Ψ People are retiring at younger ages than ever before. Many retired people continue their education (e.g. Elderhostel ) or perform volunteer work in their communities. Both of these activities enhance the health and well-being of the elderly and benefit the larger society.
Ψ The elderly are politically active and influential, which is one reason for their success in protecting their economic benefits. Fortunately,
most older adults agree on the need for generational equity.
Human Growth & Development|
Robert C. Gates