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Newsletters, interviews, conversations, articles, blogs and more to inspire, engage, inform and entertain you.

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Newsletters

Our reach-out to help readers chart their path. Delivered to Subscriber inboxes.

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Don't Retire... Amava
Have you heard the word “unretirement” before? More people are deciding for one reason or another that the “r”...
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Honoring Heroes
In a world of discord, one thing most agree on is that people who have served their country deserve respect and...
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Be Connected
While the world is changing fast, we think the best ways to get to know people haven’t changed that much at all....
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Can You Gig It? 
If you’re hoping for some flexible ways to earn and stay socially engaged, you’ve doubtless considered joining the...
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Stay Curious
Lifelong learning: you can do it at home, abroad, in the workplace, at school or online. There are so many ways to stay...
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What's on Your List?
Call it a wish list, a bucket list, a possibility portfolio or something else that fits your style and preferences; we...
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Interviews

Call us “fulfillment nerds,” but we ask these questions of nearly everyone we meet.

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David Bornstein
David Bornstein: Solutions Journalist and CEO. ...
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Marc Miller
Marc Miller: From Engineer to Podcaster, Career Designer Author. ...
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Holly Gilman
Holly Gilman: Community College Activist/Instructor. ...
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Ashton Applewhite
Ashton Applewhite: Speaker, Writer Warrior Against Age Discrimination. ...
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Sue Saxton
Sue Saxton: Caregiver to Camper to Volunteer Extraordinaire ...
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Kim Hunter
Kim Hunter: From Dental Assistant to Animal Behavior Consultant. ...
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Millie & Boo

Two friends, a Millennial and a Boomer, converse about work, social issues,
money, relationships, travel and more.

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Talking 'Bout My Generation
Today we meet the new generation...same as the old generation? And we introduce Speed Round, just to show how few of the...
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Ok, Boomer
Today, our friends give us their take on a phrase that’s been going around.  ...
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On the Gig Economy
Today our friends compare notes on their gigs. ...
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Volunteering/Skills Translation
Today, our friends give us their takes on doing good. ...
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Dinner Party Chat
Today our friends talk about what to make for a dinner party with friends. And it’s delicious. ...
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And the Oscar Goes To...
Today they talk movies and play a film themed game. It’s cinematic. ...
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Articles

Original content about things that matter.

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6 Ideas for Your Bucket List
Number one on our bucket list is helping you fill yours. Living long is part of the goal, of course, but we believe it is...
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How Do You Make Connections?
We’ve all heard about it. The “I” word. Isolation isn’t good for anyone. Research proves that mental and physical...
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Stay Active and Engaged: Here’s How 
We’re serious about our work: keeping people active and socially engaged as they move beyond full-time careers and...
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7 Bucket List Items That Won’t Break the Bank
Does it seem like everyone is going to the Maldives to stay in a water villa on stilts? Sure, that sounds amazing, but...
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Have You Been Told You’re Overqualified?
At Amava, we spend our days highlighting opportunities to keep our Members active and socially-engaged. By helping...
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8 Ways to Toss Your Hat Into the Gig Economy
The news is out about the gig economy and it’s good for baby boomers. If you’ve got some excellent work experience or...
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Book Spotlights

Our take on interesting reads.

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How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of...
Despite the title, there is no mention of any medical breakthrough or fountain of youth. Rather, this inspiring book...
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Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming...
This is a critique of our current medical system and how it handles the special needs of aging patients. Aronson...
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Nomadland: Surviving America in the...
It turns out that employers have figured out that itinerant adults who live in RVs and modified vans are a reliable,...
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Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for...
If you’re looking for ways to earn some money in a fulfilling way as you Discover Your Next, this is the book to get...
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Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers:...
This dynamic, well-researched book, geared at solo agers,  is full of useful information, worksheets and lists that are...
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The Longevity Economy: Unlocking the World's...
This book is not a self-help book, but anyone who is retired, or thinking about retirement, will get a lot out of it....
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Guest Contributors

Experts in their fields break it down for Amava Members and visitors.

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Caregiving: Thoughts on Scattering Victor's...
After my father (Victor Fellows) passed, we scattered his ashes on San Francisco Bay in the shadow of the Golden Gate...
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Why I Became a Retirement Coach
Like many Baby Boomers, I have had several careers and transitions. After working as a lawyer for many years, I took some...
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Ask Amava: Open Enrollment
Open enrollment. Those two words make me really nervous! Can you explain it simply so I make sure I don’t mess it all...
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Surviving Creative Destruction in the 2nd...
According to Wikipedia, "creative destruction" describes the “process of industrial mutation that incessantly...
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Ask Amava: Change Jobs?
I'm not happy at work, but I'm also afraid to leave and do something else. I'm afraid I won't be paid as much somewhere...
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Ask Amava: Unique But Not Expensive?
I’m enjoying your site and the content is inspiring me to think about new possibilities. I love the idea that a...
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