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Saturday, February 17th

3:00-3:30PM – Dan Buettner

Dan Buettner, is a National Geographic Fellow and multiple New York Times bestselling author. He has discovered the five places in the world – dubbed “Blue Zones” – where people live the longest and are healthiest. He travels the world seeking out new Blue Zones and speaks at seminars and television shows such as Ted Talks, The Today Show and Good Morning America. He will discuss the locations and habits that lead to a happy and healthy lifestyle. More about Dan Buettner

3:30- 4:00PM – Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee

Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee, is the 69th lieutenant governor of Rhode Island. As a private citizen, small business owner and elected official, he has spent much of his life advocating for positive change in Rhode Island. His record is one of strong fiscal management, visionary education and health initiatives and accomplished economic development. Lt. Governor McKee will discuss his role as Chair of the Long Term Care Coordinating Council, which works to preserve the quality of life for seniors in Rhode Island. The Council also develops and coordinates policies, including the Alzheimer’s RI State Plan. Membership consists of various healthcare organizations throughout RI. More about Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee

Saturday, February 24th

3:00-3:30PM – Dr. Patrick Mattingly and Martha Wales

Dr. Patrick Mattingly, president of the Providence Village Board of Directors is a retired physician and health care administrator. Martha Wales, a member of the board, is a medical social worker. The Providence Village is a non-profit volunteer organization of neighbors helping neighbors. They will discuss providing support to help elderly remain safely in their homes and community. The Village offers social activities and events to engage members and combat loneliness and isolation.

More about Dr. Patrick Mattingly

More about Martha Wales

3:30-4:00PM – Joy Loverde

Joy Loverde, (Chicago, IL) is a spokesperson for the mature-market industry and serves as a marketing and media consultant to members of the fast-growing eldercare industry. She has 30 years’ experience as a media spokesperson and is known for being a path carver and a visionary. She has written two books, Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old? and a best-seller, The Complete Eldercare Planner. Joy’s work has taken her all over the world where she has personally interacted with thousands of family members and professionals in the field of aging. More about Joy Loverde

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Monday, February 19th

2:00-2:30pm/11:00-11:30am PT – Thelma Reese

Thelma Reese, MD, (Philadelphia, PA), author of The New Senior Woman: Reinventing the Years Beyond Mid-Life. She wrote The New Senior Man to satisfy the numerous requests from men who wanted their own book. Thelma redefines retirement by offering inspiring stories of retired men who have expanded their experiences and discovered new sides of themselves. She will discuss the realities and opportunities men face once they retire.

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2:30-3:00pm/11:30-12:00pm PT – Tama Kieves

Tama Kieves, life coach and author of Thriving Through Uncertainty: Moving Beyond Fear of the Unknown and Making Change Work For You. She offers advice on the moment when our plans fall apart is when our true destiny begins. Overcoming the feeling of uncertainty will allow you to live the authentic life you crave. She will discuss how to prevent life’s changes, fears, and uncertainties from allowing you to move forward in life.  

More about Tama Kieves

Monday, February 26th


2:00-2:30pm/11:00-11:30am PT – Jocelyn Crowley

Jocelyn Crowley, PhD, author of Gray Divorce: What We Lose and Gain from Mid- Life Splits. Jocelyn has spoken with men and women who have gone through divorce at over 50 and asked them questions about why they got divorced and how their lives have transformed. She raises the concern on the increasing number of marriages falling apart and why it is an issue. Jocelyn analyzed the experiences of these men and women through this life transition and shares their stories.

2:30-3:00pm/11:30-12:00pm PT – Elissa Felder

Elissa Felder, is a Jewish mother of five children and an active, vibrant Providence resident who organizes women’s trips to Israel for The Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project. The program’s mission is to empower women to change the world through values that will transform the women themselves, their families, and their communities. She will discuss the eight-day journey through Israel and the thousands of women who have experienced this life-changing trip.  

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