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Author: WEA
Published on 25 April 2013 10:00 AM

The O4O project has teamed up with the Workers’ Educational to host a new Retirement Course in May 2013.

The course entitled “Transitions” is open to the public; to those who may be thinking of retirement or for those who perhaps are facing unplanned retirement due to the down turn and the course is also suitable for those already retired but maybe finding the transition in retirement more difficult than expected.

The “Transitions” Retirement Course” encourages participants to consider their options about retirement and also provides up to date information and signposting to relevant support agencies.

The aim of the programme is to consider the changes that take place at retirement and how they can be successfully managed, for example by examining the changes to lifestyle and the challenge that retirement brings e.g. how to manage on a lower income or by exploring what health and well being aspects participants may need to consider as they grow older. The course also examines how to use additional free time to become involved in volunteering and makes participants aware of other opportunities such as education classes or community groups catering for the over 50’s. 

The programme hopes to turn negative attitudes of retirement into a positive personal approach by encouraging participants to develop a personal action plan for a successful transition to retirement.

The course runs over three days on Saturdays to encourage those who may still be working but facing retirement to attend. All participants should aim to make all three dates to ensure they get the most out of attending the course.  Dates are: Saturday 11th and 18th May and completing on Saturday 1st June from 10am – 4pm daily.  Venue: Oldtown Inn, 12 Oldtown Street,  Cookstown, BT80 8EF. Light lunch and refreshments will be provided. Cost per person: £15.00

For more information on the course please contact Sinead Devine at WEA  phone (028) 7136 9947 or email

For more information: Call Age NI Advice: 0808 808 7575