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?

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

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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.

- Coming Next Monday -  With the Vibrancy of May, Let Us Celebrate Older Americans Month     Episode description:   Each May, we commemorate Older Americans Month—ever since President ... READ MORE

- Listen to Ron's Interview with John W. Farrell -  Searching for the Origin of Today’s Technology in the Middle Ages   Episode description:   Over the last half century, we’ve witnessed ... READ MORE

- Listen to Ron's Interview with Sherry Kelly -  How Digital Technology Is Aging Us—and What We Can Do About It   Episode description:   With the relentless march of digital technology ... READ MORE

- Listen to Ron's Interview with Eunice Lin Nichols -  Encore: Bridging Generations to Solve Society’s Greatest ChallengesEpisode description:For the first time in U.S. history, people over 60 outnumber people under ... READ MORE

Listen to Ron's Interview with Bill SolzIn Today’s Anxiety Society, How Can Alleviate Stress and Trauma?   Episode description:   We may be recovering—slowly, tentatively—from this long pandemic, as the number ... READ MORE

Listen to Ron's Interview with Mark VonnegutThe Heart of Caring: Stories from a Passionate Life in Pediatrics   Episode description:  Pediatrician Mark Vonnegut has spent nearly 40 years treating children for ... 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.

Boost Your Skills.

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

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