Life In Retirement: The Not-So-Golden Years A new poll from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health finds life in retirement is better or the same as it was before, but it is worse for a substantial minority in key areas, including health and finances.
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Life In Retirement: The Not-So-Golden Years

Expectations of a happy retirement are clashing with reality for some, a new NPR poll finds.

Seniors at the Greenspring Village Retirement Community in Springfield, Va., play Wii bowling. Julie Rovner/NPR hide caption

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According to a new poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health, life in retirement is better or the same as it was before, but it is worse for a substantial minority in key areas, including health and finances. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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