A surprisingly high percentage of retirees say they’d pick a different spot in which to spend their later years. In a survey of people in their 70’s, 31% say “no” when asked “if you had to do it all over again, based on what you know now, would you choose where you are currently residing again?”.
So much of your experience in retirement will revolve around where you live—why not base that decision on first-hand experience, data, and a methodology for highlighting the best spots?
It sounds like a cheeky way to blow off the opinion of someone older than you—but does this phrase cross the line when it comes to snark?
Sarah Gorham, a Teaching Professor of Art at Maine-based University of New England, has put into action a unique approach. To capture, communicate and savor her 80 year old mother's life story, Gorham embraced colors. Using yarn and then paint, she and her mother interpreted the past and forged a new bond.
When relocating to an age-friendly community, it’s well worth weighing the “Five P's”: Purpose, People, Price, Place, and Pulse.
Age-friendly communities - cities, towns, villages and even counties and states - are great places to grow up and to grow old. An age-friendly community, no matter its size, supports people to be active, healthy, productive and socially included throughout their lives.
Barry and Joanne have been married 57 years. They've spent the last 15 modeling.
When relocating to an age-friendly community, it’s well worth weighing the “Five P's”
As the saying goes, age is just a number. What matters is how you feel as you age, inside and out. If you feel pretty good on both counts as the years go by, consider yourself aging well.
Believe it or not, we have entered the golden age of aging. What does that mean? It means that getting older is now the thing to do. It means that people don’t just age and retire anymore. Aging people now do just about everything under the sun, including continuing to work.