Tag: Aging

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Lifestyle

Poll: Half of older workers delay retirement plans

Graphic designer Tom Sadowski, 65, who delayed his retirement, works from home in Sterling, Va. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) by Matt SedenskyAssociated Press Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Stung by a recession that sapped investments and home values, but expressing widespread job satisfaction, older Americans appear to have accepted the reality of a retirement that comes later in life and no longer represents a complete exit from the workforce. Some 82 percent of working Americans over 50 say it is at least somewhat likely they will work for pay in retirement, according to a poll released Monday by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

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Metro

As PA ages, the state examines guardianships and abuse

Norma Carpenter, a nurse and school board member, visited her 82-year-old mother regularly at a personal care home in Indiana County. The two would walk hand in hand through the home, stopping to hug each other. (Photo by Halle Stockton/PublicSource) Norma Carpenter, a nurse and school board member, visited her 82-year-old mother regularly at a personal care home in Indiana County. The two would walk hand in hand through the home, stopping to hug each other. Then, in October 2012, Norma was banned from visiting or calling her mother, Mary Little, who has dementia. Her visits, she was told, left her mother sad and depressed. In December, Norma discovered that her mother had been moved nearly 100 miles away to a Fayette County nursing home. All of these decisions were made by a court-appointed guardian.