By Bill Novelli, Boe Workman, Steve Case
50+ is a choice to fingers. it is a groundbreaking examine the revolution that is happening instantly between seventy-eight million American child boomers. From age 50+ on up, american citizens are refusing to rock away their retirement. they're beginning new careers, rallying for factors just about their hearts, elevating grandchildren, turning into extra energetic of their groups, and, especially else, altering the face of getting older in the USA.
invoice Novelli, CEO of AARP, is aware that with the biggest iteration of usa citizens ever recorded nearing conventional retirement age, this revolution is altering the best way 50+ american citizens dwell their lives. The boomers have big technological services, are actively eager about holding a fit way of life, were politically energetic all through their lives, and are cozy dealing with their very own funds. they're no strangers to the gymnasium, the vote casting sales space, on-line making an investment websites, or the daily administration in their 401(k)s, and they are joining...
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But with the largest 50+ generation in history entering their mature years, life is about to get even better. With increased longevity adding vital and productive years to our extended lives, we have come to an important crossroads. In front of us is an unprecedented opportunity to make changes that will not only improve our own lives but also make our country stronger. The question we have to ask is are we going to lead that change or let that change lead us? I am an optimist. I believe that most people are like me.
I wasn’t particularly political or ideological at that point in my life, but I thought it would be a great experience, as a young person, to work on a presidential campaign. It was a fascinating time, and I was excited to have the chance to apply my marketing skills to national politics. Jack and I put our idea on hold, and I spent nine months as part of the November Group, as we named ourselves, working on the Nixon reelection campaign. Somewhat later, the experience turned sour when the facts behind the Watergate episode and related activities came to light.
This book could not have been done without the help of my many colleagues at AARP. John Rother, our policy guru, read drafts, made suggestions, and added accuracy, as did Mike Naylor and David Certner. Marie Smith, Joan Wise, and Hugh Delehanty read and commented on the drafts. Hugh, who is editor-in-chief of AARP publications, knows books and how to write them. He also helped guide the development of the chapters. My thanks also go out to Tom Nelson and Dawn Sweeney, two AARP teammates who encouraged me when so many other things were piling up on the agenda; to Kevin Donnellan, for leading our communications efforts around the book; to Sherla Allen, my valuable assistant, who continually juggled the many demands of my schedule to keep me on track; and to the AARP Board of Directors for their support and encouragement throughout the project.