• Disconnect: Tech Chasm Among Older Adults

    There are technology haves and have-nots among older adults. That’s the key finding from the 2014 Pew Research Internet Project’s “Older Adults and Technology Use” survey, which defines “older adults” as ages 65 and up. Noted Pew’s most recent research: “Two different groups of older Americans emerge. The first group (which leans toward younger, mo...

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  • Seniors, Aging and Language

    Anyone who knows me knows I believe that we need new language to describe work, retirement and aging. I use the term “pretirement” to indicate an evolving stage of work during which people want to continue working in their life’s profession, but with more flexibility. Words matter. And the language isn’t quite catching up with reality. A 2014 survey b...

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  • States of Retirement

    Actor/comedian Jerry Seinfeld told a joke in his standup act: “My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.” For sure, because of lower costs and warmer weather, for many years a lot of northern natives moved south in retirement. Now other states are gaining in popularity. Bankrate.com released its annual ...

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  • Business Exec Calls on Companies to Reduce Office Time

    About one in five American workers works at home, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. But many Americans still must get on the move to get to work. For example, a typical day in my hometown of New York City involves millions of people in transit. They cross streets, highways, rivers and state lines on their way to and from the workplace. Not far fro...

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  • Are you R-E-L-E-V-A-N-T?

    Insurance trade publication Insurance Business America recently carried an article headlined: “Are Baby Boomers doomed to irrelevance in the workplace?” My answer: A resounding “NO!” I’ve written elsewhere about demographic trends. Steve Kayser, author of “The Greatest Words You’ve Never Heard,” picks up on this type of data to support his point th...

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