Lori has worn many hats from being a kindergarten teacher where we know “you really learn all there is to know”, right? to becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW. At the age of 48, she decided to get a Master’s degree and opened a private practice. Also, during that time, she was also involved with Hospice as Bereavement Director for 10 years.
As coaching came into prominence, she completed a year-long coaching program and became a coach with the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara specializing in Adult Self- Renewal and Developmental Growth.
You might call her a life-long learner - she is even a laughter yoga instructor, so she has a broad range of skills to choose from to help people make changes and reinvent themselves.
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Today Gary Knight came on the show and told us about San Diego Futures Foundation (SFFF). This organization helps seniors and low income individuals get computers at a reduced rate.
Gary Knight is the Executive Director of the San Diego Futures Foundation (SDFF), a 501(c)3 nonprofit established to improve lives in San Diego through technology. SDFF provides equipment, software, training, services, and technical support to San Diego nonprofits, small businesses, and disadvantaged residents. SDFF is working to bridge the digital divide in San Diego, and helps low-income households, people with disabilities, and seniors.
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As I was interviewing these two, I said to myself, "OMG The Best Adult Learning EVER!"
First a little about these two amazing ladies: Ellen Ervin and Lynne Beachner
As the former Director of WeMet Distance Learning Consortium, Ellen has worked in all aspects of technology. Her passion is distance learning because she sees the power in helping organizations and people make connections around the world.
Lynne has worked in education throughout her career in grades K-16 as a teacher/professor, a coordinator of instruction, a principal and an executive director. She loves the curriculum and instruction side to education because that is where you engage students and create lifelong learners. She received her Ph.D. from Kansas State University.
Together Ellen and Lynne believe that it is just a matter of time until the world opens up to individuals communicating on a daily basis with museums, archives, health centers, historical societies, community and other groups both locally and internationally in an effort to continue learning and cooperate in projects that will help others. They want to do their part in supporting the inevitable. The two of them formed the Senior Learning Network, providing interactive learning to senior centers and retirement communities. Additionally, they have also formed Generations Learning, providing lifelong learning to individuals within their homes.
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Retire Fabulously is a website that provides the knowledge, tools and inspiration you need to plan your ideal retirement lifestyle. He is the author of “Design Your Dream Retirement,” which will enable you to envision, plan for, and enjoy the best retirement possible. Dave writes regularly for his blog, Retire Fabulously!, and U.S. News. His articles have appeared on Yahoo Finance, AOL Money, lgbtSr.org, Top Retirements, and Tiny Buddha.
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In this episode of Retired Excited, Henry interviews Stan Brown.
He missed his wife so finally after a few months he followed her to the orphanage where she was the health officer. That's when his adventures began.
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Douglas Breuer started MyCareMatch.com with one objective: Make the process of finding the right care solution less complicated for seniors, people with disabilities and their loved ones.
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My interview with Curtis Bailey was jam packed with information but here are a few things we discussed:
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Bill bought a Miata for $107. That's right. He purchased a Miata for $107. You'll have to listen to the episode to find out how, but let's just say that he is an expert at playing with cars. He is in a group of sport car enthusiasts who doing things like race in parking lots and drive up windy roads in the mountains to get some pie at the Julian Pie Company. He and his friends are constantly playing with cars.
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Steve Petterson retired and then started working part time as a caregiver. He tells us how he's gained compassion over that time.
Steve has been a caregiver for the last three years. He provides seniors non-medical services so the senior clients can stay at home. He also works part time in Sales/Marketing for seniors and been doing this for 3 months now. He talks about the daily challenges of working with people who have dementia and how it takes patience and loving kindness.
Steve told us a couple of stories. To hear the stories, be sure to listen to the show. To read more, go HERE.
Geri Afshari is a musician and plays the Paraguayan harp professionally, travels extensively and lived in Iran, is a writer/editor/photographer, a lay counselor, a life-long activist, an avid SUP paddler, and hunts sea glass for her sea glass mosaic artwork. She is also retired from working because she has to for money. What a great place to be!
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How did she become the happiness ambassador? Maura Sweeney was called “water works” by her grandmother because she was always crying. She made a decision when she was young to become a happier person, and she did! She watched older people and found out that those who were following their own minds were happy, and those who were following what someone else wanted them to do weren’t.
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She wrote the book, "Shake, Rattle, and Roll with It - Living and Laughing with Parkinson's". Of course since my father has Parkinson's Disease, I had to get her on the show! She did not disappoint! We talked about her book, her life, and our ailments, including my own dystonia.
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