Career Calling

October 2, 2011

102 & Still Working

Filed under: Job Market Trends — claycerny @ 3:58 am
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When clients express a concern about age discrimination, I remind them that more people in the 50s, 60s, and 70s are working now than at any point in history.  That was before I read about Hedda Bolgar in today’s Los Angeles Times.  Bolgar is a therapist, and she is 102 years old.  She learned how to use the Internet at age 100.  In dealing with a man in his 80s who complains that he is too old and wants to die, Bolgar offers this therapy:  find something useful to do.  No better example exists that Hedda Bolgar, an amazing woman.  Author Steve Lopez ends his profile with these words from Bolgar:  “I’m too busy to die.”

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