As you prepare for your retirement, don’t forget to maintain and develop friendships, and be an active part of your community. A number of findings warn that isolation and loneliness can lead to serious health problems—physical, mental and emotional.
One of the best ways of preparing for retirement is to build friendships and then hang on to your friends. In this podcast, we discuss the importance of staying connected in retirement.
Back in 2002, psychologist Martin Seligman wrote about authentic happiness (the title of his book. A couple of years ago he wrote saying happiness was not enough. The best life is one that flourishes. This podcast discusses what he says makes a flourishing life, but then expands it further.
Friends are important for a healthy social life. The problem is many Baby Boomers are having trouble making friends. According to a report from the US, almost 1 in 5 (18 per cent) of 50- to 59-year-olds said they felt isolated and lonely.