Retirement party ideas. How to plan a memorable celebration. When someone retires they may have mixed feelings. Yes, they may be looking forward to starting their days without an alarm clock, or a commute. But many feel a bit ambivalent. They face a future that has many unknown qualities . A good party can make a great send off. It can give a sense of closure that makes it easier to shift into a new way of life.
There are two kinds of retirement parties. The first is the one done by the firm or organization where the person works. That is the kind described on this page. The other kind is one given by friends or family. This page gives ideas for the first kind of Retirement party - the one given by the organization or business where the person has worked. A good retirement party given at the place of work, can make everyone feel good - both the person retiring and those staying on the job. I have seen this. Some parties provide a real 'shot in the arm'. They lift everyone's spirits.
Whether the retiree was one of the most beloved of co-workers or someone that many people feel they will not miss, giving them a good send off improves morale throughout the organization.
And good planning is the key to a great celebration.
Here are 3 important things to remember as you make plans:
But most of all, remember that this will be a day full of emotion. Whether it is one your co-worker has been waiting for with 'baited breath' or one that has been anticipated with dread, you want to offer a solid, respectful closure. Gags and jokes are fine but do not let them drown out real acknowledgment of the years given to the organization.
Jokes can relieve tension but no one will remember them. But everyone, especially the retiree, will remember if the company or organization showed they valued the fact that someone gave time and energy doing a job over the years.
That is what counts and that is what can improve moral even among those who are staying on the job.
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