Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Ringling College Announces The Boomer Conference 2018: How to Live Your Life Pre- and Post-Retirement”

With keynote speaker, Jeri Sedlar, co-author of “Don’t Retire: REWIRE”

Friday, November 16

This all-day event features speakers and networking sessions offering useful strategies on retirement’s social, financial and practical implications.


(Sarasota-Manatee) 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, Friday, November 16, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota. 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 www.olliatringlingcollege.org or call 941-309-5111.

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,” says 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.


The  Boomer Conference’s schedule of events includes:


9-9:30 a.m.: Registration, coffee, and welcome

9:30-10:15 a.m.: Keynote speaker Jeri Sedlar

10:15-10:30 a.m.: Break

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: Panel and discussion

12-12:45 p.m.: Lunch

12:45-2:45 p.m.: Breakout sessions

2:45-3:15 p.m.: Goal sharing, wrap up, and evaluations

3:15-3:30 p.m.: Giveaways and book signings


About Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Ringling College

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Ringling College, or OLLI at Ringling College (formerly Ringling College Lifelong Learning Academy), offers educational opportunities for adults to pursue new interests, expand intellectual horizons and enrich their lives. Courses cover a wide range of stimulating topics and are taught by scholars, retired faculty members, and professional practitioners in an engaging, collaborative manner. Visit www.olliatringlingcollege.org.


About Ringling College of Art and Design

Since 1931, Ringling College of Art and Design has cultivated the creative spirit in students from around the globe. The private, not-for-profit fully accredited college offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 12 disciplines and the Bachelor of Arts in two. The College’s rigorous curriculum employs the studio model of teaching and immediately engages students through a comprehensive, first-year program that is both specific to the major of study and focused on the liberal arts. The Ringling College teaching model ultimately shapes students into highly employable and globally aware artists and designers. www.ringling.edu.