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Making the Most of Retirement

By (author) Michael Barratt
Format: Book
Publisher: Kogan Page Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Published: 10th Sep 1999
Dimensions: w 135mm h 215mm
Weight: 206g
ISBN-10: 0749428260
ISBN-13: 9780749428266
Barcode No: 9780749428266
This text takes the view that once "retirement" age has been reached, a whole new world of opportunities opens up, being based on Michael Barratt's own experience of having started a new business enterprise at the age of 70. The text shows how accessible this is to everyone, regardless of social status, finance, health or skills. The book focuses on maintaining physical and mental wellbeing and the encouragement of a positive and optimistic approach. It suggests numerous challenging and stimulating leisure activities as well as examining options for voluntary or partly-paid work. There are also tips for the most effective use of financial resources, ranging from investments to income from a part-time job.

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Kirkus UK
Written in a fluent, down-to-earth style, this book covers an eclectic range of topics, from bowls and birdwatching to astronomy and radio-hamming. It's oddly silent on surfing the world-wide web, which more and more older people are making good use of, but there's plenty of sensible advice about real-life face-to-face networking with human beings. (Kirkus UK)