September 17: About Your Retirement – It’s (much) More Than Your 401(k)

Retirement is a key fixture in the classic “American Dream.” Work hard then enjoy a well-earned retirement of fun and leisure. No lack of “ING” caricatures – beaching, fishing, golfing, boating, RV’ing. But you also need to be thinking.

Retirement brings unique challenges. Your life changes dramatically. Many in the 55+ demographic have been working professionally for 35 years. That means 40-60 hours of your time – for most weeks of many years – has been decided for you. Now it’s all yours, and the choices are yours too. You need to be prepared. In our new LifeWork seminar, we’ll talk about the retirement transition process, including the emotional challenges that accompany it. We’ll share some success stories and some options you may wish to consider. Register here for our virtual lunch session on Friday, September 17 from noon until 1:15 p.m.

September 21: Ageism from the Inside Out and the Outside In

If we identify with youth and deny age, we are unaware of our ageism against ourselves and unknowingly support institutional ageism in our culture. Dr. Connie Zweig, bestselling author of The Inner Work of Age: Shifting from Role to Soul, shows us how to meet this “inner ageist,” which has profound consequences for our self-acceptance, health, and capacity to discover the treasures of late life. Through her classic on ageism, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, Ashton Applewhite launched a worldwide crusade against ageism and woke up millions of people to the fight for age justice. Together for the first time, Connie and Ashton will explore the inner and outer worlds of ageism — and why both inner work and social activism are needed now, when for the first time in history there are more people over 60 than under 18. You won’t want to miss this exceptional discussion between two leaders in the field – moderated by a third thought leader, Harry (Rick) Moody, author, lecturer and renown gerontologist. Join us September 21 from noon until 1:30 ET. Register here.