Rob Pascale and Lou Primavera will address the Senior Men's Club of New Canaan in Morrill Hall at St. Mark's Church on Friday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m. about their book, "The Retirement Maze: What You Should Know Before and After You Retire." The authors will explain how retirement isn't nearly as easy as it might seem and will describe the pleasures and pitfalls of retirement. They will describe the struggles faced by retirees in building new lives outside of the workforce, and provide an honest assessment of retirement, how to prepare for it, and how to deal with it, based on the not-always-acknowledged fact that it is a difficult transition with pitfalls and obstacles to be overcome.
They conducted a nationwide survey among retirees and pre-retirees. and performed in-depth interviews letting retirees express their concerns and describe the challenges in their own words, to fully understand why even those who say they enjoy retirement experience some uneasiness as they adapt to a life lacking in structure and direction. Pascale began his career as a market researcher, and in 1982, founded Marketing Analysts Inc., a quantitative market research company, which over the years has grown into an international research firm.
Primavera is a New York state licensed psychologist trained in behavior and rational emotive behavior therapies. He has maintained a private practice for more than 25 years specializing in marriage counseling. Primavera is the dean of the Graduate School of Psychology and the dean of the School of Health Sciences at Touro College. Previously, he was the dean of the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University, was department chairman and served as associate dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at St. John's University, and has held full-time faculty positions at Hofstra University, St. Francis College and Molloy College.