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Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes on “Living Longer: Opportunities for Social Work Research and Policy”

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Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, together with Nancy Morrow-Howell, will be featured at the opening plenary session of the Society for Social Work and Research’s (SSWR) annual meeting (Thursday, January 15). This session, titled “Living Longer: Opportunities for Social Work Research and Policy” will examine trends in productive engagement in later life. The Baby Boom generation, which has shaped social work research and practice over the past half century, may profoundly change the meaning of the so-called “retirement years” through their continued engagement in paid employment, civic affairs, or community service. This session will examine trends in productive engagement in later life with particular attention to the implications for social work.