Boomers and Beyond Academy-Part 1

Saturday, Sep 12, 2020
From 9am to 11:30am Eastern Time

Virtual Event

Contact: AARP Virginia

Event is closed or full.

Join AARP Virginia and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University (OLLI Mason) for the Boomers and Beyond Academy 

Day 1: Saturday, September 12

9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Four Lessons About Life and Travel from a Global Volunteer
Ken Budd, Award Winning Writer and Editor 
Ken Budd was already questioning the meaning of life when his father died from a sudden heart attack. After volunteering in New Orleans nine months after Hurricane Katrina, Ken began an unexpected journey as a global volunteer, working at an elementary school in Costa Rica, a special needs school in China, a climate change project in Ecuador, assorted projects in the West Bank, and a children’s home in Kenya. Ken’s emotional presentation will share his lifechanging insights from those experiences and offer advice to would-be volunteers. He is the author of the award-winning memoir 
The Voluntourist and his story for The Washington Post Magazine on his return to Kenya will appear in the 2020 edition of The Best American Travel Writing, available in stores on November 3. Ken has written for The AtlanticNational Geographic TravelerNationalGeographic.comSmithsonianThe New York Times, and many more. He is a former health editor, travel editor, and executive editor of AARP The Magazine and he continues to write frequently for AARP. Ken also writes the “Everyday Heroes” column for The Saturday Evening Post and he’s the host of 650,000 Hours, an upcoming digital series and podcast on travel, giving back, and real-life American heroes.

Great Gift: Getting Your Legal House in Order
Sally Balch Hurme, J.D., Author
"Plan" is a 4-letter word but so is "gift". When our kids were growing up, we asked what they wanted, what they needed, and what were their plans. Now's the time to give your kids the gift of letting them know what you want, what you need, and what are your plans.

This presentation is led by Sally Balch Hurme, J.D. Explaining legal stuff so everyone can understand is Hurme’s passion and skill. Her approach seems to be working as the American Bar Association has named her its top-selling author. Hurme has led the national conversation on many of the legal issues of concern to older persons, their families, and their caregivers. Whether the issue is how to make decisions for others or plan for what comes next, she has focused her professional career on explaining the law so everyone can understand it. Recently retired after more than 20 years at AARP, she has focused most recently on providing support and resources for caregivers. Hurme is the author of the award winning ABA/AARP Checklist series: Checklist for Family CaregiversChecklist for My Family, Checklist for Family SurvivorsGet the Most Out of Retirement and Wise Moves: Checklist for Where to Live, What to Consider, and Whether to Stay or Go.

This event is FREE to participate but pre-registration is REQUIRED in order to gain access to the event. Please do NOT opt-out of CVENT emails, as you will be emailed a link to join the webinar via Zoom on the day of the event.

Please note that AARP will email you the link to the OLLI Mason Zoom platform on which the event will be hosted. Any information you share on that online platform will be governed by the privacy policy of OLLI Mason.