Study Finds Early Retirees At Greater Mortality Risk

Early Retirement Increases Mortality RiskOver at Aging in Action there’s a thought-provoking story about a study that found that the mortality rate was higher in individuals who retired early; individuals who retired at 55 had a much higher mortality rate than individuals who retired at either 60 or 65. As the story goes on to say, “Understandably, retirement age interacted with other known demographic predictors of mortality. Participants who lived in low socioeconomic (SES) conditions had a higher mortality rate than retirees in high SES conditions. Among the employees who retired at 55, the risk of dying was 80% greater for men.”

According to the author, “Although many older adults remain active after they retire, many become significantly more sedentary each year after retirement. Health and wellness educators need to focus on the elevated risks that come along with retirement by promoting active lifestyles and wellness behaviors into old age.”

To read the entire article, see Study Finds Early Retirees At Greater Mortality Risk.

Originally posted 2010-09-18 08:00:00.

Tim Colling
Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to and to as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.

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