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Links to help you on your way

For your convenience, here on one page are some helpful links to assist you in your rebooting journey. You can also find more detail on most of them elsewhere on our site.

Websites for and about the later years in life:

http://www.platinumyears.net aims to help you “get the best out of the rest of your life” by realizing and marshaling all possible resources, financial and otherwise, that you already have at your disposal, and to provide you with more, including articles, blog entries, book recommendations, internet links, and forums on helpful topics.

http://www.eldr.com. ELDR is a media company which seeks to inspire the influential 60-plus audience to celebrate the joys, navigate the challenges and discover the meaning of aging. ELDR brings an enlightened, entertaining and sometimes edgy approach to aging through its reviews, articles and interviews, blogs, dynamic photography and artwork.

http://www.aarp.org/ — AARP, which used to be known as the American Association of Retired Persons, has a huge amount of resources on its site for everything from medical care to travel to driver safety to exercises for your brain.

Finding a financial advisor:

The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) (http://www.fpanet.org/public) connects those who need, support and deliver financial planning.

The Society of Financial Service Professionals (FSP) offers a consumer referral service available by phone or the web. The toll-free consumer referral service number is 1-888-243-2258. and the Society's web site is http://www.financialpro.org/Consumer/find.cfm

Alternatively, you might go to the website of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (http://www.napfa.org). NAPFA is an organization of fee-only comprehensive financial planning professionals.

WiserAdvisor.com (http://www.WiserAdvisor.com) is an independent matching service designed to help individuals find the best financial advisors for their unique needs, and to provide advisors with their ideal clients.

Finding an attorney

The American Bar Association website, http://www.abanet.org, has a wealth of information to help you find a lawyer or get legal help. At the ABA home page, click on “Find Legal Help” in the left hand navigation bar.

www.lawyers.com — A free service from Martindale-Hubbard, publisher of the Martindale-Hubbard Law Directory, one of the most complete sources of information on lawyers available anywhere.

www.attorneyfind.com claims to be the oldest legal directory on the Internet and has been providing U.S. and international consumers and businesses with legal resources, information and attorney directory listings for more than 10 years.

Finding a personal coach

Two of the best places to look for solid information on coaching are The Hudson Institute, http://www.hudsoninstitute.com, and The Coaches Training Institute, http://www.thecoaches.com. Both have a lot of information on the subject of coaching and both offer training programs for anyone considering becoming a coach.

Also check the Coach Connection (http://www.findyourcoach.com) and the International Coach Federation (www.coachfederation.org)

Finding a personal trainer

Check out two organizations that certify trainers: the American College of Sports Medicine (http://www.acsm.org/) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (http://www.nsca-lift.org/).

Other reinvention resources

Encore – A Guide for Discovering What’s Next in Your Life. For more information and pricing, you can reach Alice by e-mail at a.faron@insightbb.com.

Hudson Institute ThirdLaunch program — designed for professionals in their late 50's, 60's, 70's and beyond who are at that crossroads when the work role is shifting in importance and the road ahead is not yet mapped out. It is a program for those who want to look at the chapters ahead and plan for a new way of being in the later years: http://www.hudsoninstitute.com/pages/RetirementSeminar.asp

For more general reinvention, we suggest http://www.rebootyourself.com (no connection with RebootYou.com). This website offers self-improvement, stress relief and personal development tips, tools and strategies.

Also: Check Mediabistro (http://www.mediabistro.com/career-reinvention-4-ondemandvideo.html). This is an online audio presentation on “putting your career dreams into action.” Three recorded audio lectures of 40-55 minutes each, for people interested in making a career change, by career coach Pamela Mitchell, with an accompanying workbook. Cost is $79 ($68 for members of AvantGuild, www.mediabistro.com’s premium membership association.) Pamela Mitchell is the CEO and chief vision officer for The Reinvention Institute (http://reinvention-institute.com), which offers classes and information aimed at helping people transform their careers.

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