Retirement Reorientation

Short Stories and Tall Tales

by Jack E. Bynum



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/15/2014

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 170
ISBN : 9781490848617
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 170
ISBN : 9781490848624
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 170
ISBN : 9781490848631

About the Book

THE BOOK: In Retirement Reorientation, Dr. Bynum makes another contribution to our understanding of human behavior and social problems. Based on his personal experience, the author responds to the above questions with common sense, practical sociological insights, spiritual applications, and occasionally seasoned with amusing observations. RETIREMENT REORIENTATION explains this stage of the human life course as a potential threshold to new friends and interesting enriching experiences. The book is now in your hands!

This book is appropriate for all adult readers, but especially for those planning or experiencing retirement.

About the Author

THE AUTHOR: Jack Bynum is a retired University Professor of Sociology and Criminology. His teaching and research specialty of social problems is reflected in published books and fifty journal articles. When Jack retired from Oklahoma State University, he and his wife Margaret moved into a century-old ranch house in the foothills near Ashland, Oregon. Finding themselves in an unfamiliar environment, they were surprised by some major issues and obstacles common to retirees that blocked transition into successful retirement. These new challenges included the following:

1. What is successful retirement adjustment?
2. How do migrating retirees cultivate new friends and establish a new and viable social network?
3. When and how will the loss of a life-long profession and social identity be softened and replaced with a new and satisfying social role?
4. What are the causes, consequences, and solutions for human loneliness?
5. Are there useful strategies for dealing with the reduction in health and income often associated with retirement?
6. How can a sense of humor help us adapt to change and difficulties in our lives?