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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)

gearsidea1_240Since 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?

maryjoschifsky_301The 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)

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