Wellness Seminar: Retirement with Meaning Part 1-Carmen Accetta
Join Carmen Accetta as apart of our Wellness Seminar on June 16, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. This will take place in Drackett Hall.
Carmen Accetta is a lifetime learner. He is an advocate for and facilitate lifetime learning. Accetta loves to see people learn and change, especially when information produces transformation in them. His current focus is on the Second Half of Life principles and their potential for transforming our retirement years.
Two years ago, He developed a podcast to help people capitalize on the growth opportunities in their retirement years. Yes, this is the same period of life that our culture paints a very gloomy, pessimistic picture of. On the other hand, Carl Jung, who has written extensively on the Second Half of Life said, “The greatest potential for growth and self-realization exists in the second half of life.”
His professional preparation includes a Master’s Degree in Counseling plus four years of post-graduate work in Methods of Gestalt Therapy at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. After leaving the service, I was a high school teacher for eighteen years and then a psychotherapist for thirty. He has have many years of experience facilitating various types of groups and many years as a speaker.
Accetta was the youngest of eight children. he turned four about a month before the attack on Pearl Harbor. He learned early in life the importance and power of faith, family, close friends and community in making my way through changing and difficult times. His older brothers and sisters, who exerted a strong influence on me, were part of the “Greatest Generation” who survived the Great Depression and went on to help win World War II.
Him and his wife, Carol, have been married for fifty-six years. They have seven daughters and seventeen grandchildren. His three oldest daughters are now slipping quietly into their Second Half of Life.
Retirement with Meaning with Carmen Accetta
Carmen Accetta shares the Four goals of his podcast Retirement with Meaning and his work with the Second Half of Life / Retirement Issues. Refute the discouraging, and even dismissive, messages our culture gives us about aging and our retirement years, Teach learners the required “shifts” from the first half of life to the Second Half of Life, Show the opportunities often hidden in the challenges of the Second Half of Life and Prepare to overcome the main obstacles to living a satisfying Second Half of Life/ Retirement years. These will be reflected in both of his lectures.
Lecture: How we think about aging and retirement has a dramatic effect on how well they evolve. The solution to most retirement questions is to grow you. To grow as we age, we often have to choose the way that feels risky and uncomfortable. Additionally, support is the key to staying engaged. We must move through this period in our lives with awareness and consciousness. Learning the differences between the First and Second Half of Life is critical. Turning the challenges into opportunities in the Second Half of Life. Experiencing anxiety as the “price of the ticket to life.” (James Hollis, Ph.D.) Learning when it’s time to shed your old shell will give you a new point of view through this lecture.