Retiree Activities

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Retiree Activities

Ric Dalberri, Founder of Retirement USA
2008

Just because we choose to get our gold watches and plaques,
does not mean the end of an active life. Retiree activities opens many new
opportunities for what some call, retiree activities.

Some retiree activities may actually include volunteer work
doing what they did prior to retiring. Now that there is a larger time base,
many retiree activities include:

* increased parenting of grandchildren

* volunteer work

* increased household or gardening

* time to travel

* going back to school

* crafts and hobbies

* social clubs loaded with activities such as bus tours

* dancing

* traveling

You can continue your own list as you like.

One aspect of retiring are the losses that come with aging
and retiring.

Productivity and energy levels are lost. The loss of a love
one or spouse. This is very hard to anticipate and the most difficult to deal
with.  The best way to prepare for a loss of a spouse or loved one is to
become familiar with a sense of independence and relying on your self.

Retiree activities is/are one way to do this.

High on the list of concerns for retiree activities living
is the loss of finances and the lowering of health insurance coverage. Another
big concern is loneliness and no social support groups, especially for those
not used to doing a lot of different things.

Planning for retiree activities means just that. Preparation
for:

* financial well being

* meaningful retiree activities

* supplement health care to Medicare

All of these must be an extension of when you were
working.

A sound structured retiree activities plan can last a long
time and provide you with enjoyment of life and health.