N.C. Center for Creative Retirement Launches Baby Boomer Program with
Free Open House:
Series of Workshops to Address Local Needs
As of 2003, Baby Boomers represented the largest
component of Buncombe County’s population. In response to the local
need, the North Carolina Center
for Creative Retirement (NCCCR) has established “Transitions:
Life Planning for Boomers,” a program to help Baby Boomers understand
and plan for midlife changes, challenges and opportunities.
An open house to launch the program will be held
from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at UNC Asheville’s Reuter
Center. Attendees will learn more about the Transitions program and its
workshops and facilitators; participate in a personal assessment
exercise; hear about past participants’ experiences; and register for a
workshop. The event is free and open to the public. There is no age
restriction for participants.
The Transition program will host a series of four
workshops this fall.
Life coach Denise Hedges will lead “Consciously
Create a Fabulous Life” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays from October 25-November
8. This workshop will help participants take a critical look at the
quality of their lives, create a compelling vision of their future and
develop a plan to help bring more fulfillment and effectiveness in their
personal and professional lives.
Joel Kelley, financial planner with Woodstone
Financial firm, will lead a workshop on “Financial Planning for the Next
Chapter,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays from October 25-November 8. Topics
covered will include methods for saving and investing, compound
interest, retirement plans, debt and credit, mutual funds and risk
Health educators Rob Luka and Janet Konchar will
lead a workshop on “The Insider’s Guide to Mid-Life Health and Fitness,”
at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays from October 27-November 10. Participants will
learn about nutrition, activity, behavior modification and identifying
Baby Boomer health risks.
George Fleming, business and career coach, will
lead the workshop “Exploring Career Possibilities for Mid-Life and
Beyond,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays from November 1-15. Fleming will help
participants define their idea of an ideal life and occupation and
develop the strategy to achieve those career and lifestyle goals.
Registration for the workshops is limited and will
be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tuition is $60 per workshop and
includes all workshop materials. Participants who are not already NCCCR
members must pay an addition $30 nonrefundable membership fee.
For more information or to register for a worship,
call Joan Galvin, NCCCR Transitions Program Coordinator, at 828/251-6198
or send an e-mail to
- Joan Galvin, N.C. Center for Creative Retirement Transitions
- Jill Yarnall, UNC Asheville Public Information Assistant Director,