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3 Books to Read During Retirement

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on

From fewer social interactions to feeling a loss of purpose, transitioning from a 9 to 5 life to retirement can be challenging for many seniors. Respite caregivers in the Lehigh Valley have put together this list of books ideal for older adults who are embarking on a new chapter in life.

1. Where to Retire

There are many reasons why older adults move after retirement, but deciding on the location can be the tricky part. Where to Retire by John Howells contains updated information on where and why seniors should move after they retire. He hits on important topics such as housing, recreation, climate, crime rates, medical facilities, transportation, and cost of living.

2. The Retiring Mind

Robert P. Delamontagne, PHD, tackles the emotional side of retirement head on in his book The Retiring Mind. Some older adults find it difficult to settle down and miss the challenges that they faced on a day-to-day basis before retiring. This book guides people through spiritual and psychological insights into the world of retirement. The premise of this book is based on the author’s own experiences and are designed to help people learn to cope with their new lives.

3. 101 Fun Things to do in Retirement

The fun begins when the retirement bell rings. 101 Fun Things to do in Retirement by Stella Rheingold is all about letting go and enjoying life when it really matters. Life does not have to be about deadlines and stress, it can be fun and exciting. This book is a guide for seniors on how they should view the world and push the limits each and every day. Its humor is rewarding enough but it also offers many good suggestions on how older adults can make the most of their retirement years. 101 Fun Things to do in Retirement is a must-read for anyone who has retired.

Some seniors find themselves feeling more isolated during retirement, particularly if family lives far away. Make sure your aging loved one has emotional support and companionship by reaching out to Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of senior care Lehigh Valley families trust. In addition to providing social stimulation, our caregivers can help with everyday activities like grocery shopping, meal preparation, and exercise. Learn more by calling 484-350-3874 and scheduling a free in-home consultation.