Health officials the world over have encouraged people to eat right and exercise on a regular basis. As the population has aged, being old has been redefined by many of them. Older people no longer sit around a retirement home in rocking chairs. They are more likely to grab a date and go out for some dinner and dancing at the local club. The current generation of retirees is more fit than many generations previously, and they have taken it as a challenge to really live it up and have fun with friends and loved ones.
While not every older person is able to dance the night away, they still have a positive attitude. Older people, even restricted to wheelchairs, have learned they are old enough to have fun without apology or regrets. They are living happier lives, and they have found there is plenty of companionship available to help them experience a fun retirement from work instead of a retirement from life.