Retirement Planning I
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
Aging is a natural process. When we reach a certain age (typically 65), we 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.
There are many reasons as to why we need to plan for our retirement. First, as going to work or attending day programs is 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 programs. Additionally, we may become eligible for services through the aging service network and so we will experience some changes in the services we receive. Therefore, we will have an easier transition if we have a good plan for our time after retirement. In this module, we will discuss some key issues that we need to think about when planning for our retirement. This module is part one of a two-part series on retirement planning.