We offer pre-retirement workshops, backed with a booklet full of practical advice on how to avoid the pitfalls and provide individuals with a framework to help them build their own blueprint for a new life stage, combining in-depth practical and psychological advice with skill building and discussion.
Our interactive sessions anticipate the challenges involved in your renaissance for a new life stage.
How to meet needs
We help provide you with solutions for meeting needs previously met by work in order to create a fulfilling retirement.
Information and Discussion
Our interactive sessions prepare you for what to expect with comprehensive discussions backed by our handy work book for retirement.
What You Get
The opportunity to plan for a retirement that is rewarding with exciting goals, loving relationships and abundant health backed by our ‘Rewire your Future’ booklet
Studies show that retirees receiving pre-retirement guidance, particularly on life planning, adjust better however, most advice available relates to finances and not life planning
Without an holistic plan, many retirees find themselves on a cliff edge this can lead to free-fall with a loss of purpose and often depression but retirement should be a dynamic new life stage of 25-30 years.
Retirement advertising promotes the illusion that retirement is a continuous holiday or a lifelong walk on the beach but retirement has many unknown pitfalls and like any holiday, requires a plan and a budget.
Why Choose Us
Our tailor-made workshops looks at the challenges and pitfalls of retirement, provide information and tools to help individuals ‘REWIRE” for an exciting new life stage.
The Bridge has evolved over several years in answer to a perceived need and was driven by conviction arising from our own experiences and those of people around us of the challenges in adjusting after retirement and finding ways to rewire . Giving workshops is one of them!
What are the Pitfalls of Retiring?
Struggling with lower income
Loss of identity leading to depression
Marital friction The24/7/365 Syndrome
Moving home on impulse and regretting it
“I am really glad a colleague persuaded us to go on the course. I hadn’t thought about the implications of retirement in detail before, or what a significant change it is. I just dreamed about being free of career pressures. Now I am really excited about the possibilities and may partner and I are looking forward to the process of creating our dreams and living them.”
“If I had known that there was going to be psychological mumbo-jumbo in the presentation, I wouldn’t have come. In the end I am glad that I did and will now involve my wife in my plans.”
Upcoming Talks & Workshops
Pinelands Library Committee Room
Date: Saturday 27th July
Cost: R549 per couple or R280 per single. The cost includes a copy of our book Rewire your Future.
For further details and to register, please contact:
Paul Britton on firstname.lastname@example.org or 082 887 3120.
Frequently Asked Questions
Retirement is not what I expected, now what do I do? Should I try to go back to work?
Retirement is like the rest of life, it is a journey not a single event. It takes time to adjust and it takes some planning to make it a pleasant journey. Do come to one of our workshops, where we help you plan out what will give YOU happiness and satisfaction in your retirement years.
How do I cope with more time and less money?
There are many ways to save money through discounts etc. Take a look at www.youve-earned-it.co.za If you email us we will send you our booklet Stretching those Rands completely free of charge.
In your experience, what makes for a happy retirement?
Doing something worthwhile and meaningful! Think about your legacy and what you can contribute to your family/society.
It is good to have projects that
- you enjoy,
- are for the benefit of yourself AND other people,
- use your time, skills and experience,
- make you learn NEW skills and information (keeps your brain active)
- make you get up and get moving (keeps your body active)
- introduce you to new people of different ages,
- your spouse enjoys doing with you (ideally), or encourages you to do.
Why do you expect couples to attend workshops together?
In our research we have found that many of the major failures in retirement result from a unilateral decision (often the husband). So it is vital that couples compile a joint retirement plan.
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