Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. --Samuel Ullman

From Me Generation to Re-Generation

From Me Generation to Re-Generation

Oct 20, 2006-- Retirement years have long been marked by withdrawal, entitlement and the pursuit of leisure. But all that is changing now with a generation that's 60-and-still-raring-to-go. The emerging model embraces personal growth, giving back and continued employment. These hallmarks of the new retirement have the potential to reshape the economy and society to everyone's benefit. The challenge is not, as many have argued, how to pay for an aging society; it's how to harness the skills of a vast, willing and able new crop of people who want to stay in the game longer, give something back and help cure society's ills. The latest statistics validate that trend: for example, "boomers" have higher volunteer rates (a whopping 33%) than even seniors (24%) or young adults (24%). (1718 reads)


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