Emerging research suggests that retirement could lead to a decline in your cognitive function, says gerontologist Ross Andel. Anyone who’s retired or thinking about retirement should read this to learn more.

Article includes the TEDx talk from Mr. Andel, who is the director of the School of Aging Studies at the University of South Florida in Tampa

One of my favorite quotes for each of us to ponder…”Instead of thinking of retirement as a permanent holiday, it might be more helpful to perceive it as a time of personal renaissance. We could see our post-work life as a “wonderful opportunity to reinvest in things that truly matter to us.”

The speaker also points out to anyone contemplating retirement: “Find a new routine that’s meaningful.” 

Read the original post at ideas.ted.com