Life After 50 Options Resources

Brief
Author/Presenter:
Civic Ventures
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Resource:
Report on the Next Chapter Initiative, A
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Publisher:
San Francisco, CA: Civic Ventures, 2008
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Notes:
Explores how four local projects in Maricopa County, Arizona launched innovative approaches in their communities to serve and engage older adults. In the process, they began a much broader social movement toward encore careers and social impact. These groundbreaking programs provide important ideas and insights for others interested in making experience matter in the second half of life.
Book
Author/Presenter:
Cohen, Gene
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Resource:
Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential in the Second Half of Life, The
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Publisher:
New York, NY: Avon Books, 2000
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Notes:
Offers examples of older people who found new careers, unexpected talents, and success. Discusses ways to discover one's own untapped potential for a more satisfying middle and old age

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/42863229
Article
Author/Presenter:
Cohn, D'Vera and Taylor, Paul
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Resource:
Baby Boomers Approach Age 65 Glumly
Publication:
Pew Research Center Publications (20 December 2010)
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Publisher:
Pew Research Center
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Notes:
Presents the latest survey findings about America's largest generation, the Baby Boomers.
Book
Author/Presenter:
Coles, Robert
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Resource:
Old and on Their Own
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Publisher:
New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 1999
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Notes:
A collection of interviews with men and women from 75 to nearly 100 years old that provide insights into the challenges of aging, and the often darker aspects of watching a life wind down

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/228290519
Book
Author/Presenter:
Corbett, David and Higgins, Richard
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Resource:
Portfolio Life: The New Path to Work, Purpose and Passion After 50
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Publisher:
San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2007
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Notes:
Turns two simple ideas into a program for life-enrichment: (1) you can create a life expressly for yourself and (2) the so-called retirement years are the best time to do it

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/70207944
Book
Author/Presenter:
Critchley, Robert
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Resource:
Rewired, Rehired, or Retired? A Global Guide for the Experienced Worker
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Publisher:
San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer, 2002
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Notes:
Offers guidance for anyone who wants to stay afloat in these turbulent times, launch a new career, or get more out of work than just a paycheck

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/48249321
Book
Author/Presenter:
Crowley, Chris and Lodge, Henry
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Resource:
Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit and Sexy...Until You're 80 and Beyond
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Publisher:
New York, NY: Workman Publishing, 2007
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Notes:
Explains how adults over the age of fifty can turn back their biological clocks to live stronger, healthier, injury-free, and more alert lives

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/144226995
Book
Author/Presenter:
Cullinane, Jan and Fitzgerald, Cathy
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Resource:
New Retirement: The Ultimate Guide to the Rest of Your Life, The
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Publisher:
Emmaus, PA: Rodale, 2008
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Notes:
Offers comprehensive guidance in planning for retirement. Covers financial and tax information; niche lifestyles; travel; and second homes

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/180476370
Book
Author/Presenter:
Davidson, Sara
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Resource:
Leap!: What Will We Do with the Rest of Our Lives?
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Publisher:
New York, NY: Random House, 2007
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Notes:
Explores the choices and challenges facing Baby Boomers and the options available to them

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/70199943
Article
Author/Presenter:
Dempsey, Beth
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Resource:
What Boomers Want: They’re Changing Old Age and Library Service With It
Publication:
Library Journal (15 July 2007)
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Publisher:
Media Source
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Notes:
Explores the need for libraries to re-think their strategies and services to Baby Boomers, not only because they are a large market but one that is a bellwether for future generations. For instance, Generation X and Y are already showing signs that they've adopted the Boomers' outlook on old age. Developing new outreach and new ways of looking at services to Boomers could establish library programming for generations to come.