University of Maryland in Baltimore County, Maryland
Even when a person looks forward to retirement, it is not always a struggle-free condition. Retirement is among the most disruptive decisions of one’s life. It almost always is accompanied by significant challenges and unexpected experiences. There may be some fun and exciting elements to retirement, but, without a doubt, there may be some physical, cognitive, emotional, and behaviorally distressing circumstances as well. After a long career in the emergency services, retirements can be particularly difficult. The sudden cessation of a fairly action filled career leaves one feeling like the proverbial ‘fish out of water.’ A retirement can change one’s self view, life activities, and their mental and physical health. Knowing some of what to expect can prevent some of retirement’s most destructive consequences and lead, instead, to a happier and more fulfilling life after one’s career comes to an end.
*Profession Specific CEs:
This presentation is approved for 1 PDH from EAPA- Employee Assistance Professionals Association.
1 CE Credits for NAADAC, This course has been approved by International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF), as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider # 87914, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF), is responsible for all aspects of the programing.
*Review ICISF World Congress 17 CE website page for additional requirements.
Describe two of the reactions to retirement.
State at least three suggestions discussed in the program that will help retirees to lead happier and healthier lives after retirement.