We've all seen the ads on TV and in magazines-"50 is the new 30!" or "60 is the new 40!" A nice sentiment to be sure, but CEO of AARP Jo Ann Jenkins disagrees. 50 is 50, and she, for one, likes the look of it.
In Disrupt Aging, Jenkins focuses on three core areas-health, wealth, and self-to show us how to embrace opportunities and change the way we look at getting older. Here, she chronicles her own journey and that of others who are making their mark as disruptors to show readers how we can be active, healthy, and happy as we get older. Through this powerful and engaging narrative, she touches on all the important issues facing people 50+ today, from caregiving and mindful living to building age-friendly communities and making our money last.
This is a book for all the makers and doers who have a desire to continue exploring possibilities, to celebrate discovery over decline, and to seek out opportunities to live the best life there is.
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About the Author
In May 2010, she was recognized by the technology industry with the eleventh annual Women in Technology Leadership Award for her innovative work on the Library of Congress Experience. She is also a recipient of the Library of Congress Distinguished Service Award. She is a Malcolm Baldrige fellow, recipient of the 2013 Black Women's Agenda Economic Development Award for spearheading investments undergirding innovative social impact programs, and one of the NonProfit Times' Power and Influence Top 50 for 2013 and 2014.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Why Disrupt Aging? 1
Chapter 1 The New Reality of Aging 11
Chapter 2 Own Your Age 33
Chapter 3 Design Your Life 51
Chapter 4 Take Control of Your Health 73
Chapter 5 Choose Where You Live 103
Chapter 6 Finance Your Future 131
Chapter 7 Put Your Experience to Work 157
Chapter 8 Let's Change the Rules 181
Chapter 9 A New Vision for Living and Aging in America 209
Join The Conversation 217
Take Action 219
Learn More: Resources 239
About The Author 267