Growing Your Mind in Retirement: Education, Volunteering & Hobbies

August 15, 2016

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This week on For Your Benefit, host Bob Leins welcomes Michael Creedon, D.S.W. Gerontologist, and expert on transitioning to retirement, to the studio to focus on education, volunteering, and hobbies during retirement. Why are these topics important for retirees? The National Institute on Aging says it’s more than just fun and games.  Click below to access their full publication on this topic and tune in to the show to hear answers to these questions:

  • Why would someone want to consider ongoing education in retirement? 
  • Are there resources for life-long learning?
  • Why should I consider volunteer work?  What should I watch out for in selecting a volunteer activity?  How do I find a “good fit” for me?
  • What is the most popular hobby for retirees?  What does a hobby do for you?

There are many ways to carve out a fulfilling and enjoyable retirement.  Having a plan that includes the above is one way to get started.

Participating in Activities You Enjoy—More Than Just Fun and Games:
Tips From the National Institute on Aging.

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