Publisher: PublicAffairs

A Long Bright Future: Happiness, Health, and Financial Security in an Age of Increased Longevity

From Amazon:

“In A Long Bright Future, longevity and aging expert Laura Carstensen guides us into the new possibilities offered by a longer life. She debunks the myths and misconceptions about aging that stop us from adequately preparing for the future both as individuals and as a society: that growing older is associated with loneliness and unhappiness, and that only the genetically blessed live well and long. She then focuses on other important components of a long life, including finances, health, social relationships, Medicare and Social Security, challenging our preconceived notions of ‘old age’ every step of the way.”

Encore: Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life

From the Encore site:

“Baby boomers are inventing a new phase of work. It’s one of the most significant trends of the new century, and the biggest change in the American work force since the women’s movement.  Marc Freedman tells the stories of these encore career pioneers, who are working not only for continued income, but for the promise of more meaning and the chance to do work that matters. As their numbers begin to swell, these individuals hold the potential to transform work in America – and create a society that works better for everyone.”

The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife

From the Encore site:

“As millions of boomers cross the threshold into midlife, the discussion about longer lives in America has been entirely about the staggering economic costs of a dramatically aging society. In, “The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife,” Encore.org President and CEO Marc Freedman issues an impassioned call to accept the decades opening up between midlife and anything approximating old age for what they really are: a new stage of life, an encore phase.”

How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations

From the Encore site:

“In a poignant book that defies categorization, Freedman finds insights by exploring purpose and generativity, digging into the drive for longevity and the perils of age segregation, and talking to social innovators across the globe bringing the generations together for mutual benefit. He finds wisdom in stories from young and old, featuring ordinary people and icons like jazz great Clark Terry and basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.”