Moving from a long-term career into the next phase of your life is an ongoing process of transition. You face choices and changes in lifestyles, fitness, social connections, finances, time management and more.
Retirement offers a chance to invest in yourself and focus on personal life goals, opportunities and challenges. The 21st century and the baby boomers are bringing about a revolution in definitions of retirement.
UWRA continues to develop programs that address retirement transitions from this new perspective. We welcome your ideas for Retirement Transitions seminars.
Retirement in the 21st CenturyThe concept of retirement is going through some major changes. Why?
- Longevity is increasing and healthier lifestyles mean people are living longer and with greater agility.
- With more time available, people are using their retirement years to take up new careers, pursue postponed life goals and giving back to the community. New possibilities are opening up.
- As the work force ages older adults will have more opportunities to contribute valuable experience and knowledge. A desire for ongoing involvement in a work setting, as well as the current economy, will lead to at least part-time employment during retirement for many.
- New coalitions through national programs such as encore.org.
UWRA offers seminars, information and on-line resources to inspire your planning for smooth retirement transitions:
2013-2014 Retirement Transitions Series
The UWRA Retirement Transitions series workshops are for new retirees and current UW employees who are thinking about retirement. Each two-hour workshop focuses on the important issues and decisions that new and soon-to-be retirees will face in this new phase of life. Workshop topics include
- Long-term Care Insurance: How to Evaluate Policies and Brokers (November 20); Click here to register.
- A three-part series will be offered beginning this winter: Exploring Encore; Non-Financial Retirement Planning: Who Will I Be Without My Job?; and What's Next? Encore Opportunities.