When Phyllis Jordan’s neck and back problems turned into stenosis, it forced her to retire from her career as a histologist.
For two years, she said she didn’t know what to do with herself. Then she learned about the Senior Community Service Employment Program.
The idea of retirement as some sort of flashing “game over” sign for older workers seems to hold less and less weight.
Instead of working right up to ages 65-67 — what the U.S. Social Security Administration considers full retirement age — and bidding goodbye to the labor market, many are deciding to ease into retirement.
When the phone rings, Randy Newman springs into action.
He has been answering phones since last July at Wiregrass United Way 211, a service that connects people in need with resources to help.