As recently as 2019, life expectancy in the United States averaged out to almost 79 years of age, 78.79 years to be precise. That figure was forecast to rise in the coming year but then SARS-CoV-2 hit and was especially hard on older adults. As of 2020, life expectancy had dropped a bit to an average of 77 years of age and that number now fluctuates based on current mutations of the coronavirus and segments of the population it targets.
Even so, the average life expectancy is still longer by a few years than even a decade ago, so taking that into consideration, seniors are asking themselves now what should they do in their golden years? You’ve planned for retirement at 68 but that leaves more than a decade to plan for. Now what?
Quality of Life Is Most Important
While adults are living longer it doesn’t always mean they are doing so with a quality of life they can enjoy. Although many advances in modern medicine are extending life expectancy as are healthier lifestyles, it doesn’t always equate to being better able to actually enjoy a quality of life you might expect. This is why so many seniors are now looking at options in assisted living where they will have a bit of support so that they can enjoy life as they had always planned for their senior years.
That Extra Level of Support Services
A senior residence such as Brandywine assisted living PA offers services and amenities that give seniors that extra bit of support necessary for getting the most out of each and every day. Whether it’s shopping at local shops, eating out with other residents, or simply strolling about to enjoy the fresh spring air, help is always just moments away in today’s residential assisted living communities. That all makes up for minds that refuse to tire while our bodies haven’t caught up with the trend quite yet.
Now What, You Ask?
One of the things adults should begin looking at in the years just leading up to retirement is finalizing plans now so they don’t need to worry once retirement hits. By planning where they will be living out their senior years and the types of activities they hope to enjoy, there is little left to do except experience the retirement you’ve laid out.
You can even plan for estate sales and auctions and movers to step in once you’ve narrowed down a date. You’ve bid your fond (and some not-so-fond) farewells at the office and it’s time to kick back and relax. Now what? Let all those professionals you’ve hired do their work so you can enjoy having none! That’s the joy of retirement and if you’ve planned well, you can enjoy more.
Now you can do whatever you want, whenever you want because there is no boss looking over your shoulder! Enjoy life to the fullest. You’ve earned it and that’s the only thing you need to remember. That’s what you can take to the bank! How invaluable is that? Finally, a chance to kick back and chill.