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6 Paths to Retirement

How to harness the power of positive ageing

When we launched our E-Book series we promised that – among many other issues – we would give our expanding group of followers advance information about trends and opportunities that can help them lead a more satisfying and productive retirement life.

Positive ageing is one of those trends, and that opportunity, and we want to tell you about it.

“There is an increasing shift in how people think about aging. From a deficit approach that focused on what we lost as we aged, we are shifting to a positive model that acknowledges that older people can make positive contributions to society, and that with aging – surprise! – comes happiness.”

– Professor Emerita Dr. Nancy K. Schlossberg Author: Too Young to Be Old: Love, Learn, Work and Play as You Age

Back in 2017 Nancy K. Schlossberg (EdD) published a book in association with the American Psychological Association entitled Too Young to Be Old: Love, Learn, Work and Play as You Age. The core question that the book posed was “How do I age well?”

Part of the book’s magic was that, back in 2017 and continuing to this day, it is so revealingly and entertainingly self-referential. In identifying the 6 major paths retirees can potentially follow, the book enables its readers to identify themselves by the type of path they chose – like looking in a mirror.

This E-Book is for what Dr. Schlossberg imaginatively defined as: Continuers, Adventurers, Easy Gliders, Involved Spectators, Searchers and Retreaters. Which one are you?

What’s Included in This FREE E-Book?

  1. Too Young to Be Old: Love, Learn, Work and Play as You Age
  2. 6 Paths to Retirement: Psychographic Profiles
  3. Profile 1: The Continuer
  4. Profile 2: The Adventurer
  5. Profile 3: The Easy Glider
  6. Profile 4: The Involved Spectator
  7. Profile 5: The Seacher
  8. Profile 6: The Retreater
  9. Conclusion: The Importance of Positive Ageing
  10. Final Thoughts and Further Reading

So, What Are You Waiting For?

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This website is designed to provide retirees and pre-retirees with the practical tools necessary to embark on a life of retirement with knowledge, insight and optimism.


Retirement is one of the most important transitions in life – a transition with significant financial, psychological and physical moments.

Both an opportunity and a challenge, retirement opens an engaging and inspiring world of possibility to those who enter it.

Yet retirement, for many of us, can feel like a mysterious territory unsupported by a single credible map. Our mission is to be that map.


Our goal is to be Canada’s most authoritative one-stop provider of information, insight and advice about the opportunities and challenges of retirement.

Our goal is to provide retirees and pre-retirees with the tools necessary for them to live the fulfilled retired life they’ve earned.

Our goal is to be honest about retirement. Retirement isn’t always easy, despite what some sources may have you believe. Everyone needs help in retirement, even you.