How to… Have a Meaningful Retirement

A meaningful retirement starts with a plan, and by that, we don’t mean a financial plan (though that’s important too). After years of working, having a schedule on your days off may not sound like fun, but without ...

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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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Want Healthy Aging? 93-Year-Old Doctor Recommends Two Things

No matter where you live during your retirement years, Dr. Charles Eugster, age 93, prescribes two simple things for a long, healthy life: work and exercise. His vision is to “prevent impending disaster by encouraging people to be more active, particularly ...

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Aegis Living CEO Wants Young People to Work in Senior Living

Last week, Dwayne J. Clark touted the merits of a job in the senior living industry in his Huffington Post Business blog post: “The Senior Living Industry in Looking for a Few Good Young People.”

Clark, the founder and CEO ...

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#ElderCareChat 5/2/12 Recap: The Importance of Respite

Even if we’re not directly involved in caregiving, we all need time to recharge. All too often though, we pack our weekends with more activities than rest. We spend Saturdays and Sundays catching up on home improvement projects, errands, ...

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Why Assisted Living Residents Want to Work

When you work, the bulk of your waking hours are devoted to that job. A career -- your vocation -- is so closely tied to identity and your sense of self, whether you enjoy the work or not. Men and ...

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On Labor Day, Reflect on Work History with Family & Friends

What was your first job?
Delivering papers, flipping burgers, answering phones, taking dictation, bagging groceries, mowing lawns, babysitting: about these initial occupations, most of us can say, “been there, done that.”
Several blogs published by local offices of Home Instead ...

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Forget Retirement, Work is More Fun

I’ve been thinking about retirement lately.  Yes, I know, I’m only in my early 30s, but there are a few different reasons it’s been on my mind.

First, my father recently “semi-retired” from his job of 30+ years, and I still can’t get used to the fact that when I call home during the day, Dad might pick up the phone. I’m having fun talking to ...

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Retiring Overseas: Barry Golson Tells Us How

With all the depressing news about retirement (reference "Retirement 2.0"), we're left to wonder if there are any good choices for life after work. But if you're up for an adventure, consider this attractive alternative: retiring overseas.

Enter Barry Golson, author of Gringos in Paradise, which chronicles the experiences of Barry and wife Thia enjoying life on a small fishing island in Mexico, off the Pacific Coast. While Golson jokes that ...

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