Thats according to author Mark Victor Hansen, who is the co-author of a new book, How To Make The Rest Of Your Life, The Best Of Your Life (Nelson Books).
Hansen who is the co-creator of the Chicken Soup For The Soul series says seniors who work at Wal-Mart and McDonalds rather than moving to retirement homes are true heroes because, as he puts it, There are 100 million people over 50 in the U.S. If they retire in the next 20 years, this country is screwed.
Hansen who cowrote his book with 94-year-old Art Linkletter says its important for old people to remain active and productive even if its just volunteering.
He figures the baby boomers who worry about getting older should take heart in Paul McCartney, who is turning 64 on Sunday (Jun. 18) but, as he puts it, is still contributing to society and seems like a happy camper, despite his divorce.
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