By Samuel Greengard
Boomers reinvented society. Now they are reinventing themselves, and AARP desires to facilitate that process.
AARP Crash direction to find the paintings You Love explores either the motivations and the equipment of these playing the social phenomenon referred to as recareering. whether or not they are the right age to have earned their AARP card or now not, a brand new iteration of yankee employees is not any longer counting the times till retirement; in its place they're looking better achievement of their own lives via tackling new—and frequently even more socially significant—work.
Switching careers is a problem at any age, but boomers could have extra to beat than their more youthful opposite numbers: they need to improve their schooling or search out retraining; take care of seismic way of life shifts resembling much less source of revenue and a brand new circle of associates; and reconcile themselves to the truth that even the main profitable place isn't any panacea for life's difficulties.
Author Sam Greengard brings a wealth of...
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In his 1949 book, How to Retire—and Enjoy It, author Ray Giles sketched out the sort of attitude and approach he saw as key to ensuring a golden retirement: Individuals should focus on hobbies, avocations, and developing their untapped talents, Giles suggested. With the right planning, a lifetime worker should be able to retire before age 65—even in his or her 50s. As for the boredom that was apt to ensue, Giles warned, people would have to work that out on their own. Fast-forward half a century, and it’s safe to say that the world and the workplace have changed dramatically.
As people live longer, healthier lives, they will want to stay productive and engage in meaningful activities. It’s never too early to think about how you will live into your 70s, 80s, 90s, and beyond. Am I prepared for coming social changes regarding work and old age? Once upon a time, lives and careers followed a predictable path that led to a gold watch at age 65. Today you are likely to retire incrementally— through a series of career changes or new jobs. It’s important to understand work options as well as the growing demand for older workers.
What Should I Do with My Life? The True Story of People Who Answered the Ultimate Question, by Po Bronson, Ballantine Books, 2005. Offers compelling insights into the minds of people who have reexamined their life—and their life’s work. org/inthemiddle Looks at boomers’ emerging role as caregivers for both parents and children, and how this affects their family, work, and career decisions. html Examines demographic trends and changes in attitude and behavior among boomers and other older workers.
AARP® Crash Course in Finding the Work You Love. The Essential Guide to Reinventing Your Life by Samuel Greengard