What’s it all about?
Retirement planning means getting our finances in order for when we stop work, right? Yes, but, being financially secure is only part of what’s needed for a successful, enjoyable and fulfilling retirement. Good health and physical fitness are also very important.
But what about our mental state? Not working leaves us with lots of free time. What’s needed to fill it is a range of interesting and intellectually stimulating activities, that keep our brains active, but also keep us socially engaged. But these activities, whatever they might be, don’t just automatically materialise. So what are we to do?
What will we cover?
The word tackling has been used intentionally in the title to this class. Once our working life is over, we need to take a pro-active approach to bringing new activities and interests into our lives, to ensure we get the mental stimulation and social connection we’ll require in retirement. Positive action is needed – to build on existing hobbies and interests, and/or create new ones, that will broaden and enrich our lives.
Join us in this interactive class, to consider and discuss how we can develop a new and enjoyable life in retirement. Sure, we’ll briefly talk about getting our finances in order, looking after our health, grand-child minding duties, and casting off regrets, but mostly we’ll consider how we can pro-actively create a new, interesting and stimulating life as a retired person.
Whether you’re already retired, or contemplating it, you’re never too young, or old, to explore this important topic.
Who will be teaching?
Stephen Peterson is a qualified lawyer, but has worked in many other fields as well, including finance, lobbying, public relations and various forms of writing. He has also set up and operated three micro-businesses, two of them overseas.
He ceased employment in March 2014, and has since transformed his life into one full of activities which he believes are worthwhile, and from which he gains much enjoyment and satisfaction. His social connectedness has also greatly benefited from these activities.
Stephen is keen to draw on his own personal experience to assist others approaching retirement, or already in it, to create an enjoyable and rewarding life as retirees.