I'm very excited to report that I have been asked to join the Wall Street Journal's esteemed panel of experts who write about retirement topics on WSJ's blog, The Experts.
I'm taking an adult education class this quarter called "Roadmap to 100," about the keys to longevity. We've only had one class meeting, and already I've got tons of tidbits I want to share with you all.
It continues to amaze me how some people seem so old at 62, while others seem so young at 92. Our professor, an 84-year old former doctor, who runs one marathon a year and is taking no medications, is exploring with us what accounts for those differences in how we age. The great news is you have more influence than you might think.
Anyway, the focus is not so much on making it to a particular age like 100, but to make it to whatever age you're going to make it to in the best condition possible. Increasing the healthy years and minimizing the years spent with debilitating conditions.
Because the goal for most of us is to live independently, on our own terms, for as long as we can. That's the subject of my first post, How the Elderly Can Stay Independent Longer. Hope you'll take a moment to head over there and peruse the posts of all the experts!
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