In Conversation with Doug Feller, Chief Executive Officer, Village On The Isle

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In the December 2022 edition of SRQ Magazine, we interviewed Doug Feller, Chief Executive Officer of Village On The Isle as part of our In Conversation feature on aging gracefully. Below is an excerpt published in the magazine in which he shares his insights with SRQ readers.

What advice would you give or do you give to the loved ones in your life as to how to plan for the late stages of life?

I tell my kids even where they are now, find something that you love to do and go be the best at it. Everything else will fall into place. A lot of people choose careers because that's where the money is but I tell them that’s secondary. Your happiness comes first. Go find a job that you never have to take a vacation from because you love what you do every single day. I truly think that from the financial standpoint, from the planning, we as parents just need to do a good job of instilling the importance of planning. I had wonderful parents that taught me how to plan. My parents' problem is they don't get out and enjoy anything they plan so well. They don't enjoy life. You’ve gotta enjoy your life at the same time, not just prepare for the worst. That may or may not happen.

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