Times change. Generations ago, retirement was thought of as a time to take it easy — a time of rocking on porch chairs and reminiscing about the good old days. But that’s not the case with the current generation of retirees. In fact, many older people today continue to rock on. Not only do people want to work a little longer in order to ensure that they enjoy their last years, people are living longer meaning that retirement isn’t necessarily the end, as it once was.
If you want proof of this, just look at some of the superstars touring and performing concerts this year who are old enough to collect Social Security retirement payments. They’re still rocking, but not in chairs.
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Maria Diaz is a public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration. If you have Social Security questions, call (800) 772-1213.