It used to be that after a man left his job, he disappeared from his community and identity. He faded away gradually in part because of his health and in part because it was just what was expected. He had worked hard, and now it was time for him to “relax.”
Currently, as a man is nearing the age of 65 considers retirement, he may have another third of his life left to embrace still. It’s a time to enjoy, play, have fun and look forward to with excitement. This particular time in life isn’t without struggles and challenges. However, it does have many possibilities and adventures waiting.
Some of the numerous benefits a man who is retiring today may experience and offer include:
He is Tech-Savvy
We hold information overload at our fingertips. All generations are exposed and able to communicate, and many can access information, use the calculator, maps, check email and at least get around on a smartphone despite their birth year. Being tech-savvy is not limited to the young. Today’s senior men are still tech-savvy, and many have worked hard, studied hard and kept up to date with a lot of technology.
Healthy Senior Men
Retirement isn’t what it use to be. It was that after the retirement party, the retiree would do a little bit of traveling, carefully budget the retirement spending, spend a lot of time in front of the tv, isolate more and more, and slow down. It’s not like that in today’s retirement world.
It’s not that illnesses and pain will never slow this strong senior man down, medical advancements have helped tremendously as well as perspective and a new attitude about retirement and relaxation. There’s preventative medicine that plays a significant role as well as nutrition, exercise and being self-aware. Diseases are often able to be managed instead of being told they have a fatal medical condition with no options. Surgeries can help replace worn-out joints. Medical advancements have made it possible to have a better quality of life for today’s senior man.
According to the Census, more than 20% of American men will be 65 years old by the year 2029. The life expectancy today is nearly 80. Senior men are not invisible anymore. They don’t disappear to the couch as often anymore. These men take care of themselves. These senior men look better, feel better, are more active and productive.
New attitudes and perspectives
Retiring is giving senior men the ability to be more social, enjoy relationships, try a new hobby and discover more about themselves than they’ve ever had time to do previously.
Senior men have a gift of an anticipated extended life expectancy. They can offer the world and their community, friends, and family their observations, knowledge, and talent.