About the older generation.

What's the perfect age for you?

Do you know anyone who is retired? How do they spend their days now that they do not go to work?

Imagine someone you know is going to retire soon. What advice would you give them?

How well is the older generation treated in your country? What benefits do they receive from the government?

Do you think younger people respect the older generation?

Should family members be forced by law to take care of elderly family members?

What problems do you think retired may worry about?

Where would you like to live when you are retired?

What are the popular pastimes of oder people in your country?

Thanks in advance in your interest and opinions.

May 7, 2019 10:03 AM
Comments · 4

Hi there.

I'm from Colombia and here, the age of retirement is 65 for man and 63 for the woman. I know people who are retired or near retirement. Some of them prefer to continuing working because they're passionate about their jobs or due to getting a pension in our country is really difficult. Others, who earned a lot of money prefer to enjoy and spend time with their family. 

In my country, people are very close to their parents, especially with the elder. Although, there are people who abandon their parents or grandparents because they think they are a big charge for them. I don't agree with that and I think they are ungrateful.

In my opinion, the elder has wisdom, so we have to appreciate and try to learn from them.

May 7, 2019
Hi, JuanJo .   Old is fifteen years older than your age. When I was fifteen thirty was old. When i was Thirty forty was old, now I am seventy ... I am old!  I retired five years ago but went back to work after a short time off. I started a different profession and I am enjoying helping others.  Life is too short to just sit and let it pass you by.  I hope this will help you with your English, I am learning Spanish .   Bill
May 7, 2019
In addition to @Vasily I can say that retired people usually spend warm months taking care about their gardens on "dacha" - country house. All my retired relatives from different cities of Russia are very keen on their gardens.
May 7, 2019
So many question in one post!
Grandchildren are the job for retired in my homeland. In my province, the salary can be less than state pension. But, having good health is the problem.
May 7, 2019
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