AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes about the work of developing and sustaining new interests in retirement--in cultivating the F-word:
Ironically, images about retirement are all about fun. Retirement is often portrayed as a seemingly endless vacation with walks on beaches, golf greens and bike rides. Despite how attractive life in retirement is marketed, it cannot be filled with singular events and one-week timeshare getaway experiences alone. Fun is far more than these images. Fun includes those activities we do by choice for pleasure, for personal meaning, for social wellbeing or simply just because.
Read Dr. Coughlin's thoughts in full here.