Announcements / Wed. Night Worship Aug 29 Discussion topic: Engagement in Retirement

Wed. Night Worship Aug 29 Discussion topic: Engagement in Retirement


By Bette Drexler - Posted on August 16 2012

 Retirement, to which we all look forward, has its downside.  At our work we ARE somebody, with a schedule, a built in society, and monetary reward that shows appreciation for  our productivity. Then one day, we are not needed there - we don't need to show up. And the next day. And the next day.  Never again. 
Retirement, to which we all look forward, imagining we will now have the chance to do the things we really want to do, and travel to places we've always wanted to see. Who will we become? How will we set priorities? What will we do to continue to feel our lives are meaningful and purposeful?
In retirement, will we recreate ourselves? Will we need to find new friends with whom we can spend time and have something in common? Will we be able to maintain a productive structure to your schedule? Will we drive our partner crazy by having the television on all day for background noise? 
In retirement, how will we be engaged?