The New Senior Woman: Rein­vent­ing the Years Beyond Mid-Life

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May 22, 2014

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.

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