Submitted Photo. Walk for Peace walkers have a pre-walk stretch.
In 1989, when Peace Village in Palos Park opened its doors to the first resident, average life expectancy was just over 71 years. Now in 2013, it is nearly 79 years of age. In keeping with an average retirement age of 65, that increase doubles the amount of time people spend enjoying their senior years. With increased interest in health and fitness, coupled with advances in medical technology, the years to enjoy life post-retirement will only continue to increase.
The Village held its first Walk for Peace on its grounds on Oct. 19.
Jayne Miller, Director of Fund Development at Peace Village said: “Sometimes seniors live longer than the financial resources they’ve saved for their entire lives. Or, due to an unanticipated catastrophic illness or other serious life event, it is possible that they can deplete the funds they thought would be adequate for the remainder of their lives.”