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Lighthearted, humorous and packed with wisdom, features real women and men in their fifties through their eighties, who redefine what it means to be “retired” and to be “senior citizens,” as they live active and vital lives. This documentary will change your ideas about retirement in the 21st Century.
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SILVER AWARD in 2008 National Mature Media Awards Program!
"101 Ways To Retire—or Not! by Sue Perlgut and Christopher Julian, is a winner in the 17th Annual National Mature Media Awards program."

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the list 101 ways to retire - or note
 
Stay politically active
Make sausages
Work full-time
Work part-time
Volunteer
Travel
Bike through Ireland
Visit children
Visit grandchildren
Guilt free napping
Write
Garden
Plant flowers
Read
Rehabilitate Wildlife
Rock climb
Climb a mountain (or two)
Swim
Boat
Exercise
Run
Jump rope
Practice yoga
Meditate
Chant
Blog
Ride a horse
Raise chickens
Tutor
Take courses
Teach courses
Act

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Ben Ben was eight-five years old when interviewed for this documentary. He was a retired Cornell Professor and former Mayor of Ithaca. He volunteered for many Social Justice organizations.
 
Lenny Lenny was seventy-four years old when interviewed for this documentary. He is a former machinist who in his retirement worked as a school bus aide for the Ithaca City School District.
 
Marjie Marjie was in her early seventies when interviewed for this documentary and is a former Cornell employee who supports herself in retirement by cleaning houses and taking care of children.
 
Natasha Natasha was in her late seventies when interviewed. She participates in many activities at Lifelong, a senior center, including the Senior Theatre Troupe and teaching Spanish and French. She has a starring role in the feature film Invisible Ink by Christopher Julian.
 
Terry Terry was in his early sixties when interviewed. He had recently retired from the Gerontology Institute at Ithaca College and took up gardening and volunteering. He passed away in September of 2013.
 
Martha Martha was in her early sixties when interviewed. She retired from full-time work when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. After successful surgery, she has returned to working part-time and volunteers with her church and other organizations.
 
Tony and Colleen Tony and Colleen, brother and sister both in their late 50s recently opened The Orchid Place in Ithaca NY to raise and sell orchids as their "retirement" business. They have since retired from the business which is now run by younger members of the family.
 
Mary Ann Mary Ann was fifty-six years old when interviewed and recently returned from being a bookkeeper for non-profits. She was  elected to the Dryden, NY Town Board and spends other time working on her blog, weaving and raising chickens and a horse.
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