At the family level between parents, children and grandchildren, generational interaction can really work. When you celebrate a birthday for a 90 year old grandmother, it’s not unheard of now, that four generations of mothers and daughters gather in one room. Conversation is nudged along with teasing about how everything in life has changed, from
Author Archives: Mark Venning
Awake Certified Financial Planners! The time is here to rethink the whole conversation on financial planning for retirement. It’s time to start calling it what it really is when you work with your clients. In modern reality it’s about longevity planning. Thinking more like this could dramatically create a differential for you in the marketplace
When you are older, – what are your choices for aging at home; at the point where mobility becomes an issue and perhaps your overall health condition has become a major factor in determining your very “declaration of independence”. As witness to this over a number of years, it wasn’t as if we as children
Where goes the aging workforce? Is it as if there is a cliff just beyond the foreseeable horizon, where legions of aging workers suddenly drop away? Public news headlines and discussions in the field of human resources have been talking about this for years now. And there is current evidence that many people over 55
Diets. Drugs. Supplements. Surgeries. Lotions and Potions. We don’t seem to be afraid of dying – but aging, that’s another matter. Anti-aging has become a big business and we start the process maybe around age 40, picking up that protest sign and tilting it over our shoulder as we look for all fountains of youth.
What is the “promise” of longevity? In the 21st century we are for the first time in our world history, experiencing the reality of people living an extended lifetime. Opportunities and challenges await us. Social issues like pension reform, health and home care – are front page news right now; and we haven’t even reached