Retirement Planning to Get Easier: The Next Paths Workshop Announced

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The University of North Carolina Asheville's Center for Creative Retirement, has just announced an upcoming program that anyone who is planning for retirement will want to attend.

helps soul searchers create plans for meaningful retirement

The North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement, a program of the University of North Carolina Asheville (UNCA), has just announced that they will be hosting one of their renowned 3-day retirement workshops beginning August 29. The program, now in its sixth year, is called Paths to Creative Retirement, and it has been refined through feedback from and research of over 500 "graduates."

The Wall Street Journal recently called Paths one of the best programs in the country for people pursuing an innovative approach to retirement planning.

Anyone interested in retirement, and planning for their future, may want to consider attending.

The Paths workshop takes the ideas behind outstanding retirement planning and teaches them in a weekend long course. Unlike most retirement planning courses, the Paths workshop focuses mainly on finding meaning and purpose rather than just financial considerations. The retreat style event provides a fresh way to look at life following a major career.

It covers topics such as: post-retirement careers as well as ways of giving back to one's community, housing and community belonging, widening friendship circles, discovering new ways to structure days meaningfully, restoring and deepening intimacy, and more. The course also dispels myths about retirement, and looks at the psychological and emotional aspects of this sometimes confusing time in one's life.

The course explores the many levels of retirement planning; including ones that most people tend to overlook.

Writer and editor for Kiplinger's magazine, Susan B. Garland, praised the course after her weekend experience earlier this year. Paths "helps soul searchers create plans for meaningful retirement," she wrote.

In the June edition of Kiplinger's Retirement Report, Susan noted of fellow participants, "they traveled from as far away as Oregon and New Hampshire to explore the non-financial, emotional side of retirement."

Summing up her own insights and plans, she wrote, "I don't have all the pieces…but I'm more confident than ever that it will happen."

The next course runs from the 29th through the 31st of August. Space in the program is limited, so those wishing to attend will want to sign up soon. The cost of the course is $750, which covers the course itself, the materials required, and most of the meals for the weekend.

For more information on the Paths Workshop, or to sign up, visit the Paths to Creative Retirement website:

About the North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement

Established in 1988 as an integral part of the University of North Carolina at Asheville, the North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement (NCCCR) promotes thriving in life's second half through lifelong learning, leadership, community service and research.

For More Information Call: 828-251-6140


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