Johnson County Library (JCL) will be hosting a series of events this fall featuring two knowledgeable and dynamic speakers on the topic of ageism, and how that relates to the unique set of challenges facing those 50 and over in today’s competitive job market and their future in retirement.
On Tues. Sept. 28, at 6:30 pm, Rethinking Aging will be presented by Janine Vanderburg, Initiative Director at Changing the Narrative, who will share her thoughts about aging and ageism. This one hour virtual program will be followed on Sat., Oct. 2 at 10:30 am by an Advocacy Letter Writing workshop where she will explain how to write powerful and compelling letters to elected officials and community influencers to help drive change.
On Thurs., Sept. 30 at 6:30 pm, 55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal will be presented by Elizabeth White, Ted Talk speaker and author of the above-titled book. She will share her experiences as an older adult facing uncertain work and financial insecurity. This one hour virtual program will be followed on Sat., Oct. 2 at 9:00am by Build Your Resilience Circle workshop where she will lead participants through ways to form a support group or resilience circle of like- minded folks experiencing similar issues related to aging, employment and retirement on a limited income. Before attending, Johnson County Library recommends participating in her live presentation on Sept. 30th or watching the program after on Library OnDemand or reading her book. JCL will be giving away copies of her book to the first 50 registrants for the program.
Ageism Series Flyer