2nd Half of Life takes on second careers

As your PBS station, it is KLRU’s mission to bring people together around important issues. KLRU does this through various educational and outreach initiatives. This fall, KLRU will present 2nd Half of Life, a six-part series airing weekly on Thursday nights at 8 p.m. beginning October 8 and running til November 12. Created for one of the best-educated, healthiest, and most privileged generations in American history — the Boomers — the series aims to help people reinvent life after the age of 50. Additional resources at KLRU’s 2nd Half of Life Web site at klru.org/2ndhalfoflife

2nd Half of Life is made possible thanks to our sponsor Seton Family of Hospitals and in cooperation with the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.

This week:
Back-to-back episodes of Life (Part 2) at 8 p.m.

Life (Part 2) – “Encore Careers”
Playing gold all day might sound like a good idea…until you actually try it. That’s why Baby Boomers are busy re-inventing retirement with rewarding “encore careers.” Chris Farrell, Richard Leider (The Power of Purpose: Creating Meaning in Your Life and Work) and J. Walker Smith, president of Yankelovich, explain how increasing numbers of Americans are finding fulfilling work later in life.
Life (Part 2) – “Should I Stay or Should I Go”
If you decide to retire — or turn to part-time work — should you “stay or go”… that is, should you move or stay in the community where you’ve lived your whole life? Dr. Robert Kane (It Shouldn’t Be This Way: The Failure of Long-Term Care,) David Savageau (Retirement Places Rated: What You Need to Know to Plan the Retirement You Deserve) and Temple University professor Nancy Henkin discuss how Baby Boomers are finding new ways — and places — to retire.