"Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge, and expertise in dealing with the emotional impact that this virus is having on so many of us and especially SENIORS... It was so uplifting...That's exactly how I felt at the end of the presentation. You had so many wonderful suggestions and your demeanor alone was very calming and motivating at the same time. I would really appreciate receiving the links that you shared at the meeting."
"Thank you for that very helpful presentation! It was full of ideas and suggestions to stay engaged and more positive during this challenging time. I have been enjoying many virtual tours, concerts, plays, and classes over the past ten months, but you managed to offer several that I have not been aware of, so I am eager to receive a copy of your presentation so that I may check those out. "
- Ann Rand
"Thank you for a most informative and inspiring presentation. You have challenged all of us to live our lives to the fullest and to explore every opportunity. Thanks again."
- Kathy Berry, Discovery Committee, Life Long Learning, Hingham Senior Committee
"I attended your presentation on Non Financial Planning for Retirement this morning in Rockport and found it (and) you incredibly informative, thorough and concise. I've attended many types of presentations over the years (as have we all) and don't think I've ever received so many practical strategies, stimulating tips and incredible resources within a one-hour time span! Thanks so much."
-Christine Callahan Rockport, MA
“Thank you for your very thoughtful and informative presentation. I’m excited to start this process. Now I have a roadmap to start the journey! You are full of many stories...you were very engaged, well -spoken and kept a nice pace! Thanks again! “
-Andreatta Griffin, Easton, MA
"Thx so much for a well-organized & well-presented seminar on Retirement During Corona.
It's a pleasure to attend a presentation like this. Kindly forward slides at your earliest convenience. All the best!"
-Tom S. Groton, MA
This is what the Mass. Teachers Association Retired Members Committee says:
"We, MTA Retired Members Committee (RMC), are writing to thank you for conducting your presentation, How to Build Your Emotional Pension, at the 2020 MTA Virtual Retired Members Gathering. The Virtual Gathering was a great success and the presentation content, like in your presentation, was the primary reason why. This was the RMC’s first program utilizing the virtual format and, in light of the success of the Virtual Gathering, we will be discussing future virtual programing. Any feedback you can provide about your experience as a presenter would be greatly appreciated. Thank you again!"
-Robert Whalen, Mass Teachers
"Thank you for your presentation on the challenges and pleasures of retirement. It was wise and funny. I myself just retired from public school teaching. (I was a middle and high school English teacher.) I am only 58. I didn't want to retire, but a fairly catastrophic medical event a few years ago, which resulted in my disability, prevents me from teaching any longer. So I do understand what you mean when you talk about the grieving process that follows (or rather, should follow) when your career, and a large part of your identity, suddenly slip away."
"What the first years of my retirement will look like I am not sure, and my situation is complicated by the fact that my wife is still working full time. Perhaps I will do some writing. There is a "teacher" book somewhere inside me. Maybe I will find a way to write it."
"Thank you again. Keep having fun with your grandkids. Any man who can find a way to let his grandchildren win at blackjack and who is ready to strap on a parachute when a grandchild asks to go skydiving is a fine grandpa indeed. All the best!"