70 episodes

Thanks to advances in medicine and health, most of us are just at half-life when we reach our mid-40s, with many potentially productive years ahead. But there’s no road map to prepare us for this period. That’s where 45 Forward comes in.
My show provides you with strategies to shift the traditional waiting-for-retirement model to a journey of compelling life chapters. Each show tackles an aspect of health, finance, family and friends, housing, work and personal pursuits as part of an integrated plan. Experts discuss topics like revitalizing relationships, creating mini-retirements, managing the maze of technology, finding your next homestead and caring for aging parents.
The show instills confidence, and hopefully some comfort, amid the stresses permeating today’s society. Fear of the future is not knowing how to prepare for it. 45 Forward does not proffer prefabricated answers, but helps you shape your life amid the daily anxieties of our time.

45 Forward Ron Roel

    • Education

Thanks to advances in medicine and health, most of us are just at half-life when we reach our mid-40s, with many potentially productive years ahead. But there’s no road map to prepare us for this period. That’s where 45 Forward comes in.
My show provides you with strategies to shift the traditional waiting-for-retirement model to a journey of compelling life chapters. Each show tackles an aspect of health, finance, family and friends, housing, work and personal pursuits as part of an integrated plan. Experts discuss topics like revitalizing relationships, creating mini-retirements, managing the maze of technology, finding your next homestead and caring for aging parents.
The show instills confidence, and hopefully some comfort, amid the stresses permeating today’s society. Fear of the future is not knowing how to prepare for it. 45 Forward does not proffer prefabricated answers, but helps you shape your life amid the daily anxieties of our time.

    After the Pandemic: Can We Redesign a Hybrid Office for Everyone?

    After the Pandemic: Can We Redesign a Hybrid Office for Everyone?

    For many decades, the words “work” and “office” were virtually synonymous. But after two years of COVID-induced remote and hybrid work, one thing seems abundantly clear: The future of work is likely to be very different from the past.

    • 1 hr
    The End-of-Life Journey: How to Honor Our Final Transition

    The End-of-Life Journey: How to Honor Our Final Transition

    As we look around us today, there’s no question that this is a time of great transition.

    • 1 hr
    A Former Teacher and Student Reflect on a Lifetime of Lessons

    A Former Teacher and Student Reflect on a Lifetime of Lessons

    As we get older, one of the most important ingredients to healthy aging, experts say, is lifelong learning—a self-motivated pursuit of new ideas, skills and knowledge, particularly in the second half of life.

    • 1 hr
    Planning for Eldercare Today? You Need a Team of Advocates

    Planning for Eldercare Today? You Need a Team of Advocates

    Taking care of an elderly loved one—or yourself, for that matter, as you age—can be a complicated challenge. Analyzing the medical options of the healthcare maze, on top of elder law and estate planning, can be confusing and frustrating—even frightening.

    • 1 hr
    Encore: Want to Add 10 Healthy Years to Your Life? Here’s How.

    Encore: Want to Add 10 Healthy Years to Your Life? Here’s How.

    Most will unknowingly give away about 10 years of healthy living—our “healthspan” years—and the opportunity to continue enjoying daily living to the fullest.

    • 1 hr
    Time to Move to a Smaller Home? First, Talk to Sheri Koones

    Time to Move to a Smaller Home? First, Talk to Sheri Koones

    As we get older and become empty nesters, one question naturally arises: “Should we downsize to a smaller house?” It’s clear we don’t need all that space—or the continued expense and time it takes to maintain a large family home.

    • 1 hr

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