Description : We all hope to enjoy our retirement at the end of our working lives, but for many the adjustment can be more challenging than we expected. Rather than a time of slowing down, retirement can be an opportunity to enjoy life and have some fun. It is a time for letting go of old habits, experimenting with relationships and enjoying the wisdom gathered over a life lived. With thirty years of experience as a psychotherapist, Trish Murphy understands the challenges of entering this next phase of life. Focusing on the psychological aspects of leaving the world of work, The Challenge of Retirement addresses such issues as: Wellness and happinessMental healthManaging relationshipsSexuality and sex after 60Self-careIntergenerational livingDeveloping later-life spiritualityAcceptance and having fun In addition, each chapter is filled with wisdom and advice from people in the early, middle and later stages of retirement. As we are all living longer, the messy business of life goes on – as does the need to develop skills and approaches to meet new and difficult challenges. The Challenge of Retirement pulls together the knowledge Trish has learned from her years as a psychotherapist, trainer, facilitator and mediator to help you make retirement the best years of your life. The Challenge of Retirement is aimed at all those who are facing into this new phase of their lives or who have found themselves negotiating the issues that retirement brings with it.
Description : Daily headlines warn American workers that their retirement years may be far from golden. The main components of the retirement income system—Social Security and employer-provided pensions and health insurance—are in decline while the amount of income needed for a comfortable retirement continues to rise. In Working Longer, Alicia Munnell and Steven Sass suggest a simple solution to this problem: postponing retirement by two to four years. By following their advice, the average worker retiring in 2030 can be as well off as today's retirees. Implementing this solution on a national scale, however, may not be simple. Working Longer investigates the prospects for moving the average retirement age from 63, the current figure, to 66. Munnell and Sass ask whether future generations will be healthy enough to work beyond the current retirement age and whether older men and women want to work. They examine companies' incentives to employ older works and ask what government can do to promote continued participation in the workforce. Finally, they consider the challenge of ensuring a secure retirement for low-wage workers and those who are unable to continue to work. The retirement system faces very real challenges. But together, workers, employers, and the government can keep this vital piece of the American dream alive.
Description : Population ageing is among the most important developments of our time. This book explores the profound challenges faced by an aging world. Leading experts from diverse disciplines describe the fundamental impact demographic aging has on pension systems, on the concepts of retirement and old age, and on the balance of generational justice.
Description : Pension reform is high on the policy agenda of many advanced and emerging market economies. In advanced economies the challenge is generally to contain future increases in public pension spending as the population ages. In emerging market economies, the challenges are often different. Where pension coverage is extensive, the issues are similar to those in advanced economies. Where pension coverage is low, the key challenge will be to expand coverage in a fiscally sustainable manner. This volume examines the outlook for public pension spending over the coming decades and the options for reform in 52 advanced and emerging market economies.
Description : The primary focus of this book emphasize the concept of retirement education, beginning from the point of entering service (be it civil service, military, paramilitary and parastatal) to the point of leaving; and also provide a guide to avoiding unnecessary pitfall. A well planned retirement is an organizational stability factor. Especially when there exists a deliberate plan, well coordinated both at personal and organizational levels. On the personal level, the worker puts something down for the future irrespective of the size of the pay package and takes what he learns at training programs seriously. On the side of the organization, it makes certain contributions, along with learning programs to the staff. This book covers a wide range of related topics - from pre- retirement challenges and challenges after disengagement; in bid to providing constructive solutions to retirement problems and having extraordinary life in your golden years. It is also noted the great importance of understanding that the environment we create for money is largely what provides us with either wealth or poverty in future - whether as individual, community or country.
Description : This landmark study of the material well-being of older people in nine OECD countries -- Canada, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States -- shed light on the challenges coming with the retirement of the baby-boomers.
Description : Evidence from both local and national surveys suggests that substance misuse and abuse among older adults in the United States is a "hidden epidemic" that poses a major threat to the welfare and quality of life of older drinkers and their families, and has significant public health implications. Based on their findings from a 10-year, NIH-funded study of retirement, aging, and substance misuse, Peter Bamberger and Samuel Bacharach examine the complex web of factors contributing to the precipitation and exacerbation of substance problems among older adults. They discuss the individual and public health implications of such problems, as well as some of the evidence-based steps that may be taken to prevent their emergence and help those in need of assistance for policy-makers and health practitioners. This book provides a single-source review of the latest research assessing the magnitude and costs of older-adult substance abuse, as well as detailed analysis of the epidemiology of older-adult substance abuse. The authors provide an analysis of the efficacy of alternative prevention and treatment strategies, and present scientific evidence in a user-friendly format, highlighting extensive interview data to accompany their statistical results. The illustrations offered by these real life cases not only provide a sense of richness and understanding to a complex issue, but also offer a fitting reminder to the reader that this is an issue affecting people we know and families like our own.
Description : Retirement brings with it the promises of leisure and freedom as well as the risks of boredom and isolation. When retirees rid their schedules of anything resembling the kinds of obligations that once had been imposed by work, they will experience a sometimes-uncomfortable absence of structure. In The Experience of Retirement, the distinguished sociologist Robert S. Weiss provides a detailed description of how some people plan their retirement, what life in retirement is like, and what makes for a fulfilling retirement. His engaging book can thus serve as a most useful guide. Weiss shows us both retirement's benefits and its possible costs, both the relief retirees can feel once free of work's stresses and constraints and the discomfort that can be caused by loss of the positive aspects of working life.The book is based on extensive interviews with eighty-nine men and women before and after their retirement from middle-income careers. Weiss makes vivid their experiences by presenting, in their own words, their descriptions of leaving their careers, considering what to do with their time, confronting issues of income in retirement, dealing, sometimes, with social isolation, and reorganizing their lives. The interviews reveal the way in which retirement affects marriages and other familial relationships. Weiss concludes by presenting advice about retirement based on the actual experiences of retirees. For anyone approaching the age of retirement or already retired and looking for a more satisfying post-career life, for personnel managers, health care professionals, and all those who provide services for the retired, The Experience of Retirement will be an illuminating guidebook to this phase of life.
Description : Offers practical advice to retirees while challenging them to approach this period of life with fidelity to the inner values of their hearts, so they can truly live with purpose in later life.