Divorce rates are soaring for those over 50.
Is there a Tidal Wave of ‘Gray Divorces’?
6P - 8:30P
Isabella Garrucho Gallery
Join us as we explore this phenonenom
and have a lively conversation with Jocelyn Elise Crowley, Ph.D., renowned author of the new ‘Gray Divorce:
What We Lose and Gain from Mid-Life Splits’,
and Attorney Alan Pickel ,
family law specialist and former radio show host.
Are the consequences for women different than from men?
What does her research reveal?
What are the legal issues that may differ in a ‘Gray Divorce’?
The evening includes a book signing.
Diane’s Books of Greenwich
will be providing Jocelyn’s books for sale that night.
If you haven’t read it, the findings are amazing.
So put on your highest heels, lipstick
and join the conversation while enjoying prosecco
and hors d’oeuvres from our culinary chef
Tickets: Member $30 Non-Members $40
Jocelyn Elise Crowley
is a Professor of Public Policy,
a member of the Graduate Faculty in the Department of Political Science, an Affiliated Faculty Member of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies,
and a Senior Faculty Fellow at the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
She is currently studying the impact of “gray divorce”—divorce at or after the age of 50—on the lives of men and women across the United States. Her book, Gray Divorce: What We Lose and Gain from Mid-Life Splits, was published by the University of California Press in 2018.
Prior to this, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation funded many of her research projects on mothers’ organizations in the United States, parenting challenges and public policy, and workplace flexibility. Her book, Mothers Unite! Organizing for Workplace Flexibility and the Transformation of Family Life, was published by Cornell University Press in 2013.
She has also written extensively on the topic of family law and public policy, including her books The Politics of Child Support in America (2003; Cambridge University Press) and Defiant Dads: Fathers’ Rights Activists in America (2008; Cornell University Press). In addition to contributing to edited volumes on international fathers’ rights movements and motherhood politics, she has published numerous articles in the American Journal of Political Science, Social Science Quarterly, Review of Religious Research, Health Education and Behavior, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, Marriage and Family Review, Justice System Journal, Perspectives on Politics, Social Service Review, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Sociological Inquiry, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Social Forces, Sociological Spectrum, Family Relations, Eastern Economic Journal, The Sociological Quarterly, Journal of Family Issues, Survey Practice, Journal of Women & Aging, and Women’s Studies International Forum. During the 2005-2006 academic year, she was chosen to be a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City. She spent the 2006-2007 academic year at the Department of Politics, New York University and the Social Indicators Survey Center, Columbia University School of Social Work.
Alan Scott Pickel
founded The Pickel Law Firm, LLC in 2003.
He serves clients in New York as well as throughout Connecticut. He has devoted his legal career to helping people with challenging family law and personal injury cases. He is not afraid to take on big corporations and will always protect your rights.
Due to his vast expertise in family law, as well as his professionalism in the courtroom,
Alan is regularly chosen to be a Special Master by judges in the Middletown Regional Custody Docket
in the Stamford/Norwalk jurisdiction,
as well as Fairfield and Bridgeport.
In this role, Alan is able to guide couples toward a resolution in high-conflict family law cases involving child custody, child support, alimony, and asset allocation. He is determined to reach a successful outcome whether he is acting as Special Master or your attorney. He will always put your family first and help you through this difficult time.
In addition to his law practice, Alan was host of the radio shoe ‘Esquire on The Wire’. A live interactive show about the law, politics and much more.
You’re Not Invisible. Break The Mold!
6P – 8:30P
858 High Ridge Road
Does it seem that life changes are making you invisible?
Break the mold. There’s never been a better time. You are not invisible!
Two lucky ladies will be chosen for a makeover by the award winning Noble Salon. Hear from our own awesome gals how they overcame feeling invisible.
Visit our bars for a consultation: Style…Color…Makeup…Instructional
Are you ready for a packed filled evening?
As always, put on your highest heels, lipstick and join us for some prosecco and hors d’ouevres and let the journey begin!
Tickets: Member $30 Non-Members $40
Our 2nd Annual
‘Women Celebrating Women’
6P – 8:30P
Buy Tickets $40
Just in time for Valentine’s Day and
loving the most important person…YOU!
Put on your lipstick, your highest heels and join us for a gal’s night our of fun and adventure, wine and hors d’oeuvres.
Ideas on looking and feeling your best and taking the results and celebrating YOU!
Our sponsor, Connecticut Dermatology Group, (CDG), the largest skincare treatment center between New York and New Haven,
is hosting our February social gathering. Just in time for Valentine's Day
and loving the most important person...YOU.
Dr. Deanne Mraz Robinson, Director of CDG will let us in on ways to look and feel your best with some of the newest body-perfecting procedures. Kristen Jensen, celebrated photographer, will let us in on how to take those results and keep celebrating.
Everyone will leave the evening with a fabulous bag of goodies,
including a gift card from CDG.
For those of you who are members of the Après Community and receive our newsletters, you will have received a discount coupon for the event. Use that to register.
We are doing a membership drive – everyone who signs up now will be ‘grandmothered’ in for a free lifetime membership.
Connecticut Dermatology Group
761 Main Avenue Suite 102
OUR GUESTS FOR THE EVENING
Dr. Deanne Mraz Robinson
s a board certified dermatologist, Director of the Body Sculpting Center at Connecticut Dermatology Group, and a national and international lecturer on Cosmetic and Laser Dermatology. Dr. Robinson obtainer her Medical Degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, then went on to complete her dermatology residency at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT where she became Chief-Resident. She then completed a fellowship in Cosmetic, Laser and Surgical Dermatology at SkinCare Physicians in Chestnut Hill, MA.
She is an active member of several professional organizations and serves on advisory and leadership boards for the American Academy of Dermatology, The American society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). Dr. Mraz Robinson is an invited speaker at national surgical and aesthetic meetings such as Controversies and Conversations, ASLMS and ASDS. She remains active in academia and serves as volunteer facility at Yale University of Medicine, Department of Dermatology.
Along with her distinguished experience in cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Mraz Robinson is active in research and has authored numerous articles for peer-reviewed journals and chapter texts, in addition to serving as an editor for multiple medical journals and audio publications such as Dialogues in Dermatology. She was one of the lead investigators in the FDA clearance trial for Cellfina, and is thus one of the first physicians to treat cellulite with the minimally invasive Cellfina System. Additionally, she was one of the investigators in the pivotal approval trial for Kybella. Dr. Mraz Robinson is excited to return to Connecticut and share her expertise in laser, surgical and cosmetic dermatology.
‘You are so beautiful to me’ is what Kristen tells her clients. ‘People are so BEAUTFUL to me. I tell my clients, photographing them is like when you look in the mirror and are having a great day. That is how I see people…simply beautiful.’
Kristen Jensen of Kristen Jensen Productions, LLC. is a lifestyle photographer, videographer image strategist and spokeswomen for Panasonic LUMIXcameras, who brings an enlightened and gracious style to her advertising magazine, portrait, video and keynote speaking assignments. “I’m in the business of making people feel and look their best”, says Kristen.
This unique perspective comes as a result of her years in front of the camera. As a former international fashion model with Ford Models, she made an easy transition to the other side of the lens. Kristen has a wealth of knowledge and experience plus an exceptional eye for those special details that trademark her style.
Sexuality & Sextiquette
6:00P - 8:30P
Join us while we sip Prosecco and enjoy hor d'oeurves
from Culinary Sponsor Cater Waiter CT
as we have a lively discussion about sex. Yup...sex.
Discovering our own sexuality, enjoying sex at any age and 'sextiquette' in this day and age.
Have the rules about sex changed?
Are men and women finally equal in the bedroom?
Want to know about Wonder Woman's thoughts on female sexuality?
Put on your lipstick, your highest heels and join the conversation with Nicole Tammelleo, MA, LCSW,
author of the Better Sex Blog Ever and back by popular demand,
Ronnie Ann Ryan, bestselling author of Is He the One?
Sip on Prosecco while enjoying Hors d'oeuvres.
$10 of ticket cost will benefit the Joyful Heart Foundation.
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OUR GUESTS FOR THE EVENING
NICOLE TAMMELLEOMA, LCSW
Author of the Better Sex Blog Ever.
Wonder about some of those myths about female sexuality?
Want to know about Wonder Woman’s thoughts on female sexuality and enjoying sex at any age?
Nicole has been working in the field of sexuality for over twenty years. She has worked with women of all ages from childhood to adulthood learn how to gain sexual knowledge and self-confidence. Nicole is both a sex educator and a clinic psychotherapist with training and experience helping women learn how to experience pleasure As a sex therapist at MAZE Women’s Health she specifically works to help women overcome numerous forms of sexual dysfunction including, lack of desire and painful sex. Many women suffer years in silence feeling too much shame and guilt to even think they deserve a healthy sex life. In her workshops, Nicole provides practical advice on sex, sexuality, sexual technique as well as healthy communication skills. Nicole believes that with the right amount of education and support all women can have the sexual confidence they need to feel sexually empowered and enjoy the sex life they would like to have. This workshop will include a discussion on women’s sexuality, how to conquer female sexual dysfunction and enjoying sex at any age.
RONNIE ANN RYAN
Best Selling Author
Back by Popular Demand! The Dating Coach for Women…Your Cheerleader for Love
Bestselling Author of Is He the One?
Award Winning Blogger
Coach Ronnie Ann Ryan is the author of four books including her most recent Amazon Bestseller Is He the One? Find Mr. Right by Spotting Mr. Wrong, Ronnie has been featured by ABC, NBC, and Fox News, BBC, NPR, Huffington Post, eHarmony, CT Magazine and has appeared at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven. Ronnie has worked with successful women who have a hot career, but a chilly love life for 15 years. Her method to radically simplify understanding men dramatically reduces dating frustration, confusion and time spent with the wrong man.
Après DivorceOrganizer of Sexuality...'Sextiquette'
Après Divorce believes that while divorce is a sad ending, it is also a happy beginning - a time to wipe your hands clean of a toxic, negative, broken, or otherwise dramatic relationship and work on what matters the most…YOURSELF!
People encourage, celebrate and wish you well as you embark on a relationship with another person. Why do we not also celebrate and receive well wishes and encouragement when we embark on a relationship with ourselves? Après Divorce embraces this philosophy and is here to support your every step of the way as you begin this new chapter of your life and learn how to live on your own again.