Feb 06

Luncheon and talk hosted by the Ottawa Newcomers Club on 2 April at Noon at the Zen Kitchen.

Julie Chahal will talk about the range of opportunities to volunteer in a way that fits your interests and skills and how to find them.

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Aug 26

We regularly present seminars for small groups such as selected clients of financial planners.  Please contact us to enquire.

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Sep 30

Books will be available at the Eastern Ontario Fall Gathering for the Canadian Federation of University Women. A percentage of sales will go to CFUW. The event this year is being held on October 23rd at 26 Beckwith Street East in Perth. The theme is Reflections of the Past; Inspiration of the Future. You can find out more about this event here.

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Sep 30

We will be at the Eco Friendly Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday October 2nd 9am-3pm at the Alfred Taylor community Centre North Gower. Purchase a gift for someone you know who is retiring or just come by and say hello.

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Sep 13

Wednesday, 6 October from 7 p.m to 9 p.m.

Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library,

Room B125, 120 Metcalfe Street

Please click this link to pre-register on-line.

This will be an opportunity to work through some of the exercises in the book and develop personalized action plans.

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Sep 13

Note new location:

Sonny’s Bar & Grill, 1119 Baxter Road, Ottawa, ON K2C 3R4

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Join other recent retirees for an informal discussion about adjusting to retirement.  Share your experiences and ideas and hear how others are adapting to this new phase of life.  Drop in for coffee and stimulating conversation.

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Jul 15

Finding Meaning and Happiness in Retirement

With Brooke Broadbent and Julie Chahal

v     Share Brooke’s retirement experiences and journey to self-discovery.

v     Examine and redefine retirement – its challenges, insights and rewards.

v     Participate in the discussion with Julie Chahal, who will discuss her book, Happily Retired: What Works and What Doesn’t.

v     View slides from the Camino de Santiago.

Location: Room 1B, Nepean Centrepointe Branch

Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive

Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.
Register: Call 613-580-2710 or on-line at http://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/main/program
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Jul 15

These informal events to meet others and exchange views and ideas about retirement will resume and become a monthly event in September.  They will normally be held on the third Wednesday afternoon of the month at the Green Door.

Watch this blog for details.  Email us at events@happily-retired.com if you would like to be on our mailing list.

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Jun 07

Thursday, 17 June at 2 p.m.

This is the second of what we hope will become a monthly event.

Join other recent retirees for an informal discussion about adjusting to retirement.  Share your experiences and ideas and hear how others are adapting to this new phase of life.  Drop in for coffee and stimulating conversation:

The Green Door Restaurant, 198 Main St., Ottawa   K1S 1C6

Look for the poster of our book cover at the back corner.

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Apr 09

What’s your experience as a retiree? We have met people who can’t seem to get past lamenting the loss of their career and others who continue to miss colleagues and the overall “buzzyness” of the workplace.  Still others are delighted to finally have the time and energy to pursue personally meaningful activities – time for hobbies, volunteering and grandchildren.  What’s the secret of a happy retirement?   The answer will be different for everyone, but finding out how others have handled the transition from work to retirement can be a big help.

Join us for an informal get together with other boomer (ish) retirees.  Grab a coffee, ask questions and share your experiences.

The Green Door Restaurant, 198 Main St., Ottawa

2 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 May

Julie Chahal and Linda Lucas, co-authors of Happily Retired  What works . . . what doesn’t,  will get the ball rolling.  The authors have spent a lot of time delving into their own experiences and interviewing other retirees in an effort to understand the issues of retirement and to find out just what makes retirement work.   They will share some of their insights, but the purpose of the “meetup” is to give you an opportunity to share your experiences and meet other retirees.  If you are feeling the loss of connection to your peer group at work or are uncertain about this new stage in life, come to this fun gathering and chat with some like-minded folk.

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