The Baby Boomer generation have been instrumental in changing the way we see retirement. No longer are we expected to work for 40 years then retire to a life of leisure punctuated by ill health and many people in their mid or later life are expecting not just to live longer but to be able to live a life rich with meaning and fulfilment.
For many, the new retirement will mean they don’t really retire until they are past 80 while for others, retirement from paid work will lead to volunteering, childcare and an active social life. The number of over 50s starting a new business has increased dramatically in the last few years.
Whether you are in mid or later life, retired or approaching retirement, thinking about it, you can create the life you choose if you think ahead, make a plan and act on it.