(4) Still Approaching Your Jobs
It is one of the most important secrets retirees will never tell you. More & more retirees are willing to work in part-time or even full-time job positions mainly for interest, enjoyment, earning some extra income or even to start their own business.
According to the Census Bureau data, percentage of workers aged 65 years & older who are working in labor force is projected to hit 23% by 2022.
This can be an alarming situation for younger generation. It is because many employees prefer older workers due to their reliability & professional experience.
However, these old age workers are often encountering discriminatory treatments in the workplace.
(5) Sexually Active Lifestyle
It is one of the most biological secrets senior citizens will never tell you. Old aged couples are found to have less sexual activities than their younger counterparts. But, they are still enjoying the pleasure of sex.
According to a study published in 2011 in The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, about three in four men & about half of women in the age group reported to have sexually active lifestyle. They are known to have sex at an average of four times a month.
Although, sex is an important part of healthy lifestyle but this frisky behavior may have some negative consequences. One of the major consequences could be increasing the possibility of transmission of sexually transmitted diseases.
Today, HIV is emerging as a big problem for older Americans (age 55 & older) as 19% of 1.1 million people were found to be affected with HIV infection in America, & 5% of new cases of HIV infections in 2010 were from people of this age group only, states the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, CDC.
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