Often there’s much that goes into planning for retirement from a fiscal standpoint. Very few employees spend time planning for retirement from a psychological/emotional standpoint. Retirement brings many changes so planning for a healthy transition makes a lot of sense. Change, even good change, can be stressful. The Kentucky Employee Assistance Program offers an educational tool, Perspective Retirees (PDF - 1.88 MB), that highlights important issues to consider in order to make the healthiest transition into retirement. If a more in-depth look at these issues is desired, prospective retirees may contact KEAP to speak with a counselor one-on-one.