ERIC Number: ED177382
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Aspire - Don't Retire.
Feingold, S. Norman
Counselor's Information Service, v33 n2 suppl 1 May 1978
Retirement is a recent phenomenon, with accompanying financial stress as income drops, and psychological strain from a loss of career identity. However, individual differences in attitudes and expectations vary with age, education, income, and between retirees and non-retirees. Needs after retirement may remain the same as in pre-retirement while activities drop; or activities may remain the same but needs may change, or both activities and needs may change. Successful retirement may require professional or lay counseling which recommends different methods of keeping active. Additional advice may be obtained from various organizations and agencies. Experts observe individual differences among increasing numbers of people planning early retirement, while among workers over age 65, there are also differences between those from the lowest income to those from the highest. The value and importance of pre-retirement planning and counseling are heavily stressed. (LS)
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Attitudes, Economic Status, Guides, Individual Differences, Labor Force Nonparticipants, Older Adults, Quality of Life, Retirement, State of the Art Reviews, Work Life Expectancy
B'nai B'rith Career and Counseling Services, 1640 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: B'nai B'rith, Washington, DC. Career and Counseling Services.
Note: Keynote address given at Central Synagogue Community House (New York, NY, April 9, 1978)