Retirement attitudes survey 2020 – results

Last week, we ran a survey to find out how our members feel about retirement – and what they feel their biggest challenges are.

We were delighted to get nearly 1,900 responses, so here are the results. If you answered the survey, take a look at how your answers compare to other Rest Less members.

When it comes to your ideal retirement, which one of the following attracts you the most
When it comes to your ideal retirement, which one of the following attracts you th
You meet an energetic and engaging older person at a party, how do you feel when talking
You meet an energetic and engaging older person at a party, how do you feel when t
If you had to pick one of the following, what's your single biggest challenge in retirement
If you had to pick one of the following, what's your single biggest challenge in r
A plan that you're keen on turns out to be risky and your loved ones warn you against it
A plan that you're keen on turns out to be risky and your loved ones warn you agai
If you could have one wish and use it to solve one of the following problems you have, which would it be?
If you could have one wish and use it to solve one of the following problems you h
Which of the following quotations on Retirement echoes your feelings?
Which of the following quotations on Retirement echoes your feelings – 1
Which of the following beliefs could be your own?
Which of the following beliefs could be your own – 1
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7 thoughts on “Retirement attitudes survey 2020 – results

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    Nanny Nita on Reply

    Happily I see the results from the survey I would hope. Health has to come first but if you can then look for variety in your life, and opportunities. Volunteering with Samaritans made me many new friends (and makes me realise how lucky I am). And trying new things, such as charity shop work. I’ve just finished 2 weeks as an exam invigilator, ideal as it’s work ‘as and when’ needed. Definitely don’t be nervous about learning new things.

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    David Dunn on Reply

    Interesting survey, I still like to work when I can, but my wife can’t understand why? I suppose it’s the challenge and the feeling of helping to improve something, & working together to achieve a common goal.

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    Louise Morse on Reply

    I write and research attitudes amongst older people (wrote book ‘What’s Age Got To Do With It?, Lion Monarch, on Amazon.) This is a good survey, focusing the things that affect retirement the most.

    I find that the biggest ageing factor in retirement is lacking a sense of purpose. David Dunn hints at it – we need a sense of purpose and achievement in our lives.

    A 99 year old I know, living in a care home, organises Zoom meetings with supporters to pray about the needs of the home. 99 year old and with such a strong sense of purpose.

    Inspoiring. Well done rest less.

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      Gaetano on Reply

      Hi Louise, thank you so much for your comment and your feedback.

      We do a lot to raise awareness of the challenges faced by the over 50s in the workplace. We hope that the more noise we make, the more the government will listen and eventually more tailored support will be offered to the over 50s.

      I hope you don’t mind me asking, but we’re trying to boost the number of reviews we have of Rest Less to try and help spread the word about what we are doing.

      If you felt like it, it would be hugely helpful if you would be willing to leave us a review on Google – you can do this here https://g.page/rest_less_uk/review?gm

      Please don’t worry if you would rather not and I hope you don’t mind me asking.

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