity and empowerment for 50+ workers. This market report is based on findings from those meetups, from one-on-one interviews, focus groups, and surveys conducted with our audience nationwide from January 2018 - January 2019. Download the complete report: … [Read more...] about Understanding the 50+ Worker: Market Report
Theresa Drescher is a life and career coach at The Upside to Everything. That was not a career choice she considered when starting out in life, nor is it what she spent the first half of her life doing. Plans have a way of changing the longer you live. Life is funny that way. Six weeks after she left her corporate job to go out on her own, she was diagnosed with cancer. Once … [Read more...] about Finding My Voice Was the Game-changer
We asked "Does anybody else think the Facebook challenge "How hard did aging hit you?" is ageist?" View this post on Instagram When time and hair product are on your side (swipe right) #10YearChallenge A post shared by Ryan Seacrest (@ryanseacrest) on Jan 14, 2019 at 5:24am PST Here are a few responses: What a great conversation to … [Read more...] about Is The Facebook Challenge Ageist?
Donna Kastner at Retirepreneur covers the trend of phased retirement in her latest video update. It's a trend that's catching on with companies who are looking to retain their workforce and to accommodate workers who are looking for ways to ease their way out of the workforce and into retirement. https://youtu.be/w9FqJELGjmc From CNBC: How to gauge your chances of a phased … [Read more...] about Phased Retirement: Donna Kastner on Easing Your Way Out
Briefs: Reverse Mortgage considerations from Squared Away Blog Americans Top 3 Retirement Planning Regrets Christie Brinkley on Ageism in Modeling Home Equity Offers Big Boost to Retirees From the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College's Squared Away Blog. "Financial Behavior: Work, Save, Retire" Retirees’ primary sources of income are the … [Read more...] about Briefs: Reverse Mortgages, Financial Regrets, and Model Ageism
Elizabeth White chronicles her high-wire financial survival in her book "55, Unemployed and Faking Normal." With all the right credentials, work history, and education her plight came as much a surprise to her as to her professional colleagues. She observed the security she was accustomed to suddenly disappear. Her story resonates with many of our readers. We are delighted … [Read more...] about Elizabeth White: 55, Unemployed, and Faking Normal
Have you ever caught up with a friend after years of being apart and everything falls into place and it’s as though no time had passed between you? Nothing feels better than the love and understanding of an old friend. The nature of our friendships is really interesting because they rank after our romantic partners, our parents, and our children. We tend to them when we have … [Read more...] about Finding Freedom in Lifelong Friendships
In my former career as a psychotherapist and now as an executive coach, I have worked with hundreds of men and women in various stages of midlife transition, reinvention and sometimes “crisis.” Over time, I began to notice patterns in which of my clients were able to navigate transitions, make the necessary changes and thrive in their reformatted lives and those who believed … [Read more...] about Redundancy or Reinvention: It’s Up to You
We all view wellness differently. It makes perfect sense considering that we’re each unique individuals. I witness how these differences show up in students that I teach at Golden Gate University. During the first class, I invite them to brainstorm workplace wellness options that they’ve experienced, or would like to experience. Depending on each student’s stage in life, their … [Read more...] about Workplace Wellness Trends for the 50+ Generation
One of the perks of getting older is that your metrics for success change. But like so many things in this new mid-life period of reinvention, it may take time to understand and to appreciate what's good about that. In my previous life, writing and publishing a book - as a way to capture and codify experience and expertise - was the holy grail. If you wrote the book, you … [Read more...] about When Your Metrics For Success Change in Mid-life and Beyond
The scariest part of a home-based business is… a home based business. Making the transition from a more corporate commuting lifestyle to working from home may feel like stepping into the void. Almost 2,000 people have viewed my post of this NYT article on my LinkedIn. As we move towards a more free-lance and flexible approach to work, it is no surprise that there is growing … [Read more...] about Home-Based Business Fears Don’t Have to Hold You Back
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.
We're headed to Washington DC for our first east coast event. Along with partners Silvernest and Stria, we are hosting an evening of conversation about creating awareness of our generation. In Stria's first State of the Longevity Market Survey, readers (who are all professionals working in aging or the longevity market) said that the most important issue for the field to … [Read more...] about A Next For Me Event – Washington, DC – December 12
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
As the workforce ages and transitions to the next career phase, they're looking for new ways to network, find job leads, and build a personal brand that truly reflects their interests and expertise. Social media is where they can showcase their work, discover the latest info about their field, and connect with others in their field. If you're ready to put yourself out … [Read more...] about Building Your Brand on Social Media: Part 3 – Instagram
As the aging population puts off retirement, they're looking online for career help, for job listings, and to build their personal brand. They know that social media isn't just for narcissistic twenty-somethings to post selfies, it's a place where they can showcase their work, discover the latest info about their field, and network (31% of LinkedIn users are over 55). If … [Read more...] about Building Your Brand on Social Media: Part 2 – Facebook and Twitter