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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.

2010

Recommendations

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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