More Than Millennials
• Make the transition as easy as possible – Afford people the time and space to move to what’s next. Faith-based efforts, not necessarily focused on a specific religion, but a shared spirituality (remember, most Boomers were children of the 60s and 70s) can help individuals navigate the passage “from success to significance.” And isn’t making a significant contribution to improving your life and the lives of others one of the cornerstones of fraternal membership?
• Figure out how to finance the bonus years – Financial services companies could provide a great service by helping Boomers find new “pathways to un-retirement, funding further education…and savings vehicles for retirement itself. Doing so promises a win-win; helping individuals bolster their finances…while also enabling society to realize the talent windfall present in the older population…”
• Get creative people thinking about how to improve our extra years – How about coming up with incentive based programs to develop ideas that do the most to increase the productivity and contributions of older people to society.One of the criticisms of fraternals is that we have “an aging demographic.” Let’s flip that around and turn it into a strength. After all, it’s a good bet that all those Millennials are going to live even longer than the Boomers. So the programs we put in place today will become even more valuable to future generations. Got an example of an innovative way your society is tapping the resources of its Boomer members? Please share it here…