Retirement Well Being

Additional references and resources


Web sites

HelpGuide.org Senior Nutrition and Diet Tips
For older adults, the benefits of healthy eating include increased mental acuteness, resistance to illness and disease, higher energy levels, faster recuperation times, and better management of chronic health problems. As we age, eating well can also be the key to a positive outlook and staying emotionally balanced.
Alaska Public Employees Association/AFT Legal Trust Benefits
This link addresses CEA, FNSBEA, JESS, NJU, SU, Crafts and Trades, and KBEA bargaining units, as well as providing a reference for GGU employees.
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Suicide Prevention Council
Alaska Suicide Related Resources
Depression Understood
Depression contact information for Alaska
Alaska Commission on Aging
Advocates for state policy, public and private partnerships, state/federal projects and citizen involvement assisting each of us to age successfully in our homes, in our communities or as near as possible to our communities and families.
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator
National online locator for substance abuse and mental health services provided by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Accident Statistics

A Scottish newspaper (The Herald) reports the following statistics on 11/9/09:

  1. Falls are the most common accidental cause of death among people 65 and older.
  2. Between 10-25% of older people who fall will sustain a serious injury.
  3. 10% of people who suffer a hip fracture will die within 30 days and 30% die within a year.

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Suggested Reading

  • The Smartest Retirement Book You’ll Ever Read by Daniel R. Solin
  • The AARP Retirement Survival Guide by Julie Jason
  • Redefining Retirement: New Realities for Boomer Women by Marget Hovanec
  • Your Retirement, Your Way: Why It Takes More Than Money To Live Your Dream by Alan Bernstein
  • How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement Wisdom That You Won’t Get from Your Financial Advisor by Ernie J. Zelinski
  • What Color is Your Parachute? For Retirement: Planning Now for the Life You Want by John E. Nelson
  • The Retiring Mind: How to Make the Psychological Transition to Retirement by Robert P. Delamontagne
  • Living Forward by C.W. Brister

The Division of Retirement and Benefits does not endorse any publication but encourages you to read, research, and actively plan your retirement. The above texts may be helpful.

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