The Factors Predicting a Good Retirement

6:00 pm
7:00 pm

From mid life onwards, people start to think more in terms of their future retirement but, the truth is, very few people plan and prepare the elements that go into a more satisfying retirement.  In this session, Martin has done all the heavy lifting of going through the research in this field, including a systematic review of both better and worse retirement experiences (read his impressive bio) and there are a number of things we’d like to share with those attending:

  • What are the differences in how men and women prepare for and cope with retirement?
  • What is the better retirement we should be aiming for?
  • What steps can we take to get there?
  • Is there a place for continuing to work when thinking about retiring and, if so, on what sort of terms?
  • Importantly, what can organisations do to help support and ensure they are doing the best for ageing employees to prepare them for a happier retirement?

Who is this event aimed at?

We feel anyone over 50 should be coming to this event to hear what is being said, and to arm yourself with the knowledge of what it means to be better prepared for retirement.

Similarly, anyone who coaches or works with people over 50 would be welcome – we very much want to support coaches deliver and offer the best service they can

Finally, anyone working in the corporate world, who wants to do the best for their employees, is encouraged to attend.

We will close registrations at 20 people: this is a huge topic and we maintain our view people learn most when engaged. We encourage you to come to the session armed with your own questions, as this is a fabulous opportunity to learn and expand your understanding.

About Martin

Dr Martin Hyde is an Associate Professor in Gerontology and Research Director of the Awen Institute at Swansea University. He has published on a wide range of topics from quality of life, work and retirement, health inequalities and globalization. He has published widely in peer reviewed journals, numerous reports, book chapters and several books. He has been involved in a number of large scale studies, including the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), the Survey for Health, Retirement and Ageing in Europe (SHARE) and the Swedish Longitudinal Occupational Study of Health (SLOSH). He is heavily involved in a number of international professional organisations. He is the President of British Society of Gerontology (BSG) Cymru, Chair of the BSG Work and Retirement Group, a Member at Large of the Sociology of Ageing (RC11) committee of the International Sociological Association and a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. He is also a member of the Welsh Ministerial Advisory Forum on Ageing, Swansea Ageing Well Group and the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee for an Ageing Workforce. He is an Associate Editor for Social Theory and Health and on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Social Research Methodology, International Journal of Ageing and Later Life and Quality in Ageing and Older Adults.

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