Three-Workshop Series

These workshops can be scheduled on three separate dates to create a workshop series.  This series has been offered offered in partnership with Ryerson University and can be modified to fit your organization’s needs.


Workshop #1: Those expectations will get you every time: What do you expect “in retirement”?

According to Marilu Henner, “being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life.”

Through an exploration of expectations, participants in this workshop will have an opportunity to clarify expectations and identify potential areas of stress … while beginning to develop a plan for successful retirement by building on their existing skills and knowledge.

Workshop #2: The clock and you: reinventing daily schedules that work in retirement.

How do you spend your days now? How will that change once you’ve retired? There’s enormous challenge in restructuring a life when you can decide what to do each day.
 These challenges, as Cicely Tyson says, “make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They’re what make the instrument stretch-what make you go
beyond the norm.”

Come and review how your time is allocated when you’re working and how you will plan a new retirement schedule that supports your personal goals.

Workshop #3: The Challenges and Delights of Retirement: Re-establishing Eldership Roles and Responsibilities in the 21st Century.

Vincent Gallo said that “I constantly try to reinvent my sensibilities and my ideas. I enjoy some of the satisfaction that I get when I feel good about what I’ve done. But the process is quite lonely and quite painful.”

Thinking about, and planning for, these challenges can make a huge difference. This presentation / workshop will provide you with an opportunity to begin thinking about some of the transitions of retirement and how to best prepare for them.