There's more to retirement than money

Friends, family and community through every stage of retirement.

Heart icon

As you enter retirement, get to know what’s out there for Canadian seniors. Information For Seniors Link will open in a new window or tab from the Government of Canada pulls together relevant information and resources on lifestyle, health and finances, all organized by province.

Mixed feelings about retirement? It's normal. Retiring will affect your emotions and sense of self. Fortunately, there’s lots of information out there to help you make the transition.

If you’re searching the web, some questions to ask are:

  • Are you psychologically read to retire?
  • Are you emotionally prepared to handle retirement?
  • What are the best tips for adjusting to retirement?

The public library can be a wonderful resource for information on transitioning into retirement. In addition to books and magazines, most libraries provide links to online resources and websites organized by topics.

Life will continue to have expected and unexpected changes in retirement. Your physical and mental abilities will change as you age. Nobody wants to think about how knees and hips may deteriorate, but it happens.

Changes in health can impact your family dynamic and your finances. Consider how your active lifestyle expenses in early retirement could change into additional medical expenses if your physical and mental abilities change.

If you become disabled, you can get more information on the help that's available from:

If you haven't done so already, now's the time to get your personal information and wishes organized. Here are some considerations.

Next topic

Ready, set, retire!