The Big Shift

The Big Shift

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Freedman, Marc PublicAffairs, 2011 Audio summary available
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In The Big Shift, renowned social entrepreneur Marc Freedman confronts the problem of an increasingly aging population and a society ill-prepared to make use of its knowledge and expertise. However, instead of a looming crisis, Freedman sees this as an opportunity to forge a new map of life, one that can meet the demands of increasing lifespans. He describes these encore years as the time between the end of midlife and the beginning of what resembles old age. “Too young to retire and not able to afford it,” these individuals need a chance to find purpose and fulfillment while working to make the world a better place for future generations. He offers examples of individuals who have forged new paths as well as actions the country can take to help this aging group transition to this new stage of life.