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Thanks for attending Next Chapter!

October 17, 2019 was a great day of smart ideas, fun women, great food, and experts on health, finance, art, volunteerism, style, social media and more.

Here’s what some of our attendees had to say about the day we spent Reinventing Retirement:

Amazing, insightful, rejuvenating, captivating, thought-provoking, uplifting......

What a fabulous day yesterday!  I learned so many helpful tips – from how to maneuver Medicare, exercises to keep my body aligned and healthy, how to start writing for pleasure instead of work, and the list goes on and on.

It was such a wonderful, inspiring day with so many amazing women. Just being together with these women was such a treat.

For someone who is just beginning to maneuver retirement, the timing was perfect!


Keynote Speaker - IRIS RUTH PASTOR

Maintaining your Brain Health
Presenter: Babar Khan, MD, Center for Health Innovation & Implementation Science at Indiana University

Tips and Practices for Aging Dynamically
Presenter: Michelle Miller, IU Department of Kinesiology and Movement Expert 

Writing about Your Life
Presenter: Barbara Shoup, Executive Director of the Indiana Writers Center

Finding Your Inner Artist
Presenter: Ellen Crabb, Oil Painter 

Experience the Peace Corps
Presenter: Diane G. Thomas, recent Peace Corps Volunteer

Planning Ahead: Tips from an Elder Law Expert
Presenter: Carol Applegate, Owner, Applegate Elder Law

Downsizing Made Easy
Presenter: Jan Tienhaara, Owner, Life Transitions

Everything you’re afraid to ask about Facebook.
Session : I don’t have Facebook; where do I start?
Session II: I have Facebook; now what?

Presenter: A.J. McIver, Social Media Manager 

Tips, Tricks, and Hacks You Need To Command Your Finances
Presenter: Sarah Mahaffa, Senior Wealth Advisor, Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc.

All Politics is Personal
Presenter: Betty Cockrum, Retired State Official and Non-Profit Executive

Your Choice: Adventure or the Rocking Chair
Presenter: Jean Deeds, Adventurer, author, motivational speaker

Nora Hiatt

Steering Committee: 
Cathy Hurst
Helen O'Guinn
Marnie Maxwell
Sue Welch
Tamara Zahn