Retirement Ready Part 2 Power Point (Slide Share)

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    This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Office of Family Readiness Policy, U.S. Department of Defense under Award Number 2015-48770-24368.

    Retirement Ready? Effective Strategies for Military Families Part II

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  • Our Panelists


    Sharon Danes, PhD, EDFP

    Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFT

    Barbara ONeill, PhD

  • Retirement Transitions

    Two patterns of behavior following change -Change as loss -Change as opportunity

    Stages of the grief cycle Keys to successful retirement transition Goals

    -turning values into goals -creating achievable goals -mutual goal setting process -managing goal differences


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  • Retirement from a Psychological Perspective

    Common Feelings Experienced -Stress (Definition and Holmes and Rahe stress scale) -Anxiety -Frustration -Fear -Loss (Ambiguous Loss) -Depression (Increased probability with retirement)

    Unique Challenges for Military Families in Retirement

    Family Resilience Important Information for Providers


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  • Retirement and Finances

    Typical retirement planning concerns across generations

    Sources of retirement income -Social security, employer pension plans, personal retirement plans, other personal savings, annuities, employment, other

    Blended Retirement System for U.S. Uninformed Services -Summary -Who benefits -Cautions and concerns

    Retirement Plan Withdrawal Strategies Retired Military Health Insurance


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