Gray is the New Gold: Making the Most of the Coming Retirement Boom
Thursday, October 25, 2:30 - 4:00 pm EST
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Over the next twenty years, as 78 million baby boomers will reach retirement age, there will be increased demand for a wide array of services and goods desired and required for seniors. In tomorrow's economy, communities that can tailor their entrepreneurship strategies to the needs and assets of a changing population will come out ahead. Is your community ready?
Rural and urban communities can take advantage of this trend and create economic growth through strategic entrepreneurship efforts. Strategies that engage older individuals in entrepreneurial and project-based work provide communities opportunities to tap into the professional knowledge and unmatched experience of boomers, even after they have left the workforce. Join IEDC's October 25, 2012 webinar to learn tactics to help position your community to succeed in the coming retirement boom.
Our Expert Speakers Include:
• Dave Csintyan will discuss the successful local efforts of the Innovations in Aging Collaborative, a community-wide initiative in Colorado Springs, CO, harnessing the assets of a growing senior demographic, and building new opportunities around intergenerational learning, local entrepreneurship geared toward senior services, and programs to sustain a world-class quality of life.
• Edward Rogoff, the author of The Second Chance Revolution: Working for Yourself After 50, will address how so-called "gray entrepreneurship" is providing new ways to keep older workers active and engaged beyond their traditional working years.