I just turned 65 and it wasn't until last year that I noticed a drop off in my distances off the tee and with my irons. Guys have been badgering me about still wanting to play from the back tees and it was more challenging with the loss of distance so I'm eyeing the 'members tees' on most courses with corresponding distances of 6300 yards +/- this year.
I've been blessed with good health until last year when I had my 2nd hernia surgery (same side) and several basil cells that were thankfully non-malignant. But the numbers of them concerned my dermatologist so she is now seeing me semi-annually and found more she froze off a couple of weeks ago. Due to those surgeries, it cut into my rounds played but its all systems go and I plan to get in over 50 this year.
I have the luxury of making a comfortable income working out of my home doing consulting work on employee benefits for a few companies (including an insurance company home office) and I work with a few individuals on their retirement planning, both pre and post. Being self-employed allows me to set my own work schedule and plan my quarterly biz trips to meet with clients per my consulting agreements.
I WANT to keep working because I enjoy my customer base a LOT as most of them play golf too and the others don't care as long as their calls and/or emails are answered. I traveled for pleasure more last year and found I could still manage my business just fine from 'the road'. I'll reassess my priorities in a couple of years when my wife retires but she gets 8 weeks a year vacation time so I don't understand why she'd walk away from that and want to chill with me full-time?
As I've aged, I've also embraced the importance of relationships with friends and family even more. A group of us at my church have even started a 'baby boomers' social club that schedules fun events (golf events, day trips via bus, movie and pizza nights, museum tours, dine arounds, etc) as this is an additional circle of friends we will be growing old with into the future.