When retirement rolls around, it’s often a time to reflect on a person’s career, their contributions and accomplishments, and also an opportunity to look forward to what is coming next. Sometimes this adjustment is marked by sadness, but it can be an exciting time, too, as it opens the door for other opportunities that one hasn’t had time to address while being so heavily carried out a career.
If you’ve got a parent or dear friend retiring soon and you’re trying to plan a commemorative celebration for them, listed here are a few details you might consider doing to make this milestone in their life a special one.
You might consider doing a timeline display of photos throughout the years, listing the professional accomplishments and accolades along the way. Maybe you come up with a sentimental memento for every guest, something that will be a blast from the past and bring a lot of memories with it.
Given that this is both a culminating point and the beginning of a new chapter too, it might be nice to put together the retrospective feel with something that also points to the future. Maybe you provide a surprise gift of taking place a trip with their spouse to the place they’ve talked about visiting for years, or a big family reunion with all the grandkids. It might be going to see one of their favorite musicians in concert or a sightseeing tour with their long-time friends. Whatever it is, having something imminent to look forward to can be a great way to start retirement off on the right foot.
Of course there will be professional colleagues there, but it’s nice if lots of family and friends come to show that they care during retirement party. Being able to share in the big accomplishments of another’s life is a blessing, and it makes them feel loved, too.
Find some time to interview them about their life, and particularly this chapter of it (and make sure you record it, too!). Giving them an opportunity to talk about their experiences, share life lessons, talk about the people they’ve worked with, and what they’ve learned along the way will be a gift for everyone involved.
Once you have an idea of the types of things you’d like to do for retirement event, you can get busy working on the details. Event transportation for retirement is our specialty, and whether you need a shuttle service for the evening or help getting guests to and from the hotel, we know how to get it done.