Course Summary

Whether it’s your choice to retire, or the decision has been made for you, some clever planning can ease the transition and add joy to this new phase of your life. Learn how to take control of your best years yet and to reinforce the philosophy that life gets better with age.

Discover and embrace the emotional side of retiring, as well as practical ideas for enhancing all aspects of your life. For many people, retirement can creep up on them. Start thinking about your plans well in advance of actual retirement.

Course Sessions

Sunday, 2nd August - 1 class

Session ID DJY79803C
2 Aug - 2 Aug 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$189 / $180 (conc)
  • What does getting older mean to you?
  • What is your vision for retirement? What are your options? Surf your horizons.
  • Meet your needs in 8 key aspects of life.
  • Who am I, if I’m not a parent, worker or spouse?
  • Live authentically—what does this mean and how can you be more authentic?
  • How to maintain a youthful attitude.
  • Now is your chance to get more fun in your life.
  • Find out where your own fulfillment comes from.
  • Identify your true priorities; embrace the ‘new you’.
  • Moving on from the past and letting go.
  • If you have a partner, how to understand them better and encourage them to understand you.
  • Negotiate your needs with your partner, family or close friends.
  • Planning what you want to do in your future.
  • Get your affairs in order.
  • What to be aware of when you consider wills, powers of attorney and advanced care plans.
  • Develop your plan for a balanced life.

You will come away with a host of ideas to create a fulfilling future.

You will know how to brainstorm and facilitate difficult decisions.

You will be more prepared to negotiate your needs with significant others.

You will develop an action plan to suit your circumstances.

  • Please bring a notepad and pen.

[Note: this course does not deal with financial planning or advice.]


As a psychotherapist and life coach who has spent a lifetime providing assistance to clients and students across a range of Personal Development themes, Jacquie Wise brings her understanding of the emotional side of retiring, as well as practical ideas to enhance all aspects of your life. Jacquie herself is 72 years old and still going strong!

Last updated: May 25, 2020 04:37pm