Life After 50 Options Resources

Book
Author/Presenter:
Lowell, Stephanie
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Resource:
Harvard Business School Guide to Careers in the Nonprofit Sector, The
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Publisher:
Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business School, 2000
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Notes:
Discusses management careers in arts and culture, community economic development, education, environment, foundations, government, health care, international aid and economic development, social services, social purpose businesses, and socially responsible business/corporate community relations

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/45734166
Article
Author/Presenter:
Manheimer, Ronald J
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Resource:
“Older Learner’s Journey to an Ageless Society: Lifelong Learning on the Brink of a Crisis, The”
Publication:
Journal of Transformative Education, 3, no. 3 (2005): 198-220
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Publisher:
Sage Publications
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Notes:
Explores the connection between educational programs for mid-life and older learners, and our social ideologies about aging, work, retirement, and the economy. Following the older learner’s path through a 70-year journey starting in the 1950s and ending in a projected year 2020 reveals correlations between theories of aging, rationales for older learner programs, and changes in public policy regarding retirement, social and health care insurance, and other age-based entitlement programs and social policies. If, as is asserted here, we are on the verge of an age-irrelevant society, then these lifelong learning programs hover on the brink of a crisis that may or may not be averted.

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/439121779
Book
Author/Presenter:
Moen, Phyllis and Roehling, Patricia
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Resource:
Career Mystique: Cracks in the American Dream, The
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Publisher:
Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2004
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Notes:
Argues that the career mystique -- the myth that hard work, long hours, and continuous employment will pay off (a myth still embraced by most Americans) -- is a false myth standing in the way of creating new, alternative workplaces and career flexibility. Suggests that the lock step arrangements around education, work, family, and retirement no longer fit the realities and risks of contemporary living, yet the roles, rules, and regulations spawned by the career mystique remain in place. Shows that ambiguities and uncertainties about the future abound in boardrooms, in offices, and on factory floors, as Americans face the realities of corporate restructuring, chronic job insecurity, and double demands at work and at home

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/55131438
Book
Author/Presenter:
Moen, Phyllis; Erickson, William and Agarwal, Madhurima, et al
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Resource:
Cornell Retirement and Well-Being Study, The
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Publisher:
Ithaca, NY: Bronfenbrenner Life Course Center, Cornell University, 2000
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Notes:
Unlike most studies that have viewed retirement as a one-way, one-time exit, this study looks at the retirement process over time. More than 664 workers and retirees (ages 50 to 72) were interviewed every two years over a five-year period. This resulting report summarizes their findings across the entire retirement process from planning for retirement, transitioning into retirement, post-retirement employment, volunteer service, and health and well being

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/48271688
Article
Author/Presenter:
Schull, Diantha
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Resource:
“Civic Library: A Model for 21st Century Participation, The”
Publication:
Advances in Librarianship, v28 (2004): 55-82
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Publisher:
Academic Press
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Notes:
Discusses the public library's role as a center for civic engagement.

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/108513476
Book
Author/Presenter:
Thomas, William H.
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Resource:
What Are Old People for? How Elders Will Save the World
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Publisher:
Acton, MA: Vanderwyk & Burnham, 2007
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Notes:
Suggests that our society's anti-aging bias has prevented us from thinking about old age in a way that will create a good elderhood. Provides a motivational and visionary blueprint for old age as a healing force in society

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/156780761
Book
Author/Presenter:
Thornhill, Matt and Martin, John
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Resource:
Boomer Consumer: Ten New Rules for Marketing to America's Largest, Wealthiest and Most Influential Group
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Publisher:
Great Falls, VA: Linx Corp, 2007
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Notes:
Discusses the key psychological, sociological, and anthropological aspects of the Boomer generation, and identifies ten "new rules" for marketing to today's Boomer consumer.

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/163571930
Book
Author/Presenter:
Trafford, Abigail
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Resource:
My Time: Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life
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Publisher:
New York, NY: Basic Books, 2004
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Notes:
Examines the vital time in life between middle and old age, integrating personal anecdotes with expert opinion, research, and practical advice to explain how to make the most of the opportunities during this crucial period

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/52799651
Book
Author/Presenter:
Vaillant, George E
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Resource:
Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the Landmark Harvard Study of Adult Development
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Publisher:
Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 2002
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Notes:
Argues that individual lifestyle choices play a greater role than genetics, wealth, race, or other factors in determining how happy people are in later life

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/46472304
Book
Author/Presenter:
Zelinski, Ernie
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Resource:
How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement Wisdom That You Won't Get from Your Financial Advisor
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Publisher:
Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 2008
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Notes:
Offers advice on how to enjoy an active and satisfying retirement. Suggests that adequate financial resources are not enough but that having interesting leisure activities, creative pursuits, physical well-being, mental well-being, and solid social supports are also crucial

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/301734294

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