• Everyone Is Getting Old, But Are You Growing Old? with Richard Leider

  • HUDSON, WI – When we were young, adults had to ask us, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Now that we’re all grown up, we have to ask ourselves, “Who do we want to be when we grow old?” That’s the question Richard Leider's book Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Old? helps answer. Because everyone is getting old, but not everyone is growing old. 

    On Wednesday, April 19, author Richard Leider will discuss how purposeful aging is a path to resilience and fulfillment. His well-known work celebrates the experience of aging through inspiring stories, real-world practices, and provocative questions designed to help readers navigate the path from adulthood to elderhood with choice, curiosity, and courage.

    St. Croix Valley resident Richard Leider is the founder of Inventure – The Purpose Company, where the mission is to help people to “unlock the power of purpose” and answer the question: “Why do you get up in the morning?” An international bestselling author of eleven books including three bestsellers which have sold over one million copies, his latest book, Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Old?: The Path of Purposeful Aging is the defining book on purposeful aging. The Power of Purpose and Repacking Your Bags are considered classics in the personal growth field. Widely viewed as a pioneer of the global purpose movement, his work is regularly featured in many media sources, and his PBS Special – “The Power of Purpose” – was viewed by millions of people. 

    Everyone Is Getting Old, But Are You Growing Old? with Richard Leider

    FREE: Wednesday, Apr 19, 2023 at 6:30pm at The Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust Street, Hudson, WI 54016

    This event will have American Sign Language interpretation sponsored by Journey for Health, LLC.

    Everyone Is Getting Old, But Are You Growing Old? with Richard Leider is sponsored by First State Bank and Trust.

    Registration is requested to attend the FREE program or to access the livestream: ArtReachStCroix.org/bigread

    NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley information and a full list of the month’s programming can be found at artReachStCroix.org/bigread

    NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley is presented by ArtReach St. Croix in conjunction with core program partners including Valley Bookseller, End In Mind, The Remember Project, author Richard Leider, Stillwater Public Library and other library branches located between St. Croix Falls, WI and Hastings, MN.

    ArtReach St. Croix is a nonprofit regional arts organization committed to the mission of connecting communities to the arts throughout the St. Croix Valley. ArtReach supports the work of artists and arts organizations through events, marketing initiatives and education opportunities that foster and celebrate the visual, literary and performing arts in the St. Croix Valley. The work of ArtReach St. Croix is made possible through generous donations from individuals and grants from foundations.

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