Aging is common phenomenon in every individual. Elderly people undergo through many changes
due to increase in age, physical and mental changes which leads to stress. Old age is seen as initiation of retirement.
Itís an act of cessation from job, social life. Retirement leads to change in morals, financial status, and change in
social life. Retirement is considered as a stressful event. Stress is a state of mental or emotional strain resulting
from demanding circumstances. Stress causes physical, mental, emotional, social and behavioural problems in
elderly people. Senior citizens should cope up with major life changes related to retirement, and search for
psychological comfort with retirement life. Retired peoples undergo with emotional, psychological, physical,
financial stress, and it is very essential to identify the coping strategies used by them.The present study was
conducted to assess the stress and coping strategies of post-retired peoples.The study included 101 non-pensioner
retired peopleliving in Sangli, Mirajand Kupwadcorporation area. Descriptive research design was used to conduct
the study. Rating scale to assess stress and checklist to assess coping strategies was administered. The result of the
study indicated that retired peoples have moderate level of stress and they use adequate coping strategies to deal
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