For many of us, the idea of retirement conjures visions of leisure, travel, and time for all those projects we’ve been meaning to do. But all that free time can be daunting, too. On Wednesday, March 16 at 7pm at the Nelson Public Library, Certified Retirement Coach Wendy Lacroix will offer tips for a successful retirement beyond the honeymoon period.

“This type of coaching is not financial,” says Lacroix. “What I do is help people create both a vision and a plan for what they want to do when they retire.”

As the biggest demographic wave in Canada’s history reaches retirement age, help with the emotional and mental aspects of retirement can be as important as financial wellbeing, explains Lacroix. “Retirement cannot be taken lightly,” she says. “As people are living well past the traditional retirement age, in order to have a fulfilling, happy, and healthy retirement, they need to prepare.” The presentation aims to help with that, offering ten tips for a successful retirement with time at the end for questions.

Wendy Lacroix has lived in Nelson for more than 30 years. She’s raised a family here, and worked for many years as an employment counsellor and job coach before receiving her diploma in Professional Counselling and Certified Retirement Coaching.

The presentation is free to the public. COVID protocols for the Nelson Library event, including masks and vaccine cards, are in effect. Registration is required due to space limitations. To register call the library at 250-352-6333 or email

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