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Author Elizabeth Fideler finds professional women still at work after age 65—

10 July 2012—WOMEN’S WORK: Four years ago, Elizabeth Fideler of Framingham was conducting education research when her grant ran out and the job ended. Finding something else was difficult, but she wasn’t ready to retire.

“I thought, I’m only 65 and I feel as though I’ve been put on a shelf,” recalled Fideler, now a research fellow at the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College. “I wondered what other women my age were doing.”

The experience led to her new book, “Women Still at Work: Professionals Over Sixty and On the Job,” published in June by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

While every woman’s story is unique, Fideler said, a common theme is the satisfaction and fulfillment they receive from their professions, even while juggling family, volunteer and other responsibilities.

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