75 percent of workers expect to have jobs after 50


December 1, 2010

A new study conducted by the Families and Work Institute and the Sloan Center of Boston College has found that 75 percent of workers expect to have jobs after the age of 50, even during their retirement, according to The New York Times.

"[Older adults] expect they have to, and they want to, extend their labor force participation," Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, the study’s co-author, told the news provider.

This seems to be the case for Linh Pham, 73, who works as a greeter in a Canadian grocery store. He seems to appreciate the independence and experiences that the position offers him.

Pham works 20 hours a week and enjoys the opportunity to interact with shoppers, especially because English isn't his native language and the job is much different from his former occupation as a mechanic.

He said he believes that continuing to work has kept him healthy and helped him fall asleep at night.

The news source reports that many seniors want to pursue a part-time job during their golden years, either because they want to remain independent or need the additional income.

Those who are looking to safely age at home while working may also want to invest in a personal emergency response system, which can allow older adults to immediately send a medical alert to family or doctors if they are in need of assistance.