Retirement: A New Way of Living

Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson

May 4 2022 • 29 mins

Until the middle of the 20th century, most American workers didn’t have the opportunity to plan for a long and fruitful retirement. But as life expectancy increased, government and employer policies changed and retirement communities developed, retirement at age 65 became another ritual of American life.

Now as Americans live even longer, healthier lives, senior citizens are revolutionizing this facet of modern existence. Some choose to work into their 70s while others pursue new activities and learning opportunities. Though change might bring challenges as more seniors stay in the workforce, new ways of thinking around age and new technologies offer different approaches to community and connection. Join Walter Isaacson and guests as they rethink life after 65.

Featuring Andy Achenbaum, Joe Coughlin, Chip Conley, Katie McCamant and Dor Skuler.

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