Retiring Well
A Retreat For People Finishing Full-time Work Within 12-24 Months

  • Leader: Helen Calder
  • Start Date: Friday 21st October, 14:00
  • End Date: Sunday 23rd October, 14:00
  • Residential Price: £ 245.00 per person
  • Non-Residential Price: £ 145.00 per person

Residential Stay

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No Single rooms available

Non-Residential Stay

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Price: £145

Retirement is a time of significant change. There are many ways to journey towards and then into retirement and many issues to think through. The course will be a mix of presentation from the front, interactive exercises in twos or threes and in plenary, as well as opportunity for time alone to think, plan and pray. The sessions slot together like a jigsaw over the three days.

A weekend retreat for people finishing full-time work in the next 12-24 months.

Come alone, with your spouse or with a colleague at a similar stage of the journey towards retirement. The content is equally suitable for those from the secular workplace and those in Christian ministry and charities.

Topics covered will include:
o Challenges and opportunities of retirement
o A Christian perspective on retirement and growing old
o Life journey and legacies
o Discovering God`s calling in retirement
o Leaving work well
o Taking a gap
o A balanced lifestyle: pacing life and use of time
o Supporting others and supporting yourself
o Self-worth and identity without paid employment
o Staying or moving
o Together at home/Single living in retirement

Attendees will have opportunity to consider some of the implications of their retirement and be inspired to pray, think and plan about how they might spend their retirement. Some resources will be provided to help do this. All eventually leading to a purposeful, fulfilled retirement.

NOTE: Please arrive from 2pm, ready for the first session starting at 3pm prompt.
If you wish to arrive in the morning and book in for lunch, this may be possible for an extra £15 per person - please contact us to check availability.

If you wish to stay longer, or start your stay earlier, please contact us about availability.