For as long as any of us can remember, our chronological age has been front and center in our lives. It started with birthday parties when we were very young and, probably thanks to the greeting card industry, birthday celebrations continue as long as we live – and sometimes beyond.
As we march through the decades, the question of where to live is generally determined by where our family resides, where we go to school, who hires us, and where we want to raise our kids. When that’s all behind us, what then? Do we stay put in our big
“If you are not already part of a group disadvantaged by prejudice, just wait a couple of decades––you will be.” The above is a direct quote from an article on ageism by Laura Robbins. So, how do we avoid ageism in ourselves and help to fight it? How do we change
Visit any retirement community on a Saturday or Sunday and you will find lots of visitors milling around the common areas, coming and going from individual apartments, ushering loved ones into cars and whisking them off to lunch in a nearby restaurant or eating in the dining hall as guests.
If you are over 50, you are probably starting to think seriously about retirement – the when, where, how of it. Fortunately, over the last decade, many informative books have been written that help us grapple with the tough questions we all have. There are so many out there that
Most of the talk about the sharing economy revolves around millennials, those 20- and 30-somethings who are now regentrifying and populating many of our urban areas. Indeed, millenials are, and have always been, at the heart of the sharing scene, ready to embrace the latest concept for staying connected and
When people ask me what they should do upon retiring early, I always say, “Don’t.” What I really mean by that is… don’t think you will be happy and fulfilled with a life of golf and travel. Most people aren’t. If you are really feeling beat up when you walk
Is there anyone out there who has not fantasized about living in another country for a few years? I certainly have. I still think about what it would be like to live closer to the equator, where year-round tropical breezes lull me into a state of calm and relaxation that
Coaches are everywhere these days. What used to be the province of the playing field or the ice arena, now is common to the board room, the gym, the hospital delivery room, the concert stage, and more recently, the retirement arena. I have been coaching recent and prospective retirees for
From the time we were first able to understand the word, we have all been in pursuit of as much happiness as we can find. Happiness is an elusive study target. It’s been hard to define, and even harder to measure. But in recent years, social scientists have produced some