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A Time of Our Own : In Celebration of Women over Sixty

By: Miller Greenberg, Elinor.
Contributor(s): Whitney, Fay W.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : Fulcrum Publishing, 2008Description: 1 online resource (248 p.).ISBN: 9781555918125.Subject(s): Older women - United States | Older women --United States. --Life skills guidesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: A Time of Our Own : In Celebration of Women over SixtyDDC classification: 646.7/90820973 | 646.79082097 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Introduction vii ; Chapter 1: The Third Third of Life 1 ; Chapter 2: The Concept of Reinvention 11 ; Chapter 3: Changing Roles, Responsibilities,and Relationships 29 ; Chapter 4: Women and Work 49 ; Chapter 5: Women and Money 79 ; Chapter 6: Women and Health 103 ; Chapter 7: Losses, Regrets, and Gains 137 ; Chapter 8: From Generation to Generation 165 ; Chapter 9: From a Room of Our Own to a Time of Our Own 185 ; Afterword: About Chapter 10 199 ; Epilogue: "Life Is a Journey" 203 ; Acknowledgments 205 ; Appendix A: Interview Guide 207 ; Appendix B: Health Matters Topics 212
Appendix C: Reliable Health Resources on the Web 213 Appendix D: Creating Third-Third Transition Learning Environments 216 ; Endnotes 221 ; Resources 226
Summary: The very concept of retirement is changing, especially among women. Today''s mature female is a pacesetter, exemplifying a unique approach to work, service, and learning. These women, age 60 and older, find themselves entering the last third of their lives in a state of relative health, optimism, and personal freedom, and are beginning to ask, "What now?" Based on extensive interviews, research, and the authors'' professional and personal experiences, A Time of Our Own explores the opportunities available in one''s "third third." A must-read for all women entering this exciting new chapter of life.
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Contents; Introduction vii ; Chapter 1: The Third Third of Life 1 ; Chapter 2: The Concept of Reinvention 11 ; Chapter 3: Changing Roles, Responsibilities,and Relationships 29 ; Chapter 4: Women and Work 49 ; Chapter 5: Women and Money 79 ; Chapter 6: Women and Health 103 ; Chapter 7: Losses, Regrets, and Gains 137 ; Chapter 8: From Generation to Generation 165 ; Chapter 9: From a Room of Our Own to a Time of Our Own 185 ; Afterword: About Chapter 10 199 ; Epilogue: "Life Is a Journey" 203 ; Acknowledgments 205 ; Appendix A: Interview Guide 207 ; Appendix B: Health Matters Topics 212

Appendix C: Reliable Health Resources on the Web 213 Appendix D: Creating Third-Third Transition Learning Environments 216 ; Endnotes 221 ; Resources 226

The very concept of retirement is changing, especially among women. Today''s mature female is a pacesetter, exemplifying a unique approach to work, service, and learning. These women, age 60 and older, find themselves entering the last third of their lives in a state of relative health, optimism, and personal freedom, and are beginning to ask, "What now?" Based on extensive interviews, research, and the authors'' professional and personal experiences, A Time of Our Own explores the opportunities available in one''s "third third." A must-read for all women entering this exciting new chapter of life.

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Elinor Miller Greenberg has devoted her career and community life to expanding access to opportunity, especially for women and minorities, by designing and implementing innovative higher education programs for adults. She has authored, coauthored or edited nine books and numerous articles and pamphlets. Fay W. Whitney has been a nurse practitioner and nursing faculty member for the entirety of her career. Whitney is Professor Emeritus of Nursing at the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing at the University of Wyoming and lives on a cattle ranch.

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