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Retirement not the end of work experience for many seniors

Retirement not the end of work experience for many seniors

"I will work until I'm 99 and a half," said Sherry Rougeau, of Yorktown, who works at Housing Partnership Inc. in Williamsburg. Rougeau describes her age as somewhere above 55. Working after a retirement is something she needed to do financially, but also something she wants to do.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics, in 2000, workers over age 55 represented 13 percent of the labor force. By 2020, that number is projected to be 20 percent.

Rougeau started her career as a dietician and nutritionist for the U.S. Army working at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. While in the Army, Rougeau said she was on the team to treat...

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