Retirement on the Line: An Interview with Author & Anthropologist Caitrin Lynch

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We all love our weekends, but the senior workers at a Massachusetts factory love their work weeks even more.

That’s what cultural anthropologist Caitrin Lynch discovered after ...

 
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Blue-Collar Workers Suffer from Arthritis, Other Chronic Conditions

Working past 65 isn’t really unheard of anymore – in fact, it’s quickly becoming the norm.

We’ve profiled some amazing 80, 90 and 100-something non-retirees on the blog before (catch up on them here), but 101-year-old Sally Gordon, who works for ...

 
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Diana Althill: Loving Life in the Later Years

Editor/writer Diana Althill of London made a tough decision last year, at the age of 91. She moved into what she calls “an old person’s home.” At first, she thought it would be dreadful, that she would miss the apartment which had been home for many years. But, to her great surprise, she has enjoyed the transition.

In an interview from an October 2010 article in the New York Times ...

 
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Australian Men’s Shed Association: An Oasis for Men in the Twilight of Life

"It's an oasis. In the grand scheme of things we don't matter much. But here, we matter."
- Australian Men's "Shedder"
NOTE: First, I must say that I highly recommend listening to this amazing documentary (approx. 23 minutes). I'll do my best to summarize it in this blog post, but it's still very much worth a listen (especially if you like Aussie accents): http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/documentaries/2010/03/100317_shed_...

 
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Boomers With a Purpose

Ever heard of the Purpose Award? I have - thanks to Paul Briand, the Baby Boomer Examiner of Baltimore. It's a great award, so I wanted to share it with my Seniors for Living blog readers. Perhaps you know someone who should be nominated for the great work they are doing.

Civic Ventures, a nonprofit think tank that "seeks to involve millions of experienced individuals in becoming a force for ...

 
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Creating a Dementia-Friendly Home: Meaningful Activities

Third in a series of four; read part 1: Setting a Firm Foundation; read part 2: A Successful Action Plan

Focusing on the person and not just the physical environment is another important building block in creating a dementia-friendly home. Clearly, it is more than just putting locks on cabinets and alarms on doors. What are your loved one's hobbies? Which activities did he participate in on a daily basis before the ...

 
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