Getting older is something to celebrate according to today’s guest Cathleen Toomey, of the RiverWoods Group. But there are also realties to plan ahead for and adjust to along the way. You’ll want to do your homework and get sound advice so you’re well-educated on the options available for you to consider. And if you’re planning to age in place, you’ll want to hear what Cathleen has to say about that option.
Cathleen Toomey joins us from New Hampshire.
Cathleen Toomey has led the sales and marketing efforts of the RiverWoods Group since 2007, during a period of expansive growth, when the organization doubled their size. She has done a TEDx talk “Secrets to Successful Aging“; and is a frequent presenter. In 2021, she launched a podcast, Seniority Authority, “Let’s Get Smarter About Growing Older” to answer questions on aging. New Hampshire PBS recently aired a short series featuring Cathleen’s Seniority Authority content.
Prior to RiverWoods, Cathleen’s extensive brand building experience included work for Timberland, Stonyfield Farm, Babson College and Bentley University. A graduate of Fordham University (MA) and Fairfield University (BA), Cathleen began her career in ad agency work in New York City.
For More on Cathleen Toomey
Video series on New Hampshire PBS
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“The biggest fallacy that people have when they think about retirement is they say, “I’m going to age in place” and I’m putting quote marks in for your listeners age in place. Age in place means nothing. Age in place is a way to say, I’m going to stay in my house and ignore the world and myself changing. So if you want to age in place, you have to modify your home. You have to set aside money for internal caregivers. You have to make a plan, you have to share it with your financial advisor, your kids, et cetera. You can’t just stay in your home and say, I’m aging in place – because that’s not a plan. So my big message to to your listeners is no matter what age you are, assuming you’re let’s say over 60, make a plan, cost it out, share it with your financial advisor, your elder care attorney, your attorney, your kids and and think about that. And if your plan is that your kids are going to take care of you, tell them. Let them in on that.”
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