The key words in the below quote from Third Age Health and Wellness Newsletter are WANTED and ENDURING. Angie Ryan wanted to be engaged in and contributing to the world and suffered from not being so engaged. Her inner light urged her to try for more even while her learned assumptions told her she was too old. To her delight she is now working in a new job.
In other words--she Boomeranged! And now she is vabooming! Lucky for all of us that her skills and intelligence were not arbitrarily discarded.
Angie Ryan just wanted to work again.
After enduring five months of unemployment last year, the 60-year-old posted her resume on a couple of Web-based jobs boards, convinced her age would work against her. She was wrong.
Within months, she landed a job at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a marketing communications expert.
"I'm delighted," she says. "Age isn't a factor here. They wanted someone who could step right in, and I could."
She was the beneficiary of a new federal effort aimed at warning both the public and private sectors of a looming "brain drain" that experts say will accelerate as 78 million baby boomers age.
"It's going to cause a lot of problems and cost a lot of money to replace these people who know so much," says David DeLong, a research fellow at the AgeLab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author of "Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce." "They know how to get things done."
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