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Learn to be Retired

Group OrganiserSarat Chick
VenueMember House
Meeting DaysTuesdays Afternoon
Group Vacancies? Yes

The Learning to be Retired group is based on a course developed by 2 U3A members for people in the early stages of retirement. Unlike most U3A groups which are open-ended, each cycle of the course will run for 5 or 6 weeks. The group is closed to new members once we start working through the course.
Below is an outline of what each week would cover (approximately) -

Week One

  • We explore the facts, myths and feelings around retirement and consider where we are in the retirement process

Week Two

  • We look at developing a new, non-work based identity. This involves exploring who we are and who we might become.

Week Three

  • We look at what people ‘do’ when they’re retired and explore potential new activities, interests and adventures.

Week Four

  • We explore our need for social connection and how we can maintain strong relationships and communities.

Week Five

  • We look at the nuts and bolts of day-to-day living and how best to structure our time. We review all that we’ve learned and we look at how to make retirement ‘the time of our lives.’

There are no ‘subject matter experts’ who give advice. We will work through the course together sharing what we discover as we go.

Please contact Sarat Chick for more details.

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