Life is Enhanced when we’re Prepared.

I Help People Make Their Second Half

The Better Half.

Thanks to advances in medicine and health, most of us are just at half-life when we reach our mid-40s, with many potentially productive years ahead. But there’s no road map to prepare us for this period.


That’s where RoelResources.com comes in.

Are You Prepared to Make Your Second Half the Better Half?

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Fear of the future is not knowing how to prepare for it.

Roel Resources will help you shape your own life through unique information, resources and inspiring stories.

Every Monday (at noon Pacific / 3 pm Eastern Time on VoiceAmerica radio) Ron provides you with strategies to shift the traditional waiting-for-retirement model to a journey of compelling life chapters. 

Every week Ron interviews fascinating people with a wide range of "Second Half" insights, tips and resources. Here you will find a rich audio archive of these entertaining and informative interviews.

The Caregiving Navigator is a dynamic interactive tool that spells out for caregivers and their loved ones how to plan along the way, what to do, and where to turn for the most useful resources and services.

Inspiring Articles and Blog reflections ranging from "Body and Soul", Family and Friends", "Community" and  "Unretirement" to a rolling compendium of Ron's essays.

They Say

Peter Strauss

Recently Retired

"These resources helped me finally get my second-half ducks in a row. Thanks Ron."

Julia Stewart

Mother's Caregiver

" I didn't know where to turn until you led the way. Thank you for that!"

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Each show tackles an aspect of health, finance, family and friends, housing, work and personal pursuits as part of an integrated plan. Experts discuss topics like revitalizing relationships, creating mini-retirements, managing the maze of technology, finding your next homestead and caring for aging parents.

Listen to Ron's Encore Interview with Carol MarakSolo Aging Advocate and CoachEpisode Description:When we plan for our later years, most of us consider factors like health, housing, financial security, lifestyle and caregiving, ... READ MORE

Listen to Ron's Interview with Bruce Franket How to Plan (and Still Enjoy) Retirement Trips in a Time of COVID Episode description:   For many seniors, their retirement years mean ... READ MORE

Listen to Ron's Interview with Louis ThedoreThe Remarkable (and Still Evolving) Career of Professor Lou Theodore Episode description: Louis Theodore may be a retired professor, but he is anything but the ... READ MORE

Listen to Ron's Interview with Robyn Berger-Gaston and Wendy Weiss How Seniors Can Overcome “Techfusion” and Learn New Tech Skills Episode description:  Like it or not, the pandemic has pushed ... READ MORE

Listen to Ron's Interview with Deanne O'Rear-CameronThe Key to Successful Aging? Mindset is EverythingEpisode description:  As with many challenges in life, having the right mindset is the key to success. ... READ MORE

Listen to Ron's Interview with Julie WexlerFinding the Right Assisted Living Community for your Loved OnesEpisode description:  As your parents get older, there may come a time when it’s clear ... READ MORE

About Ron.

Ronald E. Roel is president of Roel Resources, a New York editorial consulting firm that provides information services specializing in aging issues. He a veteran journalist who spent a wide-ranging career covering business, politics and social issues, focusing during the last two decades on the blend of diverse life skills he defines as  “successful aging.”

He has written extensively on aging topics, spoken at conferences, radio and TV shows, and launched several entrepreneurial ventures. He spent 20 years as a writer and editor at Long Island’s daily newspaper, Newsday, helping to found Act 2, a weekly section for 50-plus readers.

Ron is active in several programs, events and organizations that support seniors, including AARP,  the Alzheimer’s Association, the National Aging In Place Council and the Senior Umbrella Network. He has developed a special expertise in family caregiving, as one of four brothers who took care of their mother for almost 25 years

His forthcoming book for family caregivers on Long Island, The Caregiving Navigator: How to Plan, What to do, and Where to Turn When Caring for you Aging Loved Ones. And Yourself. is scheduled for publication in late 2021.

Ron has been an instructor at several local universities, recently teaching “News Literacy” and “The History and Future of the American Press” at Stony Brook University’s Journalism School.

He is a graduate of Yale College and the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Are You Prepared to Make Your Second Half the Better Half?

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