Planning and preparing for the future are intrinsic to early and mid-adulthood.
Less the norm amongst older people.
- Society’s expectation of later life vs younger years?
- Later-life encompasses loss and vulnerability: potentially more challenging to contemplate.
Aging-related preparation definition:
“The continuum of thoughts and activities about how to age well, often beginning with the awareness of age-related changes, or the anticipation of retirement, and concluding with specifying end-of-life wishes” Sörensen, S et. al. (2021)
Evidence of positive effects of ageing-related preparation for retirement adjustment, care choices and outcomes and end of life decisions.
Limited knowledge about ageing-related preparation across other aspects of life including health.