A 73-year-old lady from Cowbridge in Wales is still keeping busy working as a home carer, it has been noted.
In news that may be of interest to those seeking advice on homecare, Gill Cole said that no-one ever questions her age when she goes to her job four days a week.
And as well as her ongoing employment commitments, Ms Cole has also bought a laptop and is now learning Greek, Wales Online reports.
While she always had ambitions to become a nurse, the grandmother attended college until she was 18 before becoming a secretary at a solicitors firm and working at a restaurant in the evenings.
However, 40 years later when she was 55, Ms Cole began her career as a carer.
"I think I am at an advantage because I am older and have a lot more patience. It is a real pleasure to look after people and I get a real joy out of helping other people. I also like the companionship and bonds with the people," she explained.
Meanwhile, the author Terry Pratchett has urged government officials to provide more funding for research into Alzheimer's disease.