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2018 Inquirer 55+Thrive Lifestyle Conference

Oct 13, 2018 from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA
Event Summary

You may register on this website until Friday, October 12, 11:00 a.m. for $10 per ticket. Walk up registrations are welcomed for $15 per ticket.

 Join Philadelphia Media Network, publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com for the 2nd annual 55+Thrive Lifestyle Conference, a day of education, resources and entertainment for every boomer and beyond.

Conference to include celebrity keynote, workshops and marketplace of resources ranging from health & wellness, financial planning, end-of-life planning, hobbies & more!

When: Saturday, October 13, 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
Where: Philadelphia Downtown Marriott, 1201 Market Street, Fourth Floor 

Tickets:
$10, includes access to keynote, workshops, and expo
$15 at the door, includes access to keynote, workshops, and expo

Add-On Option: Inquirer Greeting Cards
For just $5 more, add two Inquirer greeting cards to your order at check-out ($9
value!). Greeting cards will be available for pick-up at the store.philly.com booth at the event. See the greeting card options here.


55+Thrive Conference Guide
Workshops - Expo - Inquirer Journalist


WORKSHOPS: 11:00AM - 1:00PM

GET ANSWERS ABOUT THE MIDDLE EAST FROM TRUDY RUBIN, FOREIGN AFFAIRS COLUMNIST

What should we expect to happen in the Middle East, as the U.S. pulls back, Russia moves in, Iran gets more aggressive, and President Trump prepares his long-awaited Israel/Palestine peace plan?



THINKING ABOUT MOVING INTO A 55+ RETIREMENT COMMUNITY?

Acts Retirement-Life Communities can help you find the right path to your retirement. Our experts will guide you through the maze of questions you may have about the different types of retirement communities. We’ll define sometimes-confusing terms, explain your options, and help navigate you to a carefree retirement of your choice.

 

HOW TO SPEND MORE IN RETIREMENT AND MAXIMIZE INVESTMENT STRATEGIES
ERIN ARVEDLUND, MONEY REPORTER, GETS THE SCOOP FOR YOU

Are you spending too little in retirement? Despite all the talk about retirement crisis, studies show many retirees aren’t spending enough of their money. How do you know how much is too little? Too much? The right amount?

Brought to you by United Capital

ELIZABETH WELLINGTON, LIFESTYLE COLUMNIST, GETS THE SCOOP FOR YOU SEARCHING FOR THE BEST SKIN REGIMEN? SOFT SURROUNDINGS WILL DESIGN, DEMONSTRATE AND APPLY A PERSONALIZED PLAN FOR YOU!

Discover ageless beauty and radiant skin with clinically proven technologies from Soft Surroundings and Osmotics Cosmeceuticals.

 

READY TO SWITCH CAREERS AT 55?

Coach Dick Vermeil will share insight into his experience as a coach, health ambassador and now wine connoisseur with Vermeil Wines.

Brought to you by Independence Blue Cross

 

CAN CREATIVITY IMPROVE YOUR MOOD?
SHELLEY CARSON, HARVARD PROFESSOR, SAYS YES!

Maximize imagination, productivity and innovation.

Brought to you by Independence Blue Cross


 THE NEW 55+ YOU: HOW TO AND WHAT TO DO

Just as you plan for earlier phases of life – getting an education, getting married, having a family– you have to plan for the 55+ phase too! It’s important to lay the groundwork and build a plan for health care, retirement, downsizing, or even maintaining a level of socialization and activity. Join the Mercy LIFE team of experts who will give you some key takeaways on how to put your plan in place!

LIVE INTERVIEW: 1:00PM - 1:30PM

Keynote by Your Favorite Soap Opera Star, “Laura” from General Hospital Anything But General: Writing New Chapters for a 55 Lifestyle. Live Q&A Featuring Ronnie Polaneczky, Columnist, Inquirer

 



MEDICARE PANEL DISCUSSION: 1:30PM - 2:15PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medicare is a well-loved American institution, relied on by millions for health care when they need it most. Yet it’s also enormously complicated. Whether you’re just starting to think about enrolling for the first time, or wondering whether you could be getting more value out of your Medicare benefits, our expert panel will alert you to coming changes and common pitfalls, answer questions and steer you toward the best resources to craft your best coverage plan


Registration Help? 
Contact Angelica Irizarry, Events Coordinator, at 215-854-5417 or Jennifer Wolf, Director of Special Events, at 215-854-5791.

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Event Details

 FAQs

Who should attend?
Program is open to the public with an anticipated audience of 750-1000 guests. The conference is a day of education, entertainment and resources for anyone who wants to plan their future, speak with experts in varied industries, etc. Individuals under the age of 55 are also welcomed. 

What does my ticket include?
Tickets include full-access to the keynote, workshops and expo. Upon registration, you will be emailed your tickets. We ask that you bring a printed copy of your tickets and/or electronic copy on your phone to be scanned upon arrival. 

Is my ticket refundable?
No, Philadelphia Media Network has a no-refund policy.You may give your ticket to another guest with written notice provided to Jennifer Wolf at jwolf@philly.com by Thursday, October 11.

Is there parking?
Valet parking is extended to conference guests at a discounted rate of $22 per car. Surface lots and nearby garages are available with standard rates. The Hotel is also within walking distance from Jefferson Station. 

Is food offered at the conference?
Food is available for purchase through concessions at the Marriott. Reading Terminal Market and nearby restaurants are within walking distance.

Do I have to pre-register?
We encourage everyone to pre-register for the conference due to the high volume of guests expected. This will ensure a smooth check-in process. Pre-registered guests save $5 as tickets will increase to $15 on the event date of Saturday, October 13.

Can I buy multiple tickets?
Yes, we encourage you to bring family, friends, colleagues, etc. 

 

Are there still exhibitor and workshop opportunities?
Yes! You may reserve a display table at: www.philly.com/55partner or contact Jennifer Wolf at 215-854-5791 or jwolf@philly.com 

 

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Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107

Oct 13, 2018 from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm
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