The New Senior Woman is for and about women approaching and experiencing life in their senior years. This largest and fastest-growing part of the population is living in a manner very different from our mothers. Today’s senior women live longer, are healthier, better educated, more involved in the world, and more active than the women who preceded us. Figuring out these uncharted years without role models or guideposts can be challenging, but here, the authors gather the stories of today’s senior women, who have jumped hurdles, answered questions, and made decisions they never saw their mothers make. Here women find role models among their peers and provide models for younger women who look to the future.
Written by two retired Jewish professors, Dr. Barbara Fleisher and Dr. Thelma Reese, and with a Foreword by Dick Goldberg, the book contains the narratives of many Jewish women among the cross-section of more than 200 individuals interviewed. A Discussion Guide is provided for book groups.