“Reimagining Retirement: Exploring Your Life Plan,” a three-part virtual learning series hosted by AROHE and Fidelity Investments,® explores the social, psychological, and emotional aspects of transitioning to, and living in, retirement. The series is geared toward faculty and staff in higher education who are contemplating retirement or who are already retired and is designed to help attendees to clarify their goals and understand the changes that occur during life’s next chapter. There is no charge to attend; everyone is welcome to register. All sessions are 10 a.m. PST, 11 a.m. MST, 12 p.m. CST, 1 p.m. EST.
You can still register to participate in session III on February 27. Before attending, you can view the recordings of the first two sessions: view the recording of session I and view the recording of session II.
Session I Speaker
Session II Speaker
Michelle Silver is an associate professor at the University of Toronto and chair of the Department of Health and Society. Dr. Silver’s primary areas of research include:
Dr. Silver also holds cross appointments in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health/IHPME and the Institute for Life Course and Aging at the University of Toronto. Her research has been supported by grants from multiple funding agencies including the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Connaught New Researcher Award, and the Mitacs Accelerate Program.
Dr. Silver received a BA, BS, and MPP from the University of California, Berkeley and a PhD from the University of Chicago.
Stacey Gordon, DSW, LMSW, is the program director of Next Phase Adult Caregiving and Retirement for the Work Life Office at New York University. In her role she relies upon her expertise in social work and gerontology to provide university-wide programming, thought leadership, and personalized consultations with faculty and administrators on adult caregiving, aging, and retirement planning. She developed and directs the NYU Society of Retired Faculty.
Prior to joining the Work Life team, Dr. Gordon founded and directed geriatric care management practices in NYC, Chicago, and Israel. She served as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy and Practice and as an adjunct assistant professor at the NYU Silver School of Social Work.
Dr. Gordon earned a doctorate in social welfare (DSW) from the NYU Silver School of Social Work. She holds an MSW from the University of Michigan and a BA in Economics from the University of Maryland.
Session III Panelists
Dr. Jan Blustein
Jan Blustein, MD, PhD., is a health policy researcher who stepped down from her role teaching statistics at NYU’s Wagner Graduate School in 2022. She continues research in her retirement as a professor of medicine and population health at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Most of her retirement time is spent on “other things” – taking courses, visiting New York City landmarks, and enjoying family and friends. She has reflected on her retirement transition with the help of several organizations/ and programs, including the TART:S program at NYU (Talking About Retirement Together: Seriously), which was developed by Dr. Stacey Gordon.
Marty Howard’s many roles in higher education include graduate student, teaching assistant, external auditor, adjunct senior lecturer and more than a decade as CFO/Treasurer at a private research university. He also served on the boards of the New England regional accreditor for higher education and the Boston Consortium for Higher Education. Marty’s current “retirement” activities include a part-time role with an internal consulting team at a financial services company focused on the higher education industry. He is a licensed CPA and holds the professional designations of Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Financial Planner.
A founding member of AROHE, Eddie is a Wellsville, Ohio native who returned to her village after residing in Southern California for nearly four decades. In L.A., she worked for Hughes Aircraft, and later UCLA, where she directed retiree activities and organizations. The insight she gleaned from observing thousands of individuals navigate retirement directly influenced her own retirement journey. Currently, she is a founding trustee and president of the Wellsville Community Foundation. Having renovated a historic home, she gives tours and offers a respite dwelling to individuals in ministry. She also portrays Harriet Tubman at events throughout the United States.
Dr. Louise Nasmith
Dr. Louise Nasmith, is a professor emeritus in UBC’s Department of Family Practice, a fellow with the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and an honorary fellow with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She obtained her medical degree and a Master of Education from McGill University and has published and presented internationally, focusing on medical education. During her career, she worked to advance collaborative practice and interprofessional education in primary health care. In retirement, she volunteers with local groups, organizes hiking trips, plans the College of Professors Emeriti retirement seminars, and serves the CFPC and other national initiatives.