Prime Time: How Baby Boomers Will Revolutionize Retirement and Transform America
Marc FreedmanISBN: 1586481207;
This "inspiring, informative, mind-opening book" ( New York Times ) provides a new vision on aging, retirement, and the role of older Americans in the 21st century. Over the next three decades, the number of Americans over fifty will double, swelling to more than a quarter of the population. Already we are living thirty years longer than a century ago, with further gains expected in the coming years. The end result is a new stage of life, one as long or longer than childhood or middle age in duration, and one spent in unprecedented good health. Yet, as individuals, and as a society, we've shown little imagination or wisdom in using this great gift of a third age. Marc Freedman identifies the new longevity as not a problem to be solved, but an opportunity to be seized-provided we can engage the experience, talent, and idealism of older Americans. At a juncture when the middle-generation faces a time-famine, struggling to simultaneously raise kids and work long hours on the job,...
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