Older Americans Say Health Is the Biggest Factor to Achieving Their Goals in Retirement Years

What do retirement years mean for today’s older adults? It is a time for prioritizing health to accomplish their goals, according to a survey by UnitedHealthcare.

About two-thirds of adults age 62 and older have made a change to feel physically or mentally healthier, such as starting a new diet or exercise routine, but still more than 85% worry about falling ill or becoming hospitalized. 

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Infographic: Retirement Redefined. According to a recent survey, older adults say health is biggest factor to achieving goals in retireement. 65% of older adults prioritize physical health. 86% worry about falling ill or becoming hospitalized. As a result, 65% have made a change to feel healthier. This includes: 40% diet changes, 34% fitneess routines, 11% volunteer, 56% mental health improvements. Staying engaged: on average, older adults attend 5 social gatherings per month. Of retirees who go back to work, 50% do so by choice, rather than need. Top retirement goals: 45% extended travle, 38% fitness activities, 26% community involvement. Learn more about how UHC can help support your retirement goals. visit AdvantageUHC.com.