Your Third Act... Live it with Confidence, Purpose & Joy!

Friday, Oct. 18

Sequoia Conference Center, 901 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka

8:30 a.m.-4:30  p.m.   •   $40

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What can you do to increase the likelihood of living a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life well into your later years? Plenty! Here is the best part: it is never too late to begin.
 

Join host Tracey Barnes-Priestley and a skilled group of talented and knowledgeable professionals for a day of practical tips and tools that will help you take charge of your third act. Design your own day. Choose from seven different breakout sessions, each focused on various aspects of positive aging.

Just wait until you see the entertainment!

Save the date and get ready to live your very best Third Act!

Online registration is now closed.

Registration will be available at the event from 8-8:30 a.m. 

 

 
Event Overview
8-8:30 a.m. Registration Check-In
8:30-9:15 a.m. Welcome & Keynote
9:30 -11 a.m.
Break Out Session 1
Your Creative Self!
with Valerie Gillett Bourne, M.A. 
Once upon a time we were all creative and it made us feel great! Why? Because creativity is good for us mentally, emotionally, and even physically. Through discussion and activities, this session is designed to help you understand the value of creativity in aging and to discover the joy of unlocking your creative self.
Science of Positive Aging
with Charmaine Mosher-Carbiener, R.N., FNP
Knowledge is power! Fighting the stereotypes of aging is a necessity, as we have been culturally taught to become something we never were. This session offers an overview of the physical and psychological aspects of healthy aging. Through discussion and exercises, participants will learn to identify their own life priorities and goals!
Retirement: Ready, Set, Go!
with Tracey Barnes-Priestley, M.A. 
The retirement landscape has shifted dramatically over the last few decades. Once seen as a withdrawal from the life you knew, and perhaps loved, retirement is now seen as a time of opportunity and meaning … if you know what you're doing! Whether you are planning to retire or already have, this session will offer practical tips and strategies for creating and enjoying your very best Third Act!
11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. Music – The Gift that Keeps on Giving with Tracey Barnes Priestley
12-1 p.m. Lunch
1:15-2:45 p.m.
Break Out Session 2
Your Creative Self!
with Valerie Gillett Bourne, M.A. 
Once upon a time we were all creative and it made us feel great! Why? Because creativity is good for us mentally, emotionally, and even physically. Through discussion and activities, this session is designed to help you understand the value of creativity in aging and to discover the joy of unlocking your creative self.
Science of Positive Aging
with Charmaine Mosher-Carbiener, R.N., FNP
Knowledge is power! Fighting the stereotypes of aging is a necessity, as we have been culturally taught to become something we never were. This session offers an overview of the physical and psychological aspects of healthy aging. Through discussion and exercises, participants will learn to identify their own life priorities and goals!
Fit For Life
with Jayne McGuire, PhD, Professor of Recreation Administration
Bodies in motion tend to stay in motion. The benefits of staying (or becoming) active can affect every aspect of our lives. Join us as we explore lifelong physical activities, the pursuit of serious leisure, and local opportunities to get you moving.
2:45-3 p.m. Break
3-4 p.m.
Break Out Session 3
Spirituality & Aging Well
with Diana Renner Noyes, MDiv
Spirituality is a vast and personal realm, with many paths leading to deeper fulfillment and understanding. In most spiritual traditions, Light serves as a metaphor for such inner illumination. Join us as we explore how we each have experienced moments of "enlightenment," the meaning we have derived from those moments, and ways we can continually evolve and grow as we age.
Media Matters: A Constructive Approach for Savvy Consumers
with Jan Ostrom, MFA
What is fact and what is spin? What is media bias? Today's television, print, Internet and social media are all dominated by advocacy news networks pushing competing points of view. How can the average person uncover the truth about any particular issue? Learn how your media choices can make you healthier and happier.
OLLI at HSU: Lifelong Learning for Health & Well Being
with Sheila Rocker Heppe, M.A. 

Whether you are a student, instructor, volunteer, or all three, participation with OLLI at HSU offers enriching experiences that promote healthy aging in relaxed and supportive settings. This session will reveal the history behind the national OLLI network, and share some of the many ways to become involved in this innovative program for lifelong learners.

4-4:30 Wrap up and prizes

 

 

 

Tracey Barnes-Priestley

Tracey Barnes Priestley

Tracey Barnes Priestley, M.A., is a life coach with a master’s degree in community counseling psychology and more than 40 years of experience as a counselor, educator and consultant. After closing her private practice last fall, she continues to write about aging issues in her column and blog, "The Second Half." She is appreciating a richly satisfying "third act" that includes everything from producing/hosting a PBS television show to polishing her second novel … and two precious grandkids!

 

Valerie Gillett Bourne

Valerie Gillett Bourne

Valerie Gillett Bourne, M.A., directing /theater, HSU, was a professional child actor and dancer. The former artistic director of Humboldt Light Opera Company, she has over 35 years experience in acting, directing, and the creative arts. She is currently employed at Jacoby Elementary School in the Primary Intervention Program and as their drama specialist.

 

Jayne McGuire

Jayne McGuire

Jayne McGuire, PhD, is a professor of recreation administration at Humboldt State University. Her career has focused on community recreation and inclusion. Her Leisure and Aging course at HSU connects college students with local programs that support healthy aging through leisure programs. She and her husband have been actively practicing for retirement for 25 years.

 

Charmaine Mosher-Carbiener

Charmaine Mosher-Carbiener

Charmaine Mosher-Carbiener, B.S., FNP, is a family nurse practitioner with over 45 years of nursing experience. She has worked in both direct care and administration services and has also taught at the university level. Her most cherished accomplishment is as a wife, mother, and grandmother.

 

Diana Renner Noyes

Diana Renner Noyes

Diana Renner Noyes, MDiv,  is an ordained minister and a retired Hospice chaplain. She considers herself a “cradle Catholic” who was raised in the Protestant tradition as well. Always a spiritual seeker, her current passion is making the most of life as a retiree through music, travel, reading and her spiritual connection to the world.

 

Jan Ostrom

Jan Ostrom

Jan Ostrom holds an MFA in theater, film and television from UCLA. She worked as an associate director and stage manager for NBC News in Los Angeles. Now a retired film and television professor and media consultant, she has lived in Humboldt County for 30 years. Currently a part time producer for NC-PBS KEET, Jan is also an active member of the Turner Classic Movie Film Festival (#TCMFF) social media group, and a volunteer at the Humboldt Botanical Garden. She is married and has three well-trained cats!

 

Sheila Rocker Heppe

Sheila Rocker Heppe

Sheila Rocker Heppe, M.A. is the director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Humboldt State University. She began her career as a middle school teacher and, though adolescents will always hold a special place in her heart, being a part of OLLI for the past nine years has further illuminated her passion for learning over a lifetime. Sheila served the HSU School of Education for 14 years as the secondary education program coordinator, and had the honor of working with local schools and teachers to welcome over 1,000 teachers to the profession. Following her philosophy that learning should never end, she is currently completing her Ph.D. in education administration, focused on women leaders in higher education.