Reimagining Retirement: Thriving in the Third Age

The transition to retirement may be challenging, but it can also be a time of joy, connection and meaning. Psychologist Michael Winters helps you discover the fullest potential of your retirement.

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Many people find the transition to retirement to be challenging. In spite of the real losses that can mark the later years of life, they also have the potential to be a time of deep joy, connection and meaning. Retirement may also be the phase of life in which you experience the greatest freedom from others’ expectations and the ability to explore your most authentic self. This course, taught by psychologist Michael Winters, Ph.D., integrates lectures, discussion, journaling and interactive activities to help you thrive and discover the fullest potential of your retirement years.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
GHUM2638.F17.1 Michael Winters On-campus 1–2:30 p.m. Monday, October 16, 2017

Instructor: Michael Winters

Michael Winters, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice in Houston, former director of the Rice University Counseling Center and a frequent presenter at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. He is a diplomate in logotherapy—a meaning-centered psychotherapy—and has taught at Rice University, Purdue University, the University of Houston and other higher-education institutions.

Term: Fall 2017

Start Date: Oct. 16, 2017

End Date: Nov. 13, 2017

Schedule: 1–2:30 p.m.

Length: Five Mondays

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $175

Early Registration: $165 if registering by Oct. 2

Rice Alumni: $158

CEUs: 0.75

Note: This course is not currently accepting registrations. Please select VIEW CURRENT OFFERINGS to see similar classes offered by Community Programs.

+ The meaning of retirement, examining personal and cultural assumptions
+ Challenges and opportunities of later life
+ Understanding and planning for the psychological changes in later life
+ Building community and social connections
+ Reimagining your present, future and legacy

The intent of this course is to offer a general educational overview of the topics described. If you are seeking specific therapeutic guidance, please consult with the mental health professional of your choosing.

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