Retirement is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be yourself and do what you want to do. It offers new possibilities for personal growth through learning, retraining, travelling and friendship. But it is also one of the biggest transitions we face, and brings huge psychological and emotional challenges. It's not surprising that many people struggle with the adjustment to a different pace of life.
Not Fade Away guides the reader through these challenges: dealing with the loss of status and routine, reinventing relationships, managing money, and above all, finding new meaning and purpose. It brings together expert advice and insights from people retiring now, who speak from the heart about the lessons they've learned and the new sources of fulfilment they've discovered. By cutting a clear path through the maze of choices on offer for people retiring today – which may or may not involve giving up work completely – Not Fade Away inspires you to make up your own mind and take control of your future. And that, experts agree, is the key to a good retirement.
About the Author
Celia Dodd is an author and journalist with over 30 years' experience of contributing features on family, relationships, health and education to national newspapers and magazines, including The Times, the Independent, the Daily Mail and Radio Times. This is Dodd's third book; her previous book was The Empty Nest: how to survive and stay close to your adult child.
'As a child of the 60's, ambitious and career driven, I needed to read this book. I now no longer fear life's next chapter but instead I'm shouting "Bring it on!"'
Jo Good, BBC Radio London
'At last - an authentic and connecting book from an author who shares how to be inspired after 60 - a definitive and rather rocking "go to" guide.'
Helen Lederer, comedian, writer and actress
'Retirement is not about "giving up". This book shows us how to discover the positives and relish every moment of this major life transition.'
Aggie MacKenzie, broadcaster and journalist
'This wonderful, comforting book examines every aspect - social, spiritual, recreational, financial, from pastimes and pensions to relationships, health and happiness - and offers expert knowledge and colourful, road-tested advice. And it works. A life-changing triumph!'
Mark Ellen, writer and broadcaster