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Helping Employees Transition into Retirement
Mike Coonrod, sbjLive Producer

Helping Employees Transition into Retirement

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“Baby Boomers, in particular, we get our identity or at least a large part of our identity from our work,” says Greg Burris, with Give 5 and United Way of the Ozarks. Having a retirement plan in place can help retirees alleviate feelings that something is missing from life. Burris says employers have a social responsibility to help with the transition. “We’re working with employers in our community to try and help maybe adjust or add to their pre-retirement seminars so they start to help people prepare how they’re going to feel when we tie away your key, turn off your email, and stop inviting you to things.”

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