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Rx for Retirement: Boomer's Guide to Surviving Downsizing by Sandra W. Evans is a guide written with the Baby Boomer generation in mind, those who may find difficulty in adjusting to the downsizing of life during post retirement years. Approaching the issue in a logical and dispassionate manner, the recipe put forth by the author considers Maslow’s views on contentment, the five stages of grief at the loss of something dear, and the need to plan, while taking an endless list of sources of companionship, hobbies, pastimes and other novel ventures into consideration. The author implores us to see retirement as the beginning of a two-stage process where the preparation is done in the retirement zone. “There is still a zone to go where you will enjoy all the fruits of your retirement preparation.”
Rx for Retirement: Boomer's Guide to Surviving Downsizing by Sandra W. Evans is also a collection of practical notes on how to take on the retirement life fruitfully. “Your future is in front of you, full of all the possibilities and opportunities that you have chosen to embrace. You now feel a sense of pride in everything that you have accomplished up to this point in your life,” she says. With focus on the holistic aspect of life’s later years and with emphasis placed on the gainful utilization of one's abilities and experiences for living a full, happy life, this book can greatly assist in self-actualization. With helpful forms, diagrams and lists to adopt the author’s suggestions in real life, this guide can go a long way to empowering one in taking that inevitable leap into retirement with ease.