Second Half Institute at UCR Palm Desert
Mastering Midlife and Beyond

Second Half Institute at UCR Palm Desert
Mastering Midlife and Beyond

Tuesday, March 21

Program at a Glance

Tuesday, March 21
6-7:30 p.m.


UCR Palm Desert Center

Mon-Fri 8am-6pm or Sat 8am-1pm

The Second Half Institute at UCR Palm Desert is the nation's first university-based program to focus on mastering the unprecedented challenges and opportunities of midlife and beyond today.

Midlife Reimagined: The New Science, Art and Possibility of our 40's, 50's and 60's

March 21 6-7:30 p.m.

Join New York Times bestseller author and NPR correspondent Barbara Bradley Hagerty as she shares her groundbreaking new research on the science, art, and opportunity of thriving in midlife and beyond.

We all say it half-jokingly, but it's for real - today 60 is the new 50. And 50 is the new 40. Through the miracles of modern medicine, we've added decades to our life span, but not simply by extending old age. Rather, we've inserted into the middle, years of health and boundless potential - we've quite literally expanded midlife in ways that were once unimaginable.

But how do we take advantage of this new reality? How can we thrive - keep our brains sharp, our lives energized, our marriages and other relationships fresh? How should we handle the nearly-universal midlife career slump? Or the loss so many of us feel, when we want, or need, to retire from our primary careers?

No one knows these issues better than New York Times best-selling author Barbara Bradley Hagerty, who quit her highly-successful career at National Public Radio and traveled the country, interviewing psychologists, physicians, neuroscientists, geneticists and scores of 'regular people' for her most recent book: Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife. Along the way, Barb discovered secrets that she's put to work in her own life, and will share with you in this enjoyable, exciting and mind-opening program.

Program Faculty: Barbara Bradley Hagerty
Moderator: Mark Walton

(951)827-4105 - Mon-Fri 8am-6pm or Sat 8am-1pm

Second Half Institute Faculty

Barbara Bradley Hagerty: an award-winning journalist who recently reinvented herself after a twenty-year career as a Washington-based correspondent for National Public Radio. Before joining NPR, she was a reporter for the Christian Science Monitor. Author of the New York Times best seller, Fingerprints of God, she has lectured, researched, and written extensively about the challenges and opportunities of life's second half in The Atlantic and the Washington Post, and in her celebrated new book Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife (Riverhead Books 2016), which George Valliant, former director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development has called "arguably the best book on middle life ever written."

Marci Alboher: Vice President of, the trailblazing national nonprofit that created the annual Purpose Prize for social entrepreneurs over age 60. Marci is one of America's most highly-acclaimed writers, thinkers, and speakers in the area of new work and careers in life's second half. She is author of the Encore Career Hand book: How to Make Money and a Difference in the Second Half of Life (Public Affairs, 2012) as well as One Person/Multiple Careers: A New Model for Work/Life Success. Before joining, she reinvented herself from career attorney to "Shifting Careers" columnist for the New York Times.

Kerry Hannon: America's leading expert on career reinvention and management in midlife and beyond. Over more than two decades, she has been a columnist and regular contributor to The New York Times, Forbes, Money Magazine, U.S. News, USA Today, and AARP Magazine. She has appeared on ABC News, CBS, CNBC, NBC, NPR, and PBS, and is the author of ten widely-acclaimed books, including What's Next? Finding Your Passion and Dream Job in Your 40's, 50's, and beyond (Berkley Trade, 2014), Getting the Job You Want After 50 (Wiley, 2015), and the national bestseller Great Jobs for Everyone 50+: Finding Work That Keeps You Happy and Healthy and Pays the Bills (Wiley, 2012).

Mark Miller: Mark Miller is a nationally-recognized journalist, author and expert on trends in retirement and aging. His writing offers a holistic view of all aspects of retirement security, and his groundbreaking website often focuses on the reinvention of traditional retirement. Mark is a retirement columnist for Reuters, Morningstar and, and a contributor to the New York Times and AARP magazine. He was formerly editor of Crain's Chicago Business and Sunday editor of the Chicago Sun Times. He is the author of The Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security (Wiley, 2010) and the forthcoming book Jolt: From Trauma to Transformation, which will explore stories of people affected by traumatic life events that have led to positive change.

Mark S. Walton: Chairman of the Second Half Institute, is a Fortune 100 management consultant and educator whose work at the highest levels of business, government, the military, and media has spanned more than four decades. Mark has been a Professor of Leadership in the U.S. Navy's Advanced Management Program and at the top-ranked Kenan Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Earlier in his career, he was CNN's Chief White House and Senior Correspondent. His most recent book is "Boundless Potential: Transform Your Brain, Unleash Your Talents, Reinvent Your Work in Midlife and Beyond" (McGraw-Hill, 2012) on which the national PBS Television Special, "Boundless Potential: Reinvent Your Work in Midlife and Beyond," was based.

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