Living in Retirement
“One of my mentors, in his 80s at the time, once told me it’s a lot more important to be interested than to be interesting,” Marc Freedman, founder and chief executive of Encore.org and the author of “How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations” says.
I decided in my later years it was not going to be turn out the lights and devote myself to playing 24/7. I’ve come to see this evolving stage of life like a portfolio, and I now have the freedom and self-awareness to change and reprioritize my mix of activities. I view it as having a better balance between quality time with my family, work, play, continued learning and volunteering.
Some retirees may be surprised to learn that a portion of their Social Security benefits could be subject to federal income taxes.
“It enables them to earn income, continue saving for retirement and bridge savings shortfalls — with more free time for personal pursuits,” says
Catherine Collinson, CEO and president of the nonprofit Transamerica Institute.
Daniela Barnea, who is 73, typically swims for up to an hour and a half, seven days a week. At her age, that kind of workout, during which she covers nearly two miles, is noteworthy. Even more so is the fact that Ms. Barnea, who lives in Palo Alto, Calif., is a record-breaking swimmer and […]
Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Encore.org, delivered a terrific TEDx Talk titled “How to Live Forever,” in which he explores longevity, youth, purpose and happiness, and the role older people can play in giving back to the next generation. Freedman’s book, which will have the same title, is in the works to be published […]
Not so long ago, the whole idea of working in retirement1 was not even a consideration for most people. Now, it’s a reality.In contrast to the declining trend of the youth labor force, the number of workers aged 55 years and older in the labor force grew from 15.5 million in 1994 to 33.9 million […]
For a city to be aging-friendly, its residents need affordable and safe housing, opportunities for staying engaged in activities that matter to them and access to health care and other services. An aging-friendly city also offers opportunities for people to work, for pay or not. By 2050, the population over age 65 is projected to […]
Martha Baron likes to play in the dirt. And for the 79-year-old resident of Washington, all that takes is a walk about a half a block from her condominium to the Newark Street Community Garden. Three times a week during the growing season, Ms. Baron visits her two organic garden plots, where she tends to […]
SINCE Dane Peters retired three years ago as head of school at Brooklyn Heights Montessori School in Brooklyn, he has fused a life of consulting, volunteering and leisure time. “It’s my trifecta,” he said. “Paid work, giving back and relaxation. I call it ‘consulteering.’” Like Mr. Peters, who is 68, a growing number of retirees […]