Reflecting on Retirement Through a ‘Spiritual Lens’

Start time
10:00 AM Pacific
End time
11:00 AM Pacific

Presented by ASA’s Forum on Religion, Spirituality and Aging (FORSA) 

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Includes Complimentary CEUs

As people prepare for retirement, having a “continued calling or vocation” and finding meaning and purpose post-career typically do not receive the same attention as other kinds of retirement planning. This web seminar focuses on creative retirement as a time to consider one’s gifts, confront questions of meaning and purpose and look at “vocation” in a new light by examining one’s spiritual foundations and support.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • State the important spiritual concerns in retirement;
  • Analyze ideas of vocation or calling;
  • Explain eight Principles for Creative Retirement; and,
  • Apply four ideas for building spiritual support.


Marty Richards is a retired affiliate assistant professor from the University of Washington School of Social Work. She has practiced as a geriatric social worker for 49 years, working with social services agencies, communities of faith and in private practice.

Stephen Sapp is emeritus professor of Religious Studies at the University of Miami, from which he retired in 2015 after 35 years teaching bioethics and world religions. Ordained in the Presbyterian Church, he has written two books, numerous articles and book chapters and lectured extensively on various aspects of religion, spirituality and aging.