Wednesday, 10 March 2010


I'm on a pre-retirement course today and I recall German friends talking of Unruhestand rather than Ruhestand. I googled Unruhestand and found there is actually a blog which says a little about Aktiv und kreativ im Ruhestand and goes on to say:
Immer mehr Menschen über 50 haben derzeit einen Internetanschluss und die Zahl wird immer größer. wendet sich an diesen Personenkreis, der sowohl von der Werbung wie auch von sonstigen Medien oftmals ignoriert bzw. unterschätzt wird.
The point they make about over 50s being ignored may have some validity. The trouble is over 50 can mean a couple of generations. People can be concerned about their grandchildren and their parents.

An earlier post on said:

Oftmals denken ältere Menschen erst über ihre Wohnsituation nach, wenn sich einige Wehwehchen zeigen, die es schwer machen, in der gewohnten Umgebung zu leben.
That might lead to a useful discussion about when it would be sensible to start making decisions about the sort of accommodation needed for living in retirement and whether those needs are likely to change over time.

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