This Retirement Risk Can Kill You – Here’s How To Plan For It

This Retirement Risk Can Kill You – Here’s How To Plan For It

AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes on the risk of social isolation for adults in retirement:

"The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that more than a fifth of Americans experience some feeling related to social isolation. Psychologist Julian Holt-Lunstad and her colleagues found that social isolation may be as harmful to our physical health as obesity, or smoking 15 cigarettes per day.

But retirees are at an even higher risk ... life after work demands a different type of “social” security that is not part of today’s retirement planning."

Read Dr. Coughlin's thoughts in full here.

 

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