Scientists Leaf The Way To Live Longer Than Ever!

More and more attention is being given to the art of aging since I started researching it ten years ago.  The National Center For Health Statistics claims that a person who turns 65 today can have a probable life expectancy of another 19.3 years.  My generation of baby boomers is now marching into their 60’s and 70’s and always have been the ones to lead the way.

Baby Boomers Need To Come Up With A Name

We baby boomers will not March silently into this next phase of life so whom would be better than us to think of a catchy name for this piviotal period in our lives?  The naming of a period of life will give it authencity and help to construct ways, products and services to meet the needs of this ever expanding community.  I recently read an article that discussed the fact that 100 years ago there was no name to identify the population of people who weren’t kids nor adults. It wasn’t until 1904 when psychologist, G. Stanley Hall coined the term “adolescence”. The application of a term to describe that generation resulted in high school education becoming more commonplace and the expansion of child labor laws. So, what could we call this new phase of life?  Look for my ideas in a future post.

Easing Into A New Mature Phase

Research from RAND Corp shows that many boomers are taking sabbaticals to get ready for what lies ahead. So,e return to their careers while others move on to other ventures. Much like the gap year that high schoolers take before starting college.  This is a time for reflection on how we want to spend the rest of our lives and how we want to be thought of at the end of it. Today, boomers seem more interested in being involved in leaving the earth a bit better for their having lived on it than just playing golf all day.  Encore.org stats show that 70% of this age group feel their impact on the world is important.

Grow old with gusto and make your imprint!

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