Jon - that's a great article and a terrific concept. While I was still working in law enforcement, I found that some retired members would stop by the office just to have someone to talk to - they had nothing else to do. I retired from my second career, 4 years ago, and have no shortage of hobbies - I golf at least 4 times a week, and do some woodworking and help out a cabinet maker. In addition to that, I've got my photography that I still enjoy, although I now find I have little time for it.
I've found that retired folks who have no hobbies age quickly. Although I'm relatively young (soon to be 67) I have a lot of friends at my golf course who are in their late 70s and early to mid-80s who are still very active. Most of them don't look their age. The key, upon retirement, is to have a hobby and friends to talk to, and to keep one's mind active. No one should spend their "later" years in isolation.
Thanks for posting the link to the article.
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