“Welcome to The Third Act!” — Seniors Living Smarter Explored Moving Forward Gracefully

“Moving forward, gracefully,” was the topic of the day on Thursday, October 14, during the Seniors Living Smarter webinar present via Zoom. The day’s theme was chosen in recognition of how the concept of retirement has changed in recent years. Instead of riding off into the sunset, today’s seniors are seizing on the realities of longer life expectancy and enhanced physical well-being while enjoying what many consider to be the new “golden years.“

Host Virginia Lazenby, founder of Seniors Living Smarter and Texas REALTOR affiliated with Keller Williams Realty Lone Star in Georgetown, launched the discussion by proclaiming “Welcome to The Third Act!” Expert observers of seniors define that as a new reality of self worth, life satisfaction, happiness, and emotional well-being that can be as good or better than any previous period of their lives. To understand The Third Act, Seniors Living Smarter recruited a panel of representatives from local and online groups to highlight programs and opportunities ranging from academic, to fitness, to adventure who discussed:

• How can you reimagine yourself in this age of personal fulfillment?

• Why is purpose and staying active so important?

• What is the spectrum of opportunities available in and around Georgetown?

The panel included Jennifer Emerick-Cayton from A Mighty Good Time, Barbara Larson from Senior University, Kay Cobb from Georgetown Parks and Recreation and Michelle Munk from The Wesleyan.  If you are interested in learning more about the organizations presented by our panel, please visit their websites.  

A Mighty Good Time — the one-stop-shop online calendar of life-enriching events and experiences for older adults. Featuring in-person, virtual, and phone-accessible activities hosted by organizers across the world, It’s now easier than ever to find and promote social, wellness, and lifelong learning opportunities that help us stay active and engaged as we age. Also, visit  

            Facebook page:  factbook’s/amightygoodtime

            Twitter page: twitter.com/amightygoodtime

Senior University– Senior University offers a diverse program of classes, lectures, travel activities, and learning opportunities for persons over 50 years of age in and around Georgetown, Texas.

Georgetown Parks & Recreation Senior Programs– Georgetown Parks and Recreation offers a variety of programs and services to enhance the quality of life for active seniors 55 and better. Activities include cultural events, travel, fitness and wellness, technology classes, fine arts, socializing with friends new and old, dancing, and more!

The Wesleyan Independent Living The Wesleyan offers great food, life-long learning, engaging activities and fitness programs, all on one campus. “Everything we offer is designed to enhance your life and promote your well-being.”

If you are interesting in volunteering, visit volunteermatch.org or greatnonprofits.org to find organizations in your area.  

We would also like to thank one of our sponsors, Howard Polansky from Silver Key Benefits for joining us for the update on Medicare.  If you have questions for Howard, please complete this FORM. Howard will also be presenting more detailed information about Medicare at Faith Lutheran Church on November 2 at 10:00.

Seniors Living Smarter Seminars are presented monthly by Certified Senior Downsizing Coach® Virginia Lazenby as a service to seniors, their families, and the community. The goal of the free seminars is to equip, educate, and inspire seniors to make informed choices and empowered decisions concerning their lifestyle goals.

Seniors Living Smarter Webinars are presented every month except December, on the third Thursday. Seminars are sponsored by Silver Key BenefitsVisiting AngelsWesleyan HomesVera Bank and Seniors Living Smarter Services.

The final webinar of 2021 will be presented on November 18 — Planning for next year? What lies ahead? You are invited to sign up at www.SeniorsLivingSmarter.com/seminar and receive easy, step-by-step instructions on how to join our audience. Or call 512-862-7339 and leave a message.