Friday, 2 September 2011

What’s Next? Life Planning for Midlife and Beyond: An Academic Pre-Retirement Workshop

Thursday, October 27, 2011
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Prarie Room, Lister Centre
Presented by: Lynn Rock, Symmetry Consulting


Are you an academic staff member who is contemplating retirement? Health Promotion and WorkLife Services is pleased to sponsor a full-day Academic Pre-Retirement Workshop to assist you in preparing for the next stage of your life. Partners are encouraged to attend.**

People are living longer and more healthfully than ever before. This year the first “baby boomers” will reach the age of 65. Over the coming decades those people born between 1946 and 1965 will dominate and transform society, as they have at each stage of their lives. Boomers are reshaping the ways we view aging – breaking down the negative stereotypes and ageist attitudes that have predominated. Today’s boomers are fit and active. Many are continuing to work, starting their own businesses or shifting to contracting or consulting. Some are retraining. Lots are travelling the world. What are you going to do with the next 30 years of your life?

Attendance at this workshop will assist participants in making more thoughtful, informed and satisfying life planning choices and in facilitating quicker, smoother transitions. What’s Next? will include time for personal assessment and reflection, work with one’s partner, small and large group discussions, written exercises and dynamic interaction in a lively forum. Topics of discussion include:
  • Dispelling the Myths of Aging 
  • Making Successful Transitions 
  • Self-Assessment – Values, Skills and Interests 
  • Exploring Lifestyle Options – Work,To Be or Not to Be? 
  • Health Promotion at Every Age 
  • Fulfilling Relationships 
  • De-Cluttering Housing Options and Relocation 
  • Envisioning a Preferred Future 

Visit www.learningshop.ualberta.ca to register. Seating is limited. There is no charge for this workshop, however, same-day drops and no-shows are penalized. **All registrants, including partners, must register individually.** For more information contact hpaws@ualberta.ca or 780-492-0206.