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The time of your life - 10 point guide
A 10-point guide for people entering their retirement years is being launched at the New Forest Show - from July 25-27 2017 - by West Hampshire CCG.
The pocket-sized guide, titled ‘Time of your life’ is a broad appeal to people who are entering their 60s to think about their well- being as the approach later life.
And It’s not just about health. The guide urges people to consider a whole range of circumstances that might impact on well-being, such as housing, finance and keeping in touch with friends and life in the community.
Sarah Schofield, Chairman of West Hampshire CCG said ‘ If you are going through any major life event, and we are talking about retirement, then being prepared will help reduce stress and possible illness.
‘It’s about things that might impact on your health - like finances, being creative, and how you keep you social life busy and remain part of the community. If people are lonely or inactive or if they are not planning for the future then people are potentially vulnerable and may become unwell.”
The guide was developed in collaboration with clinicians at Lymington Hospital, and includes prompts and ideas as well as links to useful organisations to help people prepare for their retirement.
The ‘Time of your life’ cards will be handed out to visitors to the New Forest Show with further plans to distribute the cards at other summer and autumn events in Hampshire.