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Give them credit…

When discussing living longer with teaching staff I sometimes encounter a defensive response along the lines – ‘I’m not comfortable with the idea of telling our students that they are going to have to work longer – they won’t understand’ to which my answer is ‘Give them credit…’ I work with many people making the […]

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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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WIIFM (Whats in it for me?)

If you are part of the post – millennial generation (born after 1997) then the world you are inheriting has been just through a period of unprecedented change – the impact of which we are only now starting to appreciate.  Your challenge today is to work out what those changes are, how they impact your […]

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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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Changing the Scoreboard

One unexpected challenge facing those nearing the end of their ‘primary career’ is a need to change their core values – those unspoken expectations, often learnt at an early age, that have been subconsciously shaping their lives ever since. I’m not advocating radical change, just recognition that the rapid increase in life expectancy over the […]

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Spread the word….

This week the UK media cannot decide if the problems of the NHS are caused by our aging population or by the obesity epidemic hitting our young. We at EML have the answer – it’s both! These are simply two aspects of a challenge faced by us all – rapidly increasing life expectancy. In the […]

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