Living Well: Confessions of a 72-year-old worker

Ageism is far from dead. To stay relevant in the workplace, seniors have to accept the technological disruptions, learn new skills and be resilient

With increased life expectancy and impending changes to the retirement age, the likelihood of working past one's 70s has increased.

Last Sunday, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that the retirement age will be raised from 62 to 63 in 2022 and to 65 by 2030. In tandem, the re-employment age will go from 67 to 68 in 2022 and to 70 by 2030.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 26, 2019, with the headline 'Reinventing oneself for the workforce'. Print Edition | Subscribe