Harriette Cole, Dionne Polite and William Hamer
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You have spent 25 years in a satisfying job, raised a family and put your kids through college, and suddenly your employer says, “That’s it, we don’t need you anymore.” But you’re still young and have lots of living left to do. What are you supposed to do now?

You can start by watching The Root Live: Bring It to the Table on Wednesday, Oct. 8, when we explore how to make retirement work for you, even when it comes from the loss of a job. The Root Live, sponsored by Prudential, is a weekly video series tackling financial concerns in the African-American community.

This week’s guests are Dionne Polite, who is AARP’s associate New York state director of multicultural outreach, and William Hamer, who is chairman of Harlem Advocates for Seniors, a senior-leadership coalition dedicated to empowering and advocating for seniors. They share strategies for staying relevant and active after retirement.

The Root Live: Bring It to the Table video series continues every Wednesday through Dec. 24 with topics that include the following:

* how to recover financially from a divorce;
* LGBT partners and benefits: knowing your rights;
* finding a job after serving your country;
* living a biblically sound financial life;
* managing your children’s financial expectations.


To watch an earlier episode of The Root Live: Bring It to the Table, click here.