In 1999, I saved several provocative quotes from Ken Dychtwald, the leading thinker in the conversation on the " Age Wave ." Below are three of those quotes. "Phased retirements, part-time and flex-time work and 'rehirements' will become common options for mature men and women who either need or want to keep working." "In the years and decades to come, tens of millions of outspoken, long-lived men and women will force a redefinition of the purpose and arrangement of work in our lives. You can already see the tip of this iceberg with the growing popularity of sabbaticals, phased retirement programs, flextime, job banks, and career-transition retraining programs geared to older workers." "By 2020, the traditional 'linear life' paradigm in which people migrate through education, then work, then leisure/retirement, will be replaced by a new 'cyclic life' paradigm in which education, work and leisure are interspersed repeatedly throughout the life span. It will become 'normal' for 50-year-olds to go back to school and for 70-year-olds to start new careers." Most of these thoughts have proven true - even before 2020! Many managers see the aging of our population as a problem, but Dychtwald sees it as an opportunity. Should older people keep working? OR should they retire so that younger people can have their jobs? If they keep working, what are the most effective ways to reach out to-and connect with-older employees?