Both, retirement and old age are transitional periods of life and require proper planning and action to take charge of one's own life. In this period, a balance has to be struck between the resources and activities to live well through it.
the old age, one needs to learn certain things afresh and acquire new
skills, attitudes and socialisation norms. It is that stage of life,
which one needs to be educated about and adapt, rather than being
dependent on the one's grown up children and have expectations from
to Dr Miriam Stoppard, the author of the book 'The Best Years of
Your Life', in the old age or post-retirement period, the planning
should be keeping in view the following aspects.
assessment of income and assets to provide for the old age
possibilities of the use of the acquired skills, professional
contacts and social relationships
of requisite physical comforts and health and their mobilisation
of leisure time and social work activities to provide a feeling of
usefulness, achievement and happiness
planed continuation of some of the earlier activities and acquisition
of new interests can form the basis of transition to the old age.
further adds that the increased opportunity for personal outlets
often provides the emotional stability in the old age. So, plan and
live your old age meaningfully and happily.
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