By Bill Novelli, Boe Workman, Steve Case

50+ is a decision to hands. it is a groundbreaking examine the revolution that is occurring without delay between seventy-eight million American child boomers. From age 50+ on up, american citizens are refusing to rock away their retirement. they are beginning new careers, rallying for factors as regards to their hearts, elevating grandchildren, turning into extra energetic of their groups, and, primarily else, altering the face of getting older in America.    
        invoice Novelli, CEO of AARP, is familiar with that with the most important new release of usa citizens ever recorded nearing conventional retirement age, this revolution is altering the best way 50+ americans stay their lives. The boomers have significant technological services, are actively concerned about keeping a fit way of life, were politically energetic all through their lives, and are cozy handling their very own funds. they are no strangers to the health club, the vote casting sales space, on-line making an investment websites, or the daily administration in their 401(k)s, and they are becoming a member of an already energetic and savvy crew of american citizens 50+ and past who're made up our minds to go away their mark at the global. Novelli is aware that there is power in numbers and that fifty+ american citizens can grab the day by:
 
--Working to remodel future health care not just by means of not easy caliber care and reduce pharmaceutical bills, but additionally by way of carrying out fit existence and preventive care
 
--Creating a safe retirement via making plans own funds good upfront and dealing to make Social defense solvent for all Americans
 
--Revolutionizing the office so these people who wish or have to proceed operating can achieve this in a manner that merits everyone.
 
--Building livable groups with stronger housing, transportation, and prone, permitting all americans to age in place.
 
--Changing via using the advance of cutting edge services and products that upload price to 50+ lives, and utilizing collective buying strength to cause them to affordable
 
--Advocating for factors that would rather make a difference
 
--Creating a long-lasting legacy so that it will go away the area a greater position than we came upon it.
 
By getting to know the probabilities that lie inside of we all, we will be able to ignite a twenty-first-century revolution to make the US greater and enhanced. in case you are 50+, invoice Novelli has a message for you: the simplest is but to come.

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We made a lot of progress, but unfortunately, we didn’t win out in Congress. We failed to get our comprehensive tobacco control bill, led by Senator John McCain, through the Senate. The legislation would have established government regulation and programs, reformed tobacco industry marketing and other practices, and driven smoking down further and faster. We did all we could to support the legislation, with John Seffrin, CEO of the American Cancer Society, and Cass Wheeler of the American Heart Association and others out front with the Campaign.

And when people of every age understand what it means to grow older, we will be on our way to changing society. We will improve our own lives and those of generations to come. And we will not only fulfill our responsibility to future generations; we will also create an America as good as its promise. two The Opportunity to Transform Health Care The health of a nation is measured by the health of its people. —Anonymous It’s a wonderful world we live in. Thanks to advances in public health and hygiene, medical breakthroughs in antibiotics, vaccines, and surgeries, plus new treatments for old killers such as diabetes and cancer, people are living longer and healthier lives than ever before.

As chapter 2 points out, we must change our focus from providing acute care for long-established problems to intervening early, before people’s health is compromised. Meanwhile, retirement is being reinvented right before our eyes. As more people live longer and healthier lives, they are searching for ways to continue contributing to society while finding personal fulfillment in their own lives. Many are volunteering, going back to school, spending more time with grandkids, or caring for an elderly parent or relative.

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