Baby Boom Expert to Speak on "Generation Ageless: The Boom that Won't go Bust"
Mon, 01/24/2011 - 3:22pm
Baby boom expert and author J. Walker Smith will speak on the dire predictions often made for the Baby Boom generation, such as depleted nest eggs and reductions to Social Security, and suggest that the future may not be so dark. His lecture, "Generation Ageless: The Boom that Won't Go Bust," will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, in UNC Asheville's Reuter Center, Manheimer room, and will be followed by a question-and-answer period. The event is free and open to the public.
Smith, the co-author of four books, was a featured expert on Tom Brokaw’s recent CNBC special, "Boomer$." Smith's publications include "Generation Ageless: How Baby Boomers are Changing the Way We Live Today…And They’re Just Getting Started," and "Life Is Not Work, Work Is Not Life," a collection of short essays on work and life balance that was picked by the Wall Street Journal as one of the ten best work/life books of 2001. Walker writes regular columns for Marketing Management and Media magazines, and for eight years did a weekly on-air commentary for Smart City, a public radio show about cities and community life.
The lecture is co-sponsored by the North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement and Leadership Asheville Forum. For more information call 828.251.6140 or visit the center's online calendar.