This morning I came across an interesting study produced by researchers from The Wharton School, “Working Longer Solves (Almost) Everything: The Correlation Between Employment, Social Engagement and Longevity.”
I’ve always believed that folks who retire should continue to do something productive well into retirement.
Based on my own experiences with retiring clients and family over the years, I’ve long believed continuing some sort of meaningful work into retirement would have a positive impact on retirees’ physical and mental health and longevity. Well, this study confirms that and more!
The study found that working longer produces three primary benefits for older adults:
- Financial security
- Physical health
- Mental health