Maturity Re-Imagined, a Presentation from Ken Dychtwald - A Very Polished Performer

To be honest, not a lot that if you are working in the ageing business you will not have heard before but I think it is worth 45 mins of your life to listen to what Dychtwald has to say.

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Millennials Look for Experiences over Possessions - So Do Their Parents

I had to laugh when Marketing magazine had a headline "Millennials look for experiences over possessions." I thought that I had read something like that before and then remembered a blog posting back in 2008 that said something very similar only this time it was about Boomers.

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Conflicting Messages about Relative Wellbeing of the Generations

Yesterday I was reading an article in the WSJ titled: "Aging and Broke, More Lean on Family." Much was made of research from Pew about the increase in multigenerational households because of the inability of older people to afford to life alone. The article is behind a paywall - don't worry - it was long on anecdotal stuff and short on detail.

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Is the "Empty Nest" Household Just a Dream?

A survey by suggests that while US Boomers typically would be dealing with “Empty Nest” syndrome as their children leave home they are in fact running multi-generational boarding houses.

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What Teens Think When Parents Join Facebook

I have often wondered what the reaction of my friends children is to the arrival of mum and dad on their Facebook page. I always guessed it would be shock horror.

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Baby Boomer UK Does Not Equal BB US

This blog posting echoes something I have been saying for as long as I can remember – these days, as a result of cognitive decline, that is not long.

The concept of Baby Boomers may have meaning in the US but it doesn’t in the UK.

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Mum, Partner, the Kids and Gramps

Put another way – the multi-generational family household (in the US) is back in fashion.

More like is back because of necessity.

Pew Research Centre’s analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data comes to the conclusions that social trends appear to be reversing. The key findings:

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What You Think about Age Depends on How Old You Are

Buried away in this 164 page report, just published by the Department for Wages and Pensions about the attitudes of Brits to age are some fascinating and a somewhat disturbing findings.

The research in this report is based on secondary analysis of data from five national surveys (with a total of 6000 respondents).

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The Birth of the “Cautionary Generation”

This blog posting by Jay Suhr makes a great deal of sense in which he tries to answer the question that fascinates me: “is the recession a defining moment for our consumer-driven society.” If it is, what impact will it have?

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Pressures on the Sandwich Generation

I just received an e-mail promoting a new book about the issues facing the Sandwich Generation, when needing to provide or access care for their parents (Sustenance and Hope for Caregivers of Elderly Parents).


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