The New Longevity: ROAR Into the Second Half of Your Life

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Hearst Communications

Michael Clinton is the former President and Publishing Director of Hearst Magazines.  He has written for The New York Times, Esquire, Town and Country, Men’s Health and other national media, and has appeared on CBS Mornings,, CNBC and Bloomberg. Embracing the second half of life, he has run 7 marathons on 7 continents, just completed a second master’s degree at Columbia University, and is the founder of a non-profit focused on granting random acts of kindness to individuals and families in need. Clinton is the author of 11 books, including ROAR Into the Second Half of Your Life.



If you are 45 or older and healthy, there is a very good chance that you will live to be 90, or even 100.  While there was a slight dip in life expectancy due to the pandemic, the new longevity will mean that all of our life patterns and cycles are going to change.

The “Reimagineers” are the group that are rewriting the script for the second half of life.  They believe in rewiring vs. retiring and starting new careers or entrepreneurial ventures. They are establishing new lifestyle patterns for living and for relationships and are pushing back on the ageism that exists in all spheres of our culture. At the forefront of this social movement, the Reimagineers embrace that “50 is the new 50” and “60 is the new 60.” In this talk, Michael Clinton will share with you his findings from interviews, research and writings on how you can join the emerging Reimagineers. His four-step process includes: life layering, lifelong learning and the reassessment of your own self-imposed barriers.


Recommended Reading:

The Super Age: Decoding Our Demographic Destiny, by Bradley Schurman

Gray Dawn: How the Coming Age Wave Will Transform America–and the World, by Peter G. Peterson 

The New Map of Life: The 100-Year Life is Here, by Stanford Center on Longevity






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Merla Beckerman

Superb presentation.
Honest and optimistic on an important topic that could seem threatening.
Thank you onedayu.

2 years ago
barbara ann.fields

Reimagining Again and Again

I have spent my 75 years doing this. I started out as a Sales’ lady, went to school and became a Teacher. I married (briefly), and became a Mother. I left Education to then become a Social Worker, a Religious Director, and I finally am secure enough that I can be the creative person I always wanted to be. I paint, sew, quilt. craft, knit, read and attend various classes and am open to learning other skills. Listen to me ROAR!!!!
I am not alone. I hope others gain courage do what they want and have no regrets.

1 year ago
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