"By 2015 some 77 million Americans will be fifty to sixty-nine years old and represent the first (and largest) generation in history to be so long lived and have to deal with the promises and problems of such an extended live span. In After 50 It’s Up To Us: Developing The Skills And Agility We’ll Need, George H. Schofield presents the results of his own researches on the subject, which include numerous in-depth interviews with Americans in the 50 to 97 age bracket. The result is an articulate presentation offering invaluable insights and an accessible wisdom to the mind-opening possibilities of what an extended life span can offer senior citizens today. After 50 It's Up To Us stresses that planning is essential; the pace of change is accelerating; nobody’s life happens entirely according to plan; thriving beyond the age of 50 requires development and application special abilities; agility in dealing with changes is a necessity; situations and companions can change as we age—often without prior warning; aging cannot be ignored; mastering the skills of coping with and benefiting from the aging process is an essential and life-long necessity; living successfully beyond the age of 50 must be a customized plan specific to oneself. Of special note are Schofield’s ten tips when negotiating through the uncharted territory of an extended life span. Simply stated, After 50 It’s Up To Us should be considered mandatory reading for all seniors, and an important acquisition for community library Self-Help/Self-Improvement reference collections."