Retirement Transition Initiative seeking pilot partners

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Date: 
19.04.2013
Source: 
Shaftesbury

The design work for our Retirement Transition Initiative venture (built on the ‘National Retirement Service’ concept ) is gathering pace as it enters its later stages. The model has been developed and refined through extensive consultation with partners and specialists, and we are now testing it with potential participants and engaging with proposed partners for piloting the venture, in locations across the country.

The Retirement Transition Initiative (RTI) is an early intervention programme to prevent some of the challenges faced by people exiting their main career. The ‘retirement’ transition can be accompanied by disrupted social networks, a lost sense of identity, and a lack of meaningful activity, which can contribute to mental and physical health issues in later life.

RTI will bring people together for an intensive programme of learning, activity, and reflection – giving individuals the opportunity to ‘take stock’ of their skills, needs, and desires; reflect on how they might use their time in later life in a purposeful way; plan for the expected and unexpected challenges of later life; and build the networks and social capital that will support them in pursuing these goals.

To find out more about RTI, or discuss partnering in a pilot, contact simon.jebreel@shaftesburypartnership.org
 

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