Retirement: Expectations vs. Reality

Retirement: Expectations vs. Reality

  • 7 September 2016

Retirement is not an invitation for idleness—it is merely just a transition from performing official duties towards conducting volunteer work. As long as someone is able, they will always be bound to serve their community and homeland. In light of the slogan “Experience Does not Retire,” the Emirates Association for Retired Citizens aims to raise awareness about the true culture of retirement.

If not undertaken by choice or based on one’s personal convictions, retirement could very well affect the retiree, his family and all those him around in a negative manner. As such, all relevant parties ought to contribute towards preparing people for their retirement and should endeavor to invest in the knowledge and creative energy of the retirees—as their expertise serves as an example to others. It is therefore paramount that the concept of social responsibility is promoted amongst community members in a bid to change the way that society generally views retirees—as the role of retirees is indeed a priceless asset regardless of their field of expertise. Shouldering the responsibility for this task, the Emirates Association for Retired Citizens wishes for every institution and ministry to join together in order to make this change successful.

Driven by future awards promised to be bestowed upon them by God, retirees in the Gulf and the Arab world have a distinct incentive to continue the deeply-rooted and ancient values of Islam that call for benevolence and service. Community members can support these noble undertakings by fostering a civic atmosphere that cares for their retirees. As such, the Emirates Association for Retired Citizens aims to equip the next generation of retirees with progressive ideas in line with the future strategies and current experience of the UAE—a nation that is rightly proud of its retirees and for their support in all fields.

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Wednesday 7 September 2016

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Wednesday 7 September 2016

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