Retirement Planning II
This module is part of the Transitions in Aging project funded by the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council.
This module was developed by Dr. Pei-Chun Hsieh, a faculty member in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Temple University, with support from Ms. Celia Feinstein, the Executive Director of the Institute on Disabilities and her staff at Temple University.
We would also like to thank Ms. Cassandra Watts, and Kendra Smith for their assistance with this project.
We appreciate your interest in this topic. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Dr. Pei-Chun Hsieh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Notes and References
This module is part two of a two-part series on retirement planning.
As defined in Retirement Planning: Part 1, aging is a natural process. When we reach a certain age (typically 65), we may need to make a decision about whether or not we would like to retire from our current position at work or discontinue the day program we are attending. As going to work or attending day programs can be a big part of our adulthood, we need to think about what we are going to do with our time if we are no longer going to work or the day program. We also need to start thinking about changes that could be happening during this time. Changes can include attending different day programs and community activities or adopting other ways to transition to our older adulthood.
In this module, we will discuss additional topics that should be considered when we plan for our retirement years. The topics that will be covered in the second portion of this retirement planning series include assistive technology, activities of daily living, leisure activities, as well as end of life preparation.