It’s growing. Boomers are blooming into new work, new ideas everyday. It’s not your Grandfather’s idea of aging. Everyday there’s a new story on how 60 to 90 yr. olds are attempting and achieving new levels of physical capabilities and achievement in other realms. How individuals in their mid 50’s to late 60’s are more likely to have a successful startup business.
This is not about old vs. young it’s about a new landscape that is emerging. New language to describe Boomers such as Perennials. New ideas that cross generations.
Recently I visited a University with a school of design that was bringing older individuals in to review, and collaborate on new products. These products weren’t new Walkers or other technologies to aid older people. The products were for everyday use. And the collaboration was amazing to behold. The older men and women truly participated in a co-collaboration. And the benefits of the joining of those generations was like watching the birth of a new idea in cross generational communication. I will write more about it as it is still in an early stage.
Take heart. Take root. No matter how old you are, you still have room to grow. Onward !