Make Your Second Half The Better Half!

It's All About Engagement, Not Retirement.


Life is enhanced when we’re prepared.

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 comes in.

This website is designed to provide you with strategies to shift from the old “waiting-for-retirement paradigm” to a journey of continuous, compelling life chapters. It offers practical advice and provocative articles that help us experience life to the fullest, combining key components of health, finance, family and friends, housing, work and personal pursuits into a cohesive, integrated plan. The site aims to instill confidence, and hopefully some comfort, amid the stresses of our daily lives.

Fear of the future is not knowing how to prepare for it. Roel Resources will not prescribe prefabricated answers, but will help you shape your own life through unique information, resources and inspiring stories.


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.”

Ron 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.

He 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. Ron 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 early 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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