Jessica Ramos Cuttone our new Director of the Lifelong Skills and Opportunity Center was recently quoted in a New York Post article about changing views on retirement and the older adult workforce.
Whether a change of career or a return to work, retirement isn’t what it used to be.
Unretirement is trending. As the traditional definition morphs, so, too, is the notion that it’s an ending.
Tennis legend Serena Williams announced that the 2022 US Open is her last tournament: “I have never liked the word retirement. It doesn’t feel like a modern word to me,” she said in Vogue. Viewing her tennis departure more as a transition, the 23-time Grand Slam champion said, “Maybe the best word to describe what I’m up to is evolution.”
It’s not the only recent high-profile transition — for infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, 81, old-school retirement isn’t in sight either. In December, he will move on from his current role as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases after 50 years of service “to pursue the next phase of my career while I still have so much energy and passion for my field.”
You can read the full article here.