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Igniting Passion And Purpose As An Elder

Jan 24, 2019

Your career has wound down, the kids have moved, and your schedule is clear.

In your youth, you cared about people and planet earth, and you had grand visions of changing the world. At some point, those passions and that sense of purpose got buried under diapers and the 9-5. Still, that old you remains alive. Now, with the rest of your life ahead, you can be the change and make this next stage of your life the most powerful yet.

But where to start?

Helen Wilkes, a retired professor and activist, takes readers on an inspiring journey to find renewed purpose in retirement. Along the way she helps readers navigate the transition to a post-work identity by fanning the embers of lost passions and developing new interests. Her book is "The Aging of Aquarius: Igniting Passion and Purpose as an Elder."