30 Year Vacation

Submitted on Mon, 07/01/2013 - 11:01 am

Retirement sounds great. You quit work, play golf, and travel, and have no responsibilities. Who wouldn't love it? But isn't that what a vacation is? We can easily spend 30 or more years in retirement, so when all the Baby Boomers hit retirement age, a significant percentage of the adult population could go on a perpetual 30 year "vacation".

Encore.org Purpose Award

Submitted on Sun, 06/23/2013 - 2:57 pm
Encore.org

The Prize awards $100,000 to at least one individual in his or her encore career creating new ways to solve tough social problems. The Purpose Prize® is the nation's only large-scale investment in people over 60 who combine passion and experience for social good. “A kind of MacArthur ‘genius award’ for retirees.” -- NPR

7 signs that now's not the time to retire

Submitted on Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:00 am

For some people, there is a natural progression toward retirement. They know exactly when it's time to call it quits. For others, thoughts about when to retire make them nervous, and the decision isn't easy. Determining the right time to retire can become mind-numbingly complex when you consider all of the personal and financial factors that come into play. For those individuals and couples who are on the fence and not sure about the right time to retire, you're not alone.

Independent for Life

Submitted on Mon, 08/13/2012 - 9:46 am
Kaiser Health News

I’d like to see us commit as a nation to creating lifelong homes. Only 4 percent of the 65-plus population goes to a nursing home. Most are at home for a long, long time. We should make this a priority, just as we did with creating more energy efficient homes. This could involve certifying a package of age-related home improvements — the kinds of things we did for my parents — and coming up with public and private strategies for financial support. Second, we ought to be thinking about how we accessorize communities for an aging population. Today, we build parks for children.