Extending your use-by date: Why retirement age is only a number
The starting point for Extending Your Use-By Date is that we sometimes head unthinkingly into retirement at a time when we are living longer than ever and we have developed skills and abilities we can keep on using. The book also argues that continuing to work can maintain our wellbeing as well as contribute to our bank balance. Extending Your Use-By Date draws on the real-life experiences of people who have worked or are working into older life in lots of different ways. We find out how they've made the most of their knowledge, skills and talents as they've grown older, and why they decided to pick up and move that milestone known as 'retirement age'. We also learn what we can expect of our minds and bodies as we get older, and about the current phenomenon of ageing populations and the greying of the workforce, and how these developments could mean new opportunities for older workers.
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