The Sloan Center on Aging & Work Website offers research on aging and work with insights from workplace experiences to inform innovative organizational decision-making. The website allows you to access publications and aging and work literature references. You can also sign up for virtual seminars and workshops.

Boston College

The Legal and Research Summary Sheet: Phased Retirement, a joint project of the Sloan Center on Aging and Work/Workplace Flexibility at Boston College and the campaign Workplace Flexibility: 2010 at Georgetown University provides details about the actual experiences of both older workers and employers in navigating phased retirement.

Pamela Skillings, author of Escape from Corporate America: A Practical Guide to Creating the Career of Your Dreams writes an engaging blog as well -- showing you how to escape corporate disillusionment and toxic work environments and how to shoot for new work rife with meaning and enjoyment. Check out the blog Escape from Corporate America

In Something to Live By: Finding Your Way in the Second Half of Life, co-authors Richard Leider and David Shapiro provide stories of those finding meaning and purpose in the second half of life.

By John Siceloff and Jason Maloney. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008

By Jeri Sadler and Rick Miners. Alpha, 2007
Is it more important to have accomplishments or new experiences? To be a leader or to make a difference? To help you determine your motivations, Jeri Sadler and Rick Miners, authors of Don’t Retire, Rewire!, have developed a list of thirty “drivers” — the goal is to whittle the list down to five.
Price: $18.95
Available online at Don't Retire, Rewire

The Age Friendly Certification logo identifies employers that have adopted a dozen “best practices” and want 50+ candidates to know they are valued for their knowledge, experience, maturity, reliability and productivity.

By Jill Casner-Lotto. The Conference Board, 2007
A report from The Conference Board, Boomers are Ready for Nonprofits, but are Nonprofits Ready for Boomers? found that nonprofits lag behind the government and private sectors in retaining skilled potential retirees within their organizations and actively recruiting older hires from other sectors.

By Theodore Roszak. Second Journey, 2008
Theodore Roszak popularized the term “counterculture” in 1969 with his book, The Making of a Counter Culture. He returns to the subject 40 years later with The Making of an Elder Culture, which examines the way the counterculture values of an “audacious generation” is shaping an elder-dominated society.

By Marc Freedman. PublicAffairs, 2008 (paperback)

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