Preparing for Retirement Workshop



This is a free one day virtual workshop which is open to any staff member who is planning to retire within the 12 – 18 months.   It aims to inform and educate individuals to make the most effective and stress free financial and personal transition in retirement and help attendees think about volunteering, learning and alternative work opportunities, post retirement.


There will be a number of core presentations in the morning and in the afternoon we will offer a range of topics in breakrooms and participants can choose which ones they are interested in.

Learning Outcomes

  • To fully understand how the HSC Superannuation 1995 and 2008 Schemes  & the State Retirement Pension work and how this applies to your circumstances.
  • To enhance your understanding of the Financial Services Marketplace to allow you to create a sensible investments strategy to manage and protect your assets into the future.
  • To raise awareness around active ageing, health and wellbeing, second careers and volunteering opportunities post retirement.


Primarily for those thinking about or actively planning their retirement within the following 12-18 months.  Partners are welcome to log in. 


By Zoom 


9.00am - Welcome and Introductions  

9.15am  - Pensions (Richard Duddy, BSO HSC Pensions Branch)

10.00am - 5 min break

10.05am - Positively Retiring  (Val McGarrell)

11.00am - Comfort Break

11.15am - Financial Services (Ryan Crozier & Andrew McColl, Law Society NI Financial Advice)

12.45pm - Lunch


Breakout Rooms  (you can attend four topics) 

1.30pm - 2.00pm ; 2.05pm - 2.35pm ;  2.40pm – 3.10pm  3.25pm – 4.05pm  

Welfare and Benefits   (Brenda Kearns, Age NI)

Investments /  Estate Planning (Ryan and Andrew, Law Society NI Financial Advice)

Thinking about a 2nd career (Core Impact on behalf of Age NI)

Staying Active  (Pauline Prior u3a & Jane Gribben Volunteer Now)

Advance Care Planning  (Corrina Grimes, PHA)

Interested in Fostering (Lorraine Toner & Emer Hanna – HSCNI Fostering)

Health and Wellbeing (Joanna Dover & Donna Rooney, Belfast Trust)

There are currently no dates scheduled for this course, if you would like to submit an expression of interest please contact us.