Thursday January 31, 2013
From the article below ... 18.5 percent of Americans age 65 and over were working in 2012. I had no idea I was in such a low percentage. After age 70 the percentage of working seniors is probably much lower. I turn 70 on February 17, 2013. I like to work! What would I do otherwise? I travel ... play with family and friends ... and enjoy most of what I do each day, so far without any limitation except for heavy cleaning and scrubbing ... speaking of which ....
After discussing this with Z -- I went to the laundry room to do my wash confident someone would manifest, though it never happened before. Who should approach me but a former Tibetan monk named Tashi, around age 40, who moved here in 2005 to live his life out as a New Yorker with his wife and two children. Tashi told me this was his day off from taking care of elderly people in an assisted living facility in Manhattan ... no ... I'm not ready for that. To make extra money, he cleans two apartments in my building and had time to help me as he was just finishing them. I could hardly believe my ears so invited him up, with Buddha (Z) smiling. During his two hours here, we discussed the power of Tibetan chanting alone or combined with Tibetan Singing Bowls. You just have to know how to "work it" !
Plan on Working Past Age 65? You'll Have Company MSNBC - January 31, 2013
If you're planning to work past age 65, you may find that you have a surprising amount of company among your peers. A larger chunk of Americans are working into their late 60s and even beyond, part of a long-term trend that has continued despite the tight job market of the past five years and is expected to increase in coming decades. Most Americans still stop working by the time they hit 65. But about 18.5 percent of Americans age 65 and over were working in 2012, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's a nearly 8 percentage point increase from a low in 1985, when just 10.8 percent of Americans over age 65 were still at work.
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