Retirement age is just a number

New York

WHEN Bonnie Leonard retired from academia at age 65, she knew she was not done working.

"Not for a minute," said Ms Leonard, now 79. "I just thought about what I wanted to do next."

After nearly 20 years as dean of continuing education at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, she thought she would go back into teaching or move into development work. Instead, she learnt how to help others manage change.

Since 2002, Ms Leonard has been running her own coaching business, focusing on middle-aged women looking to make career and life transitions.

The Rhode Island resident also suspects that as a septuagenarian fully engaged in her work, she is not alone.

"The fact is we're living a lot longer and...

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