Influence #1 — Not Your Parents’ Retirement

“Don’t simply retire from something; have something to retire to.“ Harry Emerson Fosdick, Preacher (1878-1969) Many women, and I count myself among them, grew up promising ourselves we would raise our children differently than our parents raised us. Guess what, we didn’t, not substantially anyway. As we matured, we admitted that our parents knew a …

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Influences, Myths, Realities, Change That Shape Women’s Lives

“The challenge for us is to treat aging not as a gentle decline, a slipping into the margins of society – but as a new adventure.” Marni Jackson, Journalist Many women enter the autumn of their years, chomping at the bit to embark on new adventures. Slipping into the margins of society is not a …

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4 Ways to Embrace An Aging Population And Connect Generations

Population aging is inevitable in societies where you have a combination of declining birth rates and longer life due to medical advancements. It imposes new realities for these societies, where they simply cannot afford to set an aging population adrift without the necessary programs and services to help them remain productive members of that society.  …

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The Changing Landscape of Work in Later Life

There is no question Boomers are re-writing the script that defines retirement. They no longer fancy a life of uninterrupted leisure, but rather look for opportunities to develop and the right mix of productive activities. One important component of that mix is work. According to a 2014 survey of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, …

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