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Consider creating a library of resources to help boomer clients deal with issues of their 60s and 70s. These sources have been personally helpful or strongly recommended:

On Paper

Marti Barletta, Prime Time Women: How to Win the Hearts, Minds, and Business of Boomer Big Spenders (Kaplan Business, 2007)

Bernice Bratter and Helen Dennis, Project Renewment: The First Retirement Model for Career Women (Scribner, 2008)

Gene Cohen, The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential in the Second Half of Life (Harper Paperbacks, 2001)

Gene Cohen, The Mature Mind: The Positive Power of the Aging Brain (Basic Books, 2007)

Marc Freedman, Encore: Finding Work that Matters in the Second Half of Life (PublicAffairs, 2007)

Marc Freedman, Prime Time: How Baby Boomers will Revolutionize Retirement and Transform America (PublicAffairs, 2002)

Brent Green, Marketing to Leading Edge Baby Boomers: Perceptions, Principles, Practices & Predictions (Paramount Market Publishing, 2006)

Olivia Mellan with Sherry Christie, Overcoming Overspending: A Winning Plan for Spenders and their Partners (Walker and Company, 1997)

James Prochaska, John Norcross, and Carlo DiClemente, Changing for Good: A Revolutionary Six-Stage Program for Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving Your Life Positively Forward (Collins, 1995)

William A. Sadler, Ph.D., The Third Age: Six Principles for Growth and Renewal After Forty (Perseus Publishing, 2001)

William A. Sadler, Ph.D., and James H. Krefft, Ph.D., Changing Course: Navigating Life after 50 (The Center for Third Age Leadership Press, 2008); also see

Nancy K. Schlossberg, Retire Smart, Retire Happy: Finding Your True Path in Life

(American Psychological Assn., 2003)

Jeri Sedlar and Rick Miners, Don’t Retire, Rewire! (2nd edition), (Alpha, 2007)

Ronnie Sellers (ed.), 60 Things to Do When You Turn 60 (Sellers Publishing, 2006)

Susan Krauss Whitbourne and Sherry Willis (eds.), The Baby Boomers Grow Up: Contemporary Perspectives on Midlife (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2006)


The following Web sites and blogs are also useful sources of insight (many references are courtesy of Dorian Mintzer, a Boston-based coach specializing in boomer issues):

American Society on Aging (multidisciplinary organization of professionals in the field of aging): (a community of boomer-focused information, resources, and activities):

Center for Third Age Leadership (Dr. William Sadler, et al.):

Life Planning Network (life planning professionals focusing on the Third Age):

Third Age Lifecrafting (coach, teacher, and facilitator Meg Newhouse):

Sagience (Dr. Catherine Fitzgerald):

The Boomer Blog (baby boom market specialist Carol Orsborn, et al.):

Creative Aging for Women blog (personal coach Lynne Berrett):

Klontz Coaching and Consulting blog (Drs. Ted and Brad Klontz):

On Retirement blog (recent retiree Heather Otto):

Professional Resilience blog (psychotherapist and life coach Marcia McConnell):

2 Young 2 Retire blog (life coach Howard Stone and co-author Marika Stone):


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