Postponing Retirement Good for Your Mental Health - GoBankingRates
Many seniors choose to continue working even after reaching what many consider to be the old traditional retirement age of 65, and the financial benefits of doing so are patently obvious. Not so obvious, however, is that there may very well be some mental health advantages to keeping your brain highly engaged longer, because studies show that keeping your brain active slows age-related cognitive decline and helps protect against cognitive impairment (such as that caused by Alzheimer’s). Although continuing to work in your later years is certainly a good way to keep your brain active (with accompanying financial reward), volunteering can have a similarly positive effect on your mental health. All of this is explained in this GoBankingRates article by Vance Cariaga. Click here to read more.