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University of Minneapolis offers classes for the "nevertirees"

Some analysts have dubbed members of the baby boomer generation "nevertirees," because many are planning to keep working during their retirement. However, this doesn't necessarily mean they will stay in the same industry. In fact, many of these experienced employees are looking for ways to start a new, exciting phase in their lives.

The University Minnesota College of Continuing Education plans to host a number of classes for these retirees that will offer helpful resources to older adults who may feel a bit lost as they plan for the next big step, according to MinnPost.com.

Classes will be taught by experts in a variety of fields who will help baby boomers look at paid and volunteer work positions, as well as examine other retirement prospects. A report conducted by Barclay Wealth insight found that these kinds of workshops may be popular in the coming years, as 75 percent of wealthy Americans plan to look for part-time positions instead of retiring.

Del Webb’s most recent Baby Boomer survey indicates that the vast majority of both those planning for retirement and those living in retirement are planning to include working as part of their lives. For those who want to continue personal and professional growth in the classroom, a number of Del Webb communities offer residents the opportunity to attend continuing education courses without the worry of homework or grades. For example, Del Webb Naples in Ave Maria, Florida, has a partnership with Ave Maria University that allows retirees to attend any class of their choice.  

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