Mike Huse

I started bagging groceries at QFC at age 16 and for the next 29 years stayed in the grocery business.  I left QFC in 1999 as president of the company. We had 105 stores in the Pacific Northwest and a big part of my job was selecting and mentoring future leaders for the business.

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Walter Boos
Christy Spivey

Christy Spivey has spent her adult life working in various retail leadership roles. Until 2012 that was all in the state of Florida, where she was married and raised two children. Nearing the age of 50 Christy had no idea how her life would change. We spoke with Christy in April 2017 and asked her to share a bit of her personal story – and how life doesn’t stop at age 50.

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David Broweleit

I'd been doing dentistry for 40 years. Either being in school or practicing. I wanted to do something different. I didn't want to die while clutching a dental instrument. I knew I wanted to stop doing dentistry but I didn't want to stop working. I knew I wanted to find meaningful work but I didn't know what that was going to be.

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Walter Boos
Jerry Stockman

In July 1987, at the age of 48, Jerry was driving on the freeway and had a clear sense that he should be professionally engaged in helping families. He began volunteering at the Community Counseling Center in Bellevue, WA and then went back to school, getting a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.

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Walter Boos
Laurie Swift Raisys

After a couple decades of being full-time Mom and part-time employee in various capacities, Laurie purchased Island Books on Mercer Island – a community fixture for 35 years. The rest of the story:

 

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Walter Boos
Modern Elder

Wow. Spending the last two weekends of February learning felt like immersion in a warm and rich climate of curiosity. I learned a new term to describe my interest in learning--catalytic curiosity--from Chip Conley in his talk about "modern elders" and our place in the world. This begins a series of captured and curated wisdom from juicy time spent with my best friend and partner at Wisdom 2.0 and the Search for Meaning book festival.

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Suzanne Zahniser

I met Suzanne over coffee on March 20, 2017. Her husband Tom told me about Suzanne’s decision to rekindle her piano playing after a 20-year hiatus.This eventually led to a full-on concert performance on September 17, 2016 – with four other performers - in front of 300 people. Here’s the mini-Suzanne story.

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Nancy Kasmar

At the age of 60 Nancy started her own business, in a field completely different than the nursing career she had as a younger adult.

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Walter Boos
Space City Seniors

The Space City Seniors are another performance group for the Rockets. Consisting of several "young at heart" retirees, these seniors wow Toyota Center crowds on a regular basis with their current and old-school hip hop moves. Their high energy and enthusiasm for dance and the Rockets are unmatched in the NBA

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Retirement at Age 100+? It's Coming!

The end of retirement is already prompting a global reconsideration of how we think about the life cycle. For economic growth and greater security, we’ll need to find new ways to work to 100+ while investing for the long haul in our health, mental faculties, friends, neighbors and society. Fortunately, with fewer younger workers around, employers will need to keep us on the job.

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