2013 Jane headshot_FINALRenowned journalist Jane Pauley will take Life Reimagined to Cleveland when she delivers the keynote lecture at the Cleveland Foundation’s annual meeting Thursday at Severance Hall. Cleveland Foundation officially kicks off the countdown to its 2014 centennial and will celebratie its current initiatives at its 2013 annual meeting.

Pauley, who is AARP’s TODAY show contributor on behalf of Life Reimagined, will discuss encore careers or “second acts for the greater good,” which is the focus of her monthly AARP TODAY Show Life Reimagined series. The stories shine a spotlight on people age 50+ who are reinventing themselves in new and exciting ways.

Life Reimagined highlights people age 50+ from across the country who are trying new things – whether it’s starting a different career, learning new skills, changing how they live, or finally pursuing their dreams. Formerly titled “Your Life Calling,” Life Reimagined will continue to cover a wide range of dynamic reinvention stories.

Here are some examples of stories already featured on TODAY:YouTube Preview Image

  • A heart disease survivor becomes a fashion model at age 50
  • A well-driller provides clean water to African villages, saving countless lives.
  • A stay-at-home mom launches a new career as a successful home stager.
  • A 49-year-old signs up to become an Army chaplain, ministering on the frontlines. 
  • An Alabama man uses his social security check to raise prostate cancer awareness.
  • A former filmmaker works to reform the Chinese orphanage system, bringing hope to thousands of children.

“I’ve been thinking and talking about ‘reinvention’ for more than 20 years,” Pauley says. Life Reimagined’ is what we’re going to rebrand it. ‘Reimagine’ is a better word than ‘reinvent.’ When I first heard the word ‘reimagine,’ it’s like I took a big deep yoga breathe.

Life Reimagined features people who’ve reimagined their lives in a wide variety of ways. I hope our stories will inspire everyone to move toward the future with a positive new spirit, focus and energy — with a little help from a powerful team; my new partners AARP and my old friends on the TODAY Show on NBC.”

Pauley has a contact with Simon and Schuster to publish a book in 2014 that will highlight Life Reimagined stories. She hopes Life Reimagined will assist, inform and inspire the current and coming crop of 50+ Americans:

“AARP knows the future is bright for a generation that’s going to remain healthy and vital for 20, 30, 40 more years. AARP has the information and resources people need throughout their process of reinvention. This can be a time of great productivity, meaningful work, pleasure, creativity and innovation.”

Learn more about AARP TODAY show’s Life Reimagined series at www.LifeReimagined.org/JanePauley.

Discover your path to new possibilities by visiting www.lifereimagined.org