Age Wave: The Challenges and Opportunities of an Aging America

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Bantam Books, 1989 - Family & Relationships - 380 pages
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This book will change the way you act today and how you plan for tomorrow

The generation between the ages of thirty-five and fifty is the largest, most powerful, most influential generation in American history. This is the Age Wave - a revolution that is crashing through our culture, reforming our expectations, and changing the very meaning of aging. Here is the first comprehensive analysis of the consequences, now and in the next decades, of the aging Baby Boom - the most significant societal force of our day.The Cyclic Life-Style - new patterns of work and leisure that will expand our productive yearsReinventing the Family - living together and love in the post-childrearing yearsElderpower at the Polls - why national priorities and policies - including Social Security - must shift dramaticallyRedesigning America - new products and services for the booming "mature market"A Great Age - how to overcome the negative myths of aging and live a longer and healthier life.

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Contents

Reworking Work
173
Love in the Second Half
209
Reinventing the Family
233
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About the author (1989)

Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D., is a psychologist, gerontologist, public speaker, and bestselling author of 15 books. A frequent guest in the media and an adviser to companies, organizations, and governments throughout the world, he is widely viewed as North America's most visionary, original thinker regarding the personal, social, and global impact of increasing longevity and the "age wave.

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