Why Stop Working?
Rethinking why, when, and whether we retire
February 20, 2016
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Mary Jo Schifsky
Danish American Center
3030 West River Parkway South
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(Free and easy parking)
Since our first jobs, we've been encouraged to prepare for retirement---the time in our lives when we can stop, typically between ages 60 and 65.
Why? Why stop working? And, why then?
The facts are that we're healthier and living longer, there's a growing workforce shortage and the majority of boomers haven't saved enough for a long retirement. Plus, research shows engaging in meaningful work enhances longer lives, providing social contacts and a sense of contribution. Join us for this two-hour workshop. Explore the forces impacting the decision to stop working at "traditional retirement age"; learn about alternative approaches to the next phase of your life and start thinking about your personal pathway for continued engagement.
Presenter Mary Jo Schifsky has held a variety of for- and non-profit positions, most recently as executive director of Store To Door. With more experience and connections than ever, she will help connect you with a variety of national and international resources.
Download Mary Jo Schifsky's Presentation: Why stop working? (pdf)