Today we're living so much longer and more productively that age sixty has truly become the new age forty-the prime of life when our careers are in full swing, our minds are at their most creative, and our passions burn their hottest.Read more...
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Today we're living so much longer and more productively that age sixty has truly become the new age forty-the prime of life when our careers are in full swing, our minds are at their most creative, and our passions burn their hottest. -Mark Victor Hansen and Art Linkletter
So how do we ensure that our bodies remain fit, our minds alert and creative, our finances stable-even growing-throughout our senior years? TV icon Art Linkletter (incredibly active in several enterprises at the age of 94) and Chicken Soup for the Soul.
What's new in getting old
Not many Americans have missed the message that "retirement" now means a Jupiter-sized nest egg, a fourth or fifth career and purpose-driven leisure. That pressure takes its toll on the collagen, but Mark Victor Hansen (co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series) and beloved 94-year-old TV host Art Linkletter ("Kids Say the Darndest Things!") tout 60 as "the new forty" and implore baby boomers to "think outside the casket" in How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life. Longer and healthier lives mean a new set of expectations and challenges, so the duo urge readers to "refire" instead of retire and "sage instead of age." These inspirational quips ("don't regret, re-great!" is another) and obvious recommendations ("maintain vibrant health! Defy expectations and have a hot sex life!") get a bit old, so to speak, but the pair also inject some literary Botox into many myths and misconceptions about aging to smooth away worry, and offer some unusual ideas to ponder. The controversial calorie restriction approach to longevity is interesting, along with their advice on unleashing your innate creativity or "inner Grandma Moses," and becoming a "seniorpreneur" to stay solvent, keep the synapses firing and stave off Alzheimer's.