UNRetire ? Is that a good thing?
It is IF you conclude that Post-50-People continue to be imaginative and brightly coherent. When talking with people who are living the dream as older adults- who continue to make savvy choices - plan for on-going quality of life- consider how and where to live - you may find that staying vibrant and connected ("un-retiring" ) is a central theme.
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Older adults are re-defining retirement —thinking of this life-stage as a creative opportunity or UN-Retirement- and looking at re-branding aging stereotypes.
With this in mind, The Sage Companion Project created a survey (see results below) to put a spotlight on what is most important to people who understand what it is like to be an older adult as they reach "retirement" age.
According to our respondents, choices about preventative measures for good health and future health-care costs are important. Popular amenities on the well-being list include: spas/fitness facilities with professional trainers, yoga studios, media rooms, walking/biking paths and cafes. (refers to the work of expert- Dr. Charles Schewe)
NATURAL NEIGHBORHOODS and AGING-IN-PLACE
" Assisted living"? Not so much. In fact, Post 50 People surveyed said they prefer natural neighborhoods or pocket neighborhoods and green-friendly communities. Responders say they desire to be actively involved in the choices that can meet their needs when it comes to social, cultural,and recreational requirements. Most said that where and how they choose to live includes remaining in their own homes.
THE ULTIMATE FEATHERED NEST also known as Aging-in- a- PaLaCE
Of course there are as many choices for lifestyle and attractive living spaces as there are "boomers" and older adults Post 50 (and that's a lot of people.) Choices depend on what is most desirable for each of us- individually, and as a group.
A recent survey conducted for The Sage Companion Project revealed any number of interesting trends and preferences. Here are a few...
P R E F E R E N C E S
UNRETIRE TO A FEATHERED NEST
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What is on Your List of UN-Retire Priorities?
HOW WOULD YOU NUMBER (1-11) YOUR UNRETIRE PRIORITIES ?
___ Walkable Neighborhood with Shopping and Entertainment
___ Day Spa, Fitness and Hobbies Center-Arts &Crafts-
___ Book Group- Poetry- Sing-a-Long on site or nearby
___ Activity Programs on site or nearby
___ Local and National Travel Program on site or nearby
___ Local and National Education Program on site or nearby
___ College Town
___ Easy to get out-of-door Climate
___ Financially very workable
___ Near top-notch medical facilities
___ Size of community or town
With so many good choices for delightful, healthy living spaces that work for all stakeholders - regardless of age or physical ability- the new vision of aging is an attractive alternative.