Let’s retire the word ‘retirement’. The word was invented in the 1930s, to force older workers out of the workforce so that jobs would be available for the young. Now that we do not have to retire at a certain age, we have choices. We may choose to continue to work, whether in paid work or in a voluntary capacity, or take a pension from our own funds or from the Government. I have heard of other words used to describe this time when people stop full-time work. Words such as ‘renewment’, ‘refocusment’ or ‘reimagination’. All slightly clumsy and not descriptive of that time in our lives, when we transition to a life of meaning and purpose, that may not be supported by work. But what can we use to describe this time? What ideas, words, or phrases do you use?
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That word "retirement"
'Retirement' and 'seniors' are two words with a poor image.You may have seen a recent article in the Australian newspaper by Bernard Salt whi also pointed this out. But what is the alternative.I agree that renewment is somewhat clumsy.
I recall one of our SIG members coming up with a list of 50 alternatives but none filled the bill as an acceptable alternative. The reason that I selected Third Age was because the term already had some exposure(U3A) and that I hoped it would come to be accepted. However,it is taking mot re time than I thought. But if you come up with a better term please let me know. Alan
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