A couple weeks ago, I got this e-mail from my local newspaper:
The U.S. Bureau of the Census projects that by 2030, 20.8 percent of upstate New York's population will be aged 65 and over, a share still slightly higher than for the nation as a whole.
In our September issue of Capitaland Quarterly, Deputy Business Editor Eric Anderson will take a look at the implications an aging baby boomer population will have on the Capital Region. And we'd like to hear from you.
If you are approaching 60, we are interested in learning about your plans for retirement, about other ways you might be adjusting your lifestyle and how you arrived at those decisions. Please respond before Aug. 30 to help us meet our deadlines.
Thank you for participating in the Times Union Reader Network.
Got a call indicating the fact that they're interested in using an expanded version of my response. Here's the original:
"I went back to graduate school at age 37, started working a librarian at the age of 39. I'm now 53, and I have a 2-year- old daughter, which means I'll be 69 when she graduates from high school. And then, presumably, she will want to go to college.
Retirement just doesn't seem to be part of my mindset right now."
Which, of course, means that, on this Labor Day weekend, I'd like the same questions to you, even if you're not approaching 60:
What are your plans for retirement? When? At what age? Will you relocate?
What ways might you do to adjust your lifestyle? Smaller house or an apartment or condo?
What went into those decisions?
(If you don't mind): How old are you?
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