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The book helps you understand the changes ...
The book helps you understand the changes in your life and gently coaches through the steps required to develop a clear, focussed direction in your retirement. To achieve a sense of fulfillment and enjoyment in retirement, you are going to have to evaluate what you want, explore possibilities, and take risks. People who approach this period with forethought, a bit of discipline, and a sense of adventure can anticipate an enjoyable, memorable, and rewarding retirement.
The book provides a number of useful tools to help the readers including, twelve easy-to-follow retirement strategies, five alternative retirement lifestyles, the four secret ingredients to a happy balanced lifestyle, uses case studies to illustrate the potential impact on marriages, and offers a three-part worksheet to analyze your interests, accommodation and comfort needs.
Over half of the book is devoted to eighty, large scale projects, hobbies and activities to help absorb your time. Each activity is presented in detail with an explanation of what s involved, how to get started, and with a number of additional resources (books, tapes, CDs, DVDs, and web sites) that permit the reader to explore in greater depth. The activities are grouped into eight categories. There are projects for The Organizer, the Creative Person, the Socializer, the Intellectual, the Volunteer Caregiver, the Nature Lover, the Athlete, and for those who wish to defer retirement and begin another type of work. The tone of the book is positive, supportive, motivational and encourages exploration.
The Complete Guide to a Creative Retirement
Chapter 1 Creative Responses to Retirement
Chapter 2 Twelve Retirement Strategies
Chapter 3 Alternative Approaches to Retirement
Chapter 4 Relationships and Retirement
Chapter 5 A Balanced Lifestyle
Chapter 6 Changing Your Lifestyle
Chapter 7 Projects for the Organizer
Chapter 8 Projects for the Creative Person
Chapter 9 Projects for the Socializer
Chapter 10 Projects for the Intellectual
Chapter 11 Projects for the Volunteer/Caregiver
Chapter 12 Projects for the Nature Lover
Chapter 13 Projects for the Athlete
Chapter 14 Projects for Deferred Retirement
Chapter 15 A Final Thought - Enjoy Yourself
Appendix: Travel References for Retirees