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TTN (V) - Optimistic Aging: It’s Never Too Late to Change Your Aging Narrative Apr 19 (4 pm ET)


Optimistic Aging Margit Henderson
Optimistic Aging:  It's Never Too Late to Change Your Aging Narrative

With Margit Henderson

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
4pm to 5:30pm eastern time

Members:  $18     Non-Members:  $25


What story do you tell yourself about aging? Given the steady stream of misinformation and ageist bias that surrounds us, it’s easy to adopt a discouraging narrative. But a pessimistic aging mindset can lead us to be passive in the face of aging when what we need most is to take an active stance and be the hero of our own story. 

Dr. Henderson is here to be a guide in your hero’s journey. She emphasizes: “You can strengthen your optimism muscle through focused practice, and doing so will help you feel better emotionally, improve your physical health and likely lengthen your life.”

The plot thickens when we learn, as you will in this presentation, that most of what we think of as the inevitable effects of aging are, in fact, preventable with healthy lifestyle choices. But it’s not just the usual, and sometimes difficult to implement, healthy habits of eating well and exercising that matter. The research on aging well reveals surprising social and emotional foundations to aging well cognitively and physically. 

In this presentation, you will learn why your engagement with The Transition Network really does set you up to Thrive in the 21st Century. And you will come away with new ideas for how to tend to your relationships, your mind, your psychological and physical health. These insights will help you bring an optimistic aging narrative to the next chapters of your life story.

Speaker testimonials:

“Even though she was speaking to a huge group, I left feeling like I had talked with Margit over a cup of coffee. She makes an authentic and personal connection with her audience.”

“Dr. Henderson is truly an academic who breaks down ‘ivory tower’ ideas to a practical constructive format that all of us can learn and grow from. Furthermore, Optimistic Aging’s true gift comes from how otherwise unsavory aspects of aging are turned into zesty learning experiences which are colorful and engaging. Dr. Henderson woos (us) into optimism!” 


Margit Henderson

Margit Henderson, Ph.D. of Resiliency Resources® is a clinical psychologist, professional speaker, and the award-winning author of Optimistic Aging: from Midlife to the Good Life, an Action Plan.  Her second book, From Hope to Habit: Science-Based Solutions to Live Your Best Intentions, teaches her Action-Ability Approach to breaking and making habits for lifelong wellbeing.

Whether as a therapist, writer or speaker, Dr. Henderson's research-based expertise focuses on developing strengths and building skills for resiliency that lengthen healthspan and activate joyful living as we age.  Dr. Henderson's passion is to help people flourish, especially late in life during our re-inspirement years. 

Dr. Henderson lives in Denver with her husband of 30+ years and their squirrel-obsessed dog, where they are enjoying Empty Nest 3.0, having launched her two adult children.  Dr. Henderson's personal passion is antiracism and, for her next chapter, she is developing a new program, "Psychological Obstacles and Pathways to Civil Courage for White People", that she has been invited to teach online for Race2Dinner.


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Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 4:00 PM until 5:30 PM
Videoconference information will be provided in an email once payment is received.
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Marsha Yankelev
Event Contact
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Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Cancellation Policy:
If you are a member and cancel your registration before the specified deadline, you will receive a full refund as a credit to your account. You can use the credit to pay for another event or put it toward your annual dues payment. Non-members will receive a refund on their credit card, minus a $4 processing fee.

No refunds are available to members or non-members after the cancellation deadline.