The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife -- Vision, Wisdom and Insight from Author Marc Freedman

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Marc Freedman, CEO of think tank Civic Ventures and author of numerous books on the impact of the Baby Boom on aging and retirement, will be the featured speaker at the Commonwealth Club on April 26, 2012. The event is cosponsored by The Transition Network, San Francisco Village, and Coming of Age Bay Area.

“In the past decade,” the Wall Street Journal notes, “Mr. Freedman has emerged as a leading voice in discussions nationwide about the changing face of retirement.”

Marc Freedman, CEO of think tank Civic Ventures and author of numerous books on the phenomenal impact of the Baby Boom on aging and retirement, is the featured speaker at the Commonwealth Club on April 26, 2012.

The event is cosponsored by The Transition Network, San Francisco Village, and Coming of Age Bay Area, organizations dedicated to fostering independent, fulfilled and productive lives for individuals over 50.

The presentation is on Thursday, April 26, with a reception at 5:30 and program at 6:00 p.m. at the Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, San Francisco. Tickets for the public are $20, and are available here: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2012-04-26/marc-freedman-are-you-ready-big-shift-thoughts-navigating-new-stage-beyond-midlife

Freedman, an engaging and insightful speaker, spearheaded the creation of Experience Corps and was instrumental in establishing Coming of Age. “In the past decade,” the Wall Street Journal notes, “Mr. Freedman has emerged as a leading voice in discussions nationwide about the changing face of retirement.”

Freedman’s latest book is The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife, which The New York Times called “an imaginative work with the potential to affect our individual lives and our collective future.” His earlier books include Encore: Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life and Prime Time: How Baby Boomers Will Revolutionize Retirement and Transform America.

About Coming of Age Bay Area:
Coming of Age Bay Area celebrates the ability of men and women age 50+ to continue to grow, transform their communities, and become a force for public good. The organization offers “Explore Your Future” workshops, community events, and extraordinary San Francisco volunteer opportunities for people 50+. Visit http://www.ComingofAge.org/BayArea.

About Coming the San Francisco Village:
San Francisco Village is a nonprofit membership organization that empowers older adults to continue living in the homes and neighborhoods they love by providing the community, support and services to remain independent, connected and fully engaged as they age. Visit http://www.sfvillage.org/.

About Coming The Transition Network:
The Transition Network (TTN) is a national network of resources and support for women 50 and forward, whose changing life situations lead them to seek new connections, friendships, resources and opportunities. Through small group interactions, programs and events, members inspire and support each other to continue a life of learning, engagement and community. Visit https://www.thetransitionnetwork.org/chapters/chapters-ttn/chapters-san-francisco-bay-area/.

Contact: Bonnie Lawrence at Coming of Age, (415) 474-7787, ext. 13 or email blawrence(at)ncphs(dot)org

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