Ted Hillison is a regional ambassador for Aging 2.0. He has a professional background in business and banking and is using those skills, experience, and connections to provide leadership for this national initiative – and doing it on a regional level. There are over 100 million Americans over the age of 50, with 10,000 joining us every day. There are constant changes in needs and solutions, but there is no unified effort to bring everything together to work in harmony, coordinating the entities with the information and application of each individual part. In this episode, we get a start at understanding what the mission of Aging 2.0 is, and we begin to get a peek at how it can benefit all of us: businesses, organizations, and individuals.
One of the penetrating questions we need to ask ourselves is, “Why am I here?” Knowing the answer to that question makes all the difference in the world. It determines what we value and how we spend our time and our resources. Doug Hoffman tells of his journey in hearing God’s calling and what He is doing now in answer to that call. Listen for insights on how you can hear God’s calling, and how life changes in big ways when you answer. Doug Hoffman is former President and CEO or Wilco Farm Stores with 900 employees and 26 locations. How he developed leadership and relational skills, along with a heart of compassion, uniquely prepared him for what he is doing now “in retirement”. He now serves as Executive Director of Mercy, Inc., a global Christian organization creating healthy and thriving communities mentally, physically, and spiritually.
The goal and mission of Second Half Now is to “help today’s 50-plus American live a life that matters”. What exactly does that mean, and how do we go about doing that? Sam Haley helps us get a handle on that by discussing his own personal journey and his deep personal conviction that a life of purpose and meaning is the only life worth living.
As we get older there’s a natural tendency to want to slow down a bit and unplug from the hectic busy-ness of life. But wait! Many have discovered that it’s in the second half that we actually have the most fulfilling and fruitful days of our lives. Sure, we need to evaluate our activities and commitments, but we can make different choices and invest our time and energy into the things that really matter. Jim Ramos helps us with some great insights.
Pastors would love to be closer to their members, but find it difficult to do. Everyone is so busy and stressed . . . but, that’s the point. Group time away can give great opportunities to share life together and grow in their relationships. Pastor can teach Bible studies or topical lessons on leadership, marriage, ministry principles, prayer, or whatever would be enriching for the group together. Or they just hang out and have a good time. Here are some ideas to consider.