In Genesis 6:3, after creating people and watching them multiply, God promptly put a limit on man’s lifespan, setting the maximum number of years a person could live at 120. If those are the types of numbers we’re shooting for as a species, we haven’t quite reached our full potential yet. But would we want to?
Forget the nostalgic image you may have had of grandma: Today's baby boomers turning seniors cover their gray with multicolored shades and flaunt it. They sport hot new fashion trends — and they’re perfectly content with jeans and Birkenstocks.
In a recent poll, Americans age 60 and older said they were optimistic about the future and happy about their health, their homes and their finances. Which begs the question: What do they know that the rest of us don’t?
Retirement, just like “the new 30, 40, 50, etc.,” has a whole different meaning for a generation of seniors who refuse to let their hearts and minds grow old. Some of them have discovered that with the right post-retirement job, the boundaries between work and play blend together in all kinds of unexpected ways.