In the first of two episodes, we discuss modern retirement with Steve Lopez, a longtime columnist for the LA Times. Steve is also a four-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and a bestselling New York Times author. His latest book, Independence Day, documents his year-long search for the answer to the question confronting many senior citizens. When is the best time to retire? In his journey to answer the question for himself, he interviewed retirees and people in their golden years who chose not to retire. He discovered that boomers are reinventing retirement to have it both ways. They continue to work or volunteer in areas that are stimulating and fulfilling yet retain the flexibility to relax and enjoy life. Steve received some of his best counsel from Mel Brooks, definitely a non-retiree at age 96. Norman Lear also weighed in with his own philosophy on staying busy and engaged at age 100.
Join us next week as we continue our discussion of modern retirement with Steve Lopez. And we hope you enjoy our Codger of the Week segment about John McEnroe and pickleball. Check out the ESPN video to see John at his codger finest. Still feisty and intent on winning, even at pickleball. The old codgers love winners!
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