MeetUp on Saturday 13 Feb: 4 ways to approach the rest of your life

If you’ll be in Wellington on Saturday 13 February, and if you’re wondering about the rest of your life—do come!

4 logos: Do You, Do New. Bootie camp for the bonus years. World Wide Fingers. Doris Carnevali: Engaging with Aging
4 ways to approach the rest of your life

The next decade or two will be different. How will you approach the rest of your life? At a MeetUp for the Almost Old in Wellington, New Zealand, we’ll discuss four of many options this Saturday. Which one, if any, appeals to you?


1. MEET AND GREET upstairs in the Embassy Theatre, Kent Terrace / Courtenay Place, Wellington, New Zealand.

2. PRESENTATION: Your host will describe 4 of many possible ways to tackle the rest of your life.
(i) Do You, Do New. Carry on doing what comes naturally and explore a new hobby or special interest.
(ii) Bootie camp for the bonus years: take baby steps in 12 lifestyle areas over 12 months. You choose what little changes you will make. Nothing big.
(iii) Do-it-yourself multi-domain intervention: work on in 5 domains of your lifestyle and . Base your personal programme on World Wide FINGERS, a Finnish model for preventing dementia in vulnerable seniors.
(iv) Engaging With Aging: acknowledge that age-related changes are normal, and invent creative strategies for adapting. Based on the blog of the same name, by Doris Carnevali, aged 99.

3. DISCUSSION & DECISIONS: figure which (if any) of these models appeal to you and how you might begin to adopt them.

The third section is the one that will bring the most satisfaction and boost your confidence and sense of control over the future. Making a practical decision can be deeply satisfying, compared with just listening, reading, thinking and talking around the topic.

I’m looking forward to this MeetUp. 14 people have said they are coming; stuff happens so there will be room for you. Love to see you there!

8 thoughts on “MeetUp on Saturday 13 Feb: 4 ways to approach the rest of your life

  1. realruth says:

    Would have loved to join you, but it’s a bit far from home.

  2. Looks interesting – will check my diary!

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      It was,and I hope the group will keep meeting.

  3. alison41 says:

    Looking forward to your feedback .
    Good luck with the event, & enjoy.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Somehow I missed this comment at the time, sorry. But the meetup was well attended and positive. An excellent person will share the hosting from now while people do their own thing. I don’t want to be a leader, just to help people help themselves.

  4. Meet-up … envious, from my UK perspective … still, enjoy! 🙂

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Thanks Dave. We do realize how lucky we are, and how easily our freedom could snap.

      1. Guess everyone’s taking notes on the experience of others …

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