Posts Tagged "growing old"

According to a recent Gallup poll, the average age among American retirees is around 62 years old.  Current data provided by the Social Security Administration’s Life Expectancy Calculator states that the life expectancy at 62 for the average male and female is 21.4 and 23.8 years, respectively.  For those entering or already in their retirement years, here are some questions to consider: where do you want to live during your retirement?  If you need care, who will provide it? How far can your savings take you?  What do you want to do during these years?

Where?

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active adults with strong body

How do you want to age? Yes, we do have a choice. It’s the choice between aging and growing old. To age is to move along with life; to grow old is to have life pass you by. One of the ways to age without growing old is to “age in place.” Aging in place refers to the decision that older adults make toward living in their own homes for as long as possible instead of being forced to move because of physical disability or restrictions with their house.  Therefore, maintenance of joints, muscles, and balance while performing activities of daily living are critical factors…

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