Clare Martorana is a digital service expert at the United States Digital Service, in Washington, D.C. Clare is detailed to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs focused on the agency’s Digital Modernization efforts. Previously she served as president of Everyday Health after a 12 year career as senior vice president, general manager and editor-at-large at WebMD. She loves … [Read more...] about Clare Martorana: Modernizing VA.gov and Lifelong Learning
We're headed to Madison, Wisconsin for an intimate evening of conversation about creating awareness of our 50+ generation, work, finances and what's next. Join us on December 5th, 2018 from 6-8 pm with a group of Madison locals. If you'd like to attend please use the form below. Attendance is limited, so sign up soon. Our informal events include: 5-10 people … [Read more...] about A Next For Me Event – Madison, WI – December 5th
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
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
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
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!