What is really important hits home during retirement. Why is it that we feel a need to spend the last years of our lives in a more ultraistic state of mind? more
Learn about finances and put the knowledge to use could be the most important of the seven tips. more
What have I done that didn’t seem like work? What have I done that I’ve never grown tired of doing? What have I done that energized me, intellectually or emotionally? more
It’s never too late, to dust off your lapels and start an adventure. These stories lift up the belief that anything is possible if you whole heartedly try to change through learning even after 60. Read the full story
Studies are revealing that having a purpose in life is a deterrent to developing mild cognitive impairment. Indeed, this study indicates purposeful people were less likely to develop disabilities. Read the NYT article citing several studies.
Purposeful roles for older adults appear lacking in today’s Western societies. This sense of purpose is proving to be a protective factor against age related decline are those that center around social contribution and inclusion. Contributing factors to a sense of purpose include living an independent lifestyle; continued work of some kind; marriage; frequent family contact; volunteering….more
Often not talked about is the depression many retirees find themselves in during retirement. A study by Sloan Center on Aging and Work, Boston College, points to an active engaged post retirement activities contributes to well-being.