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Many people spend more time planning a vacation than how to spend their time in retirement.
The road to happiness can be planned.
Retirement Linkages focus on five key areas for retirement happiness
Jumpstart your next chapter with our unique building blocks for retirement. Create a roadmap that is visionary, practical, immediate and long-term.
Recreate a post-career identity, with or without paid work
Many people dedicate years to building their careers. Switching off your work ethic can be difficult going into retirement.
Finding new hobbies, a new identity outside of work, ways to keep healthy – physically and mentally, building new community ties and importantly understanding what your legacy is – these are all aspects to consider when full time work is no longer your priority.
Build an enjoyable and meaningful leisure life
The one thing most people look forward to in retirement is more leisure time! Time to do what you please, each day.
However, we know that people with continued purpose and meaning in their life live longer. Where do you start when building your career and raising a family are no longer your priority?
Stay healthy, enabling an active lifestyle
Good intentions without action are just that, intentions. Nearly 60% of retirees stop working earlier than planned. Health is the main reason. Staying mentally and physically active enables you to ‘age gracefully’ even with health issues.
Illness or mobility restrictions can affect you or your partner. Find the activities that are right for you at the right time.
Let’s explore your options. You may be surprised at what you discover you love to do!
Strengthen and build sustaining relationships
As you move through each stage of retirement life your relationships will change. Going from a working schedule to 24/7 companionship can be stressful. And what happens when your friends all move to other states and you’re left behind?
Set a plan in place for today’s, and tomorrow’s, community.
Create a legacy, investing your time for personal meaning
How you prepare for each stage is personal. It’s energizing to contribute to making the world a better place as you build your career. Some retirees may worry that they will fade away in retirement. Planning to stay engaged helps avoid that!