Thanks to advances in medicine and health, most of us are just at half-life when we reach our mid-40s, with many potentially productive years ahead. But there’s no road map to prepare us for this period. That’s where 45 Forward comes in.
My show provides you with strategies to shift the traditional waiting-for-retirement model to a journey of compelling life chapters. Each show tackles an aspect of health, finance, family and friends, housing, work and personal pursuits as part of an integrated plan. Experts discuss topics like revitalizing relationships, creating mini-retirements, managing the maze of technology, finding your next homestead and caring for aging parents.
The show instills confidence, and hopefully some comfort, amid the stresses permeating today’s society. Fear of the future is not knowing how to prepare for it. 45 Forward does not proffer prefabricated answers, but helps you shape your life amid the daily anxieties of our time.
I’m a veteran journalist who spent a wide-ranging career covering business, politics and social issues, the last two decades focusing on the blend of diverse life skills I call successful aging.
I have written extensively on aging topics, spoken at conferences, radio and TV shows, and launched several entrepreneurial ventures, discovering along the way that the path to aging well also requires an unexpected entrepreneurial vision. I spent 20 years as a writer and editor at Long Island’s daily newspaper, Newsday, helping to found Act 2, a weekly section for 50-plus readers. I created Roelresources.com, a website offering practical advice and inspirational essays for people ages 40 and above. I have been a volunteer and consultant to AARP Long Island, writing articles, advocating for seniors, and developing action plans for the AARP Age-Friendly Communities initiative.
I am active in programs and organizations that support seniors, such as the National Aging In Place Council and the Senior Umbrella Network. I have developed a special expertise in family caregiving, as one of four brothers who took care of their mother for almost 25 years. I regularly collaborate with many professionals who provide services and support for older Americans, and I am completing a book for caregivers on Long Island, “The Caregiving Navigator/How to Plan, What to do, and Where to Turn When Caring for you Aging Loved Ones. And Yourself,” scheduled for publication in early 2021.
The popularity of Podcasts have Grown over the Years
Statista predicts a 17 percent growth in the listeners of podcasts between 2019 and 2023. This data indicates that podcasts and live talk
radio are an intelligent option among consumers, especially the Gen Z population connected to the world of the internet by their smartphones.
Podcasts and live talk radio have grown to become the most popular option online after music. This popularity is because they are an
effective solution to time's paucity in this extremely fast-paced world. Also, podcasts and talk radio offer insights into a variety of
topics in a relatable and sensitive manner. They are highly entertaining and cover a wide range of topics, including food, sports, health,
true crime, and fiction and non-fiction storytelling. There is a growing demand for live podcasting and video podcasting as well.
A Variety of Podcasts offered by VoiceAmerica
Most of you might question what distinguishes VoiceAmerica from other podcast platforms? At VoiceAmerica, we have an exclusive collection
of various podcasts starting from health and wellness, business, empowerment, influencer podcasts, and many more. Our hosts try to create
a conversational podcast with our guests who talk about their life experiences and share their tips on various world elements.
The reason why podcasts are so popular is that you can relate to them. You can idolize some influencers and try to adapt to their
lifestyle. At, VoiceAmerica we feature a variety of podcasts about matters and issues that the society connects to daily. So definitely
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