Sorry to be blunt, but at Rincon del Rio, we don’t believe in sitting around just waiting to die.
Make no mistake–we love to sit around and bask in nature’s beauty, in the pool, or maybe fish the hours away . . . Point is, there are lots of nice ways to pass the time. And there’s nothing wrong with that.
But we don’t know many people who stop wanting to live, laugh, love, and connect with others simply because they’ve retired from work. And people don’t stop wanting to express their creativity or share their natural gifts once they turn 55 either.
We continue to want those things as long as we choose to keep that flame going. Often, the urge to get out and spread one’s wings gets stronger after retirement, not weaker. And there’s good reason for it.
Evidence has been pouring in during recent years to show what common sense already told us: continuing to be social, and working your mental and physical muscles, improves your health, increases longevity, and can even help fend off dementia.
(It’s really simple: being social and doing things tends to feel really good, if you do it right. No prescription required!)