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Stuck in the middle….

I have written at length about the changing nature of later life and, more recently, about the prospects for ‘millennials’ – those facing 70 years of working life before retiring in their late 80s.  But what about those stuck in the middle?  The working generation sandwiched between elderly relatives who seem to be living forever […]

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It’s happening…

In my last blog I suggest that those currently in their 20s will experience a different ‘life structure’ compared to earlier generations.   They face the prospect of a 70 year working life during which they can expect multiple careers with a range of employers.  The ‘old values’ of staying with one company and showing […]

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Misnomers

While I am a huge Apple fan I am increasingly concerned with a fundamental flaw in their products – the description. It started with the i-Phone. This product was always far more than just a phone but 10 years on ‘making a call’ doesn’t even feature in the top 10 uses for the device. Then […]

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Your point?

When chatting with the Digital Generation their communication style can be abrupt. Not intentionally rude they are simply being ‘direct’.  So when I showed a group the global statistics on living longer they immediately ‘got it’ – as a generation they will live significantly longer than their parents and grandparents – ‘so what?’ Well, while […]

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Red Letter Day

A red letter day is defined as ‘any day of special significance’. The practice has Biblical roots with important days being written in red. It then extended to the Courts and Universities when the judiciary and scholars wore their dress robes on important days. In recent times this has been extended to include any day […]

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Moving the Goal-Posts

Did you know that over the last few years many of the goal-posts for later life have changed? With global life expectancy increasing 50% in just the last 50 years reaching 60 is no longer ‘the beginning of the end’ instead it is life’s ‘half time interlude’. With this change many of the life goals […]

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‘Enough is Enough’

That’s the problem, when it comes to Living Longer very few of us really know when enough is enough. With a decade’s experience of researching longevity we have compelling evidence that shows few people really know when to stop.  They immediately think of money but while that is certainly true if you are to strike and […]

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What will the grandchildren think….?

The political debate is hotting up as we head into the June election and so to are some astounding assumptions behind the claims. Some examples: Care costs preventing people from leaving their home to their children. UK life expectancy is now around 80; the average age of UK first time Mums is 28 and they […]

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Striking a balance

The central message emerging from EML’s research is that those who are successful at making the most of their extra years are the ones who are able to strike a balance – the balance between six aspects of life identified by focus groups as being essential – maintaining relationships, valuing possessions, keeping active, optimising health, […]

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