The New Senior Woman

The New Senior Woman

Reinventing the Years Beyond Mid-life

Book - 2013
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As people live longer and better lives, both women and men may look forward to many years in retirement. But living well in retirement depends on a variety of decisions people make as they prepare for and enter this new chapter of life and living. This book 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, whose roles in life were much more predictable and circumscribed than ours. 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. Through these stories, readers will find fellowship and guidance, wisdom and acknowledgment of the challenges (and triumphs) that lie ahead. Culled from women in their sixties and beyond, and from a variety of backgrounds and current living situations, the stories reveal the realities of life for retirement-age women, and demonstrate the dreams, joys, concerns, and fears that come along with this phase of life. They address questions about living arrangements, adult children, loss of a spouse or partner, relationships and friendships, part time work, social connections, health concerns, and more. Facing these new situations with class, dignity, sass, and smarts, these women reveal the various ways today's senior women can live and love her retirement years.
Publisher: Lanham ;, Toronto :, Rowman & Littlefield,, 2013, ©2013.
ISBN: 9781442223561
Branch Call Number: 306. 38082 FLE
Characteristics: viii, 238 pages
Additional Contributors: Reese, Thelma 1933-- Author

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marybearsbeppy Apr 15, 2014

New Senior Woman is very much a disappointment. It is addressed to women who are financially secure as they prepare for or spend time in retirement. It is not for a general audience, & it might even be offensive to the many women who live with fixed incomes, tight budgets & so on... & make the best of it.
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Grief is addressed with little awareness of what it can be & little real sympathy. For anyone to suggest that women suffering loss following a long marriage or partnership have a heavier burden than women whose loving relationships have been of shorter duration is daft & downright wrong.
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I surely don't recommend this book.

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