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Jane Glenn Haas: the Sage of Aging
Posted By Patrick Kiger On January 29, 2013 @ 7:55 am In Legacy | Comments Disabled
Back in the 1980s, I moved to California to work at the Orange County Register, where, at the time, the real estate beat was covered by a woman named Jane Glenn Haas . I never knew her very well, but she seemed like one of those old-fashioned newspaper reporters, the ones who’d been cultivating sources for so long that she could dig up more insights by thumbing her Rolodex than I probably could from Google today. On one of my first shifts she was kind enough to give me a few pointers about California architecture for a story about a new housing development, which saved me from looking like an East Coast rube.
Eventually, I moved back East, and pretty much lost track of Haas, except for occasionally seeing her book reviews in a magazine that I also wrote for. When she passed away on Jan. 23 at age 75 , I was surprised to learn that the former ace business journalist had launched a second, and even more successful, career as a commentator and author who specialized in the challenges of aging, especially the ones faced by women. In 2000, she wrote a well-received inspirational book, Time of Your Life: Why Almost Everything Gets Better After Fifty , and after ostensibly retiring from the newspaper business in 2006, launched a twice-weekly column – mostly about aging issues – that ran in 300 newspapers across the nation.
Here’s a video of Hass talking about WomanSage , an organization she founded that assists women with personal reinvention and career growth. 
I went back and read some of Haas’ columns from the past few years, and picked out a few of her pearls of wisdom on some important subjects:
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 Jane Glenn Haas: http://www.janeglennhaas.com/
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 passed away on Jan. 23 at age 75: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/haas-408912-register-women.html
 Time of Your Life: Why Almost Everything Gets Better After Fifty: http://www.amazon.com/Time-Your-Life-Almost-Everything/dp/0929765842
 WomanSage: http://www.womansage.org/
 Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqxt5mRxVJo
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