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Age Scotland launches new workshops to help you plan for Later Life

Posted: 10th August 2015

For many the thought of giving up the 40 hour per week job seems, on the face of it, a great opportunity to relax from the stress of work.  However, for many the stress of work gives way to the stress of what to do with all this free time.

How will you spend the extra 40 hours per week that not working will free up for you?

Will you have enough income and savings to cover your expenses and enjoy later life?

 How prepared are you for the change stopping work will bring to your daily routine, structure and relationships?

The best thing to do is to not see this as a problem but just another step in life’s journey and Age Scotland is here to help.

Our Planning for Later Life Workshops are designed to give you that headspace to think about what you will do once you move on from your full-time job.  Whether you want to work more flexibly, part-time or give up work altogether, these courses are a great way to start planning.

What’s more these courses aren’t just about work, you’ve got a whole range of issues that many people never consider before they retire.

Financial Content

  • Savings and Investments including taxation
  • Legal matters including Wills, Power of Attorney, Cost of Care
  • Pensions – what does the new legislation mean for you?
  • Managing your outgoings

Health and Wellbeing Content

  • Managing yourself through the transition/ change
  • Maintaining and creating new relationships
  • Managing your health including eating, exercise and social interaction
  • Keeping busy including part-time working, volunteering, further education, local activities

Your employer may be willing to support you by funding workshops as a way of valuing your service right up until the end of employment.

For more information visit our website to see when the next course is being held or have a look at our flyer.  Alternatively, to speak to our Planning for Later Life team call, contact Stacey Kitzinger at or 0333 323 2400.

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