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Jane Pauley talks about re-imagining retirement

7:54 PM, Jun 13, 2013   |    comments
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Former Today Show anchor Jane Pauley is having a second act with the show that made her a household name.

Pauley has teamed up with A.A.R.P. to produce segments called "Life Reimagined" for the Today Show, putting the spotlight on people who are giving retirement a whole new meaning.

"Leisure and retirement were almost synonymous, but they're not anymore," she says. "When we talk about retirement, it's only because the vocabulary hasn't caught up with who we are."

That's a generation that wants to contribute and remain productive, whether it's through volunteer work or a new business venture.

For Jane Pauley, she's here front and center working to change people's views of the "golden years."

"People have said that I'm part of a movement. I didn't start the movement, I did invent reinvention. But the timing is perfect," she says. "[By] January of [2014], every Baby Boomer is over 50, and we're going to live 10, 20, 30 years longer and we can make a big difference."

Part of that big difference included Pauley playing a role in the Cleveland Foundation's announcement of a new "Encore" initiative that will encourage retirement-aged people to pursue their passions for the betterment of the community.

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