Retirement

New Newsletter to Tackle the Issue of Aging With Dignity

Every day, about 60,000 baby boomers turn 65 and whether they retire or not, they are entering the older part of the population in greater numbers than any other time in U.S. history. According to the National Institute of Health, there are about 35 million Americans over age 65 and “this number is expected to double in the next 25 years. The oldest old–people age 85 or older–constitute the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population.” 

While many of us may never reach age 85 or become centurions, we are all aging and re-shaping how society views the elderly, which invariable will include many of the people reading this article. This societal change is causing many people to re-evaluate how we treat older Americans and what contributions they can continue to make in society which seems to diminish the value of experience, while offering fewer opportunities to contribute to society on a paid basis.

So what are the alternatives?

A new newsletter, “Aging With Dignity” is addressing this question and according to its editor, Matt Perry of the California Health Report, this topic is long overdue for more national media coverage.

“As the ‘silver tsunami’ hits America, it’s important to redefine the way we age to see later life as a time of opportunity and continued growth. Although there are a lot of people writing about aging, there are only a few independent journalists covering this beat on a full-time basis. ‘Aging With Dignity’ newsletter is intended to foster a dialogue on aging, while honestly assessing the successes and shortcomings of our treatment of elders. This is an important topic that deserves much greater coverage and we will do that in this newsletter,” Perry said.

The newsletter will cover issues related to community involvement, physical and mental fitness, opportunities to contribute to society, building financial security and news related to the aging population.

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Chuck Epstein

Chuck Epstein

Chuck Epstein has managed marketing communications and public relations departments for major global financial institutions and participated in the launch of industry-changing financial products. He also has written by-lined articles for over 50 publications, five books and served as editor and publisher of nation’s first newsletter on the topic of using the PC for personal investing and trading. (“Investing Online, 1994-1999). He also is a marketing consultant, writer and speaker on topics related to investor protection and opportunities in the very dynamic cannabis industry.

He has held senior-level marketing, PR and communications positions at the New York Futures Exchange, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Lind-Waldock, Zacks Investment Research, Russell Investments and Principal Financial.

He has won national awards from the Mutual Fund Education Alliance (MFEA) and his web site, www.mutualfundreform.com, was named best small blog in 2009 by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW).

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