More Baby Boomers are finding their savings won’t last as long as they had hoped, and now, instead of enjoying a retirement in an assisted living community soon, they fear they will have to keep working much longer than expected.
But Seymour Levine, of Quincy, Massachusetts, says it’s not so bad: at 85 years old, he still works full-time as an accountant, and his 82 year-old wife Adelle still works as a justice of the peace, according to the Patriot Ledger newspaper.
“I’ll just keep on going until I can’t do it anymore,” he said. “As long as you have your mental faculties and are able to move around, work is good for you.”
Seymour told the news source that just because he has kept working for so long, it doesn’t mean he has never faced any health problems. In fact, it’s been quite the opposite: his medical history includes surgery to treat colon cancer, a hip replacement, prostate cancer, thyroid problems, a fall, and more.
The lesson, according to Seymour, is that working helps to keep him young, although he has still faced his share of health problems. And even when his health gives him a scare, he has a practical approach to dealing with it.
“You got a problem, you got to take care of it,” he told the media outlet.