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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Changing Views on Aging & Retirement

Aloha Everyone,

When there is a dramatic event in your life, it impacts your general outlook. It also causes you to reflect on the meaning of life and reflect on what matters most.

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted  issues that were previously put on hold.

For example, more people will choose to age at home. About 40% of the COVID-19 related death in the US occurred  in long-term care facilities. Sentiment of elderly are that they rather age at home where thy will maintain family and social contacts which often are unavailable in care facilities.

Technology advancements catered to older adults is something which J.J. and I could relate to. The two of us are already proponents and are comfortable with our telemedicine experiences, mail in prescriptions and online shopping. J.J. and I are also looking forward to learning more about various uses of mobile devices.

Embracing a healthier life style and saving more money for retirement especially for those who still have 20, 30, 40 plus years to work have become more urgent.

Finally the topic many Americans avoid, planning for one’s death. This subject has been pushed to the forefront as we are constantly reminded of our final stages of life during the time of a pandemic. To read the full article, please go to:

Aloha -- Cathi