Your Longest Life – Podcast
Welcome to Your Longest Life podcast! If you are 60 years old today, there is a good chance you will live to 100. Are you prepared? This podcast all about exploring how we can live our best life as we age.
Episode 1| Your Longest Life
In this episode of the Your Longest Life podcast, host Ian Thompson interviews Space Makers, Samantha Hackett and Angela Fitzgerald. Do you have a “storage” room at home that reminds you of the Room of Requirement from Harry Potter? Me too! Don’t worry this female-run Nanaimo based small business with a knack for getting stuff done for others is here to help! Link to our blog about these wonderful gals, Organize Your Life.
Episode 2| How to Financially Prepare For Your Longest Life
In this episode of the Your Longest Life podcast, host Ian Thompson interviews Frank Allen, of Frank Allen Financial Group Inc. Making sure you are financially prepared for your longest life is extremely important. It is one this to make it an exceptional age, but it is another to be comfortable financially for all those extra years. Frank helps us dive into issues around finances, retirement, investments and much more. With over 47 years experience in finance, Frank is surely an expert when it comes to setting yourself up for the rest of your life. Here’s a link to our blog for more information, Making Finances Last.
Episode 3| Getting a Life After Retirement
In this episode of the Your Longest Life podcast, host Ian Thompson interviews Nancy K. Schlossberg. “Retirement” is a word that can have a negative reputation. When it shouldn’t, it’s a transition in your life that should be celebrated. Nancy is co-president of TransitionWorks, a consulting firm; professor emerita at the College of Education, University of Maryland, College Park; and served as president of the National Career Development Association. Now let’s dive into everything to do with retirement, from the highs to the lows and all things in between. Here is a link to our blog to follow along while listening, Getting a Life After Retirement.
Episode 4| Nanaimo Family Life Association – Helping Vulnerable Seniors
In this episode of the Your Longest Life podcast, host Ian Thompson interviews Deborah Hollins. Nanaimo Family Life Association is a local, non-profit organization with the goal of helping those in need in across all walks of life. In this interview, we go through a few key factors people need to live a long and fulfilling life. NFLA provides a safe haven for those in need. A beacon for those who don’t know who to turn to for help. No matter their age, sexual orientation, or financial situation. Everyone is welcomed with open arms, and an open mind. Take a listen to learn more about this amazing organization. Here’s a link to our blog to follow along while listening, Nanaimo Family Life Association.
Episode 5| Accounting for Your Senior Years
In this episode of the Your Longest Life podcast, host Ian Thompson interviews Peggy Hoult. Peggy Hoult is a central island income tax accountant, who specializes in taxes to do with aging, caregiving, and disabilities. This can be a topic that many may not think about, until they are faced with a life-changing event. Accounting for your senior years can happen at any point in your life. You don’t need to wait until you must make the decision. Planning for your senior years early helps everyone out, and creates a sense of comfort in what your elder years may look like. Here’s a link to our blog for more helpful information, Accounting for Your Senior Years.
Episode 6| Many Years Make a Life’s Work
In this episode of the Your Longest Life podcast, host Ian Thompson interviews Elizabeth Fideler. With age comes wisdom, and what’s a better place than your workplace to show it off? More and more people are finding they are working into their “retirement years”, and enjoying it! Elizabeth Fideler, author of Aging, Work and Retirement, is an expert on all things to do with the older workforce. Here’s a link to our blog to follow along, and has links to Elizabeth’s books. Many Years Make a Life’s Work.
Episode 7| Staying Close to Home
In this episode of the Your Longest Life podcast, host Ian Thompson interviews Karen Henderson. Aging at home is the goal for many seniors. The comforts and familiarities, that you have spent years cultivating, is where aging would feel best. Karen Henderson, from Long Term Care Planning Network, is an expert at working with individuals and families to find the best solution for long term care. Each situation is different, as there are many factors that play into the decision. Making the right decision is the top priority for everyone involved. Here’s a link to our blog with additional information, and links. Staying Close to Home.
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