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Booming Encore’s Trending Topics Talk

Booming Encore’s Trending Topics Talk

By Susan Williams

We’re trying something new here at Booming Encore – we have just waded into the wonderful world of video!

Today we are launching a new video chat series on trending topics that concern baby boomers, aging and retirement.

In this session, I am joined by two of our Booming Encore ongoing contributors – Eileen Williams, an Author and Career Expert from Feisty Side of Fifty and Joe Casey, a Retirement Coach and Managing Partner from Retirement Wisdom.

Here’s what we discussed in this segment;

Unretirement

There’s been a new term buzzing around lately called unretirement. Basically, it’s a situation where someone retires and then returns back to the workforce often in a different capacity. In one article they shared that 39% of workers aged 65 to 71 had previously retired. We chat about what unretirement means and why this may be happening.

Digital Divide

In an article written by Ageing Better in the UK, they shared that as many essential services are being moved online there were 4.8 million people over the age of 55 who were not using the internet and were at risk of missing out on these services along with companies increasingly offer only-only deals. This was creating for a call for “digital inclusion” and some support to help elder people get online.  

We discuss the implications of this and whether there is also a digital divide in North America.

Aging Life Lessons 

There was a really interesting article in CNBC about Iris Apfel titled: 10 life lessons from a 96 year old who is probably cooler than you.

Iris is an icon in the fashion industry and the post documented some of her life story along with sharing some of her life lessons. 

A couple of her suggestions to age well were; 

  • Don’t obsess over your age 
  • Pick a partner who celebrates your successes 
  • Care about your own opinion above anyone else’s 
  • Don’t pretend you are younger than you are 

In our chat, we each share one of our own personal life lessons.

Here’s the video. We are always interested in hearing your feedback so please let us know what you think!

 

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Susan Williams is the Founder of Booming Encore. Being a Boomer herself, Susan loves to discover and share ways to live life to the fullest. She shares her experiences, observations and opinions on living life after 50 and tries to embrace Booming Encore's philosophy of making sure every day matters.