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Events

Katharine Esty, PhD, a lively speaker who loves interacting with audiences, is available for speaking engagements. The topics of her talks include aging well, why eightiesomethings are unexpectedly happy, what adult children need to know about interacting effectively with their parents, and misconceptions about sex and intimacy among the elderly, to name a few topics.

 

To book into her calendar, please contact us.

Future Events

  • EngAGEment Celebration and Symposium Keynote Address for the Groveland COA
    EngAGEment Celebration and Symposium Keynote Address for the Groveland COA
    EngAGEment Celebration and Symposium Keynote Address for the Groveland COA
    Jun 29, 2024, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    24 Main St, West Newbury, MA 01985, USA
    Jun 29, 2024, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    24 Main St, West Newbury, MA 01985, USA
    Katharine will be giving the Keynote address for this Groveland Council on Aging upcoming inaugural event.
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  • Greater Lowell Community Foundation’s Celebrate Giving Event
    Greater Lowell Community Foundation’s Celebrate Giving Event
    Greater Lowell Community Foundation’s Celebrate Giving Event
    Date and time is TBD
    Lowell, MA, USA
    Date and time is TBD
    Lowell, MA, USA
    Katharine will be giving the Keynote address at this community event.
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Recent Podcast Interviews

Events Recent Podcast Interviews

Past Events

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Diverse and responsive audience at Katharine's recent talk at Brooksby Village.

  • 05.10.23: Massachusetts Council on Aging presents the Ageism Book Group
    Four scheduled sessions were guided by Dr. Katharine Esty, 88, who is a psychologist, a best-selling author and a wise and stimulating facilitator. The program aimed to deepen understanding of key issues of aging including ageism and will provide time for discussion and questions as well. Each session had about 30 pages of reading to be done before the session from different books in the field of aging.
  • 04.27.23: Southgate in-person event: The Good News about Aging—and The Magic of Connection
    At this in-person event, Katharine discussed the good news about aging that most people don't know, the magic of connection & relationships, tips on aging well, and her book Eightysomethings with the participants at Southgate.
  • 04.25.23: Brooksby Village in-person event: The Good News About Aging that Most of Us Don’t Know!
    At this in-person event, Katharine discussed the good news about aging that most people don't know, tips on aging well, and her book Eightysomethings with the participants at Brooksby Village.
  • 04.24.23: Never the Empty Nest Podcast - Upside-Down Parenting
    Best-selling author Dr. Katharine Esty speaks with the nest about her book Eightysomethings, and what she learned about herself and others in the process of interviewing over 100 octogenarians. Do you know what “upside down parenting” is? Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts, and find out from an expert on the subject.
  • 02.21.23: Concord Park in-person event: The Joy of Aging
    At this in-person event, Katharine discussed the joys of aging, tips on aging well, and her book Eightysomethings with the participants at Concord Park.
  • 02.08.23: Crow's Feet: Life as We Age Podcast - Real Happiness, Loving Sex - You May Be Surprised How Satisfying Your 80s Can Be
    Join host Jean Feldeisen as she talks with Dr. Esty about relationships, sex and aging in your eighties. On this episode they discuss real happiness & loving sex: you may be surprised how satisfying your 80s can be. You can listen-in here or wherever you get your podcasts.
  • 01.31.23: The Second Chapter Podcast - Aging Well and Finding Unexpected Happiness
    Katharine speaks to Kristin about her six-plus (and counting) career chapters, how she came to realize and embrace the fact that she's old, and her love life at 88. You can listen-in here or wherever you get your podcasts.
  • 04.28.22: Senior Authority Podcast - "Good News About Aging"
    Katharine and Cathleen Toomey discuss her work on aging well and the "Good News About Aging" on her podcast Senior Authority. You can listen-in here or whereever you get your podcasts.
  • 04.04.22: Valley Neighbors Elder Services virtual event - "The Good News About Aging Today".
    It this talk, Katharine presented recent research and tips on "The Good News About Aging Today".
  • 12.29.21: Live Long and Master Aging Podcast - "Unexpected Happiness As We Age"
    Katharine and Peter Bowes discuss her work on aging well and "Unexpected Happiness As We Age" on his podcast Live Long and Master Aging. You can listen-in here or whereever you get your podcasts.
  • 12.12.21: Schein On Podcast - "87 is the New Happy"
    Katharine and Even Schein discuss her work on aging well and how "87 is the New Happy" on his podcast Schein On. You can listen-in here or whereever you get your podcasts.
  • 12.11.21: Zestful Aging - "Finding Unexpected Happiness at 80"
    Katharine and Nicole Christina discuss her work on aging well and how "87 is the New Happy" on her podcast Zestful Aging. You can listen-in here or whereever you get your podcasts.
  • 12.07.21: Aston Gardens Virtual Event - "Gifts of Aging""
    Presentation & Book Discussion, 11 AM, Virtual Event hosted on Zoom Event covered "Gifts of Aging" and Dr. Esty's research from her book Eightysomethings.
  • 10.07.21: Concord Council on Aging Virtual Event - "The Good News About Aging Today""
    Presentation & Book Discussion, 11 PM, Virtual Event hosted on Zoom Event covered "The Good News About Aging Today" and Dr. Esty's insights from her book Eightysomethings.
  • 09.20.21: Massachusetts Council on Aging Conference - "Recent Research: The Good News About Aging Today""
    At this MA Council on Aging Conference, Katharine presented "Recent Research: The Good News About Aging Today". For more information, visit: https://mcoaonline.com/training/event-schedule/
  • 06.30.21: The Steve Jordan Experience Podcast - "Finding Purpose As We Age""
    Katharine discusses the importance of finding purpose as we age with health and fitness coach Steve Jordan on his podcast The Steve Jordan Experience. You can listen-in here, or access the podcast through Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or whereever you get your podcasts.
  • 06.11.21: The Aging GreatFULLy Podcast & Radio Show - "Aging Well & Finding Purpose""
    Katharine discusses a variety of topics surrounding aging, including aging well and how we find purpose in our lives, with host Holley Kelley on her podcast/radio The Aging GreatFULLy Show. You can listen in here, or access the podcast through Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, or whereever you get your podcasts.
  • 05.14.21: Boomers Today Podcast & Radio Show - "Grieving our Pandemic Losses""
    Katharine and Frank discussed the importance of grieving our losses from the pandemic on his podcast/radio show Boomers Today. You can listen in here, or access the podcast through Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts. iHeartRadio, and the Boomers Today app for iPhone and Android.
  • 04.24.21: Visible: The Age of the Older Woman podcast - "Aging Well & The Decades Ahead - What We Need to Know""
    Podcast Interview with Visible: The Age of the Older Woman covering the topic "Aging Well & The Decades Ahead - What We Need to Know". You can watch here on YouTube.
  • 04.14.21: Williston Allumni Virtual Event - "The Good News About Aging Today""
    Presentation & Book Discussion, 12 PM, Virtual Event hosted on Zoom Event covered "The Good News About Aging Today" and Dr. Esty's insights from her book Eightysomethings.
  • 01.26.21: Swarthmore Presbyterian Church's Virtual Event - "Isolation During COVID""
    Presentation & Book Discussion, 7 PM, Virtual Event hosted on Zoom Event covered "Isolation During COVID" and Dr. Esty's insights from her book Eightysomethings.
  • 01.19.21: The Brookline Community Aging Network's Virtual Event - "How the elderly can continue to live fulfilled, happy lives despite the challenges of aging and COVID""
    Presentation & Book Discussion, 2 PM, Virtual Event hosted on Zoom Event covered "How the elderly can continue to live fulfilled, happy lives despite the challenges of aging and COVID" and Dr. Esty's insights from her book Eightysomethings.
  • 12.15.20: Cary Library Virtual Event - Avoiding the Minefields of 'Upside Down Parenting’
    Presentation & Book Discussion, 1 PM, Virtual Event hosted on Zoom Event covered "Avoiding the Minefields of 'Upside Down Parenting’" and Dr. Esty's insights from her book Eightysomethings.
  • 12.08.20: Cary Library Virtual Event - The Good News About Aging Today
    Presentation & Book Discussion, 10:00 AM, Virtual Event hosted on Zoom Event covered "The Good News About Aging Today" and Dr. Esty's insights from her book Eightysomethings.
  • 12.06.20: The First Church at Belmont - How Elders Can Live Happy, Filled Lives During the Pandemic"
    Presentation, 4:00 PM, Private Virtual Event hosted on Zoom Event covered "How Elders Can Live Happy, Filled Lives During the Pandemic" and Dr. Esty's insights from her book Eightysomethings.
  • 12.02.20: Newbury Court Virtual Town Hall - Living a Full Life in these Times
    Presentation, 4:00 PM, Private Virtual Event for the board and friends of Newbury Court, hosted on Zoom Event covered "Living a Full Life in these Times" and Dr. Esty's insights from her book Eightysomethings.
  • 11.12.20: Regis College Virtual Event - The Gifts of Aging
    Book Discussion, 11:30 AM, Virtual Event hosted on Zoom Event covered "The Gifts of Aging" and Dr. Esty's insights from her book Eightysomethings.
  • 11.05.20: Generations Law Group Virtual Event - The Gifts of Aging
    Book Discussion, 2:00 PM, Virtual Event hosted on Zoom Private event on The Gifts of Aging and Dr. Esty's insights from her book Eightysomethings.
  • 06.10.20: Emerson Hospital Panel on Loneliness - Virtual Event
    Panel Discussion, 7:00 PM, Virtual Event hosted on Zoom Another in depth discussion about the epidemic of loneliness plaguing our communities.
  • 03.26.20: "Loneliness in the Aging Population" Panel Discussion - Emerson Hospital"
    Panel Discussion, 7:00 PM, Emerson Hospital, Concord, MA What a productive conversation: we covered the medical and emotional impact of loneliness as well as remedies.
  • 02.28.20: "How Eightysomethings Have Broken the Mold on Getting Old" Talk - The Commons"
    Book Talk, 11:00 AM, The Commons, Lincoln, MA What a fantastic turnout and discussion! We had a productive time at The Commons.
  • 02.26.20: "The Gifts of Aging" Talk - Carleton-Willard Village"
    Book Talk, 10:30PM, Carleton-Willard Village, Bedford, MA I'd like to thank everyone who came out and participated in our talk - it was an incredible evening.
  • 01.29.20: "Finding Unexpected Happiness" Talk - Edgewood LifeCare Community"
    Book Talk, 1PM, Edgewood LifeCare Community, Andover, MA What an incredible turnout and discussion at this talk - we had a full house!
  • 01.03.20: "The Secrets of Aging Well" Talk - Brooksby Village"
    Book Talk, 2PM, Brooksby Village, Peabody, MA I'm happy to say there was tremendous turnout and discussion at this talk!
  • 10.24.19: Radio interview by Carole Marks, host of A Touch of Grey, 970 AM -  New York, NY"
    A Touch of Grey: The Talk Show for Grown Ups has been on the air either locally or in national syndication for more than two decades. It is one of the few radio talk shows openly and unabashedly targeted to addressing the needs and interests of America’s “seasoned” citizens (and their families). I had a great time speaking with Carole. We touched on several topics that I believe will be incredibly helpful to seniors and their families. In case you missed it, check out the podcast on Carole's website.
  • 10.21.19: Concord Festival of Authors, Book Talk - Concord, MA"
    “Thriving in your eighties: What you and family needs to know.” Morrison Theater, Newbury Court, Concord, MA The talk was a great success! In case you couldn't be there, check out this video from the event.
  • 9.28.19: EIGHTYSOMETHINGS Book Launch - Concord, MA"
    Book Launch, 5-7 PM, Trails End Cafe, Concord, MA I am thrilled that the launch went so spectacularly!
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