Twitter Chat: Are You Prepared for Retirement?

On Thursday, Aug. 15, from 1 to 2 p.m., EDT NewsHour is hosting a Twitter chat on preparing for retirement. We'll discuss options for retirement living, tips for financial planning, challenges and joys of being a senior living on your own and practical advice for living at home while growing older.


PBS NewsHour holds live Twitter chats each Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. EDT. Join us on Twitter @NewsHour using #NewsHourChats. Photo by Gilberto Nobrega/PBS NewsHour

Where to live is a difficult question at any age, but it gets complicated when preparing for retirement. Options like "aging in place," moving in with a family member or moving to a retirement home each present unique joys and challenges. Adding to the challenge is the fact that 53 percent of American workers 30 and older are on a path that will leave them financially unprepared for retirement.

In the past few weeks, PBS NewsHour has explored many of the issues surrounding retirement, including working for that nest egg, working in retirement and how and why some seniors are avoiding the retirement home.

On Thursday, Aug. 15, from 1 to 2 p.m., EDT NewsHour is hosting a Twitter chat on preparing for retirement. We'll discuss the options for retirement living, the factors that determine where people live in retirement, the financial planning, the challenges and joys of being a senior living on your own and the practical advice for living at home while growing older.

Watch the discussion below or participate on Twitter by following @NewsHour and using #NewsHourChats.

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