• The Social and Emotional Aspects of Retirement

The Social and Emotional Aspects of Retirement

The Social and Emotional Aspects of Retirement

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Building 76-156; The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

Presenter – Richard Dufresne, M.S.W., LICSW; Founder and Principal Consultant, Alliance Consulting HRD

Work provides structure, meaning, conversation topics, as well as some stress and joy. When the structure of work ends, it can raise many questions, such as How should I spend my time? What if I get bored and don’t like being retired? Will spending so much time together with my partner be a good thing? Some people thrive and enjoy being retired while others can slip into periods of self-doubt, boredom, and even depression. This seminar will focus on several key areas that will help participants be better prepared for the social and emotional changes brought on by retirement.
These areas include:

  • Stages of retirement
  • Key questions to consider and answer to help you prepare and become emotionally ready for retirement
  • Common challenges and proactive strategies for the early stages of retirement 
  • Research about those who are happy and satisfied in retirement
  • Effective ways to manage the questions and expectations of family members and friends once you retire