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Forum on the Road: Why More Seniors Are Working

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More than 900,000 California seniors 65 and older are working or trying to get a job. That’s up from 590,000 in 2009, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Some seniors are choosing to work for a company or cause they love, but many others are caught up in a rising senior poverty rate. In this hour, we’ll hear about the increase in working seniors, the challenges they face and what the state is doing to address the financial needs of this growing demographic. If you’re over 65 and working — we’d like to hear about your experience.

Graying California series

Guests:

Nari Rhee, director, retirement security program, UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education<br />

Kevin Prindiville, executive director, Justice in Ageing<br />

Phoebe Moyer, volunteer, Whistlestop<br />

J. Maggie Weiss, working at 81 years old

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