USA Today just reported that life expectancy in the U.S. hits record high. Ladies who are 65 are expected to live to 81 and the gentlemen to 76 years. What are you going to do with your time?
I’m obsessed with ensuring that I continue to exercise, contribute to my community in meaningful ways and stay engaged socially. Many studies report that these are the three most important elements to aging well. The tough part is making sure that I have the wealth and health to afford these luxuries.
Have you begun to envision your future? A great book I recently found is Roadmap for the Rest of Your Life: Smart Choices About Money, Health, Work, Lifestyle … and Pursuing Your Dreams. There are many life stories interspersed and you quickly understand how many people find that the typical american dream of retirement doesn’t suit their abilities or their interests.
The time to start planning is best done in your 40s and 50s … when it feels far away. I hope you will hit your local library and check it out. Recommended.
3 thoughts on “What are you going to be doing in your 60s and 70s?”
I’m already doing it: writing with the hope of being a published author. One thing is for certain, we must stay active – both physically and mentally. Neither will assure avoidance of dementia, but at least ones quality of life will be better in the interim.
Succint… simple… and very true! We all must find our way into old age (if we are lucky enough), with lifestyle choices made, preparation for end of life done when we are not sick, and activities to sustain our souls. Hope you are well Kay? Lots of hugs from Down Under… Kate x
Doing well and managing the college selection process with my son after just completing the selection process for a new memory care unit for my Mom. Hugs!