Why plan your retirement?
Click here to sign up for the laterlife
Online Planning Retirement Workshop
which includes content,
questions to ask yourself and exercises covering:
Retirement - the great change and
how we view it
Thinking about retirement -
including identifying your hopes, concerns and aims
Finance in retirement
Working in retirement (paid and
Hobbies and Leisure
Travel and holidays - new types of
Health & exercise
References and links for retirement
Action planning (based on 9
categories and 4 fundamentals your plan needs to achieve)
is one of the most significant changes that you will ever
Everyone approaches retirement from a different point of view and
with a mix of emotions. Some of us will cope with it well and
others will approach it with uncertainty and even fear. We
should ideally think and plan for it well in advance, but few
On top of this, planning for retirement is more important today than it has
ever been. As retirees we are much healthier, much more active
and can expect to live much longer – a whole new phase of life
and opportunity is opening up. We need to think about making the
most of the next 20-30 years.
About the online workshop
The laterlife Online Planning Retirement Workshop is based
on our extensive experience of running Planning Retirement
Workshops in locations around the country for retirees from both
Public and Private sector organisations.
Our 'laterlife learning' tutors who run these events
offline will guide you through similar material and thinking
processes here on the web.
Our 12 workshop modules cover all the lifestyle aspects of
enjoying your retirement. The financial side is just one of
online workshop can never duplicate what you get from an event
with other people - in particular the interaction and ideas you
generate between you. However, with our 'virtual participants' in
your own personal workshop and our 'virtual tutor', plus
humour and anecdotes from our offline workshops we go some way to doing
In addition we provide email access to one of our tutors at the
end of the workshop to help you with outstanding questions.
The workshop is structured into a series of modules so you can
progress at your own pace, spread them over a period of time and
return whenever you want to. If you have a partner then you can
work through the workshop independently or together. The
workshop will help you develop your own plans with time for your
joint interests and time for your own individual interests.
We've also designed it so that you can do some thinking offline if
you wish and then come back,
capture your thinking and progress on to the next step. In
every case we will give you some guidance on how much time to
spend on each step.
In addition to the workshop material we provide you with links to
other useful sources of information on and off the web.
Making the decision
Don't drift into retirement. For a very modest investment you can
transform how you approach retirement and the enjoyment and
fulfilment you get from it. Make retirement what you plan to do,
not what you plan not to do!
What people have to say
I just wanted to give you some feedback – somewhat late in the
day - on your on-line workshop. I have greatly enjoyed it and
found it very worthwhile – doing different modules separated by
several days at a time I’m afraid, but that is the advantage of
on-line!! It has certainly been a nice companion in helping me
get myself organized in my first month after retirement.
I have just completed Module 4, Work and Retirement. I have
to say I found it most helpful. It has given me so much to
consider for my retirement in March next year. I have found a
few places for voluntary work in which I would be very
interested. I will also be purchasing a couple of the suggested
books for self employment. Thanks again for the access to such
an exceptionally high standard on-line course.