According to the AARP, 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every single day. Although they’ve reached retirement age, many are unprepared to retire both financially and emotionally. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Ringling College (OLLI at Ringling College) will address this issue with its upcoming Boomer Conference 2018: “How to Live Your Best Life Pre- and Post-Retirement.”
OLLI at Ringling’s executive director, Janna Overstreet, says the Boomer Conference serves as a “retirement toolbox.” Its speakers and networking sessions offer a host of useful strategies on retirement’s social and psychological implications. “Our sense of purpose often centers on our careers,” says Overstreet. “When we retire, how do we bring purpose back to our lives? Retirement brings a bounty of emotions—some good and some not so good. We invite you to join us to learn how to thrive during this exciting transition.”
The conference is a day of learning, enlightenment, and making connections. Feature topics include “Networking for Fulfillment,” “The Caregiver’s Path: You CAN Care for Your Loved One Without Losing Yourself,” “Pathways and Tools to Embrace a Meaningful Life,” and “Embracing Joy in Your Life.”
Keynote speaker Jeri Sedlar, co-author of Don’t Retire: REWIRE, will share her five-step approach to retirement. Sedlar has been doing research on personal growth and transition for more than 15 years. In 1999, she started hearing about people wanting to "work in retirement," and it has now become her passion. Sedlar has interviewed hundreds of business professionals, entrepreneurs and pre-retirees on their hopes, expectations and fears about the future. She has researched corporations and understands the implications and challenges of both organizations and individuals as they experience the realities of an aging society that is healthier, more educated and more vibrant than any other generation ever in history.
Other conference speakers include Kathy Flora, Louise Gallagher, Debbie Grovum, Dr. David Klain, Susan Larson, Rick Miners, Andrea Nierenberg and Janna Overstreet.
The event is Friday, November 16, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota. General admission is $109; $98 for Gold Members. The fee includes a light breakfast and a boxed lunch, and a full day of presentations by nationally recognized speakers. Pre-registration is required. No event refunds. Tickets are transferrable. To register, visit www.olliatringlingcollege.org or call 941-309-5111.
The Boomer Conference’s schedule of events includes:
9-9:30 a.m.: Registration, coffee, and welcome
9:30-10:15 a.m.: Keynote speaker Jeri Sedlar
10:15-10:30 a.m.: Break
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: Panel and discussion
12-12:45 p.m.: Lunch
12:45-2:45 p.m.: Breakout sessions
2:45-3:15 p.m.: Goal sharing, wrap up, and evaluations
3:15-3:30 p.m.: Giveaways and book signings