Every day, 10,000 people turn 60-years-old, and there are more enrolling in Medicare when reaching 65-years-old.
That magic age of 65, 67 or even 70-years-old has been burned into our heads since youth. It’s the age of retirement…the golden years when life is easy and time for relaxation is on our hands.
Because there are so many Boomers heading into “retirement,” there is also more research about what happens shortly thereafter.
One expert, Marc Freedman, CEO and founder of Encore.org, says, “retirement is a transition, not a destination.” His organization promotes encore careers – “second acts for the greater good.”
What Freedman suggests is that people entering retirement find themselves taking a sabbatical from work, a bit of time off but not long-term. For reasons that could be emotional or financial, retirees find themselves seeking a second act to fill the gaps from working 50-hours weekly to no work at all.