Prior to completing this discussion, be sure to read chapter 9 in your text, read the required “Baby boomers, retirement, and financial services” (2010) and “Living and working in retirement, a new paradigm in the US exploring retiree’s attitudes and beliefs toward working” (2012) articles, watch the video Baby boomers retirement uncertain Video ABC News , and review any relevant information from the Instructor Guidance.
In this discussion you will be considering the various retirement options available to older adults today. Describe three types of retirement options available to retirees today and provide examples for each. Identify issues of inequality affecting older adults as they approach retirement, specifically social class, gender, and occupational status. Explain the influences of inequality on the potential options a person has for full retirement. Consider how issues of long term housing and long term care may affect retirement considerations. Compare and contrast three historical changes that have taken place in long term care and housing that have a direct effect on choices, access and affordability for seniors.