2011 Winter Forum

This is the fifth year of a compelling program designed to stir our thinking and help us capitalize on the enormous talent and potential of our unique population.  The 2011 program spotlights two nationally known speakers, Helen Q. Kivnick, Ph.D. and George E. Vaillant, M.D.

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“It’s a Matter of Vital Involvement”
Helen Q. Kivnick, Ph.D. is a Professor at the University of Minnesota and the founder and executive director of CitySongs, an innovative program designed to help youth identify and reach their unique potential, and strengthen community.   She will speak about engagement, her research with youth, and vital involvement as we age.

Dr. Kivnick will be interviewed by Harry Hobson, President & CEO of Plymouth Harbor.

“Aging Well”
George E. Vaillant, M.D. is a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the Dept. of Psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.   He has been Director of the Study of Adult Development at Harvard University Health Service for more than 30 years.  This research is a longitudinal study of over 800 individuals covering the past 60 years.  He will talk about this work, what happens as we age and keys to successful aging.

Dr Vaillant will be interviewed by Nancy Schlossberg, author and Professor Emerita, University of Maryland.

Other program participants include

Bill Buchman, Internationally represented artist
Bob Carter, President & CEO, Senior Friendship Centers, Inc.
Tim Dutton, Executive Director, SCOPE
Harry Hobson, President & CEO, Plymouth Harbor
Kevin O’Neil, M.D.
Nancy Schlossberg, Author and Professor Emerita, University of Maryland

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Plymouth Harbor
SRQ Media Group

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Sarasota Herald Tribune
Village on the Isle

"I retired once - my intention now is not to retire, but to move on to another phase of giving back"
- 2008 Winter Forum on Aging participant
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