Panel of Busy UA Retirees Kicks Off Retirement Series for Academics
Retirement can seem scary.
For people whose lives and identities are intertwined with their careers, the prospect of walking away after many years – several decades, even – can be overwhelming.
But a desire to keep learning and growing as a person can overcome the uneasiness that accompanies such change, say five panelists who shared their stories last week with UA faculty members.
Between adages about longevity and jokes about memory loss, people who attended the discussion asked the panelists whether and how retirement has changed their social lives, how household responsibilities might change for people whose spouses are still working, whether the panelists do more volunteer work, and what surprised them most about retirement.
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