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Three tips to celebrate UK Older People’s Day

Did you know, Saturday 1st October, is UK Older People’s Day? Part of the UN International Day of Older Persons, this great day is a chance to celebrate the contribution that those who have lived longer lives make to communities and businesses.

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Bold Age - Family Matters

Here we have it; the answer to all your family dynamic questions…just joking, I would be a billionaire if I had that to market! In this part of the Bold Age blog series though I am sharing some of the considerations in this area that we either worry about, or don’t pay enough attention to when planning for this phase of life.

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Blu Lake: Living Life on Purpose

This month we ask the question; ‘What is the meaning of life? Embarrassingly, Siri’s response sums it up well: “I don’t believe there is a consensus on that question.”

There are as many different ways of finding meaning in life as there are people in the world, because we are all unique after all. So, how the heck do you find life meaning in Bold Age and why is it so important?

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Bold Age - Live to Work or Work to Live?

Remember last month we started to redefine retirement, considering:

Bold Age: “To have the courage, desire and resources to continue to grow, in your own way, whatever number is on your birthday card.”

Given this more empowering description of Bold Age, the question I explore with clients is: ‘what role could work play in your life in this new stage?’

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Blu Lake planning for a fulfilling old age

Old Age - or Bold Age?

A happy ending or a happy beginning – you decide

If you were asked to invest all your spare cash (let’s pretend you have loads of it!) in one of these definitions, which would you choose and why?

A) Retirement: “To leave your job or stop working because of old age or ill health”

B) Bold Age: “To have the courage, desire and resources to continue to grow, in your own way, whatever number is on your birthday card”

Whilst retirement is a ‘thing’, I think the definition above insinuates that:

Retirement means disengaging from work;

You are less able to contribute as you get older;

It is not within your control; it happens to you

- which is why I created and work with option B.

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Blu Lake- Professional Corporate & Life Coach

Last month I shared what many people say are the three hardest things about retirement. Let’s now explore some considerations required to prepare for this phase of life. I mentioned last month that retirement doesn’t mean stopping, it’s a transition to a new, exciting phase of life. You may spend more time in retirement than in your traditional working life so you’re looking for ways to live your dreams…ways to achieve Bold Age.

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