When Robert Buckely reached retirement, he decided he needed a new adventure and started walking... hundreds of miles in multiple countries. He has now completed four super long distance hikes, the last one at the age of 70. He's written about his experiences in the book Two Miles an Hour.
People are living longer, but are they living better, more healthy, more active lives? Colin Milner is CEO of the International Council on Active Aging, and is visiting Iowa to talk about opportunities for governments, organizations, and individuals to take advantage to the changes that are ahead for people and communities. Also on the program is Iowa State University Assistant Professor Sarah Francis, who also oversees ISU Extension's program Living Well Through Intergenerational Fitness and Exercise.
Forget the IRA for a minute. How’s your portfolio for spending your time after retiring? Here’s a little advice and thoughts explored in this ‘Talk of Iowa’ program:
Make a plan. About a year before the retirement day, decide how you will be spending your time. Have a list of things to do: volunteering, learning a new skill, maintaining friendships and social networks, and develop ideas about how pieces of those goals can be accomplished every day.