golden years

noun
the years of retirement, normally after age 65.

Origin:
1950–55

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Main Entry:  golden years
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the time after one's retirement
Example:  They volunteered to do archaeological fieldwork in their golden years.
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Example sentences
They moved from youthful happiness toward mid-life depressions, then back to
  happiness in their golden years.
And yet it seemed he lived a normal life, had a healthy married relationship,
  and reached the golden years.
There aren't many film stars who, entering their golden years, endure as icons
  of sensuality.
Many people continue to be safe drivers well into their golden years.
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