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Ken Dychtwald has focused on aging and the Boomer market for 30 years:

 

“Throughout most of history, people didn’t age.

They died.”

 

“Not many people have seen the long term graph [below]. For 99% of human history, longevity was under 18.”

 

John Glenn, in response to a reporter’s question that his recent return to space was a stunt: “Just because I am 77 doesn’t mean that I don’t have dreams.”

  

Jody Holtzman, SVP of AARP:

 

“Only 25% of Boomers are financially prepared for retirement.

 

Biggest concerns for Boomers:

1) losing mind

2) restricted mobility

3) running out of money

 

60% of personal bankruptcies are due to a health crisis.

 

Survey: What is the one thing you would not give up?

* 50+ year olds: my car

• 18-49 year olds: my cell phone

 

From the Boomer Venture Summit this morning. (Some earlier blogging that I incorporated into my “Demography is Destiny” talk.)

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Taken on June 17, 2009