The New Senior Woman: Reinventing the Years Beyond Mid-Life Paperback – Import, 8 Jan 2015

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This remarkable compendium of stories of and by women of a 'certain age' provides enormous insight and wisdom
to all of us as we approach retirement. This underlying message is reinforced in every page; "To thine own self be
true." -- Molly D. Shepard, president and CEO, The Leader's Edge/Leaders By Design The New Senior Woman is essential
reading for "women of a certain age" who are on the verge on their retirement years. With its lively conversational
style, The New Senior Woman is a self-help book for savvy women who typically eschew self-help. Baby Boom women have
re-invented every social institution they've encountered, and old age is no exception. This book provides women with
helpful yet never sanctimonious advice on how to navigate retirement, downsizing one's home, health woes, cognitive
decline, ever-changing parent-child relations, loss, and the other inevitable changes that accompany aging. Equal parts
first-person narrative, scholarship, and self-help, The New Senior Woman invites women to face old age with knowledge,
confidence, and guarded optimism. -- Deborah Carr, professor of Sociology, Rutgers University; Editor-in-Chief, Journal
of Gerontology: Social Sciences (2015-18)

About the Author

Barbara M. Fleisher, EdD, is a retired professor of education. She is the author of many journal articles and
has presented her research at national and international conferences. She has made presentations and conducted many
workshops for and about women in their sixties and beyond, and has interviewed hundreds of women about their concerns as
they face new challenges in this stage in their lives. Thelma Reese, EdD, retired professor of English and of Education,
created the Advisory Council for Hooked on Phonics and was its spokesperson in the `90s. In that role, and as director
of the Mayor's Commission on Literacy for the City of Philadelphia, she appeared frequently on television and hosted a
cable show in Philadelphia. Together, she and Barbara created and maintain the blog. She writes the
monthly Family column for www.RightsideWire, and she and Barbara appear weekly on the Armstrong Williams show on Sirius
Radio as he plumbs the wisdom of the "ElderChicks." Dick Goldberg is the national director of Coming of Age, the age
fifty-plus civic engagement initiative working in thirty communities. In his previous career as a playwright and
screenwriter, among the works he authored was the off-Broadway drama Family Business, which ran in New York for over a
year, was produced in regional theatres around the world, and was the basis for his becoming a Guggenheim Fellow.

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