Saturday, September 26, 2015


Seniors who work longer are healthier, study suggests

The Los Angeles Times (9/25, Kaplan) reports a recent study concluded that seniors who keep working are healthier than those who are retired. “Researchers from the University of Miami and their colleagues examined data on more than 83,000 Americans,” all of who “were at least 65 years old when they were interviewed, and 13% of them were still working part time or full time,” according to the LA Times. Of those still working, 61% held white-collar jobs. The study found that “compared to people with white-collar jobs, those who were unemployed or retired were 2.75 times more likely to report their health as ‘poor’ or ‘fair.’”