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Iowans Working Past "Retirement Age"

Sthefany Nobriga
Guy Booth, Ann Booth and Jerry Anderson are all still working into their golden years.

Iowans over the age of 65 are working longer than ever before, and the reasons are varied. Several retirees are still working past their retirement age and chose to live in a retirement community.

Some work because they feel the need to stay busy and it's an ideal way to keep money in their pocket, others keep working because they can't afford to support themselves mostly because they do not have enough retirement savings. 

On this episode of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with researcher Brian Kaskie about this trend and speaks with several Iowans who are working into their golden years. 

Guest include:

  • Alsie Fitzgerald, Registered Nurse
  • Brian Kaskie, Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy at the University of Iowa 
  • Ann Booth, The Perfect Blend Shortbread Company
  • Guy Booth, Lawyer
  • Jerry Andreson, Retired Iowa State Trooper
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River