It is argued that retirement today is different than at any other time in history. With advances in medicine, improved diet people can be fit and active long after they reach their retirement age. While this is mediated by factors such as social class and ethnicity retirement can offer many opportunities to develop new skills, discover new interests and challenges. However retirement requires planning, and not just financial planning, it is about self reflection-what do I want from retirement and what do I need to do to ensure that retirement is satisfying and rewarding.

Useful links to further information about retirement:




The Centre for Staff and Graduate Development runs a course on retirement for staff. Further information.

If there are any particular subjects that you would like to see covered in these pages, please contact the well-being team at wellbeing@aston.ac.uk.