2013 Northeast Lifelong Learning Conference
April 19-20, 2013
LIVE, LEARN, CONNECT
Click on the above link to see the brochure for this conference.
The conference was held at the Fairfield Inn and Waypoint Conference Center on the waterfront in New Bedford. The conference schedule included:
Friday evening, April 19th
- 5:30pm to 6:30pm -- cocktail hour at the Whaling Museum. The Whaling Museum is a world renowned museum that brings to life the rich history of the whaling industry and New Bedford.
- 6:30pm -- dinner catered by Russell Morin Fine Caterers at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.
- 8:00pm -- keynote address on Brain Health Across the Lifespan by Paul Nussbaum, Ph.D., ABPP, Clinical Neuropsychologist and Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburg School of Medicine. This presentation was held in the auditorium at the Whaling Museum.
Saturday, April 20th – featured a continental breakfast, a choice of workshops on a variety of topics, lunch and a concluding event. Workshops included such topics as “Master Class: Lifestyle DNA of A Population of Older Americans”, presented by Peter Spiers, Vice President of Road Scholar. “Connections for Learning” is a workshop that was presented by Nancy Merz-Nordstrom of the Elder Hostel Network, Don Tritschler of the Explorers of Salem State College and Frania Monarski, Senior Program Manager of Road Scholar. Paul Schatz, Founder and President of Heritage Capital in Connecticut and frequent commentator on MSNBC, USA Network, PBS, Bloomberg TV, WTNH and FOX 61 did a presentation entitled, “Top 5 Things You Need To Know For a Safe and Secure Retirement”. Peter Bleyler, President of ILEAD, Dartmouth College in New Hampshire presented “Developing a Strategic Plan”. Cathy Reinis and Henry Young of Bard College, New York, presenedt on a panel on “Growing Pains: The Joys and Challenges of Success”. Kali Lightfoot presented "50 Years and Counting: A National Perspective on the Past, Present, and Future of Lifelong Learning". There were a total of fifteen workshops.
The closing event of the conference featured Loretta LaRoche, acclaimed stress expert, motivational speaker, author and humorist. Loretta is the founder and president of The Humor Potential, Inc. , a company offering programs and products for lifestyle management. Loretta is the author of “Juicy Living, Juicy Aging” and several other books. She is a well-recognized TV personality on PBS having presented seven one woman television specials. Her presentation sent us home feeling energized and ready for whatever comes next. We hope you attended.