Boomer women are reshaping their identities and focus in retirement according to the new book, Thriving in Retirement: Lessons from Baby Boomer Women. According to authors Anne C. Coon and Judith Ann Feuerherm, the retiring Boomer women are committed to exploring new post-career identities while finding ways to stay socially engaged, share their professional expertise, and develop deeply held personal interests and passions.
Through their interviews of twenty-five “boomer women”, the authors found that these women took on retirement with the same resourcefulness, confidence and zeal they did with their careers.
THE NEW RETIREMENT
About 40% of the women said working part-time in retirement was either somewhat or very important — often for psychological reasons more than financial. Some of the women interviewed saw retirement as a reconstruction of their identities. Interestingly, this brought more changes into play, moving into a new space or remodeling their homes.
As the authors explained, Boomer women were not just moving into retirement – they were taking it head on! They have no reservation about entering this phase in the same way they had when they entered their careers. It’s a phase they are excited and energized by.
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