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A top retirement podcast and longevity planning podcast. Dr. Dorian Mintzer, M.S.W., Ph.D., Board Certified Coach, and Certified Professional Retirement Coach guides you on how to revolutionize all aspects of your retirement transition. This podcast will teach you how to retire with joy and confidence, ready to live the fullest in the second half of your life. In this podcast, Dr. Mintzer interviews a wide variety of experts in various areas of retirement and longevity planning, spanning the topics of money, purpose, meaning, lifestyle, identity, and health. Our goal is to help you make the most of this next stage of your life. The concept of retirement is changing. It isn’t just an age OR a financial number. It's finding a balance between living well today and feeling confident about your retirement transition years and gaining more freedom to pursue the life you want. Join the Revolutionize Your Retirement community at https://RevolutionizeRetirement.com.

Revolutionize Your Retirement Radio Dorian Mintzer

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A top retirement podcast and longevity planning podcast. Dr. Dorian Mintzer, M.S.W., Ph.D., Board Certified Coach, and Certified Professional Retirement Coach guides you on how to revolutionize all aspects of your retirement transition. This podcast will teach you how to retire with joy and confidence, ready to live the fullest in the second half of your life. In this podcast, Dr. Mintzer interviews a wide variety of experts in various areas of retirement and longevity planning, spanning the topics of money, purpose, meaning, lifestyle, identity, and health. Our goal is to help you make the most of this next stage of your life. The concept of retirement is changing. It isn’t just an age OR a financial number. It's finding a balance between living well today and feeling confident about your retirement transition years and gaining more freedom to pursue the life you want. Join the Revolutionize Your Retirement community at https://RevolutionizeRetirement.com.

    Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life with Dr. Louise Aronson, MD

    Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life with Dr. Louise Aronson, MD

    Episode Guest: Dr. Louise Aronson, MD, MFA, a Harvard-trained physician, geriatrician, educator, and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco

    Episode Description:

    Physician and award-winning author Dr. Louise Aronson, a noted Harvard- trained geriatrician, will discuss her book, Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life, and provide an essential, empathic look at a vital but often disparaged stage of life. She will share stories from her personal and professional life. Drawing from history, science, literature, and popular culture, she will offer a powerful roadmap for how we can approach old age--full of joy, wonder, frustration, and outrage. She offers hope about aging, medicine, and humanity itself.

    With modern increases in human lifespans, the period of elderhood-what Aronson calls the third and final stage of life, after childhood and adulthood-may now span forty or more years of our lives. But in American society, at the very moment that we are living longer than ever before, we have turned old age into a disease, a condition to be dreaded, disparaged, neglected, and denied, as we try to avoid the signs of our own aging and mortality.

    From her personal and professional experiences, she envisions a large-scale shift in society's - and medicine's - attitude toward aging, made up of crucial adjustments in how we see the changes in each other's and our own bodies, how we care for older people, how we set doctors' salaries and bill patients, and ultimately, how we conceive of the final third of life: not as an ending or decline, but as yet another stage of life with its hardships and challenges, opportunities and joys.

    In this episode, you will be challenged to:

    Re-examine the meaning of aging

    Recognize how our views of aging and medical practices reflect a broken system that often exacerbate aging problems.

    Reframe our later decades to better prepare for and thrive in those final years.
    Transform our views about aging and lead us to make different choices for ourselves and in policy, ones that improve the experience of elderhood.

    About Louise Aronson, MD:

    Louise Aronson, MD, MFA, is a leading geriatrician, writer, educator, professor of medicine at UCSF and the author of the New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize finalist for Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, and Reimagining Life. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Aronson has received the Gold Professorship in Humanism in Medicine, the California Homecare Physician of the Year award, and the American Geriatrics Society Clinician-Teacher of the Year award. Her writing credits include her previous book, A History of the Present Illness: Stories, as well as the New York Times, Atlantic, Washington Post, Discover, Vox, JAMA, Lancet, and the New England Journal of Medicine, and she has been featured on NPR's Fresh Air, TODAY, CBS This Morning, Morning Edition, Politico, Kaiser Health News, Tech Nation, and the New Yorker.

    Get in touch with Louise:
    Louise's book: Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life https://amzn.to/33MUJXh
    Louise's website: https://louisearonson.com/
    Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition, at https://10keyretirementissues.com/ 

    • 1 hr
    What Retirees Want: A Holistic View of Life's Third Age with Ken Dychtwald

    What Retirees Want: A Holistic View of Life's Third Age with Ken Dychtwald

    Episode Guest: Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D., a pioneer in the aging field and a gerontologist, psychologist educator, lecturer, consultant, entrepreneur, and expert on aging-related issues

    Episode Description:
    Thanks to extraordinary medical, demographic, and economic shifts, most of us will live unprecedentedly long lives. Consequently, the world is witnessing a powerful new version of retirement-the Third Age-driven by the power and needs of the massive Baby Boomer generation. Consumers over 50 now account for more than half of all spending and control more than 70% of the country's net worth.

    How will work, family, health, leisure, money, success, purpose, and retirement be transformed in the years ahead to accommodate two billion people over the age of 60 worldwide?

    In this episode, you'll discover how individuals and businesses can best prepare to thrive in a new era where the needs and demands of third agers will set the lifestyle, health, social, marketplace, and political priorities of generations to come.

    About Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D:

    Over the past 40+ years, Dr. Ken Dychtwald has emerged as North America's foremost visionary and original thinker regarding the age wave's lifestyle, marketing, health care, economic and workforce implications.

    Ken is a psychologist, gerontologist, and best-selling author of 17 books on aging-related issues, including his latest book with Robert Morison, What Retirees Want: A Holistic View of Life's Third Age. He was the executive producer and host of the highly-rated/acclaimed 2007 PBS documentary, The Boomer Century: 1946-2046, which aired over 2,000 times on PBS stations nationwide.

    Since 1986, Ken has been the Founder and CEO of Age Wave, a firm created to guide companies and government groups in product/service development for boomers and mature adults. His client list has included over half the Fortune 500 companies. Ken has twice received the distinguished American Society on Aging Award for outstanding national leadership. American Demographics honored him as the single most influential marketer to baby boomers over the past quarter-century.

    Ken and his wife, Maddy, recently received the Esalen Prize for their outstanding contributions to advancing the human potential of aging men and women worldwide. In 2018 he was awarded the Inspire Award from the International Council on Active Aging for his exceptional and lasting contributions to the active-aging industry and for his efforts to make a difference in the lives of older adults globally.

    Get in touch with Ken:

    Ken's book: What Retirees Want: A Holistic View of Life's Third Age 
    Ken's website: https://agewave.com/
    Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition, at
    https://10keyretirementissues.com/  

    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Paradox of Aging: Why People Are Happier as They Age with John Leland

    The Paradox of Aging: Why People Are Happier as They Age with John Leland

    Episode Guest: John Leland, New York Times journalist and author

    What can we all learn about living better from people who have lived long enough to know something about life? John Leland, an award-winning New York Times reporter, spent a year following six people over age 85, expecting to write about the hardships of growing old. Instead, he got a wealth of lessons that surprised him. In a culture that worships youth, older people are more content, less stressed, and better able to deal with loss than younger people.  The good news about old age, as Leland wrote in his book Happiness is a Choice You Make: Lessons From a Year Among the Oldest Old, a New York Times bestseller, is that there is good news of old age. 

    The answer came from an unexpected place: from the lives of six people age 85 and up. He expected them to educate him in the hardships of old age. Instead, they taught him lessons of resilience, gratitude, purpose and perspective that apply to people of any age. All had lost something - spouses, mobility, their keen eyesight or hearing. But none had lost everything. And they defined their lives by the things they could still do, not by what they had lost. 

    Sociologists call this the "paradox of aging." As much as our culture obsesses over youth, older people are more content with their lives than young adults. They're less stressed, less afraid of death, better able to manage whatever difficulties come their way - even when their lives are very, very hard. The good news about old age is that there is good news. And the better news is that we can all learn from our elders' wisdom and experience. Whatever your age, it's not too late to learn to think like an old person. 

    In this episode, you'll learn their strategies for cultivating:
    resiliencegratitudeinterdependence rather than independencepurposeacceptance, including accepting mortality.Guest bio:

    John Leland is a reporter at the New York Times, where he wrote a year-long series following six people age 85 and up, which became the basis for his new book, Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year among the Oldest Old, a New York Times bestseller. Before joining the Times in 2000, he was a senior editor at Newsweek and editor-in-chief of Details magazine.

    Links:

    John’s book, Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old
    John’s website, https://happinessisachoiceyoumake.com/ 

    • 55 min

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3 Ratings

Sleepless sailor ,

So informative and entertaining!

Dorian’s podcast started out strong and is getting better each time. Her guests are none short of “Who’s Who” in the field of aging. Ken Dychtwald is always a sure thing, and recently, I listened to the interview with John Leland. Holy cow, mind-blowing, great information, good take aways, and more. Dorian has a good talent for keeping the show on track and by the end, I had learned so much, I had to go back and listen again!
Well done Dorian, a smashing success!

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