14 Years Ago In TIME

Retirees today are fretting over shrinking nest eggs, and workers wonder when they'll ever get to rest. But when TIME ran a cover story in 1988 on the GOLDEN YEARS, the theme was new opportunities.

It is not just that the elderly are living longer, healthier lives. They are living them differently ... In some places it seems a wholly different, more leisurely universe, full of choices and passions long delayed. There is Hulda Crooks, 91, who has climbed 97 mountains since she turned 65, most recently Mount Fuji in Japan. And Dentist James Jay, 74, who finished, along with 51...

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