According to the AARP, 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every single day. Although they’ve reached retirement age, many are unprepared, 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,” on Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota.

Janna Overstreet, OLLI at Ringling College’s executive director, says that 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,” said 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. Other conference speakers include Kathy Flora, Louise Gallagher, Debbie Grovum, Dr. David Klain, Susan Larson, Rick Miners, Andrea Nierenberg and Janna Overstreet.

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 or call 941-309-5111.


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