As people live longer and better lives, both women and men may look forward to many years in retirement.
Dr J talks with Dr. Thelma Reese, the Co-Author of The New Senior Woman: Reinventing the Years Beyond Mid-Life. Learn how to prepare for this new chapter of life and living. Discover Dr. Reese's passion for sharing the stories of women choosing youthful aging in all aspects of their life.
Women approaching and experiencing life in their senior years is the largest and fastest-growing part of the population. These women are living in a manner very different from our mothers, whose roles in life were much more predictable and circumscribed than ours. Today’s senior women live longer, are healthier, better educated, more involved in the world, and more active than the women who preceded us.
Figuring out these uncharted years without role models or guideposts can be challenging, but, here, the authors gather the stories of today’s senior women, who have jumped hurdles, answered questions, and made decisions they never saw their mothers make.
Through the book's stories readers will find fellowship, guidance, wisdom and acknowledgment of the challenges (and triumphs) that lie ahead. Culled from women in their sixties and beyond, and from a variety of backgrounds and current living situations, the stories reveal the realities of life for retirement-age women, and demonstrate the dreams, joys, concerns, and fears that come along with this phase of life. They address questions about living arrangements, adult children, loss of a spouse or partner, relationships and friendships, part time work, social connections, health concerns, and more. Facing these new situations with class, dignity, sass, and smarts, these women reveal the various ways today’s senior women can live and love her retirement years.
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Thelma Reese, EdD, retired professor of English and of Education, created the Advisory Council for Hooked on Phonics and was its spokesperson in the ‘90s. In that role, and as director of the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy for the City of Philadelphia, she appeared frequently on television and hosted a cable show in Philadelphia. Together, she and Barbara created and maintain the www.ElderChicks.com blog. She writes the monthly Family column for www.RightsideWire. She and Barbara appear weekly on the Armstrong Williams Show on Sirius Radio as he plumbs the wisdom of the “Elder Chicks.”
Barbara M. Fleisher, EdD, is a retired professor of education. She is the author of many journal articles and has presented her research at national and international conferences. She has made presentations and conducted many workshops for and about women in their sixties and beyond, and has interviewed hundreds of women about their concerns as they face new challenges in this stage in their lives.
Read about how seniors are living interesting and enriching lives in their new book: The New Senior Woman And join the conversation on their blog at: www.ElderChicks.com
Take a look inside the book at: http://www.amazon.com/The-New-Senior-Woman-Reinventing/dp/1442223561
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