book of the month

The Aging of Aquarius


Your career has wound down, the kids have moved, and your schedule is clear…for the next thirty years.

In your youth, you cared about people and planet Earth.  You had grand visions of changing the world. At some point, those passions and that sense of purpose got buried under diapers and 9-5.  Yet that old you are still alive, and you now have this next stage of your life the most powerful yet.  But where to start?


Helen Wilkes, a retired professor, and activist takes readers on an inspiring journey to find renewed purpose in retirement.  Along the way, she helps readers navigate the transition to a post-work identity by fanning the embers of lost passions and new interests.


Whether you drawn to gardening clubs, to social justice issues, political campaigning, ethical investing, or creativity through the arts, this book offers inspiration, practical steps, and extra resources to help re-ignite your passion, your sense of purpose, and to effect real change in the world as an empowered elder.