Friday, May 19, 2017

The Art of Recycling Retirees and Potential Retirees - ATD

by Annabelle Reitman 
Originally published: May 18, 2017

“The idea of living a longer life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting older doesn’t appeal to anyone.”
—Andy Rooney

Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) began retiring in 2011 and will continue into 2030, if not beyond. Life and world events give them a different perspective of retirement than prior generations. One critical factor is their life expectancy is higher, due to advances in healthcare. Living longer is no longer unusual.

How will seniors remain engaged, productive, and able to manage the time they now can look forward to? Boomers will remain physically active, have the desire to keep learning, and look for new challenges. This trend means that retirees (and those about to enter this stage) need to reimagine their lives, including their mindset about work. Is working a part of retirement?