Hatch Ptbo and CARP explore ‘the new retirement’

Event will be followed by a five-week course entitled Social Innovation Launching Lab

PETERBOROUGH – Want to find out more about the new face of retirement?

The Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) and Hatch Ptbo are hosting “The New Retirement: How Older Adults are renewing the Community and Their Sense of Self” as the seventh event in the Peterborough Innovation Talk Series.

“Retirement is being transformed by the Baby Boomers,” its promotional flyer states.

“Speaker Dr. Suzanne Cook has found that this generation of older adults are finding new directions and new community-focused roles that renew their sense of identity and purpose. Now she is examining other innovative ways this might happen, such as social entrepreneurship.”

This talk is for older adults who are deciding how to use their skills and experience to  work for their communities, those who support them on this journey, and nonprofits who want to connect with this highly skilled and talented group of individuals, organizers say.

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Dr. Suzanne Cook teaches in the Department of Sociology at York University. Her speech will be presented at Hatch Ptbo in St. Pauls Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, March 19 at 7:15 p.m.

The church is at the corner of Water and Murray streets.

To register for the free talk, go to www.ptboinnovationtalks.eventbrite.ca.

Hatch Ptbo will follow The New Retirement Peterborough Innovation Talk with a new course offering, the Social Innovation Launching Lab running Tuesday afternoons from April 1 to May 6 to 2:30 from 5 p.m. This course is an opportunity for retired professionals and business leaders to explore social business development for a third-stage career.

Older adults are invited to bring their knowledge, skills, and experience to bear on issues of community development! Participants will develop the social bottom line for a for-profit or non-profit social enterprise in a workshop of like-minded peers.

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