Many older Americans are living longer and are happy to keep working. Others can’t afford to retire. Those are just a couple of the reasons why people over age 65 are swelling the ranks of U.S. employees in recent decades. On this week’s episode of Stephanomics, Matthew Boesler takes a closer look at this phenomenon and how it’s reshaping the world’s largest economy.
HARLEM, Manhattan — Most people would relax as they celebrate a 93rd birthday, but Dr. Melissa Freeman has no intention of slowing down.
She’s practiced internal medicine for nearly 65 years and still works several days a week at her own medical practice. Freeman specializes in treating opioid addiction. That may sound like a lot for most, but not for Freeman.
“I do intend to do some other things,” she said. “I have to do more.”
She told PIX11 she’s only doing what she’s “supposed to do.”