|THE BONUS YEARS|
In mid-June I was asked to be the introductory speaker at The Third Age-The “Bonus Years:” A Forum for Boomers. This was a special four- part program held at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.
Participants explored aspects of the third age (50+ and active”) “bonus years” and gained new perspectives and practical wisdom as they moved forward. The objective was to help them seek purpose and fulfillment within a well-balanced and flexible lifestyle.
Monday explored Learning Later, Living Greater: The Secret for Making the Most of Your After-50 Years, the title of my book. The second half of the program was devoted to the concept of adult development and the tasks of the second half of life. Tuesday’s program looked at Aging: What are We Afraid Of? Wednesday’s program was devoted to Caring for Others, Caring for Self, and the wrap-up on Thursday was all about Reaching Out, Reaching In.
After the final session, attendees and presenters mingled at a social hour. The OLLI program is hoping to hold this type of program on a regular basis at the beginning of each semester. Not only does it help educate the community about opportunities after age 50, it is also great publicity for the program.
I very much enjoyed myself, met lots of new people and even sold some copies of my book. They have asked me to return to speak in late October.
Till Next Time…