What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
It's the title of a great song from the 60s...What direction will you take as you move beyond your career to the next stage?
This seminar will examine how people can invent new possibilities that enrich their lives and the lives of others. Participants will explore results from the University of Michigan's Health and Retirement Study including surprising findings about how people move from retirement to new careers and life projects. Discussions will draw on the work of life-stage theorists like Erik Erikson, and stories from “My Time: Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life. ”Discoveries from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation study, "Successful Aging" will offer thought-provoking examples.
The seminar will include plenty of outdoor learning activities and opportunities for sharing new ways to navigate life. Equally important, this seminar hopes to inspire participants to form relationships that can endure beyond the week at Björklunden.
Rick Price ‘62, considers his main achievement in life to be happily married for 50 years to a fellow Lawrentian, Mary Beecher Price, '62. He is Stanley Seashore Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Organizational Studies and Research Professor Emeritus, Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan.
Tom Lawrence ‘63, is an EMMY award winning TVNews Anchor who also ran a successful corporate communications consultancy, and who now works as a Professional Ski Instructor at Beaver Creek, Colorado. He says, "I made the life I lived, and lived the life I made." Now in his early 70's, Lawrence look at that as a "stage", not an "age".