Ideas, dreams and regrets

For some time now I have been thinking about taking some sort of action in relation to raising awareness about the ageing of Baby Boomers and the need for attitudes (in general) to change. We can look at the ageing population as a burden on the government/community or we can look more positively at this cohort of people and somehow leverage off their knowledge, skills, experience and understanding for the betterment of our society.

I started by setting up a website at http://www.encoreaustralia.wordpress.com but I ran out of momentum (for now at least). I would love to have a brainstorming session with a small group of people who share my thoughts on this topic but I don’t really know where to start. I have looked at goals, project plans, research, values etc. I have also researched other websites throughout the internet (there are lots on this topic).

I am unsure what I want to achieve so I guess this is hampering my progress. I think best when I am among a group of people of similar minds. I may have to resort to a brainstorming session between me and my whiteboard!

Any ideas to get me kick started? I would really appreciate any feedback.

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5 thoughts on “Ideas, dreams and regrets

  1. I concur, Rainee, with what I sense is hampering your forward progress — this being the absence of clarity.

    Maybe that brainstorming session with you and a whiteboard will yield some refined focus and/or new possibilities. You’re certainly not navigating unchartered waters and there exists an abundance of resources and information on this topic. Perhaps a little more online researching? Maybe gathering a few boomers for coffee or lunch with the expressed purpose of playing/exploring ‘out loud?’

  2. I think that the age we are entering (ie retirement) is one of change.
    It is change that people cannot handle, rather than growing old.
    Focus on the change that people go through and adapting gracefully to the changes.
    That would be a great place to start.

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