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Webinar Series focuses on redefining retirement

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 7, 2023) — University of Kentucky Alumni Career Services is hosting a webinar series beginning in September that focuses on the latest trends in longevity, retirement and encore careers.  

The series, “Preparing for Semi-Retirement: Passion, Purpose and the Practical,” will help attendees be more intentional in planning for the social, emotional, physical and cognitive sides of semi-retirement.  

Two sessions are planned for Fall 2023:  

Why People Fail Retirement  

  • Thursday, Sept. 14 
  • Noon–1 p.m. ET 
  • Speaker: Robert Laura 
  • Register for the session here 

Join us for a webinar with Robert Laura, founder of the Retirement Coaches Association, Certified Professional Retirement Coach Designation and the Retirement Intelligence or RQ Assessment, as we launch this series. Laura is a five-time best-selling author, nationally syndicated columnist and recognized presenter at retirement conferences across the country. His work has reached millions of retired readers through seven books, 12 guides and more than 800 articles. In addition to his own writings, he frequently appears in major business media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CNBC, MarketWatch, The New York Times and more.  

From Career Peak to Retirement Dip — Money Alone Won’t Save You  

  • Wednesday, Nov. 15  
  • Noon-1 p.m. ET 
  • Speaker: Eric Weigel 
  • Register for the session here 

Most high-achieving professionals look forward to retirement as the day when they can finally let their guard down and spend more time having fun, but what they never anticipate is that within a few short months excitement often turns into feeling lost, bored, confused and even anxious about their next phase in life. In this session, high-achieving professionals will learn the three-step process to prepare for a successful transition into retirement that goes beyond just being financially set. 

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.