Crafting an Interesting Job: Stimulating an Active Role of Older Workers in Enhancing Their Daily Work Engagement and Job Performance


These results demonstrate that older workers can be stimulated daily to engage in effective job crafting behaviors to make sure that they are motivated and productive members of the workforce.

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July 30, 2020

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Retiring Retirement: The Rise Of Life’s Third Age


It’s time to write the next act – about reframing aging and enabling people to thrive in the Third Age.

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What Retirees Want: A Holistic View of Life’s Third Age


In this entertaining, thought-provoking, and wide-ranging book, Dychtwald and Morison explain how individuals, businesses, non-profits, and governments can best prepare for a new era–where the needs and demands of the Third Age will set the lifestyle, health, social, marketplace, and political priorities of generations to come.

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July 15, 2020

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On Vulnerability, Resilience, and Age: Older Americans Reflect on the Pandemic


If discourse on aging in the time of Covid-19 focuses only on vulnerability, we perpetuate implicit ageist assumptions—such as that older people cannot employ new virtual technologies, that they are not creative and resourceful in times of dramatic change, and that being old is bad.

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A Guide to Starting Your Own Business after the age of 50: In Conversation with Wendy Mayhew


In this podcast, Wendy Mayhew, author of ‘WISER; the definitive guide to starting a business after the age of 50, talks about why now might be a great time to start your own enterprise.

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July 5, 2020

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AARP Partners with Getty Images to Make Aging Cool


In other words, AARP wants to make turning 50 and joining the ranks of a senior set whose ranks are estimated to be around 110 million look cooler. Because many of them are, and that’s just not reflected in the media.

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Purpose and a Paycheck: Finding Meaning, Money, and Happiness in the Second Half of Life


Books on retirement tend to focus primarily on financial planning. Economist and journalist Chris Farrell covers the financial side of the road, but he also goes beyond that in this inspiring book. He tells the captivating story of how baby boomers are re-inventing themselves – and retirement – through self-employment and entrepreneurship.

June 23, 2020

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Productive Aging in the Social Work Profession: A Comparison of Licensed Workers 60 Years and Older with Their Younger Counterparts


The results indicate that the older social workers were more likely to be male and white, less likely to report mental health problems, and more likely to work exclusively in private practice. Although older workers reported more serious physical health problems, they rated their physical health more favorably than their younger counterparts.

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June 19, 2020

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An Integrative Conceptual Framework of Engagement in Socially-Productive Activity in Later Life: Implications for Clinical and Mezzo Social Work Practice


This more integrative approach focuses attention on the ways in which social work practitioners at the clinical and mezzo levels can best support older adult’s continued engagement in socially-productive activities that support health and well-being.

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Understanding Ageism and COVID-19


Even though people 65 and older are at greater risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19, people of all ages are profoundly affected by the pandemic, whether through infection itself, economic impact, or social distancing measures—especially those that are responsible for physical distancing of family and friends for the safety of all.

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June 14, 2020

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