Whilst some of us are happy to move to a retirement village when we’re older it’s not for everyone. I’m probably in this latter group. However, a danger of remaining at home is loneliness and isolation and potentially poorer health. Keep reading to learn what we need to consider to remain healthy and happy if we want to remain at home.
A number of years ago I caught a train from Sydney to Canberra. The train left Sydney late morning so the majority of passengers were pensioners. I sat opposite a lovely couple and, as is my tendency, we chatted. Their story is one I’ve not forgotten, so I thought I’d share it with you here.
OK. It is Hollywood. It is a little unreal. BUT, it’s fun, funny, and I like some of what it suggests (albeit in a Hollywood way). Here’s what I think we can learn from this movie:
Yes. Well, no. Well, maybe. But not completely.
OK. So retiring is a big decision. But, what is it exactly?
According to The Australian Pocket Oxford Dictionary, to retire is “to leave office or employment, especially because of age”. I guess ultimately, that’s what we all aspire to – not working. Or is it?