Third Age is considered an era for personal achievement and fulfillment after retirement. The choices made in the First and Second Ages can affect and prolong the Third Age and, hopefully, minimize the Fourth Age—the era of final dependence, decrepitude, and ultimately death. The habits that we form throughout life shape our Third and Fourth Ages.
"Seven Habits for Third Age (3rd Age) Elderly" include: keeping self-esteem, maintaining fitness, keeping busy, remaining connected, being happy and making others happy, fighting for rights, and planning for Fourth Age.
This is Part 1 of a two-part look at the habit of planning for Fourth Age. In this episode, Dr. Armstrong discusses seven general considerations for planning for Third and Fourth Age.
Listeners might also want to refer to our conversation with Dr. Armstrong’s financial planner in Episode 15: Aging Well with Todd Youngdahl.Support the show
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