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Shaping a Life of Significance for Retirement

by Jerry P. Haas, R. Jack Hansen

Retired engi­neer Jack Hansen and spir­i­tu­al for­ma­tion leader Jer­ry Haas explore the tran­si­tions, oppor­tu­ni­ties, and chal­lenges of fac­ing retire­ment through a series of inter­views with per­sons fac­ing retire­ment and already in retire­ment. Shap­ing A Life of Sig­nif­i­cance for Retire­ment is about the more per­son­al dimen­sions of the tran­si­tion from work­ing full-time to retire­ment, includ­ing rela­tion­ships, feel­ings of self-worth and pur­pose, and spir­i­tu­al and intel­lec­tu­al growth.



Many peo­ple want to add years to their life with­out regard to adding life to their years. Yet, retire­ment pro­vides indi­vid­u­als with new chal­lenges and oppor­tu­ni­ties. By pro­vid­ing clear insight and cre­ative sug­ges­tions, Hansen and Haas help retirees (and those prepar­ing for retire­ment) reflect on their cur­rent pat­terns of liv­ing in an effort to make their lat­er years their most ful­fill­ing ones.
Richard H. Gentzler, Jr., Director, Center on Aging and Older Adult Ministries, General Board of Discipleship, the United Methodist Church

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