Post-Retirement Opportunities (PRO) Event

The Post-Retirement Opportunities (PRO) Project aims to help people aged 55+ who are approaching retirement or facing redundancy manage the shift into the next phase of their lives.

Funded by the Bristol and District Retirement Council, PRO is being delivered by LinkAge Network in collaboration with the Anchor Societyand Business in the Community.

The event on 25 October is one of several events taking place in 2018-19, showcasing the wide range of opportunities and advice on offer in and around Bristol across the areas of money, work, volunteering, learning, leisure and health & wellbeing. Each event will feature guest speakers, workshops, and representatives from a range of organisations on hand to provide information and advice, offering attendees the opportunity to explore and share ideas, hear from those with lived experience of retirement, and meet and socialise with people at a similar stage in life.

Refreshments including wine, soft drinks and nibbles, will be served throughout the evening.

The event is FREE and open to anyone aged 55+.


6.00pm – Event opens
6.30pm – Welcome – Jo Stokes, CEO, LinkAge Network
6.40pm – Guest speaker – Jim Currie
7.15pm – Workshop – The Retirement Plan: First Practical Steps with Jim Currie
8.00pm – Event closes


Jim Currie is an accomplished and trusted Career Transitions Coach, with a wealth of experience coaching clients at all levels and across most sectors. He has had a successful career coaching business which has included a Senior Associate Consultant role with LHHPenna, the world leader in career transitions.

Jim has coached many clients through the steps from employment into retirement. He has also run many ‘in-company’ retirement planning workshops, for the likes of GSK, Ford and BAE Systems.

Having been through this transition himself, Jim is passionate about helping others create happy, healthy and fulfilled retirements. He will be sharing insights from his own retirement journey at the event.


The Retirement Plan: First Practical Steps with Jim Currie & Michael MacMahon

Retirement represents a major life change. We can’t generalise about how you feel about it, but we can say with assurance that the chances of a happy, healthy and fulfilling retirement are greatly improved if you have a PLAN. In this workshop we show you why and how, and work together on taking the first practical steps towards creating a successful plan.


Action Tutoring
Bristol Community Transport
Centre for Sustainable Energy
Home-Start Bristol
Lawrence Weston Community Farm
Spike Island
The Extra Care Charitable Trust
1625 Independent People

Health & Wellbeing / Leisure
Active Ageing Bristol
Come on Board
Rotary Club of Bristol
Wellbeing Through Nature – Avon Wildlife Trust

Business in the Community
Home Instead

Independent Age
Money Advice Service / Pension Wise

South Gloucestershire and Stroud (SGS) College

Community Navigators
LinkAge Network


The BAWA healthcare and leisure centre is located in Filton, within easy travelling distance of the north Bristol industry and business parks.

The event space is on the ground floor and is fully accessible.

Venue map and contact details

If you have any specific access or dietary requirements, please contact Sarah at or on 07594 090 115.

Location & times

  • 25th October, 2018
  • 18:00 - 20:00
  • Venue: BAWA Health & Leisure
  • 589 Southmead Road,
    BS34 7RF
  • Filton
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