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Life After Fifty, With or Without Adult Children with Dr. Sara Zeff Geber, PhD, FREE event, 1.5 CEUs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members

  • 02/02/2018
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa


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Presented By:  Dr. Sara Zeff Geber

Baby boomers are the first generation in history to realistically expect to live into their 80s, 90s, and even 100s. A longer life can mean more opportunities for experiences, for seeing more of the world, for deepening our relationships, and enjoying more family time, but it can also mean longer end-of-life care, more vulnerability to elder fraud, and a greater chance of outliving our money. Plus, when there are no adult children to provide the physical and emotional support so necessary during that time period, the vulnerability of older adults is magnified. According to the census bureau’s 2006 population survey the percentage of women age 44 who had never had children doubled between 1980 and 2006, from ~10% to almost 20%.

Dr. Geber’s presentation will include data gathered from professionals in the fields of psychology, geriatric care, elder law, and financial planning on how to help your clients (and yourself!) prepare for the future, with or without adult children to help. She will review current care systems, new concepts in housing and how to plan ahead for community development, advocacy and care. Be prepared for some lively discussions and a great deal of interaction with other participants during this program.

Learning Objectives - After completion of the presentation the attendees will:

1. Have a greater understanding of the challenges of retirement and how to help those who are struggling with identity issues when they leave their careers or send their children off on their own

2. Understand the larger issues facing those without adult children (”Solo Agers”) as they prepare for an older life

3. Be more knowledgeable about the key challenges as well as the options available to older adults as they move into their later years (e.g. impact of the aging process, importance of relationships, avoiding elder fraud, safety in their homes, new concepts in housing)

About our speaker

Dr. Sara Zeff Geber is owner and president of LifeEncore [] and a certified retirement coach. Dr. Zeff Geber is a recognized expert in planning for the next phase of life, with a focus on the baby boom generation, especially those without adult children. Sara recognized many years ago that boomers would re-invent the whole notion of retirement in a very exciting way, and that they would need to prepare, both physically and emotionally for a longer life than their parents and grandparents.

She has written a book, Fifty Plus, Minus Kids: A Practical Guide to Retirement and Aging Without Adult Children, specifically to guide those without children in making safe choices for the rest of their lives. 

Prior to starting LifeEncore, Dr. Geber was a HR and organization development consultant. She has worked with dozens of Fortune 500 companies, both in the U.S. and abroad, helping leaders be more effective in their jobs and run more successful organizations.

Sara has a Ph.D. in Counseling and Organizational Behavior, a M.A. in Guidance and Counseling, and a B.A in Psychology.

10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

Disability Accommodation: To request an accommodation for a disability, please email

CEU Certificate: You must stay for the entire meeting to receive your certificate. If you have signed IN and OUT of the course, you will receive an email with a link to the course evaluation. Once you complete the evaluation, the CE Certificate will open. If you do not immediately see the certificate, check your downloads folder. Fill in your name and license number on the certificate, and right click on it to save it to your own computer. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hrs of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

CEUs are free for RECAMFT members, or members of other CAMFT Chapters. Non-members who desire CEUs pay $15.

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