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(Retirement, a New Opportunity) (LID editorial, Madrid 2017). By: Bartolomé Freire, M.D., Ph.D. Retirement is that stretch of life which begins with the end of paid working life up to the time when one’s capacities become severely limited by advanced age.  In Spanish this period is called Jubilación, or jubilation. The word suggests a time of celebration and freedom. This implies a...

Retiring is a biographical rupture that disrupts well-established behavioral patterns and creates a period of instability of uncertain duration. It implies a series of changes, both external and internal, such as a loss of references, our self-image and what our social environment expects of us. As the end of a life phase, it alters the structure of one’s life and...

Retirement is an abrupt transition for most people. Without any preparation or intermediate process, we move from more or less a regular working day to a period of time without structure or objectives. Just as we get trained to obtain benefits from another stage of life, there really should be more programs, both public and within companies, to inform workers...

Dr. Bartolomé Freire, retired psychiatrist and author of the book: Retirement, a New Opportunity (La jubilación, una nueva oportunidad), details how we can prepare for the life change of retirement and identifies the main adaption strategies seen post-work. Even in times of difficulty – or perhaps particularly so – we can find spaces of opportunity. The pandemic is the example that...

Over the past few years in Spain, public and private companies have been giving early retirement to many employees for economic or strategic reasons. The pressure to accept such a measure adopted by a company, is usually very strong and goes along with a tempting compensation package, but psychological factors are overlooked. As Josep María Riera points out in his...

There are people who can choose to retire fully or partially, and keep on working as they’ve always done, with more or less changes. These are legitimate options that many take advantage of in order to broaden their work experience by introducing more flexibility and freedom into their jobs, expanding their scope of activity or developing new interests. These initiatives let...

Online event presentation "Desafíos y estrategias para la jubilación" en Aging 2.0 (30/9/20 - 19:00h) Free registration (Click here) Dr. Bartolomé Freire Arteta     Retiring is not just living without working. People in retirement face distinctive challenges and need to renew their goals for continued self-fulfilment and enjoyment. How to meet the challenges of retirement? The way to overcome these challenges will...