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Shaping a Life of Significance for Retirement - R Jack Hansen

Shaping a Life of Significance for Retirement

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The air around is filled with anticipation, as it is time to embark on a new stage in life: not in anticipation of college life, married life, or creating a family - rather for retirement. In Shaping a Life of Significance for Retirement, the authors explore the transitions, opportunities, and challenges of facing retirement through a series of interviews addressing the personal dimensions of the transition from working full time to retirement. Up until this point retirement experts have mainly given advice about finances and health but have had little understanding of the more personal transitions that occur in relationships. It is clear that moving from full-time work to retirement involves important and sometimes painful adjustments in key relationships and in sources of self-worth. Shaping a Life of Significance for Retirement becomes just that, a tool for instilling significant personal growth in one's retirement life.

Forewordp. 7
Introduction: Retirement: The Personal Sidep. 11
Transitions
Finding Meaning in a Smaller Worldp. 18
Navigating Family Relationshipsp. 25
Valuing Friendshipsp. 33
Opportunities
Retiring to as Well as from Somethingp. 42
Growing Spiritually and Intellectuallyp. 49
Responding to the Call of Caregivingp. 55
Challenges
Who Am I Now That I'm Retired?p. 62
Meeting Declines in Physical Capabilitiesp. 69
We Won't Live Forever!p. 73
Looking to the Future with Hopep. 77
Advice
Advice to Preretireesp. 84
What Organizations Could Do Betterp. 93
Notesp. 101
Resources for Individual and Group Studyp. 103
Interview Questionnairep. 109
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ISBN: 9780835810258
ISBN-10: 0835810259
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 110
Published: 1st July 2010
Publisher: Upper Room Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 15.0  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.2