McCarthy & Stone unveils the Colour Report
Gone is the grey army - retirees say life is colourful, vibrant and active!
We asked retirees for their views on what living life in retirement today is really like.
More than 2,500 people aged 55+ answered our call to take part in the
study. This fantastic response has enabled us to delve into the lives
of retirees and helps us to paint a true picture of post-work living.
We are now proud to launch The Colour Report which
aims to dispel the myths of retirement, to uncover the truths about
growing old and to encourage society to move on from stereotypical views
about chronological age. It makes for fascinating reading, revealing
that retirees don’t believe old age starts until their late 70s, feel up
to 20 years younger than their biological age, and consider living life
to the full more important than leaving an inheritance for their
The report explores the ever-evolving reality of what it means to be
retired, and uncovers the active and varied lifestyles of later-lifers.
Being in the prime of their lives, they buy clothes from the same shops
as their grandchildren, listen to some of the same music and use social
media to keep in touch. These are people who are Ageless, with
young-at-heart dreams and ambitions who are embracing independent and
active lives for as long as possible.
The Colour Report has some reassuring findings for people who are
approaching retirement and may be concerned about this next chapter in
their lives. It shows that retirees are making the most of their
twilight years by fulfilling lifelong dreams and ambitions now that they
have the money and time to do so. A number are embracing new
experiences like travelling the world, writing books, learning to dance
and gaining new qualifications.It also provides some vital insights into
why just over three quarters (79%) of retirees feel younger than their
true age (79%).
The findings combine to highlight the shifting attitudes and growing
independence of today’s retirees, and demonstrate how their generation
is more special and radical than generations before them. These
individuals are starting to rewrite the definition of growing old in a
positive way to become the most colourful generation of retirees the
nation has ever seen!Wwe as a society must continue to adjust to the
changing evolution of this new ‘Ageless Society’.
And what a colourful picture it paints.
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