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VAN Forum

Careers: The Second Time Around

December 14, 2010
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Phyllis Moen, McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in
Sociology at the University of Minnesota
Lucy Rose Fischer, Artist, Author, and Researcher
Michael Orange, Teacher and Consultant
Judy Hornbacher, Entrepreneur

Ramsey County Library
2180 North Hamline
Roseville MN 55113

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Visions of retirement as a time of leisure are fast disappearing. Increased longevity, changing economics, and the boomers’ desire to give back are forces for change. In the past, retirement lasted only a few years and generally was viewed as the transitional period between active work and the end of life. Retirees today, however, can look forward to several decades of good health. Few are interested in—or can afford—years of golf and travel. Instead, many are choosing encore careers—work in the second half of life that combines greater personal meaning, social impact, and, possibly, continued income.

Phyllis Moen will provide background on the changes that are encouraging encore careers. Panel participants will reflect on their transitions from traditional careers to encore careers.

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