When we have a discussion about retirement, many times it unfortunately reveals some cultural biases toward aging. There is no denying it, the perception of age and aging is predominantly negative, and research shows that these negative stereotypes can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. The good news is people have the ability to overcome the negative aspects and learn how to age well.
Retirement is no longer a brief respite from work before you age and die, – it’s a whole stage of life that you plan for and in order to retire well, its important to know how to age well. This article recognizes the importance of maintaining a healthy attitude toward aging and identifies some techniques you can employ to become more satisfied, or less dissatisfied, with aging.
Tracy L. Sherwood, CFP®