Retire in 3D!
What is your definition of a rewarding retirement? Is it continuing to work? Travel? Spending time with grandchildren? Volunteering for a cause you believe in? Finally writing that memoir? Learning to paint? Finding a new life partner?
Each of us has our own idea of how to spend our time in retirement. Some actively make a plan and others seem to fall into one. Often that plan evolves as time, demands, resources and other mitigating factors change.
As Boomers near retirement, there is great speculation in the media and the aging network about how Boomers will change retirement as they have transformed every life stage before this one. Many of these changes have an impact on the generations both ahead and behind them. On October 23, Willo Carey, Executive Director of WHYY’s Wider Horizons program will share her insights as the keynote speaker at the Retire in 3D! conference. She is a founding partner in Coming of Age, a national initiative to change perceptions about older adults and engage people in their communities and lifelong learning. They have conducted many listening sessions, interviews and workshops on exciting new projects. Any of you who watch WHYY Philadelphia will recognize Willo from their fund drives.
Retirement today is viewed with a mix of fear, denial and excitement. There is great anxiety about whether resources will last. There is denial—reinforced by media and marketing—that we will never age. And there is excitement about having opportunities to do things that have been postponed, including travel, relationships, learning, volunteering and encore careers. Boomers are the first generation where so many women of all economic backgrounds have worked full time most of their adult lives, following careers that have defined their identity. Many have been single or in non-traditional relationships. There are also more Boomers reaching retirement age with dependent children or grandchildren to care for, and others postponing their plans to care for parents who are living into their 90s and beyond. Other Boomers are finding themselves unemployed with limited prospects for rehiring in their old field. All of these factors will influence how we view and experience retirement.
I think there are actually several stages of retirement, from active to slowing down. Your plan needs to be continually revised to adapt to changing circumstances. Boomers continue to watch their parents navigate through these stages. They want to know what to emulate and when to do things differently. Are you happy? What did you find most fulfilling? What contributes to your new sense of self and your value? What helped you navigate the transitions—both inner and external resources? How are you leaving a legacy? What do you need to do to fulfill your dreams?
The Retire in 3D! conference will explore these issues and help you sift through the many opportunities that exist to create a multi-dimensional retirement plan that is satisfying and rewarding. Come share your interests and experience and discover new ways to find purpose and meaning in your life. Bring a friend!
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