Aiming Higher After 50


Dr. Louise Aronson, author of the Pulitzer Prize nominated Elderhood



Thomas McMahon, Ed.D Former CEO and executive with Starbucks and Grocery Outlet, U.S. Marine veteran and leader in the field of entrepreneurship and change.



David J. Evans IV, co-author of the New York Times bestseller, Designing You Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life 



Frish Brandt, is a Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute (DCI) Fellow and President and Partner of the Fraenkel Gallery where she has worked for over 35 years. Beginning in 2014, Frish developed a practice of letter writing for others, which she does as a volunteer through various hospice-related organizations. As a “letter midwife” she helps others nearing the end of their lives to express themselves.



Dr. Thomas Krummel, Emile Holman Professor and Chair, Stanford University School of Medicine - Department of Surgery (Emeritus), currently creating his own next phase adventure in Austin, Texas. 



Rachel Balaban, is co-founder and co-director of Artists and Scientists as Partners (ASaP) at Brown University. ASaP imagines, designs, and implements programs for individuals to thrive through access to arts, culture, and quality education throughout their lives. In the courses she teaches, Arts and Health: Theory and Arts and Health: Practice, students explore the impact of art on people with neurological conditions, specifically Parkinson’s disease and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The Stanford Medicine Aiming Higher After 50 Conference is for you if: 


COVID19 has disrupted your life and has you thinking differently about work and life

You are thinking about what comes next in life once you are ready to stop working

You want an action plan to help you design the next phase of your life

You want to learn about opportunities to maintain purpose,  passion and pleasure in the next phase of life


Full cost: $69

Early bird & Stanford Affiliates: $49 until September 30, 2022 


Stanford employees can use their STAP funds, with manager approval.

Questions? Contact: Jacqueline Genovese,



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