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Marilyn Heins, MD, author of "A Traveler's Guide to Geriatricia: A Journey Into the Changing Land of Aging." Dr. Heins has been a columnist in Tuscan, Arizona, and was a beloved pediatrician for many decades. Now in her 90s, she takes on the role of “tour guide” as a fellow traveler in this new terrain of aging while offering a healthy dose of humor.
Part of Dori Mintzer's Revolutionize Your Retirement Interview with the Experts series. Sign up after September 20.
Are you currently employed, underemployed, unhappy with your current position or looking to pivot in a totally new career direction?
Are you unsure whether you should start or continue searching for a new job?
Are you trying to decide whether to accept a job offer or stay where you are?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, this session is for you. Join Melody Beach in this interactive workshop to weigh all the factors, some you may not have considered, to help you make this important decision. Determine if this is the right time for your career change.
Offered by 50+ Job Seekers in MA Statewide Networking Groups. Sign up after August 22 at https://50plusjobseekers.org.
You know you have lots of strengths. Which are most useful to you, and when? Join us to understand two important categories of strengths—your energizing strengths and the strengths that surface when the going gets tough. Plus it feels good to talk about our strengths, and who doesn’t want some of that?
September 28 is National Good Neighbor Day. What a perfect time to look beyond the lost connections of the pandemic to address social isolation and forge friendships across Massachusetts. Hear from keynote speaker Marc Freedman, Founder and Co-CEO of Encore.org, on the importance of "embracing shift" as we move toward a co-generational approach to healthy aging and problem-solving in the community. Learn from other speakers and panelists what they are doing to end loneliness and social isolation and how you can help.
Offered by the Massachusetts Taskforce to End Loneliness and Build Community, convened by AARP Massachusetts and the UMass Boston Gerontology Institute. The Taskforce is made up of state and municipal employees, academic institutions, and other organizations who share a common commitment to end loneliness and isolation for older people across Massachusetts.
Are you single? Are you child-free? Do you have adult children who live far away? Is your extended family not a part of your daily life? If you answered yes to any of these, you are a Solo Ager.
Learn about your options and the decisions necessary to create a fulfilling life now and a secure future in the years ahead. We will focus on identifying what matters most, finding resources in lieu of family to provide for your needs as you age, considering how and where you want to live, and navigating your post-retirement life.
Presented by Sara Zeff Geber, author of Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers and an expert on this topic. Offered by AARP California and free to all.
How do you think about older people, and how might that be influenced by the stories in popular culture and media?
In this interactive workshop, we’ll explore:
> How general public thinks about aging and ageism in America
> The negative effects of ageism—prejudice, stereotypes and discrimination based on age—on our health, financial security, our communities and the economy
> Why changing our stories, based on research by the FrameWorks Institute, can reduce ageism and create a more favorable climate for the kinds of policies and practices that help us all thrive as we get older
> Specific strategies for telling a different story
You’ll leave with some concrete tips and examples, and strategies for spreading the word about reframing aging.
Offered by Changing the Narrative and Denver Public Library.
We know that ageism in our society enables negative judgments about and limits opportunity for older adults. But the same can be true for younger adults as well. Heard any jokes about Millennials lately or any unfair critiques of younger political figures? George Barnard Shaw is quoted as once saying "Youth is a wonderful thing, What a crime to waste it on children."
We won't eradicate ageism from our society unless we recognize how pervasive and corrosive it is across the age spectrum. To help us unpack this challenge is Michael North, Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations at NYU Stern School of Business. His research interests have included ageism in the workplace and the growing multigenerational workforce. His recent focus is on Youngism, the impact of ageism on younger people.
This presentation is part of the 5th Annual Intergenerational Symposium. It is held each September in celebration of Intergenerational Month and hosted by RoseMary B. Fuss Center for Research on Aging and Intergenerational Studies, Lasell University. Sponsors include Encore Boston Network; Massachusetts Gerontology Association; and Intergenerational, Learning, Research, and Community Engagement (ILRCE) Interest Group of the Gerontological Society of America.
Uncover what motivates you around money and learn strategies to reach financial freedom, whatever that means to you. We all have our own individual relationships with and goals for our money. In the Hispanic/Latino community, this relationship can be influenced by unique factors, from cultural traditions to family to generational wealth goals, and more.
Accredited Financial Counselor Jen Hemphill and journalist Jorge Quiroga will discuss how you can explore your own relationship with money and establish your financial goals. They’ll also provide tools that will make the job easier, like AARP’s Money Map, which offers guidance on everything from budgeting and managing debt to saving and coping with unexpected expenses.
Offered by AARP Massachusetts.
Many of us are concerned about preserving our democracy. The Center for Common Ground empowers underrepresented BIPOC citizens in states with voter suppression. Join us to learn about their initiatives, and how you can get involved.
Are you familiar with speed dating? It‘s an opportunity to interact one-on-one with many people in sequence. We’re going to use the fast-paced speed dating format to help you find a gig you‘ll love - be it work, service, or volunteering. According to the recent EBN survey, many of you are looking for your next work and/or service opportunity. Join us for a marathon session of sharing and brainstorming with others about the kind of situation you‘re seeking.
Interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and helping others do the same? As an Independent OPTAVIA Coach, you can help people achieve personal transformation by delivering guidance and inspiration in helping people reclaim their health and change their lifestyle. OPTAVIA offers clinically proven plans and scientifically developed products designed by dietitians, scientists, and physicians. Their Habits of Health® Transformational System offers easy steps to a sustainably healthy lifestyle. Join Katrina Walls to learn more about the opportunity to become an independent coach.
Offered by 50+ Job Seekers in MA, part of their Savvy Seekers Series.
First impressions matter. When interviewing you need to put your best foot forward, and that takes practice. Do you have an interview coming up? Do you know how to respond to behavioral questions? Do you need suggestions on how to address gaps in employment? Join Ed Lawrence for answers to your questions and learn how to respond to a variety of questions that may be presented to you during an interview.
Offered by 50+ Job Seekers in MA.
Only about 15-20% of jobs get posted publicly. That means the majority get filled in other ways. Why spend your time competing for the few jobs everyone else is going after when you can put yourself on the inside track for many others that you‘ll probably have a better chance of being hired for? This webinar will help you find and connect to jobs that are typically hidden from view (unless you know where to look). Presented by national work and retirement expert, Nancy Collamer.
How do you get an edge in your job search? One word: RESEARCH. Research helps you understand the role, the company, the company’s products/services, their website, financials, competitors, and more. Knowing this info will provide an edge in shaping your networking contacts, resume, communications, interviews and other job search activities and can set you apart from other candidates. This workshop will teach you what to look for and how to find it. Join career coach Denise Bitler for this special event.
Offered by 50+ Job Seekers in MA.
This interview will feature Kerry Hannon, a prolific author of books and articles related to finances and the world of work for people over 50. She will focus on her most recent book, "In Control at 50+: How to Succeed in the New World of Work."
Part of the Revolutionize Your Retirement Interview with the Experts Series, with Dorian Mintzer. Register after October 18.
In a world of ATS (automated tracking systems) and other state-of-the-art HR tools, the old approach to resume writing just doesn't work. And too often, conventional ideas about resumes - formats, templates, formulas - just don't work in the new world of work. So what's the answer? Shift your perspective and learn how recruiters and professional resume writers assess a resume. Learn how to judge a "good" resume so you can improve your own. Join Ed Lawrence, a resume writer who judges submissions for one of the major resume writer organizations.
Offered by 50+ Job Seekers in MA.
Thousands of businesses are set up as franchises, creating an enormous range of opportunities for anyone who wants to be their own boss. Franchises offer a hybrid form of entrepreneurship - you run the business, but you first learn the business from someone else. You then pay the franchisor out of your earnings and receive ongoing support. Learn about franchises and whether this model could work for you from Dana Hall. Frannet broker. Offered by Encore Boston Network.
Discover how to network effectively, hone your interviewing skills, and search for great jobs online. Learn how to use online job boards, leverage social media in your job search, prepare for tough interview questions, and connect with fellow job seekers.
This free, interactive in-person workshop is offered at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Woburn by AARP.
Join us for our sixth Age-Friendly Employer Forum to meet representatives of employers who have taken specific steps to be designated age-friendly. They will describe the types of jobs they have available and why they value people over 50 in their workplaces.
You want to support good causes, yet there are so many considerations. How much to give, and when? How to verify charities and identify the right causes for you? What - in addition to money - can you give?
This program will offer options and guidance on how to make wise decisions as the year ends.