We’ll Get By With a Little Help From Our Friends with Joy Loverde

For those who have no support system in place, the thought of aging without help can be a frightening, isolating prospect. Whether you have friends and family ready and able to help you or not, growing old does not have to be an inevitable decline into helplessness. It is possible to maintain a good quality of life in your later years, but having a plan is essential. You’ll be empowered to make proactive plans for your own lives rather than entrusting decisions to family and community.

In this program, you’ll discover:

  • Advice on the tough medical, financial, and housing decisions to come
  • Real solutions to create a support network
  • Questions about aging solo readers don’t know to ask
  • Guidance on new products, services, technology, and resources

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Time: 12:00 noon Eastern (9:00 am Pacific, 10 AM Mountain, 11 am Central, and 6 AM Hawaiian)

Cost: Free of charge

About Joy Loverde

Joy Loverde has a reputation for being a path carver and a visionary when it comes to active aging. She is the author of the best-seller, The Complete Eldercare Planner and Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old?

Joy is an expert media source, product spokesperson, keynote speaker, and mature-market consultant. She is frequently in the news… you may have seen her on the Today Show or read about her in the Wall Street Journal.

Today, Joy is looking forward to sharing strategies on cultivating trusting and long-lasting friendships as we anticipate the need to rely more on each other as we grow older.

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The Jolt Phenomenon with Mark Miller

Jolts can derail us — or they can propel us into reclaiming and remaking our lives. They prompt us to ask questions about our values and purpose. Psychologists have been studying this phenomenon for some time; one research team at the University of North Carolina Charlotte back in the mid-1990s named the phenomenon “post-traumatic growth” (PTG). Since then, PTG has emerged as an important field of study for psychologists and social scientists.

Jolt explores a range of PTG experiences – -the death of a child, life-threatening illness, plane crashes, terror attacks, natural disasters – and also a wide range of growth responses.

In this program, you will discover:

  • What is the process of change that trauma survivors experience as they grow?
  • What does the process of change look like from the inside for jolt survivors?
  • What is the role of spirituality and faith? Who is most likely to experience growth after trauma – and who is not?
  • And, what is the meaning of these stories of trauma and growth for the rest of us?

About Mark Miller

For more than a decade, Mark Miller has researched and written about what motivates people to reinvent their lives. He is a nationally recognized expert on retirement and aging; he writes a column for Reuters, and contributes to The New York Times and other national news outlets.

Mark is the author of Jolt: Stories of Trauma and Transformation, which tells the stories of people transformed by growth following trauma, and the new paths that they pursue.

Some are on missions to help others or to make things right in the world, while others embark on new careers. Some people simply find that their relationships grow deeper, or seek a stronger spiritual dimension in their lives.

The Reinvention of Retirement with Connie Zweig

Crossing the threshold into late life can feel like a high-wire act without a net. But, if you are retiring or rewiring, ill or caregiving, feeling purposeful or disoriented, yearning to serve or do spiritual practice, you can learn to cross over from denial to awareness, from distraction to presence, from role to soul.

How do we explore who we are beyond work? How do we uncover the unconscious material that erupts around losing our roles, losing our loved ones, losing control of our bodies, losing our faith? And how do we overcome the denial, resistance, and distraction that arises with these changes?

If you want to move past denial, fear, and resistance to discover your dreams and opportunities for this stage of life, join us to redefine “age” and to help you re-imagine and reinvent it for yourself.

In this program, you will discover:

  • Retirement as Rorshach Test
  • Hearing the call
  • Denying the call — What stops us from stopping?
  • Heeding the call — Who am I now?
  • Liminal space
  • Release of the Doer
  • Role of shadow-work
  • Role of spiritual work: meditation and ritual
  • Shift from hero to elder
  • Crossing the threshold from role to soul

About Connie Zweig

Connie Zweig recently retired after 30 years as a therapist. She is co-author of bestsellers, Meeting the Shadow and Romancing the Shadow, author of Meeting the Shadow of Spirituality and A Moth to the Flame: The Life Story of Rumi (a novel). She is a certified Sage-ing Leader and is currently writing The Reinvention of Age. She is blogging excerpts on Medium.

Listen to the replay here.

10 Ways to Have a Happy Retirement with Richard Eisenberg

Some people have a much better retirement experience than others. What makes the difference? Having a plan and figuring out what you want out of retirement in advance so that you have laid the groundwork for a retirement experience that works for you and your family. In this month’s program, Richard Eisenberg outlines the ten ways that you can achieve a happy retirement. He will be covering:

  • How to figure out in advance what you want out of retirement.
  • If you have a husband, wife or partner, talk frankly together about what you both want out of retirement.
  • Plan your transition into retirement.
  • Come up with a retirement income plan.
  • Choose when to retire and then follow through (if you can).
  • Stay engaged and healthy (if you can).
  • Get a part-time job in retirement.
  • Learn new things or pursue your passions.
  • Keep a schedule, but not like the one you had before you retired.
  • See your children and grandchildren, if you have any.

About Richard Eisenberg

Richard Eisenberg is Managing Editor of PBS’ Nextavenue.org, a site for people in their 50s and 60s. He is also the editor of the site’s Money and Work & Purpose channels and a frequent blogger there. Previously, he was Executive Editor of Money Magazine and Front Page Finance Editor for Yahoo! He is the author of two books: How to Avoid a Mid-Life Financial Crisis and The Money Book of Personal Finance.

You can listen to the replay at https://InstantTeleseminar.com/Events/112495161

You can download the list of resources Richard mentioned on the call here:

Creating a Grassroots Force to Change Policy and Build Community with Bruce Frankel and Paul Nagle

Bruce Frankel and Paul E. Nagle will discuss the creation of Stonewall Village NYC, which aims to build a movement for LGBTQ-friendly housing and an intergenerational community to protect and care for NYC’s LGBTQ elders, who are among the city’s most lonely, impoverished, excluded and threatened citizens.

About Bruce Frankel and Paul Nagle

Bruce R. Frankel is a partner in Redstring, a community-building technology and business, and its chief content officer. He is also Co-President of The Life Planning Network and of LPN’s New England Chapter, and author of What Should I Do With The Rest Of My Life? as well as a co-editor of Live Smart After 50! The Experts Guide to Life For Uncertain Times. He is also a writer of World War II: History’s Greatest Conflict. Before turning his attention to issues of aging, he was a prize-winning journalist, the New York-based national reporter for USA Today and a senior writer and editor for People magazine. He earned his MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College at age 53.

Paul E. Nagle is the executive director of Stonewall Community Development Corporation, which seeks to partner with commercial developers to create affordable housing for LGBTQ elders. He is directing the creation of Stonewall Village NYC, a vibrant virtual village to support the elder LGBTQ population of New York with education-facilitation for LGBT housing opportunities, programs and services to support aging in place, health, and socialization to end isolation, and more. Paul was previously the executive director of Cultural Strategies Initiative in NYC, and director of communications and cultural policy for a member of the NYC Council. He has a background in international cultural policy, which he studied at NYU.

Listen to the replay at https://instantteleseminar.com/Events/108274098

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