Retirement is now one-third of adult life. Time to rethink the golden years

Retirement is now one-third of adult life. Time to rethink the golden years

Fri, 12/01/2017

AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin spoke with the Boston Globe about the new old age, transcendent design, and why retiring to Florida might actually be a terrible idea:

Far from portending societal collapse, our rapidly accumulating golden years may actually represent a gold mine — even a new golden age, says Joseph F. Coughlin, founder and director of MIT’s AgeLab, in his new book “The Longevity Economy.” In fact, the market for consumer goods, housing and services tailored to American seniors is already worth as much as $8 trillion a year. But tapping into the resources of this fastest-growing segment of the population will require a new wave of innovation — and that has to begin with rethinking old age itself.

Read the interview here.

 

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