Using your mind and body, and interacting with others are keys to a happy and healthy retirement life. Yes, good genes and money help, too; but you can’t pick your ancestors, and your financial situation is whatever you have made it. Successful retirees strive to live each day to the fullest, exercise their minds and bodies, and challenge themselves to continue to...
Using your mind and body, and interacting with others are keys to a happy and healthy retirement life. Yes, good genes and money help, too; but you can’t pick your ancestors, and your financial situation is whatever you have made it. Successful retirees strive to live each day to the fullest, exercise their minds and bodies, and challenge themselves to continue to learn and grow personally.
The Successful Retirement Guide will assist retirees in identifying activities that will help them remain intellectually, socially and physically engaged with life—whatever their financial resources. Readers will discover:
* The importance of being intellectually, socially and physically engaged during your retirement years
* Hundreds of ways to keep your mind exercised and challenged
* How to build a supportive social network while participating in fun and rewarding programs
* Numerous ways to exercise your body that are right for you—without the need to join a gym or health club
* How to identify activities that will enable you to live each day to the fullest
* Prescreened books, websites and other sources of information for activities you can pursue in greater depth
* Checklists to help you select the activities that are right for you
The beauty of retiree Price's book is its simplicity—one can pick a chapter and find a latent interest that could be developed, from building a bird house to quitting smoking. Price gives the reader the opportunity to do that by providing the idea, the opportunity potential, and the resources for getting started. . . . it's an inspirational guide that will provoke people of all ages to engage in new ventures and discover what life can offer.
Book Review Editor
...a wealth of information to help identify the activities that will help you remain intellectually, socially and physically engaged with life ... ideas and opportunities to explore ways to make your retirement a successful one....It is a book about learning, appreciating, growing, playing, making and giving back....
For those who have the time, retirement can be a time of exploration of things we've always wanted to do, as well as the discovery of things we never imagined. This is the 'handbook' for new adventures in life long learning.
Mary Alice Wolf, Ed.D.
Kevin Price has put together a realistic yet creative guide to titillate even the most committed couch potato among us. First, he rightly points out that it is a "job" to use our cognitive, affective and physical capabilities lest we lose our stamina and the continuity of life flow. Even 90-somethings define their older years as a time of connection and vitality....There is no question that this is the most creative overview of potential interests to tweak your mind, body and spirit.
Kevin Price has put together an extensive and thoughtful overview on how to leverage your past experience and combine it with your future aspirations so that you can take your life to another level. It is not really about retiring - it is a "how to" about rewiring your life so that it remains as or more meaningful than before.
Kevin Price graduated Manhattan College and the University of Connecticut School of Law. After working more than 30 years in the financial services industry, he retired at age 55. He enjoys being physically and intellectually active, and in particular, educational travel, sailing, yoga, guitar, and studying architecture, art, religion, history, music theory, geology, meteorology and Italian. In retirement he set out to discover what it means to be successfully retired. The result is this book.