Age: 80 or older
Highest school level: College/University degree
Social background: Attorney practising for 50 years—married for 55 years—3 children and 8 grandchildren.
Career: Attorney in law firm for 34 years—then 25 years as general counsel for banks and businesses—final position was General Counsel for a bank holding company—teach part time (adjunct) at university for last 10 years.
Retirement plans: Already partially retired
Forced into retirement: No
Retirement preparation: Planned for retirement and continuing to teach one course at university—to travel more because of flexibility.
Describe typical day: Sleep late, read paper, doctors appointments, attend charity related meetings, attend spiritual gatherings, teach one day per week.
Look forward to retirement: Yes
Expectations: Slower pace
Hobbies: Yes—-hunting , fishing, reading assisting charitable/religious organizations.
Continue to work: no
What would you change about second career: nothing
Encounter ageism: judgment valued by peers.
Did you relocate: No
Live near family: Yes
Advice for others: Plan it—think through goals and expectations—make sure they fit financial capabilities.