The New Senior Man: Explor­ing New Hori­zons, New Opportunities

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March 29, 2018

Men face retire­ment dif­fer­ent­ly than women do. Changes in life expectan­cy, wom­en’s roles, and men’s ear­ly indoc­tri­na­tion to man up” and be sto­ic in the face of chal­lenges, and even ageism find them ill-pre­pared for what lies ahead. They are unlike­ly to have the kind of net­work of inti­mate friends that form life-long sup­port groups for women. When men’s iden­ti­ties have been close­ly defined by the work they do, Who am I ?” becomes a cen­tral ques­tion when that work is over.

Role mod­els from 60 to 100 years of age, from all walks of life, tell, in their own words, how retire­ment is just the begin­ning of dis­cov­ery — in their occu­pa­tions, their inter­ests, their rela­tion­ships, and them­selves. Even the dif­fi­cult chal­lenges aging presents offer oppor­tu­ni­ties for learn­ing, for growth, and for max­i­miz­ing this gift of time. Resources and a Study Guide are provided.

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