- Sep 21, 2012
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The author is an NPR correspondent and her bias about how the economy is going is very clear in the title of her piece.
Statistics show that there may be more people like him in the near future. About 1 in 4 adults age 65 and older is now in the workforce. That number is expected to increase, making it the fastest-growing group of workers in the country.
Then follows a series of hard luck tales designed to back the negative part of the story’s title.
There is increasing evidence that having a sense of purpose pays dividends for older adults — for example, increasing longevity and reducing the risks of cognitive decline. But volunteering has another big payoff: The work of older volunteers has an economic value of more than $73 billion annually, according to the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Let’s face it. Once you get around all the leftist tripe presented by authors like this, there is a simple truth why people hesitate to “retire” today; it’s because we still have a lot of productive years ahead of us and don’t want to turn them away. We have years of experience and knowledge that we can profitably share with the world.
So, why should we curl up and prepare to die in some hidden away nook?
More of this story @ Older Americans Are Increasingly Unwilling — Or Unable — To Retire