When: April 5, 2013 | 2:00-4:15 PM | Reception to Follow
Where: UMSL, JC Penney Conference Center
Registration Fee: $10 per participant, Register Online or call (314) 516-6590 | Open to Adults of All Ages
Sponsor: Des Lee Collaborative Vision
A Commitment to Community Enrichment thru Personal Growth, Education & Recreation
Lifelong Learning @ UMSL seeks to serve members ages 50 and older, a rapidly growing demographic with changing needs and demands. At the same time, some older adults may not be inclined to accept the aging process during such rapidly changing times. Health and time become two major factors, thus lifelong learning should facilitate shifts in attitudes and behavior.
Keynote Address, John A. Henschke, EdD, Associate Professor of Education, Lindenwood University
Dr. Henschke is a preeminent national and international scholar and practitioner of andragogy or learning strategies focused on adults. His breadth and depth of knowledge is unparalled. The university has been fortunate to work with him in developing the program at UMSL. In his address, he will present basic information that will help us to think and learn about new and creative concepts and frameworks that better prepare us for serving older adults.
Retirement Planning Strategies: 50 and Beyond | Sharon Laux, PhD, Associate Director UMSL Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education
A successful plan for retirement includes a realistic estimate of how much income you will need each year, a candid assessment of what resources you have on hand now and how much more you will need to save in the future. Learn some strategies for planning for a successful retirement.
Life Review in Aging: A Natural Process for Self-Understanding & Acceptance | Jessica Sunnenberg, BSW, MSG, Gerontological Social Worker, Forever Memories, LLC
The process of thinking back on and communicating about one's life to another person is called life review. Life review is an important part of bringing one's life to a close. We want to know that we have truly been seen by someone in this world, and that our life has had value and meaning. In this session you will become familiar with the common conceptualizations of life review in aging and discuss how life review interventions can be enriching on individual and group levels.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA): What does it mean for YOU? | Cora Drew Walker, J.D., MPH, Health Policy Associate, Missouri Foundation for Health
As health care reform is implemented, it is important for Missourians to understand what to expect. This fact-based workshop will give a brief overview of what is in the health care reform law known as the Affordable Care Act and how it may impact individuals, families, and businesses in Missouri.