All Posts by Dorian Mintzer

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.

Register now for the event at RevolutionizeYourRetirement.com

How to Live Forever with Marc Freedman

How to Live Forever is a deeply personal call to find fulfillment and happiness in our longer lives by connecting with the next generation and forging a legacy of love that lives beyond us. In writing How to Live Forever, Marc Freedman set out to answer three critical questions:

  • With so many living so much longer, what do the increasing years beyond 50 mean?
  • How can a society with more older people than younger ones thrive?
  • How do we find happiness when we know life is long and time is short?

These are big questions that invite us to explore how we live our daily lives. Freedman found insights by exploring purpose and generativity, digging into the drive for longevity and the perils of age segregation, and talking to social innovators across the globe bringing the generations together for mutual benefit as well as his own mentors.

In this program, you’ll discover how to find fulfillment and happiness in our longer lives by connecting with the next generation and forging a legacy of love that lives beyond us.

About Marc Freedman

Marc Freedman, the President and CEO of Encore.org, is a renowned social entrepreneur, thought leader and writer. Under Marc’s leadership, Encore.org has pioneered innovative programs and sparked a growing movement in the United States and beyond to tap the talent and experience of people past midlife as a human resource for solving our most vexing social problems. Programs such as Civic Ventures, Experience Corps, Discovering What’s Next and the Life Planning Network are a few examples of programs that have been sparked by Marc’s vision.

He was a visiting fellow at King’s College, University of London and a visiting scholar at Stanford University during 2014-15. Marc is a member of the Wall Street Journal’s “Experts” panel and a frequent commentator in the media. He was named a 2014 Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the World Economic Forum and the Schwab Foundation and is the recipient of the 2010 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. He co-founded Experience Corps, mobilizing thousands of individuals over 50 to improve the school performance and prospects of low-income elementary school students in 22 U.S. cities, and spearheaded the creation of the Purpose Prize, an annual $100,000 prize for social entrepreneurs in the second half of life.

Marc is the author of several books, including his newest book, How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations, focusing on bringing older and younger people together for mutual benefit and the greater good of society, which will be published by Hachette Book Group in November 2018.

Listen to the replay at https://instantteleseminar.com/Events/108273972.

Emotional Planning for Retirement with Louise Nayer

Though most people spend countless hours doing financial planning for retirement, how many people do emotional planning? Retirement is a huge transition, and it’s important to think not only about how much money you’ll have, but also how you will create the kind of life you want.

Whether you are about to retire, newly retired or have been retired for a long time, it’s never too late to talk openly about how you feel and the difficulties and joys of retirement.

In this program, you will discover the importance of articulating anxieties about retirement, including:

  • Making the Decision
  • Fears of Isolation and Losing a Community
  • Fears of Losing Your Identity
  • Trusting Yourself
  • Fears of Getting Sick
  • Calming exercises
  • Maintaining a healthy and fulfilling retirement

About Louise Nayer

Louise Nayer grew up in New York City, received a B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Wisconsin and later a Master of Arts in Humanities from SUNY Buffalo where she studied with poets Robert Creeley and John Logan. In 1976 she put all her belongings in a ’68 Camaro and moved to San Francisco where she dedicated her life to writing and teaching.

She is the author of five books, most recently Poised for Retirement: Moving from Anxiety to Zen. She kept a journal for the five months before she left her community college teaching job and wrote about the importance of emotional planning for retirement. That book also offers calming exercises to help people through that time. Her book, Burned: A Memoir, was an Oprah Great Read and winner of the Wisconsin Library Association Award. That book chronicles the devastating effects of an explosion in Cape Cod that burned her parents when she was four years old and left her mother facially disfigured. That book outlines the lasting effects of child-parent separation. She has also written for OZY and the San Francisco Chronicle and has been interviewed in Forbes Magazine.

She is a long-time educator and member of the San Francisco Writer’s Grotto. She teaches memoir classes at the Grotto, through OLLI at UC Berkeley and works with people individually. She has given readings of her work at universities and bookstores all over the country and has been interviewed widely on radio including on NPR. She has two grown daughters and a step-daughter and lives with her husband and dog, Ella, in Glen Park in San Francisco.

To join the call: Please register at http://revolutionizeretirement.com/interviews/

Positive/Vital Aging: Life Long with Jan Hively and Meg Newhouse

People have been talking about “The Positive Aging Movement” for more than a dozen years, particularly since the first conference in 2007, when the oldest Boomers were turning 61 and approaching the “traditional” retirement age. With a longer life expectancy, notions about aging have been shifting. This year the oldest Boomers are turning 72, and the youngest is now turning 54. We’re witnessing the “graying” of our population. In this interview, we’ll focus on a broad view of the Positive Aging Movement: How it started, how it’s been changing, what it’s accomplished, and where it’s going.

Join the conversation as Dr. Dorian Mintzer explores these issues with the movement veterans Dr. Jan Hively, educator, speaker and serial entrepreneur and Dr. Meg Newhouse, author, educator and coach. From this presentation/conversation, you will:

  • Get an overview of the Positive Aging Movement over the past 10+ years – its intellectual underpinnings, development, and accomplishments to date.
  • Understand the central concepts of positive aging/holistic thriving in the second half of life.
  • Explore what’s next. Has the movement outlived its usefulness? What are the current issues? Where might it or should it be heading?
  • Consider: What would you add? What facet draws you most?

The discussion will be continued on the Boomers and Beyond SIG (Special Interest Group) at noon eastern time (6:00 am Hawaii, 9:00 Pacific, 10:00 Mountain and 11:00Central) on Tuesday, September 4th. You don’t need to sign up for the SIG–just plan to call in at 1 425-440-5100, pin 555036# and be part of the conversation. It will be an interactive call. We’d like to learn from you–what would you add? What facet of the Positive Aging Movement draws you most?

About Jan Hively

Jan Hively describes herself as an “Encore Entrepreneur.” In Minnesota, after a career in city planning and administration, Jan Hively earned her Ph.D. in 2001 at age 69 with a dissertation on “Productive Aging in Rural Communities.” Since then, she has focused on transforming expectations for aging — realizing the potential for positive aging based on twenty-first-century trends and research.

Jan has co-founded several thriving networks that support positive aging, including the Vital Aging Network, the SHIFT Network, and a global program exchange, the Pass It On Network. As a Purpose Prize Fellow, she is an internationally-known presenter and consultant for programs that engage older adult leadership and support “meaningful work, paid or unpaid, through the last breath.” Jan’s academic degrees were earned at Harvard University and the University of Minnesota.

About Meg Newhouse

In both her professional and personal life, Meg Newhouse has sought to call out “passion and purpose” in her students, coaching clients, and even friends/colleagues. For nearly 25 years she has been centrally involved in what could be called the Positive Aging movement, as a post-mid-life coach, workshop facilitator, consultant and author.

In 2002 she founded and co-led the Life Planning Network, a national community of professionals committed to a holistic model for helping people thrive in the second half of life; more recently she has been engaged with the Conscious Elders Network from its early stages. Meg has helped plan five Positive Aging conferences and has written three how-to books, as well as co-edited LPN’s Live Smart After 50. In the past few years, she has focused on later life and legacy, represented by her book, Legacies of the Heart: Living a Life That Matters.

Meg has many other passions––foremost, her family (including 4 grandchildren) and friends, but also including music (as a serious amateur flutist), yoga, nature, the state of the nation and world, and all kinds of learning and personal/spiritual growth. She lives in the Boston area with her husband of 50 years.

For the replay, visit https://InstantTeleseminar.com/Events/108273846

Aging with Wisdom with Dr. Olivia Hoblitzelle

How do we find meaning and beauty in aging, and how do we respond to living in an age-phobic culture? This month’s presenter, Dr. Olivia Hoblitzelle. gets to the heart of the matter by providing examples from her own experience as well as from varied wisdom traditions and cultures that revere elders.

In this program, you’ll discover how to:

  • find the wisdom that lies within all of us, no matter the age
  • create a mindset to age consciously
  • cultivate an inner life resilient enough to handle the vicissitudes of aging
  • embrace life in all its fullness and wonder, even when faced with life’s inevitable losses

You’ll get the information you need about how to age consciously.

Dr. Olivia Hoblitzelle, writer and teacher, taught in the field of behavioral medicine where she pioneered the integration of meditation, yoga, and  cognitive therapy with traditional Western medicine. She also trained health professionals in new approaches to health and healing through Harvard Medical School.

For many years she taught a course on conscious aging and mindfulness meditation. Her bestselling book, Ten Thousand Joys & Ten Thousand Sorrows: A Couple’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s, won many awards and was translated into four languages. Her most recent book is Aging with Wisdom: Reflections, Stories & Teachings, a finalist for Foreword’s “Indies Book of the Year” award.

For the replay, visit https://instantteleseminar.com/Events/108273783.

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