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!"

Stay up to date with the latest tips & tools from pro communicators.

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.

- Coming Next Monday - How a Renowned Journalist Became a Champion of ‘News Literacy’    Episode description:  The news media has come a long way—a very long way—since the late 1960s, ... READ MORE

- Listen to Ron's Interview with Dr. Ray Dorsey - A Bold Prescription to End a Silent Pandemic—Parkinson’s DiseaseEpisode description:  We are in the midst of a Parkinson's pandemic—and yet, this ... READ MORE

- Listen to Ron's Interview with Carol Waldman and Vicki Ellner - The Time of Our Life: The Emotional Roller-Coaster of Retirement  Episode description: Retirement is dead. Long live retirement! For many ... READ MORE

- Listen to Ron's Interview with Michael Potteger and Robin Lombardo - ‘Digital Therapeutics’: A New Way to Treat People with DementiaEpisode description: About a decade ago, Michael Potteiger and his ... READ MORE

- Listen to Ron's Interview with Jim Smith -  A Veterans Day Salute to a Vietnam War Army Correspondent Episode description:   As we prepare to celebrate Veterans Day this month, ... READ MORE

- Listen to Ron's Interview with Michelle Ellman - Tired of Being Too Nice? Then Listen to the ‘Queen of Boundaries’Episode description:  Over the years, have you found yourself increasingly frustrated, saying ... 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.

Listen to Ron's radio broadcast every Monday at Noon Pacific / 3 p.m Eastern time:

Boost Your Skills.

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

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