Following an executive career in life sciences, Richard Haiduck has had an active retirement. His interests include cycling, hiking, volunteering, reading and family. He has recently interviewed 75+ retirees, as the basis for his book, "Shifting Gears; 50 Baby Boomers Share Their Meaningful Journeys in Retirement."
Sarah Nord is an occupational therapist, Certified Dementia Practitioner & founder of Sensory for Dementia. She is passionate about supporting the sensory, cognitive, & emotional regulation needs of people across the lifespan. Sarah has over 7 years of clinical experience with specialty training in sensory processing through the STAR Institute. She recognizes how sensory health impacts function, behavior, & relationships. She raises awareness about all 8 sensory systems & equips you with a sensory lens so you can get curious about behavioral expressions from a different perspective.
As president of Safe Harbor Retirement Planning, Mark has served as a relentless retirement guide to thousands of individuals since 1986. The secret to his longevity has been asking the questions other advisors simply don’t ask; it allows him to make the best decisions for each client’s unique situation and ensure retirement success. Mark is a former radio talk show host, is an author, and has become the go-to financial educator in the media. His most recent book Don’t Outlive Your Money in Retirement! 7 Key Steps, unveils the step-by-step process used to help maximize the retirement journey.
Katharine Esty, PhD, 86, is a best-selling author, practicing psychotherapist, a widow, a mother, a grandmother, and an activist for aging well. She’s on a mission to dispel myths about old age and to end ageism, which limits and undermines the most experienced among us. She lives in a retirement community west of Boston. We’ll also discuss her recent book, Eightysomethings- A Practical Guide to Letting Go, Aging Well, and Finding Unexpected Happiness.
Dr. Francisco Contreras serves as director, president and chairman of Oasis of Hope Hospital. A distinguished surgical oncologist, Dr. Contreras is renowned for combining conventional and alternative medical treatments with emotional and spiritual support to provide patients with the most positive treatment experience possible. Dr. Contreras has authored numerous books concerning integrative therapy, cancer and heart disease prevention and chronic illness, including “The Hope of Living Cancer Free,” “The Hope of Living Long and Well,” “Beating Cancer” and “Dismantling Cancer.” His newest book, “The Art & Science of Undermining Cancer,” was released in October, 2020.
Ben Rao is a life-long entrepreneur, philanthropist and senior care advocate who lives in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Ben has published a book called Paying For Long-Term Care, which offers a comprehensive roadmap for families transitioning a senior into long-term care.