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Editor's note: This is Raab's story in her own words.

This morning, on a walk with a friend during which we were catching up on every little thing, I heard myself say: “I am in peri-retirement.”

It kind of popped out – I’d never said that before, much less known that I even had the phrase in my head. But once I said it, I realized: That’s exactly the right way to explain how I feel.

Experience Corps
Revere, MA
Americans older than 55 years participate in stipended and volunteer positions to tutor and mentor children in urban public schools in communities across the country.

Organization: 
Generations Incorporated

Coming of Age: Austin Metro
Austin Metropolitan Area
Promotes 50+ civic engagement, lifelong learning and community leadership through: 1) volunteering, learning and community leadership for people age 50+ and 2) building the capacity of local nonprofits to create compelling age 50+ volunteer opportunities. Begun in Philadelphia, it has affiliates in several locations, including the Austin metropolitan area.

Organization: 
Coming of Age

Coming of Age: Greater Cincinnati
Cincinnati
Promotes 50+ civic engagement, lifelong learning and community leadership through: 1) volunteering, learning and community leadership for people age 50+ and 2) building the capacity of local nonprofits to create compelling age 50+ volunteer opportunities. Begun in Philadelphia, it has affiliates in several locations, including the greater Cincinnati metropolitan area.

Organization: 
Coming of Age

Coming of Age: New York City
New York City
Promotes 50+ civic engagement, lifelong learning and community leadership through: 1) volunteering, learning and community leadership for people age 50+ and 2) building the capacity of local nonprofits to create compelling age 50+ volunteer opportunities. Begun in Philadelphia, it has affiliates in several locations, including New York.

Organization: 
Coming of Age

The Transition Network
Santa Fe Chapter
A community of women over 50 who join forces as they navigate the transition from one career to another. Started in New York City, it now has other local chapters.

Organization: 
The Transition Network

The Transition Network
Atlanta Chapter
A community of women over 50 who join forces as they navigate the transition from one career to another. Started in New York City, it now has other local chapters.

Organization: 
The Transition Network

The Transition Network
Miami Chapter
A community of women over 50 who join forces as they navigate the transition from one career to another. Started in New York City, it now has other local chapters.

Organization: 
The Transition Network

It's National Employ Older Workers Week!

It’s National Employ Older Workers Week (Sept. 18-24), and I hope that I can count on you to help spread the word!

An annual event sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, National Employ Older Workers Week is a call to action for employers and employees alike to recognize the value and necessity of experienced workers in our nation’s workforce.


With unemployment high and retirement savings low, hundreds of thousands of people over 50 are turning to college programs to boost their job skills. But given the rising costs of tuition, is it worth the money? Marci Alboher, VP at Civic Ventures, offers advice for this quickly growing demographic.

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