Retirement: Finding a new career direction

April 22, 2015 9:23 PM

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Retirement: Finding a new career direction

For years Jennifer Roberts, 61, of Herndon, Va., sold and managed newspaper advertising. Then, in her mid-50s, she started doing event planning, book publishing and seminars. Now, she's writing and editing government proposals. She made the transitions to different occupations after being laid off.

Roberts is planting the seeds for her next endeavor in case she has to switch careers again. She plays the guitar and sings and is interested in using music therapy to work with seniors, a passion that dates back to her college years. She's writing a novel, sketching and she's involved in animal res...

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