What about the 25 years after 60?

by Bonnie

“Baby boomers are going to do something quite spectacular.” according to Daniel Pink, author of  A Whole New Mind,in an interview with Oprah.

“They say, ‘Sixty’s not old. Oh, I’ve got 25 years left.’

Then they look back 25 years and say, ‘Holy smokes, that sure happened fast. Are the next 25 years going to happen as fast?

And if they are, what’s my legacy going to be? When am I going to live my best life? What kind of imprint am I going to leave on the world?'”

Baby boomers aren’t going to be content with doing nothing after 60.

Sure, we  may take more time for rest, relaxation, and recreation. But we’re also looking for meaning and fulfillment.

As more boomers cross the 60 threshold, we’ll see countless examples of women living rich, full, joyous, and meaningful lives at 60 and beyond. Hooray!

25 years

What willl you do with the gift of possibly 25 more years? What does your best life after 60 look like?

Tell us by clicking on Comments, scrolling down to the form, and writing away.

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1 A Ramirez June 5, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I am a baby boomer, and today’s 60’s are definitely not my grandma’s sixties. My husband and I have a home in US and one in the Caribbean. We already travel several times a year between homes.
My husband is fully retired and takes care of all our properties (three in total). I still work full time for a government agency. We are very involved in the community, local politics, and social life. We have many friends and family and share as much time with them as possible – enjoying the most out of life.
Our sixties will be as active as our 50’s and probably more – since now we don’t have any small children at home, we don’t need to prove ourselves professionally, and we have the means to enjoy life.
I recommend the younger generation to plan ahead – we did. It is worth working hard, but it is even better if you work smart. During our young adult life we were guided by smart financial advisors to plan for the future – and we did. I recommend everyone to do it – since everyone desires a fun filled retirment life!
A. Ramirez

2 Bonnie June 6, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Welcome, A, and thanks for your comment. It sounds like you have worked hard and been smart so that you can have and enjoy these years. Good for you!

3 Evelyn Guy April 21, 2013 at 7:55 am

I just turned 65, and I plan to make the best of my last few years. I have some major plans for writing and for helping others. Can’t share it all here right now, but be looking to see me around. I may be old, but I am definitely not dead yet. In 20 years I could change the world for the better.

4 Bonnie April 22, 2013 at 9:47 am

Good for you, Evelyn! Keep us posted on what you’re up to as you help to change the world for the better.

5 Evern Keenan December 28, 2014 at 5:29 pm

I am a New Zealander (kiwi) and I’m in my 72nd year. I’m continuing to work for the government in a mediation role.
The last 7 years I have travelled to a different country or countries and hopefully will be fit enough to do so when I retire in 2016.
I play golf watch my grandchildren grow up and love the beach, swim and do a lot of walking.
I have built up a reasonable retirement fund to see me through. I am single (divorced) 27 years ago and enjoy my life.

6 Bonnie December 28, 2014 at 8:21 pm

Hi Evern! Sounds like you’re doing well, enjoying life, and have a good plan for your years ahead. All the best to you!

7 Bob October 16, 2016 at 3:24 am

we’ll see countless examples of women living rich, full, joyous, and meaningful lives at 60 and beyond.

But not men?

8 Bonnie October 17, 2016 at 1:54 pm

Men too, of course, Bob. Savoring Your Sixties’ focus is women in the neighborhood of 60 and much of what I write applies to men as well.

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