Just short of his
60th birthday, Sandy Blovad
high-powered job in California to move to suburban Lake Worth.
isn't kicking back on the golf course.He's
working.Blovad, now a teacher, has a "bridge job," a new name for a new trend in the world of work.
,64, of Lake Worth, supervises as a student weight lift during physical education class.Photo
"Boomers have a different mentality about retirement than their parents," says Blovad
, who turned 65 last month.
.As executive director of a California Jewish Community Center
rubbed shoulders with lots of people, some wealthy and powerful.He
made a six-figure salary.Now he teaches mostly Haitian immigrant children at a Delray Beach charter school.
"I realized I wasn't going to be the big cheese anymore," Blovad
says about his
career move."But at that stage of my life, status no longer mattered.I'm getting something else in return.Working with these kids is so gratifying.I count the small victories each and every day."
On a wall in Blovad's
office hangs a poignant essay from a student who'd lost his
"I'm a father figure to him," Blovad