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Ch 22: Retirement and Leisure in Adulthood

About This Chapter

Learn about the challenges of retirement in these online lessons and quizzes. These lessons, part of Study.com's Psychology of Adulthood and Aging course, cover topics such as adjustment to retirement, leisure activities and living situations among retirees.

Retirement and Leisure in Adulthood - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

While retirement is often much anticipated, there are challenges and issues that go along with stopping work due to age. The lessons in this chapter discuss achievement in late adulthood, including adjusting to retirement. You will explore the reasons why people retire from employment as well as various methods of retiring. Factors such as social isolation and ageism in our society are examined.

This chapter's lessons cover leisure activities common to retired people and how these activities are beneficial. An overview of various living situations is included as well. The lessons include topics such as:

  • Preparation for retirement
  • Reasons to retire
  • Challenges of aging
  • Housing and communities for the elderly

Video Objectives
Achievement in Late Adulthood See how work, retirement, leisure and volunteer activities relate to achievement.
Retirement: Definition, Influencing Factors and Preparation, Adjustment Discuss methods of retiring (gradual vs. abrupt) and look at how people prepare for retirement. Explore race and gender issues regarding retirement.
Challenges of Aging: Retirement, Ageism and Social Isolation Look at the problems that may arise with aging.
Leisure Activities of Adults Learn about the types of leisure activities older adults enjoy. Explore the benefits of activities.
Social Context of Aging: Communities, Neighborhoods and Housing Understand how physical surroundings and social setting affect an aging person's development and adjustment.

5 Lessons in Chapter 22: Retirement and Leisure in Adulthood
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Retirement: Definition, Influencing Factors, Preparation & Adjustment

1. Retirement: Definition, Influencing Factors, Preparation & Adjustment

Retirement is a time of change. Sometimes it is forced on someone, and other times there is a gradual entrance. In this lesson, we explore these two main ways as well as effective ways to plan for retirement and how minority and gender status influence this.

Challenges of Aging: Retirement, Ageism & Social Isolation

2. Challenges of Aging: Retirement, Ageism & Social Isolation

There are many challenges that we face as we age. In this lesson, we discuss three of the larger challenges that have been identified by sociologists: retirement, ageism, and social isolation.

Leisure Activities of Adults: Types, Benefits & Examples

3. Leisure Activities of Adults: Types, Benefits & Examples

In this lesson, we will explore some different types of adult leisure activities. We will discuss the different categories of activities to look at the specific health benefits of each category.

Achievement in Late Adulthood

4. Achievement in Late Adulthood

For young people, achievement generally centers on work and raising a family. But what happens when you're retired and your family is grown? In this lesson, we'll look at the three types of achievement in late adulthood.

Social Context of Aging: Communities, Neighborhoods, and Housing

5. Social Context of Aging: Communities, Neighborhoods, and Housing

As people age, the community around them becomes more and more important in their lives. Watch this lesson to find out about the importance of a social convoy in late life, as well as the housing options available for seniors.

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