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  • Writer's pictureAndrew Trevor A Giles

Setting the Stage: Retirement Goals

Updated: Apr 5

A big turning point for many people as they embark on their retirement path is setting new goals as our life changes without the daily routine of work.  

By now, you probably are starting to think of new objectives and goals, which can be quite challenging for some. Retirement is often a time to review your objectives and make sure you're getting the most out of this phase of life, even if it is just taking in more leisure and relaxation. Taking some time to actively plan can have great mind health benefits as the transition can be something we have never faced before.   

Financial Security:

Post retirement, having secure finances to support ageing is often the first goal for many. Many people get great comfort from speaking with advisors and specialists about the right type of investments and retirement funds now that income is not necessarily coming from salary. Advisors can often help with assessing spending patterns and creating realistic budgets, but also in estate planning and long-term health care and insurance as well to safeguard your assets and pension entitlements.  

Health and Wellness:

Setting your health and fitness as a top priority grows more crucial as you age. To maintain optimum health and identify any possible problems early, the old adage is prevention is better than cure. This might be a time to invest time in preventive healthcare measures like routine check-ups, screenings, and even immunisations. It may also help to get some advice about the best way to maintain an active lifestyle and getting in some regular exercise that can enhance cardiovascular health, flexibility, and strength or the right type of nutrition. A great part of village living is the opportunities for mental and emotional health by becoming involved in the range of onsite leisure activities that encourage mindfulness, relaxation, and social interaction.  

Lifestyle Enrichment:

Retirement can bring opportunities to pursue new interests, hobbies, and experiences that bring joy and fulfillment in this phase of life. Consider exploring lifelong passions that you may have put on hold during your working years, whether it's travelling, learning a new skill or language, or delving into creative pursuits such as painting or writing.  

Legacy Planning:

As you get older, making plans for your legacy is more crucial than ever since it guarantees that your desires will be honored and that your loved ones will be taken care of. If your circumstances or choices change, go over and update your estate planning documents, such as wills, trusts, and powers of attorney. To make sure that your objectives are clear and open to your family, think about having a conversation with them about your legacy ambitions. Investigate opportunities for philanthropic efforts or charity contributions that fit with your values and interests to make a lasting difference for causes that are important to you.  

By prioritising financial security, health and wellness, lifestyle enrichment, and legacy planning, you can make the most of your retirement years and create a fulfilling and meaningful post-career life. Careful planning and commitment often can help you embrace this new chapter of life with optimism and enthusiasm, enjoying the rewards of a well-lived retirement.  



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