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Unions and Other Old Things

Michael Hodin | Posted 04.07.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

The minimal role of unions in the 21st century prompts us to consider what else does and does not make sense in the workplace when we live healthy, active lives into our 70s, 80s, and 90s. In societies that are defined by more old than young, the traditions that have for decades shaped work need to be reconsidered.

Welcome to a New World, Mom

Michael Hodin | Posted 01.11.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

I've been blogging on aging for four years now, and for the first time I'm going to break my own rule and get personal.

Why I Want To Live Past 75

Michael Hodin | Posted 12.28.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Rather than thinking of 75 as the time to die, let us continue to re-imagine 21st century life where 75 is a robust time of engagement and work. Perhaps for many even just the start of yet another phase of life.

Ms. Ambassador!

Michael Hodin | Posted 11.16.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

When Caroline Kennedy goes before the Senate for her confirmation hearings to become the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, she could surprise everyone by showing an appreciation for Japan's single most important issue -- its aging population.