December 1 Forum

Good Reads for Midlife and Beyond

Our smartphones, tablets, TV, and newspapers deliver a daily torrent of advice on planning our lives. Sifting through the plethora of books and websites and resources to find what’s authentic, up to date, and truly useful can be a daunting task. How can we decide what advice is worth following?

At SHIFT, one of our goals is to help midlifers identify the most useful tools for moving toward meaning in their next stage of work and life. Our December Forum speaker, educator Melanie DeLuca, took a mini-sabbatical to focus on the most current literature about successful aging. In her presentation, she’ll discuss some of the latest research on health, learning, and engagement for midlifers, and you’ll receive a bibliography listing more than a dozen recent books on these topics. Hear what other adults 45+ have to say about successful strategies for navigating this journey, and spend time in discussion with fellow participants.

Before you make your New Year’s resolutions for 2015, ground yourself in great information that will guide you through your next steps in life.

About our speaker

Melanie DeLuca has been director of community education for the Orono School District for 23 years. In a community education career spanning more than three decades, she has been active in program design, management, marketing and advocacy.  Melanie is a former president and board member of the Minnesota Community Education Association. After her third son graduates in the spring, she and her husband will be empty-nesting in Maple Plain.

Monday, December 1
6:30 pm Registration/Networking
7:00 pm Program
Minnesota State University Mankato at Edina
7700 France Avenue South


Event fee: $10 for members; $20 for non-members

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