Week #4 (9/26) Retirement: The Golden Years!

 

Learning Objectives:

· Understand the challenges associated with retirement in general.

· Be able to articulate the varying goals of retirement for different populations.

· Comprehend the concerns that exist for a retired person.

· Recognize the life expectancy upon retirement.

· Be able to understand and define health inequities related to the aging population.

· Be able to describe whether aging individuals today are equipped to cope with the challenging environment.

 

Readings

Articles:

· CROSS NATIONAL DIFFERENCE IN GOALS FOR RETIREMENT.

· FROM ROCK N ROLL TO ROCK N CHAIR.

· REACHING EMPOWERED AGING THROUGH REDUCING HEALTH AND FINANCIAL DISPARITIES.

· THE ECONOMIC, FISCAL, AND FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF AN AGING SOCIETY.

· TRENDS IN THE AGING OF THE POPULATION AND THE LIFE EXPECTANCY AFTER RETIREMENT.

Assignments:

This assignment is due on October 1ST at 8 PM.

1. Write a 4-page paper which discusses the challenges of retirement from both a fiscal perspective as well as a physical health perspective. Is retirement truly “golden” for most people, why, why not?