Older Workers and Reinventing Retirement

Do you think the traditional retirement marker society put out there of 65 is history?  This writer thinks so.

America needs to keep talent in the workforce. A couple of years ago, we polled baby boomers, most told us that they plan to work beyond 65.  The three main reasons:  economics, socialization and intellectual growth.  And, of course, the recession didn’t help many with the economics of retirement.

Want to share with you two resources – one local and one national:

1.  Ecumen alum Jill Evans who is with the Southern Initiative Minnesota Foundation has shared a great upcoming conference for our readers in Minnesota: The Older Workers Success Conference on September 23rd in Albert Lea, Minn.  SMIF is headed by former U.S. Rep. Tim Penny and there’s a tremendous line-up of speakers and content.  Details here.

2.  Encore.org offers a new job finder website that scours more than five million listings to find jobs in nonprofit, environmental, health, education, social service and governmental organizations.

Encore.org is published by Civic Ventures, a nonprofit think tank that is leading the call to engage millions of experienced individuals in becoming a force for social change. Civic Ventures focuses on creating pathways to encore careers that provide continued income doing work that is personally fulfilling and helps address some of society’s biggest challenges.