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BEACON Senior News - Western Colorado

Local Author revises acclaimed book

Approximately 10,000 women born between 1955 and 1964 are approaching retirement. These women have gained respect and equality, partially due to the work of earlier Boomer women (those born right after the end of World War II), but society still believes older women do not contribute, despite being of the wealthiest segments in the country, said local author Elizabeth Wheeler. There are few resources for these women, Wheeler pointed out, as most retirement books are written by men. That’s why Wheeler updated her book, “Paths - A Primer for Ladies-of-a-Certain-Age: A Workbook for the Road Ahead.” Wheeler recommends women go through this workbook in a group setting. The book examines the two time periods of the Boomer generation and the significance they played on women’s values and perceptions today. It also includes advice on finding your purpose in life, possibly moving to a new community, as well as health and finances. Wheeler wrote the book after retiring to Grand Junction in 2016. For more information, visit The book is also available on Amazon and at Palisade’s Craig Gallery