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3rd Acts: The Successful Reinvention of Three TTN’ers

Monday, September 25, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: At a member’s home
Contact: Sandy Merrill

How can we transition from a comfortable, leisurely retirement to something that provides meaning and passion in our daily lives? Come listen to the successful reinvention of 3 of our own TTN’ers who changed course after retirement to find rich, fulfilling lives in new ventures.

Susan Goldfein holds a doctorate in Communication Disorders from Teachers College, Columbia University, which, while affording her success as a clinician, teacher, and consultant, has done absolutely nothing to prepare her for creating her blog or her award-winning book, How Old Am I In Dog Years?  Nevertheless, she has plunged into a second career in the third stage of life writing humorous essays about life with wit, wisdom, and a touch of irony.   Her essays have appeared in the Palm Beach Post and have been featured on Florida Arts Radio and the Kravis Center’s Showcase the Writing. 
Judy Copeland planned to be a concert pianist and when she became famous, she would tell everyone she could act, too. The concert pianist part never materialized but she was an actress for 15 years before realizing that if she wanted to make a living, she had to do something else. She went into film production, then advertising and ended her career as a marketing director at Morgan Stanley. In her retirement she has gone back to her first love-acting. She has acted in and co-produced several short films, including, “I Love You Now Die”, “Sisters” and “Happy Family”, all of which have won several film festival awards.  Her latest film, “Talk to Me”, which deals with gender and age discrimination (it’s a comedy!) was just accepted to the Ft Myers Beach Film Festival.  Judy lives with her “Executive Producer” husband in Monmouth Beach, NJ and Naples, FL as well as New York City.
Judy Langer’s professional career was in market research for 40+ years.  After getting her M.A. in American Government at Columbia, she worked at Louis Harris, the Roper Organization and NBC, all in quantitative/survey research and then in qualitative research (focus groups, depth interviews, etc.) at several research companies.  For 21 years, she headed her own firm doing Qualitative Research. After retiring and taking classes for a few years at the Center for Learning and Living, a non-profit school for people 55+ with daytime/weekday classes, she stepped up to become Executive Director.  This entails planning the varied course program and promotion, communicating with students and prospects, and attending most of the classes.  It’s an “encore career” that makes use of her skills, engages her with other people, and provides her a great deal of satisfaction about helping to make others happy in their retirement.  

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