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Workers over the age of 55 are set to equal one quarter of the global labor force by the year 2030. Continuing to work, or to retire, can be a choice or a necessity, depending on a variety of factors.

37 stories

I chose to retire due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Stephen Felt:I chose to retire due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Nashville, United States
By 
Liam Kennedy
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I chose to retire due to the COVID-19 pandemic
36.166340
-86.779068
Idleness is not part of my nature

Henk Oostdam:Idleness is not part of my nature

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Rijnsburg, The Netheralnds
By 
Annabel Oosteweeghel
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Idleness is not part of my nature
52.190159
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On the Shores of Lake Victoria

Olola Oneko:On the Shores of Lake Victoria

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Rageng'ni, Kenya
By 
KC Cheng
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On the Shores of Lake Victoria
-0.270660
34.366224
The Caregiver’s Yearning for the Motherland

Lourdes Murillo:The Caregiver’s Yearning for the Motherland

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Madrid, Spain
By 
Sarabel Yansa
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The Caregiver’s Yearning for the Motherland
40.445171
-3.624742
“It was a perfect storm of events”

Marilyn Delanoeye:“It was a perfect storm of events”

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Altadena, California, United States
By 
Sara Terry
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“It was a perfect storm of events”
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-118.146368
We All Struggled Together

Rully Mallay:We All Struggled Together

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
By 
Ryan Andrew
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We All Struggled Together
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110.365051
From Humble Beginnings

Jerry Burrow:From Humble Beginnings

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USA
By 
Stiles Watson
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From Humble Beginnings
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I Love to Care for People

Maria:I Love to Care for People

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Australia
By 
Sarah Barker
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I Love to Care for People
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Just Keep On Going Until You Drop

Pierre Moreno:Just Keep On Going Until You Drop

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USA
By 
Sara Bennett and Joseph O. Holmes
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Just Keep On Going Until You Drop
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-74.00219101226708
Nabokovian physical nonsense

Lida Nabokovian:Nabokovian physical nonsense

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Lithuania
By 
Nadezhda Ermakova
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Nabokovian physical nonsense
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The Hug Woman

Nancy Rosalia Montilla Reyes:The Hug Woman

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Venezuela
By 
Marina Calderon
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The Hug Woman
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-66.88857166023041
No Regrets

Tanimu Yanki:No Regrets

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Nigeria
By 
Light Oriye
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No Regrets
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No Desire to Retire

Russell Asnes:No Desire to Retire

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United States
By 
Ed Kashi
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No Desire to Retire
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-73.96579104232927
I Dream of Passing on My Knowledge

Dr. Ruediger Dahlke:I Dream of Passing on My Knowledge

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Austria
By 
Dorothée Lebrun
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I Dream of Passing on My Knowledge
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15.982471597710402
No Room for Retirement

Abidollah Sekhavat:No Room for Retirement

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Gonbad-e Kavus, Iran
By 
Morteza Nikoubazl
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No Room for Retirement
37.250000
55.167320
I'm 70 Years Young, I'm Looking for a Job

Char Campbell:I'm 70 Years Young, I'm Looking for a Job

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Boulder, Colorado
By 
Lucia De Giovanni
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I'm 70 Years Young, I'm Looking for a Job
40.016869
-105.279617
Two Women in a Male-Dominated Industry

Marilena Cecolin:Two Women in a Male-Dominated Industry

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Italy
By 
Chiara Negrello
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Two Women in a Male-Dominated Industry
41.871941
12.567380
A farm never stops

Mieke & Agnes de Bruijn:A farm never stops

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Wenum Wiesel, Netherlands
By 
Annabel Oosteweeghel
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A farm never stops
52.254500
5.963880
Embracing My Third Act

Stacy Liss :Embracing My Third Act

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Little Silver, NJ
By 
Ash Marinaccio
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Embracing My Third Act
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-74.03926531913122
Contributing to my Community

Salem bin Mardi Al-Zahrani:Contributing to my Community

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Al Baha, Saudi Arabia
By 
Aljohara Jeje
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Contributing to my Community
20.009150
41.464951
And Passion Lives On

Mohammed Mouatssim:And Passion Lives On

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Sale, Morocco
By 
Atik Mouatssim
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And Passion Lives On
34.062497
-6.790867
Resilience and Compassion: A Post-Retirement Journey

Sylvie Marie Jeanne Simon:Resilience and Compassion: A Post-Retirement Journey

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Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
By 
Jan Guth
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Resilience and Compassion: A Post-Retirement Journey
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5.975828
Family First

Charlene Hutchinson:Family First

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San Antonio, United States
By 
Justin Rominski
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Family First
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-98.566624
"What does life require of me now?"

Dr. Robin Serrahn:"What does life require of me now?"

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Mendocino, United States
By 
Joyce Perlman
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"What does life require of me now?"
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-123.779272
Being of Service

Rabbi Margaret Holub:Being of Service

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Mendocino, United States
By 
Joyce Perlman
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Being of Service
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-123.807584
Retirement is Freedom

Kristi Anne Nadvornik:Retirement is Freedom

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New York City, United States
By 
Mei Seva
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Retirement is Freedom
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-74.271827
On the Road

Timothy Machowicz and Mary Machowicz:On the Road

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Munising, Michigan
By 
Thomas Machowicz
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On the Road
46.414875
-86.629575
Everyday I Have a Mission

Jim Schmitz:Everyday I Have a Mission

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San Francisco, United States
By 
Laure Andrillon
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Everyday I Have a Mission
37.787093
-122.443750
God First

Jeannette Robert:God First

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Marseille, France
By 
Maïté Baldi
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God First
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5.367065
An Upward Rise

Frederic M.:An Upward Rise

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Paris, France
By 
Eric Bouvet
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An Upward Rise
48.849971
2.365774
The Mussel Fisherman

Hartono:The Mussel Fisherman

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North Jakarta City, Indonesia
By 
Yoppy Pieter
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The Mussel Fisherman
-6.125274
106.861773
Birdman

Rafael Meliton Rodriguez Migliano:Birdman

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Punta Mita, Mexico
By 
Ana Maria Topoleanu
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Birdman
20.782020
-105.528437
Beyond Retirement: A Legacy of Caring

Marie-José Jean:Beyond Retirement: A Legacy of Caring

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Nantes, France
By 
Adrien Jean
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Beyond Retirement: A Legacy of Caring
47.212556
-1.547635
Love and Joy

Oksana Shchedryk:Love and Joy

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Bratislava, Slovakia
By 
Maryna Syrovatka
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Love and Joy
48.138412
17.133757
Vietnam's Foremost Pet Acupuncturist

Phạm Thị Xuân Vân:Vietnam's Foremost Pet Acupuncturist

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Hanoi, Vietnam
By 
Xuan-Phong Le
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Vietnam's Foremost Pet Acupuncturist
21.031868
105.836276
A Dream Garden

Ruth Reeve:A Dream Garden

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Swindon, United Kingdom
By 
Jennifer Berry
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A Dream Garden
51.501912
-0.114049
The Art of Architecture

Michael Elmore:The Art of Architecture

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Arizona, United States
By 
Eric Elmore
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The Art of Architecture
33.499684
-112.083907

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