Author(s): Darryl Dymock
There are so many books about how to retire - what happens when you don't want to retire? Increasingly, older people who are meant to quietly disappear from the workforce at a certain age are remaining employed or self-employed, and there is very little information to help them do so. Extending Your Use-By Date is the first book to offer this help. Extending Your Use-By Date draws on the real-life experiences of a cross-section of people who are in their late 50s, 60s and beyond, and are still working, whether full-time, part-time, casual or as volunteers, or who have gone into their own business or back to work after retiring. They talk about how and why they've continued to use the skills, knowledge and talents developed over their working lives. Real names are not used, but all the stories are true, collected by the author over the past two years in person or from extensive research. Their stories are presented against a background of facts about the ageing workforce and the trend to non-retirement. The book also draws on the latest research to dispel the myths about what older people can expect of their minds and bodies as they age.