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Absolutely not! People 50 and up fuel the significant, fast-growing, and often-overlooked “longevity economy,” which, according to AARP, accounted for 46 percent of US gross domestic product ($7.1 trillion) in 2012. By 2021 the 50-plus age group is projected to drive more than half of US economic activity, as their spending fuels industries that include apparel, health care, education and entertainment. These statistics capture only part of the economic contribution of older Americans, whose unpaid volunteer work in 2013 was valued at $67 billion. And while “entrepreneur” might conjure up an image of a kid in that proverbial garage, twice as many successful American entrepreneurs are over age 50 as in their early 20s. More resources have always flowed from older generations to younger ones than the reverse.
The Silver Century Foundation provides grants to further our mission and reinforce our initiatives. We are proud to have supported these projects, among others:
- Coming of Age in Aging America
- The Senior Mentor Program
- The Elder Economic Security Index
- The Future of Aging
- Financial Security
- Living Arrangements
- Healthy Aging
- Health Literacy
- Emergencies and Disasters
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The Hands-Some Journey Project
Photographer Elaine Zelker captures life stories through hand held objects.
to help you make empowered choices about your future.
The Silver Century Foundation promotes a positive view of aging. The Foundation challenges entrenched and harmful stereotypes, encourages dialogue between generations, advocates planning for the second half of life, and raises awareness to educate and inspire everyone to live long, healthy, empowered lives.
"It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment; in these qualities old age is usually not poorer, but is even richer."
Cicero (106-43 BC)