Growing Old is Not So Bad

  • Pat Brown
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Part of the The ‘New Approaches to Care’ Series book series

Abstract

Growing old need not be a time of dismay and withdrawal. Growing old is, for most people, a time to be enjoyed and savoured. Retirement should not be the end, rather the beginning of a different type of life. If you like, a different type of work, but work that is enjoyable — the hobby that we’ve always longed to devote more time to, the voluntary work that brings its own satisfaction, or just sitting in the garden watching the weeds grow, if that is what gives you pleasure.

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References

  1. HMSO (1981). Growing Older, HMSO, London.Google Scholar
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Useful Publications

  1. Allen, J. (1981). Your Taxes and Savings in Retirement, Age Concern, Bernard Sunley House, 60 Pitcairn Road, Mitcham, Surrey. Price 95p.Google Scholar
  2. Your Rights — for Pensioners, Age Concern, Bernard Sunley House, 60 Pitcairn Road, Mitcham, Surrey, 1981. Price 50p.Google Scholar
  3. Leaflet NP32: ‘Your retirement pension’. Free from DHSS office.Google Scholar
  4. ‘How to Pay Less Rates’. Free from local council offices. Leaflet IR4: ‘Income tax and pensioners’. Free from local tax offices.Google Scholar
  5. Leaflet IR4: ‘Income tax and pensioners’. Free from local tax offices.Google Scholar
  6. Leaflet IR4A: ‘Income tax and age allowance’. Free from local tax offices.Google Scholar

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© Pat Brown 1982

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