Active Engagement

This is where active aging begins, the place where you make a conscious choice to continue to be active, engaged and contribute to your own life and perhaps to the world. This, the first of the Seven Pillars of Aging Successfully™, is the point where people 50+ can decide to continue in activities that add value.

What is active aging? It has many different meanings depending on each person and their experience, abilities and interests. ELO50 believes active aging includes being engaged in a broad range of activities such as:

  • Community events
  • Walking and hiking
  • Travel
  • Mentoring
  • Volunteering
  • Swimming
  • Golfing/tennis/hiking
  • Theater
  • Networking groups
  • Games and puzzles
  • Family outings
  • Create a new business
  • Teach courses
  • Continue working on a part-time or project basis

The list is endless. And that is the best part about aging successfully. There are many ways to bring fulfillment to your mind, body and spirit. In a 2014 national survey co-sponsored by Merrill Lynch of more than 7,000 workers 50 and older, a substantial majority stated that they wanted to keep their mental edge sharp, feel that they were continuing to add value and making a difference, and the desire to remain socially connected were more important than generating added income.

Our lifespan increased by 30 years from the beginning to end of the 20th century. There are many opportunities to continue having a full life beyond 50+. ELO50 is here to help you remain active, engaged and contributing long after retirement.