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Ken Dychtwald

Lessons Learned At The Esalen Benefit Weekend

Ira Israel | Posted 11.14.2016 | Education
Ira Israel

For those of you who do not already know, the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California is home to a truly unique, magical, loving, authentic community ...

Jimmy Carter: Role Model

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 08.13.2016 | Politics
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

In many ways President Carter's greatest work has come after his presidency and has been mostly centered on giving back to the global community.

How The Aging Of The Boomer Generation Is Reshaping America

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2015 | Fifty
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

The aging and retirement of the boomer generation, coupled with the fact that we're all living longer than previous generations, is reshaping America. The research in this study provides a glimpse of what some of those changes will be.

Majority Of Retirees Say They're Living In The Best Home Of Their Lives

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 04.27.2015 | Fifty
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

In this first phase of retirement, retirees feel a greater sense of freedom to move, if it makes sense, or renovate to make their homes more comfortable and enjoyable. As a result, almost two-thirds (65 percent) of retirees now say they are living in 'the best home of their life.'

5 Key Ingredients For Becoming A Leader In The Aging Arena

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 02.04.2014 | Fifty
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

After nearly 40 years working in the field of aging/gerontology, I've come to believe there are five key ingredients for becoming and remaining a leader in this -- and perhaps any -- arena.

Balancing Your Own Money Needs With Those Of Struggling Loved Ones

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2013 | Fifty
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

With today's economic uncertainties, many of us have one or more family members who are struggling financially. A brother who lost his job and is at risk of losing his house. An adult daughter who recently divorced and may need to move back in with you, at least temporarily -- with her two small children.

4 Reasons You Should WANT To Work In Retirement

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2013 | Fifty
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

I know that everyone needs and wants a break, but do you really want to be disengaged from productive activities for the rest of your life? Can you afford not to work at all for so many decades? Can our society afford to pay for so many retired people for so long?

How Golden Will Your 'Golden Years' Be?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 10.07.2012 | Fifty
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Americans are especially receptive to messages equating retirement with a "new frontier." The idea that our best days are always ahead of us is an important part of our fabric, both individually and as a nation.

Laura Rowley

How Post 50s Will Transform Aging In America | Laura Rowley | Posted 04.02.2012 | Fifty

WASHINGTON -- Baby boomers will transform aging in America over the next decade, as the generation faces both opportunities and potential crises, acco...

The Demographic Tidal Wave Is Coming

Forbes | Posted 12.20.2011 | Fifty

For three decades Ken Dychtwald has been proclaiming that a demographic tidal wave is approaching America. He calls it the Age Wave, which is also the...

Finding New Purpose on the Age Wave

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 12.11.2011 | Fifty
Levi Ben-Shmuel

Ken Dychtwald, a visionary gerontologist and lecturer, coined the term age wave in the 1980s after realizing the Baby Boomer generation turning 60+ would dramatically shift the composition and needs of society.

Where's The Gold In The Golden Years?

Mary Lloyd | Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty
Mary Lloyd

Sorry, folks. We've been scammed. For decades we've been dedicating our lives to our jobs on the premise that when we retire, we can do nothing and life will be bliss. It's a lie.

S&P Decided Your Aging Parents Are Destroying America: Is That OK With You?

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

What if some factor in Standard & Poor's downgrade is their unchallenged belief that older adults are essentially a "burden" -- that your mom and dad (and in the years ahead -- you) have absolutely nothing useful to contribute to society?

What President Reagan Told Me About America

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

What Ronald Reagan taught me on the occasion of his 79th birthday is that believing in America is terrific, but loving America is an even higher form of patriotism.

The Aging of America: Triumph or Tragedy? (VIDEO)

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

Can our country afford to have tens of millions of us living to 80? Or 100? Will existing pensions and entitlement programs survive long enough for us to reap even part of what we are hoping for?

My Parents' Love Letters

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

The Dychtwalds appreciate their differences and according to Pearl, "It's not despite our differences that we have succeeded in creating such a rich life together, but because of them."

Caregiver Crunch: How To Find Affordable Care

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

Living longer means more years to learn, work, play and enjoy time with those we love. However, there's also the increased possibility of health problems along the way.

Political Health Endgame: You Deserve Better Solutions

Philip Lee Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Lee Miller

Our current medical model is based on disease and organ pathology. A disease management system. No overt disease and your doctor will dismiss you. It will not be covered by your insurance.

Who's Happy And Why?

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

We're caught up in the myth that by achieving and going up the ladder and having more stuff we'll feel full inside. Yet it isn't so.

Retirement At The Tipping Point: The Year That Changed Everything

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

The current economic reckoning has created vast financial losses and uncertainty during the last year, triggering all generations to reassess the funding, timing and purpose of retirement.

The "Boom" Times That Are Waiting On The Other Side Of Today's Recession

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

When the dust from the economic crisis settles, young men and women will be more broke than they were a year ago, while their parents and grandparents - although financially damaged - will control an even greater share of the spending power.

What Is The Miracle Cure For Your Relationships?

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

During these particularly trying times, rather than turning to bars, bloviators or our brokers for relief, maybe we should turn to our loved ones and friends to find the cure for whatever ails us.

Where Have All the Grownups Gone?

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

Where's the gravitas? Where are the leaders? This is no time for our most experienced men and women to be on the bench.