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AARP Foundation: Back to Work 50+

This program connects 50+ workers with the information; training, support, work experience, and employer access they need to get back into the workforce.

  • Future of Work

    A Public Policy Institute multiyear initiative to examine the new work reality, discuss how workers can adapt to the challenges of today and be prepared for the workplace of tomorrow.

  • Business Case for Workers 50+

    This 2015 study reveals that experienced workers provide value to employers through high engagement, lower turnover, strong work ethic and professionalism.

  • Life Reimagined

    This is a vision, a methodology, and a community that helps people rediscover what truly matters and focus on what they really want to do.


Juggling Work and Caregiving

Caregiving can be stressful? Read Amy Goyer's book to learn the day-to-day coping techniques best suited for caregivers

Refire! Don't Retire

Read Ken Blanchard and Morton Shaevitz's "Refire" for a humorous and practical guide on how to lead a fulfilling second half of life

Great Jobs for Everyone 50+

Get the latest how-to guide "Great Jobs for Everyone 50+: Finding Work That Keeps You Happy and Healthy ... And Pays the Bills" to find profitable, fulfilling work after 50

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