At the beginning of the 20th century, life expectancy was 49 years; today, it tops more than 80 years. America is in an aging boom and with it, an amazing transition. If you are over age 50, you are in the process of creating a new life stage with these "bonus" years - welcome to Adult Part 2.
You're aware that many years of life are still ahead of you. Very likely, you have a different set of expectations for these "bonus" years than you had for earlier adulthood. You sense that you can somehow apply your knowledge and experiences in a meaningful way. Yet you may not know exactly how to achieve this new vision or see all the many possibilities available to you as you navigate the physical, health, work, and financial shifts that inevitably accompany this phase.
Next Avenue, a partnership of non-profit organizations, independent media producers, government agencies, and public television stations, is a great daily Web source for news and information to guide your journey.
Locally, Rhode Island PBS and the Rhode Island Department of Elderly Affairs are pleased to work together to bring to you this companion page. Next Rhode presents links to local information, resources, and services to help Rhode Island's Boomers navigate Adult Part 2.
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