Elderly 'leading exciting lives'

14 October 2011 09:28

Elderly people are living more exciting lives than their parents

Elderly people are living more exciting lives than their parents

Elderly people are living more exciting lives than previous generations could ever have dreamed of, research has shown.

The study commissioned to mark the release of Billy Connolly's Route 66 on DVD & Blu-ray also found that many elderly people are likely to fly abroad to enjoy holidays of a lifetime, either in Asia or the US.

The elderly travellers would also want to buy a comprehensive senior travel insurance policy before boarding their flights.

Travel writer Max Wooldridge said: "It seems with good planning the bulk of people are in a good financial position to live well and enjoy themselves after working hard for so many decades.

"The over 55s are living more exciting lives than ever before. Unlike previous generations they are living their lives to the full and taking advantage of their twilight years to live out their dreams and goals."

The survey spoke to 1,500 people aged over 50.

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