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Jan 17

Purposeful Retirement Online Book Club

Wednesday, January 17 - Wednesday, March 27

Online book club members reading together in a video conference.
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NDSU Extension and SDSU Extension will host an online purposeful retirement book club beginning January 17 at 10:00 a.m. CT (9:00 a.m. MT) and meeting every other week through March 27.


The online book club will feature discussion and analysis of the book, Purposeful Retirement: How to Bring Happiness and Meaning to Your Retirement by Hyrum W. Smith. Participants will receive a free copy of the book upon registering.

Jane Strommen, NDSU Extension Gerontology Specialist, and Leacey Brown, SDSU Extension Gerontology Field Specialist, will lead the discussion through six online sessions held every other week, beginning Wednesday, January 17 and concluding on March 27.


Sessions will take place on the following dates from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. CT (9:00 to 10:00 a.m. MT).

  • January 17
  • January 31
  • February 14
  • February 28
  • March 13
  • March 27


Each session,  Jane and Leacey will facilitate a group discussion and ask probing questions to encourage attendees to think about retirement in new and exciting ways. Topics will include:

  1. Exploring attitudes and beliefs about retirement.
  2. Describing how purpose influences health and wellness outcomes.
  3. Integrating purpose into retirement planning.
  4. Identifying goals and priorities for retirement.


Space is limited, so register online by January 4 using the form below. There is no cost to attend. For more information, contact Leacey Brown, SDSU Extension Gerontology Field Specialist.