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Trending Topics Talk – Loneliness, Second Acts and Knowing Your Longevity

Trending Topics Talk – Loneliness, Second Acts and Knowing Your Longevity

By Susan Williams

In this week’s Trending Topics Talk, I’m joined by Joe Casey from Retirement Wisdom and Mike Drak from Victory Lap Retirement as we chat about some of the recent articles that were trending over the past week.

Here is our discussion;

Here are the topics that we discussed this week;

Aging and Loneliness – Is This Inevitable

In a fast fact article published by Build Healthy Places Network, they shared that more that half of older adults aged 75+ live alone which increases their risk for social isolation and negative health outcomes.

Also Read: The Triple Threats to Healthy and Happy Aging

During today’s discussion, we talked about loneliness and whether it’s an inevitable part of aging and what we could possibly do now to prepare for it in our later years.

Preparing for Your Second Act

There was an article posted in Kiplinger about preparing for your life after retirement. They suggested that you begin to start thinking and planning for this about six to twelve months before you actually leave your job.

Joe and Mike share their thoughts on this idea along with some of the advice that they share with their clients.

Blood Tests Can Now Reveal Longevity

Science now has the ability to calculate your biological age with greater accuracy and in turn your potential longevity.

We discussed what impacts we think this may have an whether we would like to know our own longevity predictions.

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Susan Williams is the Founder of Booming Encore. Being a Boomer herself, Susan loves to discover and share ways to live life to the fullest. She shares her experiences, observations and opinions on living life after 50 and tries to embrace Booming Encore's philosophy of making sure every day matters.