In August 2022, Georgetown University’s AgingWell Hub released its the first No Normal Retirement Journey Map and Guide, a practical and interactive tool for re-imagining and charting paths to and through retirement. The Journey Map draws on the expertise of twenty-nine of the world’s leading experts on life in retirement – including GCOA CEO Mike Hodin and GCOA members Bank of America, Home Instead, and Transamerica – as well as a comprehensive review and integration of findings from more than 200 pieces of research on the evolving nature of retirement.
This new resource offers individuals tools to visualize and plan the various stages, events and decision points along the retirement journey, and the personal, emotional, and financial consequences of each. The Journey Map illustrates how six primary levers—health, finances, learning, purpose, community, and resilience—can be used to navigate the journey to a happy, financially secure and fulfilled life after a full-time career.
The Retirement Journey Map was developed by the Georgetown AgingWell Hub, designed by Human Spark, and commissioned through the support of the Alliance for Lifetime Income’s Retirement Income Institute.