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Thrive in Retirement: Simple Secrets for Being Happy for the Rest of Your Life
Thurman, Eric
Prentice Hall Press / Softcover / 2019-03-01 / 0735291829
Aging Well
price: $21.99 (may be subject to change)
240 pages
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Discover the three secrets to happiness--and much more--in the later years of life.Never before in human history have so many people lived for decades beyond their working years. 10,000 Americans turn 65 each day, and their average life expectancy is another 20 years--and many will live longer. But will they just live or have a meaningful life? The truth is that many--if not most--people approaching the latter years do not have a plan, much less a strategy to thrive instead of just survive. Packed with information based on research as well as common-sense wisdom, here are some examples of what readers will discover: * How retiring at the wrong time increases the likelihood of dying 89%. * What can delay Alzheimer's onset an average of 9 years. * How everything that makes you happy comes in just 3 forms. * Which partner is most likely to initiate divorce after decades of marriage and why.

Reviews and Endorsements:

“Whether you are thirty, fifty, or eighty years old, it’s not too late to take Eric Thurman’s advice for a happy, healthy, and secure retirement. With the secrets he offers in Thrive in Retirement, you can enjoy what many of us feel are the best years of our lives! Thank you, Eric, for writing such a great road map!”
—Marilyn and Jim Lovell, astronaut and commander of Apollo 8 and Apollo 13

“Leaving my long executive career was a big change. Thrive in Retirement is a candid and well-researched wealth of information and encouragement on how to not only navigate but thrive in the great third season of my life.”
—Jerry Forte, CEO Colorado Springs Utilities (retired)

“As retirement nears, we encourage older adults to plan for their future ?nancial or health care needs, but what Eric Thurman insightfully notes is that we often overlook the need to plan for what will make us happy. I encourage older adults to use this book as their guide to happiness.”
—Marla Fronczak, MSNM, executive director, Northeastern Illinois Agency on Aging

“Retirement is more than having enough money saved. It is making sure that your finances are taken care of while also planning what to do in your free time, identifying what your passions are, and deciding how you are going to execute those plans after you retire. Eric’s book has it all. I give it to my clients of all ages…to think about as they plan for retirement. Eric, thank you for writing what I think is the comprehensive manual to a happy and prosperous retirement!”
—Mark F. Saran, investment advisor, Lake Forest, IL

“What a wonderful guide for successful aging! In a culture that values youthfulness, this book shows us we don’t have to buy into the stereotypes of growing older. Having worked in the field of aging for over twenty-five years, I found Eric Thurman’s book to be insightful, poignant, uplifting, and practical. As our nation is on the cusp of experiencing the ‘silver tsunami,’ this is a must read—especially for anyone of the baby boom generation.”
—Angel Hoffman, MA gerontology

“Grounded in much insight, Thrive in Retirement is a practical guide to anyone in retirement or considering it. I think everyone over fifty should read it. The book really helps people re?ect on their lives and live more purposefully, longer, and happier!”
—Charley Shin, founder and CEO of Charleys Philly Steaks restaurants

“I love adventure, not just in comics, but also in real life. I don’t want my life to be boring, sad, or lack for meaning. Life is meant to be overflowing. I love to use all my potential, not just in my drawings but also in my ministries and leisure times. I expect to enjoy all the years God gives me. That’s why I love Thrive in Retirement. It has a wealth of information on how to make the most of all my decades ahead.”
—Sergio Cariello, cartoonist of famous characters including The Lone Ranger, Batman, Wonder Woman, Captain America, and The Action Bible

“Psalm 92 shares that God’s people will prosper and be like trees that stay healthy and fruitful, even in old age. I encourage you to read Thrive in Retirement, to consider and apply what Eric Thurman shares about abundant living in your later years and finishing this life well.”
—Dr. Roy Peterson, president and CEO, American Bible Society

“In over thirty years of psychiatric care with older adults, we find that social isolation and lack of meaningful activity are common risk factors. As we age, it is how we nurture our relationships and build meaning in our souls that makes the difference between just surviving and truly thriving.”
—Dr. Ken Phillips, psychiatrist, Alliance Clinical Associates, Wheaton, IL

Thrive in Retirement is a must-read. I found the practical applications in the book to be most helpful, including the online information and especially the checklists. I laugh that even though as a judge and a lawyer I am familiar with many of the checklists, I believe those in the book are very thorough, and I had not considered some of the personal lists.”
—Justice Barbara Gilleran Johnson, Illinois appellate court judge (retired)

About the Author:

Eric Thurman has a history of blazing trails. He was one of the early leaders of the microfinance movement, heading anti-poverty programs in 30 less developed nations. Now, driven by personal passion to find both meaning and enjoyment during his later life, he is creating a new path for people who also want to thrive during the last third of their life. Thurman began his career as a broadcast journalist and has extensive media experience. A partial list of his coverage or appearances include: CNN, Fox and Friends, Wall Street Week, PBS, CBS News, Newsweek, Time, Harvard International Review, CNBC TV, Forbes, Christianity Today, The 700 Club, Financial Times, and The Economist. Thurman and his wife, Diane, reside in Illinois.

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