Decades After 60 May Be Your Best

1.jpgLife Experience Makes Us Courageous

The Guardian’s recent series on retirement, “Could your 60s and 70s be the best decades of life?” The article led with a video about a 66-year-old recent retiree who goes for a daily swim in the frigid ocean at Cornwall with other older adults — never missing a day because of the sense of joy it brings not only to swim, but to swim with like-minded friends. It was something she could not have done while still raising her children and working full-time, she notes.

People who perceive themselves as lifelong learners often are “superagers,” remaining vital and cognitively resilient through very old age.

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