Aging Quiz - Answer

Retirement is detrimental to an individual's health--six months ago he retired and now he's dead, retirement killed him.

Answer: False - Retirement does not kill people. For the vast majority of older adults, retirement is a positive experience. There is high retirement satisfaction particularly for those who planned for their retirement. Those who tend to die following retirement usually retired because they were not well in the first place. Thus, an individual has a heart attack and decides to retire. They have another heart attack shortly there after and die. Retirement did not kill this individual; heart disease killed him/her.

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