appreciating, growing, playing, making and giving back. The reason for doing these things, beyond
the simple enjoyment they may bring, is to help you stay intellectually, physically and socially
People who study successful aging and retirement tell us that using our minds and bodies, and
interacting with others are keys to a happy and healthy retirement life. Yes, good genes and money
help too, but we can’t pick our ancestors and our financial situation is whatever we have made it.
And while many of the activities in this book may help keep you mentally and physically fit and
some could even be a source of income, your health and finances in retirement are not focuses
of this book. The focus is on being engaged with life.
The book reviews hundreds of ideas for engaging retirement activities in an educational and
entertaining fashion and provides references to sources of additional information. Following the
introductory material it uses an alphabetical organizational format to present the ideas. It can be
read at length but it is also easy to read in short sittings.
It is your life. Live it fully! Whether you are fully retired, partially so or preparing for the day you will
be, it is important for you to think about and plan for what it is you will do to keep yourself intellectually,
physically and socially engaged. The Successful Retirement Guide will help you do it.
The book begins with “Acting” and ends with “Zen.” There is a lot in between. Enjoy!
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Price gives the reader the opportunity to do that by providing the idea, the opportunity
potential, and the resources for getting started. . . . it's an inspirational guide that will
provoke people of all ages to engage in new ventures and discover what life can offer."
- Library Journal
fresh and useful way.”
Practical Guide to Making Better Decisions
life to another level. It is not really about retiring - it is a "how to" about rewiring your life so
that it remains as or more meaningful than before."
- Axel Freudmann, Chief Human Resources Officer (Ret.),
'handbook' for new adventures in life long learning."
- Mary Wilcox, Director, Greater Hartford RSVP
ambitions for 30 years post retirement from the workforce?
Kevin Price has put together a realistic yet creative guide to titillate even the most
committed couch potato among us. First, he rightly points out that it is a "job" to use
our cognitive, affective and physical capabilities lest we lose our stamina and the
continuity of life flow. Even 90-somethings define their older years as a time of
connection and vitality.
Imagine candy making, becoming a Civil War expert, a clown or cosmologist! Need
a hobby? Ever think of rock gardening? Genealogy? Geology? How about kites,
knots? Politics or poetry or pottery? Plant a tree to leave a legacy.
There is no question that this is the most creative overview of potential interests to
tweak your mind, body and spirit. Each entry is researched and enticingly presented.
The author treats us to a short history of each activity or hobby (i.e., How chess was
invented), how to get involved, and a caveat or hint of the end result of our commitment
(under "coupon" collecting, for example, he warns the reader not to get carried away
with too many bargains that we don't really need.)
This book is about promises we make to ourselves--sometimes to revisit former
interests and sometimes to dreaming up new ones. The book is well written,
delightfully presented and thoughtfully organized. It fosters wonder and hope: Price
captures its spirit when he writes, "I see myself as a work in progress."
- Mary Alice Wolf, Ed.D.
Professor of Gerontology
Director, Institute in Gerontology, Saint Joseph College
change periodically and may from time to time include new material destined for future editions.
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