Are you all au fait and ok with the ageing process? Looking at what my mother is going through at 87, and two colleagues have ancient parents in worse conditions (actually going to die soon) I wonder if you are. I want to retire, because my ancient mother needs a bit more attention (no dementia), and because I have had enough of teaching. Now I am getting a knee problem to add to the fun, though it is only annoying as yet. Retirement used to be, probably up to the 70s perhaps, just a few years before something would get you, be it heart, cancer, respiratory problems, or whatever. Now some of us may spend more years "in retirement" than we did in working. Demographics are too general to predict longevity. In fact how long you might live is still subject mainly to chance. Do any of you (that have been retired a while) notice a deterioration in mobility, health and so on as you get to 60, 65, 70?