Pre-Retirement Masterclass

Maximum 10 participants.

The Pre-Retirement Masterclass has been designed to provide a concentrated afternoon & evening of pre-retirement thinking. For some this will be sufficient on its own, whilst others may wish to supplement it with either the Full Programme or bespoke one to one sessions.

As ever, we restrict each of these programmes to just ten participants. We do this because this allows us to create an atmosphere of a guided conversation between domain experts & well-informed participants.

A Single Afternoon & Evening

Psychological adjustment: a one-hour session led by Linda Blair, looking at the best ways to transition from full-time work to retirement or semi-retirement. Linda will, amongst other things look at “the six-week dip”, (re)creating structure whilst allowing spontaneity & developing healthy relationships with friends & family.

Physical health: Dr Trisha MacNair leads a one-hour session looking at how the body changes with age & what you can do to optimise your health. Her session includes a look at the cardiovascular system, locomotor system, central nervous system, sleep, endocrine system, urinary system, general niggles & easy hacks for a longer, healthier life.

In the late afternoon, via video link from the USA we are joined by Professor Leslie Martin, one of the co-authors of “The Longevity Project”. The project followed 1,500 bright children from age 10 to death & has revealed some startling insights as to who lives longest & why. Debunk some conventional wisdom.

To round off the day, in the early evening we provide a buffet in the relaxed surroundings of our private room. Participants sometimes find that it is valuable to form impromptu mini-networks of like-minded professionals at a similar stage of preparing for retirement.