Author: Carolee Duckworth, Marie Langworthy
"This book is your call to action on your own behalf to: jumpstart your newly invented personal & professional retirement--your Next Phase life and work; create your own custom roadmap to how Baby Boomer YOU will live your last and BEST personal opus, with vitality, enthusiasm and enjoyment."--Back cover.
Author: Arthur F. Dauria, Walter Vom Saal
Publisher: Touchstone Press
Reviews the lives of six famous people (the Delany Sisters, Lee Iacocca, Katharine Hepburn, Jimmy Carter, and Arthur Ashe) and the messages they have for the rest of us. These lives dramatically illustrate the major themes surrounding retirement. This book offers ingishts for everyone who is retired or planning to retire, focusing on the mental outlook adjustments, rather than financial needs.
Author: Robert P. Delamontagne
Publisher: BookPros, LLC
Delamontagne leads prospective and recent retirees on a journey of psychological, emotional, and spiritual growth to help them cope with the challenges of a difficult transition.
Author: Jose B. Ashford, Craig Winston LeCroy, Lela Rankin Williams
Publisher: Cengage Learning
This lively, comprehensive introduction to human behavior in the social environment offers an integrative approach to biopsychosocial case formulations of current and developmental human behavior concerns. The sixth edition builds on prior efforts in promoting integrative assessments by adopting a specific method for completing case formulations that students apply to case studies in the book's developmental chapters. This innovation provides students with a bridge to the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), thus helping them connect foundation knowledge with practice concerns. Guidelines for practice and relevant assessment tools are identified for specific life tasks and for each phase of biopsychosocial development. This edition also offers concrete methods for the translation of developmental research to assessment practices. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Derek Milne
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The Psychology of Retirement is the first self-help guide to retirement based on highly proven psychological coping strategies. Provides the most comprehensive and coherent account of the challenges of retirement and the associated aging process Represents the culmination of over 30 years of clinical, teaching and research involvement in the main issues discussed within this book Draws systematically on applied scientific theories, accepted professional circles, which are interpreted and communicated by an applied scientist A constructive emphasis establishes the best possible coping strategies and perspectives
Author: Marika Stone, Howard Stone
With Americans living longer, the conventional idea of retirement is obsolete. This essential resource offers inventive and exciting alternatives to help readers discover labors of love, their inner activists, a second career or how to make a home away from home.
Author: Cecilia Williams, Paula White
Publisher: WAN Publishing LLC
Did you know that:In most countries, the idea of retirement is of recent origin, being introduced during the late 19th and early 20th centuriesPreviously, low life expectancy and the absence of pension arrangements meant that most workers continued to work until deathGermany was the first country to introduce retirement, in 1889The Social Security Act of 1935 popularized retirement in the United States Social Security is not secure.Pension demands are destroying many municipal economies.The Crash of 2007 destroyed the personal retirement plans of many.And for many more, the idea of retirement = stagnation. Retirement has long been defined as the act of ending our working or professional career.What if instead it became the transition into our Act III? What is our Act III?It is a time to reboot, rewire, and re-experience the heady anticipation of our youth.It is a time for adventure, self-discovery, and most importantly, for continued contribution. So many books on retirement speak to finances.Act III speaks to living life to its fullest, discovering hidden potential, even doing the jobs and starting the businesses that earlier responsibilities may have made impossible. Act III: The Anti-Retirement Playbook says:Retirement is an unfolding of your potential...In this stage of life, people start dropping their have-to's and, if they are successful, start living lives of choice.. Learn how to walk into retirement with ease. Learn how to make retirement fulfilling. Learn how to maintain and expand your relevance.Learn how to truly make your Act III the best time of your life.
Author: Ken Blanchard, Morton Shaevitz
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Refire! Don't Retire asks readers the all-important question: as you look at the years ahead, what can you do to make them satisfying and meaningful? Ken Blanchard and Morton Shaevitz point out that some people see their later years as a time to endure rather than as an exciting opportunity. Both research and common sense confirm that people who embrace these years with energy and gusto—rather than withdrawing and waiting for things to happen—consistently make the rest of their lives the best of their lives. In the trademark Ken Blanchard style, the authors tell the compelling story of Larry and Janice Sparks, who discover how to see each day as an opportunity to enhance their relationships, stimulate their minds, revitalize their bodies, and grow spiritually. As they learn to be open to new experiences, Larry and Janice rekindle passion in every area of their lives. Readers will find humor, practical information, and profound wisdom in Refire! Don't Retire. Best of all, they will be inspired to make all the years ahead truly worth living.
Author: Gloria Dunn-Violin
Publisher: Having a Life After Making a Living
Change the word and change your mind by transforming retirement into revivement? and, have your best life now! Gloria Dunn-Violin has coined this new word and a new philosophy for your second half of life in her book Revivement: Having a Life After Making a Living. She suggests that anyone over 50 is ready to have a rebirth; to renew and revitalize a life that has been waiting for this auspicious time. This book is a good friend for anyone contemplating retirement or already there.If there is something you always wanted to do! Areas you wanted to explore! Ideas you wanted to create! Accomplishments you wanted to achieve! Now?s the time! ?Receiving guidance on how to transition into your new life.?Unearthing and activating your dreams of long ago.?Finding purpose, meaning, and fulfillment.?Integrating the components of a wholesome and harmonious life.?Reading stories about real people?s challenges and successes.?Learning new scientific research and practices for longevity.?Overcoming ageism and increasing your brain smarts.?Using the book?s worksheets to develop a life you love.ReVivement: Having a Life After Making a Living is filled with wisdom, guidance, stories, and worksheets to help you think through and plan your future. The book is an uplifting, inspiring, and forward thinking escort to your best life yet. It informs, entertains, and personalizes this major transition for you, the reader, and will show you how to make the best of your later years.Gloria writes about how to plan the rest of your life, the beauties of age, and the nine pillars to make a life of meaning and fulfillment; and leading-edge scientific research on how to make our brains smarter and younger; influence your genes for your health; and increase your longevity.You?ll learn about purpose, community, volunteerism, on-going learning, and more ingredients of a good, wholesome second half of life. The 15 exercises with worksheets and two wrap-up forms at the back of the book? that you won?t find in any other book on this topic?will guide you to achieve your dreams.
Author: Bart Astor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
WASHINGTON POST Bestseller List 3/30/14 Solid solutions and step-by-step instructions for planning the next stage of your life Life after 50 isn’t what it used to be. The rules have changed. No more guaranteed pensions, retiree health plans, or extensive leisure and travel. It’s time to forge new paths and create innovative models. That’s where the AARP Roadmap for the Rest of Your Life comes in. Bart Astor, author of more than a dozen books, offers a comprehensive guide for making lifestyle decisions, growing your nest egg, and realizing your goals. This AARP book— Provides guidance on the key areas you’ll need to consider: finances and work, health and fitness, Medicare and Social Security, estate planning, insurance, housing, and more Offers expert tips on creating age- and health-specific goals through a personal “Level of Activity” scale based on how active you can and want to be Includes tips for finding fun and fulfilling activities and even completing your bucket list Supplies ready-to-use worksheets to help you set and meet financial planning goals, get your legal affairs in order, and maintain adequate health insurance Contains a comprehensive list of valuable resources
Author: Nancy K. Schlossberg
In preparation for retirement, we are often urged to build up our financial portfolio or perhaps down-size our home or move closer to family. Often neglected in this process, however, are the psychological ramifications that come with the transition into retirement. It is important for retirees to make a plan for their retirement financially, but also to take stock of their psychological portfolio at the same time. This means taking an honest look at how your sense of identity will change with retirement, how your relationships and support systems may change, and how your sense of purpose will be affected. Revitalizing Retirement gives unique guidance on how to create a happy, fulfilling retirement. Nancy K. Schlossberg, a counseling psychologist and author of Retire Smart, Retire Happy, describes the secret to a happy retirement. She encourages readers to reshape their identity, relationships, and purpose. She discusses several coping skills that deal with accepting change and help retirees continue to feel that they are vital members of their community and that they matter. Each chapter contains stories from actual retirees that demonstrate the numerous ways of pursuing an enjoyable retirement. There are short quizzes and discussion questions at the end of each chapter so that readers can reflect on what they have read and see exactly how it relates to their own lives. This book is a must-read for anyone considering retirement in the near future as well as current retirees who may be struggling to find happiness in their daily lives.
Author: Catherine Allen
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Baby Boomers are reinventing retirement just as they have so many other aspects of their lives. They will live longer and be healthier than their parents and grandparents, and they plan to remain relevant, be fulfilled, and leave legacies. Many will continue to work well into their 70s and 80s, some because they want to, others because they need to. The coauthors of this practical guide are four Boomer professionals who have walked the walk and transformed themselves from corporate executives, CEOs, consultants, and national security policy experts into a range of new careers that more closely hew to their passions. They interviewed more than 300 people and 30 organizations in the writing of this book. The Retirement Boom includes tips, tricks, and techniques to help you: Understand what’s changing in the workplace and the workforce today. Make your money last. Renegotiate life at home. Improve and keep your health. Build and leave a legacy. Simplify your life. And much, much more.
Author: William Alan Sadler, James H. Krefft
The primary message in Changing Course is the compelling need for people to rethink retirement. Based on twenty years research, the book presents unique stories of how pioneers over fifty are showing the way to positive aging. The book is a full frontal assault on retirement-as-leisure, an obsolete, life-threatening concept that should have been retired twenty years ago. Changing Course underscores risks inherent in stereotypical views of aging and offers both grounded theory and practical lessons for fresh perspectives on aging. It contrasts conventional approaches to aging with creative ideas for aging successfully. Changing Course gives pointed advice on five major risks facing people approaching retirement, and suggests specific steps for managing those risks. It also includes seventeen sensible lessons from third age pioneers as a summary of how to change course. The book therefore serves as a navigational chart of sorts to help middle aged individuals explore the myriad possibilities for growth and success in their fifties, sixties, and beyond. Changing Course also presents the innovative concept of Third Age Careers as part of a mix of activities, called a Third Age Portfolio, needed to age successfully. Further, it discusses how organizations will need to employ people over fifty to avoid a capability gap as Boomers retire in droves in the next decade. If you want life after fifty to be an exhilarating new start, rather than a depressing dull finish, this book is for you.
Author: Phil Burgess
Reboot to work; retirement is a disease. It 's better to wear out than rust out. That is the message of Reboot! While American culture glamorizes the Golden Years of endless leisure and amusement, Phil Burgess rejects retirement, as he makes the case for returning to work in the post-career years, a time he calls later life. Based on solid research from the social and medical sciences, the author says, It is better to die with your boots on, fully engaged in helping others and repairing the world. Reboot! is partly autobiographical. Indeed, the author is working well into his own post-career years, following two failed retirements. He is also convincing in his eye-opening, historically rooted, and hope-filled arguments for engaging in life-long work that is productive and satisfying. Reboot! identifies five different types of work: in-kind, volunteer, Samaritan, enrichment, and paid work. Booters who incorporate one or more of these types of work into their post-career lifestyle will, according to Burgess, live longer, live better, and die faster avoiding boredom, aimless busy-ness, diminished self-worth and the anguish (and cost) of lingering death. With America 's 78 million boomers turning 65 at the rate of 10,000 a day for the next 18 years, Reboot! provides a timely and provocative alternative to the conventional idea of retirement. With the promises of Social Security and Medicare about to be broken, Reboot! provides an upbeat and constructive way to deal with new financial realities. For men and women navigating life 's transitions, striving to finish well, Reboot! provides a roadmap for living a life of meaning, challenging the reader to be a booter, not a retiree. Burgess boldly asserts that retirement is a deadly disease, and that work after a life of work is the best option for post-career years that are meaningful, productive, healthy, and satisfying. See www.BooterNation.comExcerpts: On retirement: Not all ideas are good ideas. Some are bad ideas. Retirement is one of those bad ideas it makes no sense Retirement is not natural. It is not historic. It is not healthy. It is not, for most people, fulfilling. For many, retirement is a widow maker. On the value of work: The social engagement and satisfaction that come from working in later life are keys to successful aging There is much work to do in this world where we are but temporary inhabitants. We should find it and do it at least for as long as we re able. In many ways, our life depends on it. On work and money: Work is not only about money. Even if you don t need the money and your financial situation is stable and comfortable, returning to work in your post-career life is the smart thing to do at least until sidelined by frailty or disability. It 's smart because good health and satisfaction in later-life are most likely to come from working. On different types of work: For most of us, post-career work will be tailored work, work customized to reflect our needs, our deepest desires, and the highest and best use of our gifts especially time, talent, and treasure. Work tailored to our gifts will be productive and satisfying.