Planning for retirement is much like getting ready for a trip – even with all the advance preparation it never goes exactly as you have planned. But that is not to say that we should stop making plans – the more comprehensive the plan, the more likely the outcome will be ideal. The primary purpose of having a plan is so that when things go wrong, you are equipped with the flexibility to adapt to the unexpected circumstances.
Not sure where to start? How about deciding how you want to spend your golden years? Studies have shown that it is beneficial for the physical and mental well-being of seniors, when they choose to stay active and engaged with activities. Leading a purposeful life and staying connected socially will help keep you physically healthy and prevent mental health issues like depression.
In Singapore, there are plenty of options to keep you occupied and engaged!
For one, you can finally realise your dream by pursuing interests that have been neglected in the course of life. Whether it’s learning to play an instrument or picking up photography skills, now is the time for self-fulfilment. Besides the opportunity to make new friends, picking up new skills will invigorate you emotionally; giving you renewed purpose to live life in a fresh capacity.
Now that you have all the time in the world, why not pack a suitcase and set off to explore new places. Travelling is also a great opportunity to bond with family or reconnect with acquaintances. Plus, one of the perks of having a flexible schedule means you can travel during off-peak seasons and enjoy better rates on flights and hotels!
If you prefer to stay within the comforts of home, why not consider adding a furry friend to your household. Research has shown that seniors who spend time with animals feel less lonely. Keeping a pet can instil a daily routine that promotes active aging, rather than sliding into a sedentary lifestyle.
It’s never too early (or too late) to design an exciting plan for your golden years!
Join us at the upcoming Retirement Planning Seminar, where Principal Consultant Mr Stephen Chew will be speaking about how to create your desired retirement identity and the steps you need to take NOW.
Date: 15 June 2017, Thursday
Venue: Sheraton Towers
Time: 6.30pm – 9pm
Admission fee of $50 per pax applies.
We look forward to seeing you!
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