Planning for More Fulfillment During Retirement

Course Leader(s)
Day of Week: Thursday
Course Length: 5 weeks
Starting: 09/14/2023
Ending: 10/12/2023
Period of Day: Period 1 Zoom
Time: 9:30 - 11:00
Course Fee: $50

Course Description:

Are you concerned about how you are (or will be) spending your retirement time? If so, this course may help you to clarify what activities are most important to you and to start allocating your time accordingly. Through reading, watching TED Talks, class discussions, and tracking how you are currently spending your time, you will gain clarity about what activities are most important and rewarding to you. By trying out some time management tools, you will begin planning your time so that you spend more of it on activities that you find most important and rewarding.

By definition, retirement means the elimination of many hours of work-related responsibilities. If you have not thought through how you would like to use the time that has been freed up, you may find that you are spending it in unsatisfying, unrewarding ways. This course will help you to reflect on how you are spending your time in retirement, to identify the activities that you find to be most important and rewarding, and to plan to spend more of your time in those activities.

The class format will include brief lectures and much class discussion.  Plan on spending 1-2 hours in preparation for each session. You will spend some of that time reading and reflecting and additional time using time management tools developed by the Course Leader.


Books and Other Resources:

Plunkett, Babs. Choose Joy: Three Keys to Investing Your  Time in Retirement, FuzionPress, 2020 (paperback)

Additional books will be recommended.


Course Leader Bio(s)

Bill Brisk

I graduated from Brown with honors, NYU Law School as a Root-Tilden Scholar, and hold a PhD from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, focusing on Latin American and international politics.  I taught at the Inter-American University (San German, Puerto Rico) and the University of New Mexico where I developed a variety of honors courses that encouraged students to do advanced work.  This led to my taking administrative positions at the Inter-American Foundation and Harvard.  Having reached a dead end, I began a second career as a lawyer and, by good fortune, found “elder law” as a subject in which I was able to produce a major work.  I retired two years ago and since then have devoted myself to learning how to make the most of retirement.