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October 24, 2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


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Virtual: JOB SEARCH HELP -- Older Adults & Work In The 21st Century

Monday, October 24, 2022

The baby boomers, born during the years of 1946 -1964, are changing our notions about aging and the traditional view of retirement. Due to medical advances and better self-care, we are experiencing a longevity revolution. People may live 30+ years past the “traditional” retirement age of 62 -65. This doesn’t necessarily mean longer “old age” but can be viewed as an extended “middle stage” of life.

Middle age is now being viewed as 45 -75+. These bonus years give us an opportunity to be more conscious and intentional in figuring out “What’s next?” It’s an opportunity to look at the various parts of your life and to “puzzle” out what’s important to you. It’s hard enough for individuals and can be more complicated if you’re part of a couple and you each have different values, goals, dreams and time-lines for the years ahead.  All of this can be even more complicated if you’ve lost your job and don’t want to be “retired” from your work life and are trying to figure out “what’s next?” in your career life. Being retired from a job does NOT mean being retired from life.

In this interactive presentation, you'll explore:

  • The impact of the longevity revolution and the “changing face of retirement”
  • Some of the “myths” of aging
  • Normal shifts in identity and roles that occur as we get older
  • Some important conversations for transitioning to “the second half of life”
  • Some of the issues when you’re in a job transition process
  • What is a transition? 
  • The importance of connection, engagement and purpose and meaning in life
  • Some 21st century strategies for thinking about work
  • Some tips for job seeking

Led by Dorian Mintzer, M.S.W., Ph.D.,  a Licensed Psychologist who provides Psychotherapy, Career/Life Transition Coaching, Couples Relationship Coaching, Executive Coaching and Speaking. Dr. Mintzer is a founding member of the Retirement Coaches Association, a contributing author of several books published by the association, and the co-creator of The Certified Professional Retirement Coach Designation and training program. She is co-author of "The Couple's Retirement Puzzle: 10 Must-Have Conversations for Creating an Amazing New Life Together" with Roberta Taylor.   

Please register for this event and you'll receive the link in the confirmation and reminder emails - make sure to check your spam folder for them. The email will be coming from Zoom. 

This virtual event is hosted by the Tewksbury Public Library and a collaboration between the several Massachusetts libraries.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

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