The Wellesley Council on Aging and the Friends of Wellesley Council on Aging present “Reinvest in You,” a conference and expo bringing together experts who will provide helpful direction and options for healthy, vibrant and successful aging for people approaching new chapters in their life. It will be held at Wellesley High School from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday, October 25th
The conference features a research expert from the MIT Age Lab, lifestyle and social media experts from AARP Massachusetts, and retirement planning experts from the Dover Group, along with a health and wellness panel. Many vendors will showcase a variety of resources and options for improving the lives of today’s aging population. The event offers free admission and entertainment.
Keynote Speaker Angelina Gennis, Research Scientist at MIT’s AgeLab, will discuss current findings that how the future of retirement looks more fulfilling – and fun – than ever before.
AARP Massachusetts will offer three workshops:
• Life Reimagined Check-up is like a personalized guidance system for life transitions. It’s fun, it’s contemplative, and it’s a great way to begin the process of discovering your own personal “What’s Next?” moment or path. You start where you are in your life, and—through a series of fun, simple exercises—see where the possibilities lead you.
• Homefit workshop identifies options you can make to your home, including several zero or minimal cost items, which can increase both comfort and safety for you and your family. Proper care of your home will also enable you to stay there for as long as possible.
• A Social Media workshop provides an overview of AARP MA’s social media presence and offers step by step instruction on how to engage more through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Daniel Williams, senior partner and founder of The Dover Group, will lead a forum addressing the important aspects of retirement planning, including Medicare, Social Security, long-term care and estate planning.
A Health & Wellness panel and discussion will be led by Patrick Rice, MA, LMHC. Panel members include Tiana Celesia, BS, RD, DYN; Annemarie Seidenberg, MA, MDiv, ND; and Jennie Theriaque, LMT.
Music will be presented by Wellesley College’s A Capella group the “Wellesley Widows.” Refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the event.
Admission is free. Attendees can register for “Reinvest in You” by calling 877-926-8300, or visiting online at http://aarp.cvent.com/reinvestinyou.
For additional information contact Ms. Ashley Shaheen, Senior Activities Coordinator, Wellesley Council on Aging at 781-235-3961; or via email: [email protected]