Working can be very satisfying as it offers people the opportunity to become financially secured and feel good about contributing to the general welfare of society. For some, these reasons are enough to keep on working as an employee or as a manager of their own business even beyond the normal retiring age prescribed by the government. A perfect example to this is current U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who, according to Paige Lavender’s report for The Huffington Post, intends to keep her job as long as she thinks she can still perform her responsibilities well:
Yahoo reports the 81-year-old Ginsburg said she looks to former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, who retired at 82, as an example of why she should stay.
… Ginsburg has repeatedly said she doesn’t plan to give up her spot on the nation’s highest court anytime soon. In March 2013, she said she’d continue to work “as long as I think I have the candlepower.”
… “It’s expectable. I’m now the oldest judge on the court. I can’t say that I ignore it, but I have to do what seems to me to be right,” Ginsburg said.
Ginsburg has undergone treatment for two serious bouts of cancer and in 2013, suffered from cracked ribs after falling in her home.
It is admirable that senior citizens like Justice Ginsburg are willing to continue working to serve the nation and society as a whole, even when they have rightfully earned the benefits to retire, relax, and enjoy the benefits of all their hard work throughout their lifetime. It will be hard to convince people like them, who have the will and spark of younger generations, to give up their jobs even at the expense of sustaining ailments and injuries from just walking or being up and about in their own homes. While forcing them to retire is not an option, providing them with dependable Chicago senior home care should help them safely live in their homes while they are still working.
Experienced Chicago senior care providers, such as Comfort Keepers of Chicagoland Area, Il, offer extensive services which can help a lot of working senior citizens live a more comfortable home life while they are still resisting the urge to retire from work. Professional care providers from these companies can see to it that aged workers get all the help they need with regards to everyday mobility, light housekeeping, and running any necessary errands.
The care providers’ service would be essential to avoid accidents and injuries that are common among old people who live by themselves.
(Source: Ruth Bader Ginsburg: I’m Not Going Anywhere, Paige Lavender, July 31, 2014)