Connections, Communities, and Relationships
Relationships and communities in retirement are instrumental — two of the best ways to maintain a connection to the world. Too often, relationships during one’s career are based on one’s company, clients, or professional network. When that connection no longer exists, and we lose those identities, it is up to us to establish new connections.
- Relationships nourish our emotional and physical well-being and help keep us grounded.
- Solid relationships and feelings of connectedness to people increase our protection from mental-health problems and help us manage challenges more effectively.
- The better we understand the importance of relationships, and the elements and activities needed to obtain and strengthen them, the stronger our foundation is for living productively at all stages of life.
The following information and resources may help you make choices that meet your individual needs by building stronger relationships and connections.