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Lack of Meaningful Employment

Is a job a force for keeping older people mentally and physically healthy?

Mark Truitt, 70, a longtime educator in Pembroke Pines, Fla., weighs in on the “yes” side. He has tried to retire four or five times but keeps returning — part time — to the working world. “I’ve seen a number of teachers who retire and don’t do anything they think is of value, and they go into decline pretty fast,” he said.

- CHRISTOPHER FARRELL, Working Longer May Benefit Your Health, NYT, MARCH 3, 2017



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