Think Outside Your Fishbowl
If you’re thinking about rebooting and need some ideas, check out the booklet, “The Boomers’ Guide to Good Work: An Introduction to Jobs That Make a Difference.” http://www.civicventures.org/publications/booklets/boomers_guide.cfm.
This 16-page PDF offers a wealth of information and resources for reinventing your worklife. The booklet was a joint effort of the MetLife Foundation and Civic Ventures.
Alive with dynamic possibilities
“People of retirement age are going back to work part time, starting in different careers, retraining, volunteering, mentoring and refocusing,” the booklet says.
“They’re bringing old hobbies and new interests into play. The so-called retirement years, once staid, are suddenly kaleidoscopic and alive with dynamic possibilities — including the notion of doing ‘good work.’”
The booklet has especially good information on opportunities in the nonprofit world, including health care, education and elder care.
About MetLife Foundation and Civic Ventures
MetLife Foundation was established in 1976 by MetLife for the purpose of supporting educational, health and civic and cultural organizations. The foundation’s goals are to strengthen communities, promote good health and improve education. http://www.metlife.com
Civic Ventures is a think tank and an incubator, generating ideas and inventing programs to help society achieve the greatest return on experience. Founded in the late 1990s by social entrepreneurs John Gardner and Marc Freedman, Civic Ventures is reframing the debate about aging in America and redefining the second half of life as a source of social and individual renewal. http://www.civicventures.org
Last revised August 2007