Evolve 2021 Virtual Summit

Reimagine Life Enrichment
Join 20 Short Sessions Designed to Inspire and Educate. With keynote speakers Dr. Bill Thomas, Teepa Snow, and Ashton Applewhite. Participate live, online, or view recorded sessions on-demand.

Hey, Boomer Podcast: Solo Aging Planning: Your Life Could Depend On It

Dr. Sara Zeff Geber wrote a must-read book for solo agers, and truthfully for all of us who are planning to have the best future possible as we move into our elder years. The book, “Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers; a retirement and aging roadmap for single and childless adults,” covers choices in housing, relationships, legal arrangements, finances and more.

Watch LIVE on the Hey, Boomer YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9rdZ40_7C4


What is Hey, Boomer

Hey Boomer is a community, a place to find inspiration, a place to feel energized and focused. Through our weekly live shows and podcasts, we talk to guests who share information that is relevant to building meaningful, purposeful lives into our Boomer years and beyond.

About Wendy Green

I am a Boomer and I have reinvented myself many times. Through the Hey, Boomer™ shows, along with the events we will offer, my goal is to provide inspiration to empower you to live the meaningful, purposeful life you want to live

New Models of Intergenerational Mentoring: Lessons Learned from the Pandemic – Encore Network

The Encore Network is pleased to announce its program for April: “New Models of Intergenerational Mentoring: Lessons Learned from the Pandemic.” The topic will be presented by a panel of experts and volunteers working in organizations whose mission is to connect young people with older adults for the purpose of mentoring and free-flowing information – in both directions.

The moderator and several panelists are Encore Network members:

  • Sara Zeff Geber, PhD, Panel Moderator, Speaker and AuthorEssential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers, Nexus Insights Fellow
  • Dana Griffin, Co-founder & CEO, Eldera,
  • Mary Click, National Tutoring Director, Oasis Lifelong Adventure,
  • Tonya Wiley-Robinson, Strategic Partnerships & Community Engagement, AARP Foundation Experience Corps,
  • Wes Enicks, Executive Director, Generations Incorporated

The program will focus on virtual volunteering and mentoring, the changes and pivots that were brought about by COVID, and what has been learned from the  past year. The one-hour program will include ample time for audience questions and additional perspectives.

This monthly Encore Network program is free to active members.  We respectfully request that if you are not an active member that you choose the Guest category and pay $15 to attend. Of course we welcome you to join the Network so you also can attend these special programs at no cost.

Register: https://encorenetwork.org/event-archive/new-models-of-intergenerational-mentoring-lessons-learned-from-the-pandemic/

Foresight TV with Anne Tumlinson & Bob Kramer

Join Anne Tumlinson, CEO of ATI Advisory, and Nexus Fellow, and Bob Kramer, Nexus founder & Fellow, on a special Wednesday episode of Foresight TV hosted by Senior Living Foresight. Steam live via YouTube.

30th Annual Aging Well Conference

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Professional and Continuing Education Office is proud to be celebrating its 30th year of hosting the Aging Well Conference.

This year’s conference will be held virtually, featuring two nationally recognized experts in the field of aging, Dr. Jeffrey Rediger and Dr. Bill Thomas.  The event will be offered in two sessions on April 23 and April 30, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Participants will have the option to attend one or both sessions.

Dr. Jeffrey Rediger is a faculty member of Harvard Medical School, the Medical Director of McLean SE Adult Psychiatry and Community Affairs at McLean Hospital, and the Chief of Behavioral Medicine at Good Samaritan Medical Center.  His research focuses on “miraculous” recoveries and has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Oz Shows, among others.

Dr. Rediger will deliver a keynote “Challenging the Aging Formula: The New Science Behind Healing and Wellness,” and will share his expertise on the physical and mental principles of healing, wellbeing, and how to create an environment that supports flourishing health and recovery.  His breakout session will dive deeper and focus “Healthy Aging: The Link between Mind, Body, and Spirit.”

Dr. Bill Thomas is a globally renowned, geriatrician, playwright, professor, and entrepreneur.  In his keynote, Dr. Thomas will deliver a multi-part interactive keynote “What if Everything we Know About Aging is Wrong?” followed by a Q&A session.  In his breakout session “MAGIC:  Exploring Intergenerational Communities,” Dr. Thomas will share new concepts in Multi-Ability, Multi-Generational, Inclusive Communities that brings together people of different ages, abilities, and backgrounds.

Dr. Thomas will help us to “Flip the Narrative” by challenging our cultural bias and stereotypes on aging that stem from a declinist-only story, and how changing our perception and thinking around how we live in our communities can help with the negative impact of isolation and depression, and help us to live happier lives in this new stage of life, especially after surviving a global public health crisis.

Register: https://racinecountyeye.com/calendar/30th-annual-aging-well-conference/

Vitality Society childless solo aging

Being Childfree with Sara Zeff Geber, PhD and member Marcia Drut-Davis

Around 20 percent of female baby boomers never had kids, and that trend is relatively unique to the generation. Only around 10 percent of women in the previous generation were childfree.

Our April discussion will focus on positively overcoming myths of aging without kids or grandkids. 

Sara Zeff Geber, PhD and Marcia Drut-Davis will offer why many may feel concerned about not having kids or grandkids as they age.

They will delight in offering diverse ways to nurture and feel nurtured which are equally heart-warming, fulfilling and comforting.

Join Sara, Marcia and other members to learn from their experiences and explorations.

Get unlimited access to all our 18 live classes each week when you sign up for a Monthly Membership. Sign up for a Monthly Membership during the month of April 2021 and get your first 14-days FREE and be eligible for a discount when you pay annually upfront. Offer applies to new Monthly Memberships. 

Marcia Drut-Davis is a “pioneer” in the childfree by choice movement. She is an activist for making the right choices that are not necessarily approved by society. She is never against parents loving their jobs as parents. She tries to stop the myths against those who can’t have, don’t want to have, or shouldn’t have children. As a septuagenarian, she can effectively speak on how lives can be nurtured and fulfilled as we age without children or grandkids. You can see her in, “To Kid or Not To Kid” on Amazon Prime. Her two books are “Confessions of a Childfree Woman” and “What? You Don’t Want Children”. Vitality Society member Dr. Duffy Spencer wrote the introduction.

Dr. Geber is the author of the 2018 book, Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers: A Retirement and Aging Roadmap for Single and Childless Adults, which was selected as a “best book on aging well” by the Wall Street Journal. With her speaking and writing, Sara has been raising awareness of Solo Agers for the past 10 years. She believes Solo Agers have unique needs in later life that warrant greater foresight and a more robust approach to planning.


Register: https://www.vitality-society.com/posts/13021517

NYSHFA NYSCAL 72 annual conference

NYSHF | NYSCAL 72nd Annual Conference

Session: “The Findings… COVID-19 Research & More” featuring David Grabowski

One of the top national health care policy experts, David Grabowski, PhD, will share his research on long term and post-acute care, specifically during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how this research is being used to influence future initiatives.

Register: https://www.nyshfa-nyscal.org/events-education/conferences/annual-conference/

Yoho talk with Sara Zeff Geber

Meeting the Challenges of Solo Aging with Dr. Sara Zeff Geber

About Speaker:

Dr. Sara Zeff Geber, 2018 recipient of the “Influencers in Aging” designation by PBS’ Next Avenue, is an author, certified retirement coach, and professional speaker on retirement and aging. She has developed a niche specialty working with “Solo Agers,” people who have no children or who are aging alone. Dr. Geber is the author of Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers: A Retirement and Aging Roadmap for Single and Childless Adults (Mango Press, 2018) which was selected that year as a “best book on aging well” by the Wall Street Journal. With her speaking and writing, Sara has been raising awareness of Solo Agers for the past 10 years. She believes Solo Agers have unique needs in later life that warrant greater foresight and a more robust approach to planning.

In this talk, Dr. Geber will address:

  • Identifying the planning tasks that solo agers need to complete in order to be safe and secure in later life
  • Recognizing a variety of ways to be legally and financially prepared for older life
  • Deciding where and how to live in later life
  • Knowledge of where resources can be found for solo agers

More info & to register: https://www.yohocare.com/

Sara Geber solo ager

McKnight's Women of Distinction 2021

McKnight’s Women of Distinction Awards and Forum

McKnight’s Women of Distinction Awards and Forum is a two-day virtual event May 18-19, 2021.

“Finding success in increasing diversity and inclusion” will start at 12:15 p.m. ET on May 19 and will feature speakers including Christian Living Communities President and CEO and Nexus Fellow Jill-Vitale Aussem, Brookdale Senior Living President and CEO Lucinda “Cindy” Baier, A.G. Rhodes CEO Deke Cateau, and Eclipse Senior Living CEO Kai Hsiao. Baier is a 2020 McKnight’s Hall of Honor inductee.

More info: https://www.mcknightswomenofdistinction.com/

McKnights Senior Living Webinar

Don’t restart until you reset: Thinking differently about engagement

In 2020, senior living operators completely altered engagement strategies and gained a deeper understanding of what drives residents’ feelings of joy, purpose and willingness to try new things. Now, many prospective residents are hesitating to move in as they re-evaluate their own definitions of well-being and sense of purpose. Before we start filling activity calendars and returning to previous norms, let’s pause and redefine true resident engagement: A personal and purpose-driven journey that keeps residents connected to the things they cherish while supporting their well-being.

Resident engagement geek and strategist Sara Kyle and agent provocateur Bob Kramer challenge the engagement norm and introduce a framework for a more expansive engagement strategy that could move your engagement programs from cliché to a true competitive differentiator. They will provide the guidance and tools you need to start your engagement revolution today.

Attendees of this webinar will:

  • Discover the three reasons that the engagement programming on which you’ve relied no longer will work
  • Learn the five steps for creating a roadmap to build a more sophisticated and effective resident journey experience
  • Explore the variety of measurements you can use to determine whether your new strategy is working
  • BONUS: Create a compelling message to help you sell your leaders, residents and families on a new engagement model

By attending this program in its entirety, you can earn 1 CE credit!

More info and to register