Over 78 million American "boomers" were born after World War II. In their parents' generation, age 50 meant retirement was around the corner, along with a gold watch, Social Security payouts and a comfortable chair on the porch. Now 50-year-olds are merely entering the second half of an average lifespan. With rising healthcare costs and globalizationjobs emigrating and workers immigratingmany boomers are postponing retirement. Others stay involved in the political landscape in order to shape our post-industrial world for their children. Like Dickens' "best of times and worst of times," we're trying to figure out how to make the miracles of the modern age practically affordable. William Novelli, AARP president and former V.P. of CARE, discusses valuable insights from his new book 50+: Igniting a Revolution to Reinvent America at Borders, 10720 Preston Road, at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Call 214-363-1977 or visit bordersstores.com.
Tue., Oct. 10, 7 p.m.