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How to lead a good & prosperous life after retirement?
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.

In 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 them.

According 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.

•An assessment of income and assets to provide for the old age

•Exploring possibilities of the use of the acquired skills, professional contacts and social relationships

•Identification of requisite physical comforts and health and their mobilisation

•Identification of leisure time and social work activities to provide a feeling of usefulness, achievement and happiness

A planed continuation of some of the earlier activities and acquisition of new interests can form the basis of transition to the old age.

Stoppard 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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