A recent survey of 50, 60 and 70 year olds revealed that most pensioners are living life to the full and the majority do not feel they are truly ‘old’ until after their 83rd birthday.
Advancements in medicine and greater awareness about being more active, eating better and cutting out things like smoking, have all lead to people leading healthier lifestyles and living longer.
According to the poll by FiftyLife, the low cost over 50s insurance brand, nearly eight in ten people said they were living live to the full or trying their best to. 67 percent said they were in fairly good health with one in ten going as far as saying they were ‘as fit as a fiddle’. 19 percent said they wear a fitness tracker to ensure they get enough exercise a day.
The research highlighted how tech-savvy pensioners are with almost half describing themselves as a ‘whizz’ on the internet and many staying in touch with friends and family on social media.
Some of the reasons given for feeling young included still driving, having a Facebook account, travelling regularly, attracting attention from the opposite sex and being sporty.
Housing and care options for older people have improved greatly and, if the time comes when extra support is required, people can still live independently. Retirement properties, designed for the over 60s, offer private accommodation and communal areas for socialising. They also offer a variety of clubs and activities, including exercise classes, movie nights and music groups creating a real sense of community.
Retirement Plus properties, also referred to as Assisted Living, offer all the above but with additional facilities such as an onsite restaurant, laundry room and tailored care packages if required.
Retirement properties allow the residents to have a secure base, while enjoying the things they always have, to ensure they can continue to live life to the full.
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