“People plan for retirement by looking at their money and their health, but they don’t always think about what they want to do and who they want to be,” Chapman says. “Life Reimagined is about helping you focus in on your possibilities and be intentional about your ‘what’s next.’ It’s all about your ‘what’s next’ and making it happen.”
One-hour workshops being held in Nebraska aim to help a person find a sense of purpose. The typical attendees range in age from 40 to 60, but people much younger are encouraged to attend.
“We have folks who are 65 who attend and then immediately say, ‘Can my 30-year-old attend?'” Chapman says. “These are life transition skills that we’re providing and tools that will help you with any transition. This is all about someone who is anticipating a transition or maybe they’re already in a transition. It could be job, it could be career, it could be caregiving.”
Chapman says for the first time in history, there’s a new phase in our lives between work and old age and “retirement” isn’t really even a good word for it.
“It’s been driven by longevity, technology, health, caregiving, sandwich generations, disruption of work,” Chapman says, “and it’s fraught with transitions but also possibility.”
He says a growing number of Nebraskans are realizing there’s much life left to be lived after navigating adulthood and the traditional career path. Learn more at: www.lifereimagined.org.