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Life Reimagined Checkup helps adults plan 'what's next'

Life Reimagined Checkup Okemos March 2015

A couple dozen older adults came to the Meridian Senior Center on March 26 for tips on how to figure out what they really want to do in life.

The Life Reimagined Checkup, led by AARP Michigan's Kimberley Bishop, provided tools and support to help people reflect, evaluate priorities and define their next steps.

Life Reimagined offers a fresh, personalized, authentic and thought-provoking approach to navigating the next phase of life. The checkup exercise uses a journal to help people take time to explore their possibilities and turn them into reality.

Those who took part had many ideas about where they want to go.

"I want to write my story," said Kathy.

"I want to clarify my thinking and focus on helping children," remarked Jean.

Arlene, a former teacher, added: "I want to be at 80 percent of what I used to be."

Other responses included: "Go on a cruise in Russia;" "win the Lotto;" "walk better;" "get rid of some of my stuff."

Bill, 86, had some advice for the group: "You have to just relax and go ahead and do things. Don't be afraid."

Those interested in a Life Reimagined Checkup for their group can contact Bishop at (517) 267-8914 or

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