(For many of us, the answer might be "working"! People living longer, improved healthcare, inadequate savings, eroding stock market portfolios, and disappearing pensions are only part of the reason why, I suspect.)
For those of you approaching your 60s, you might find this to be of interest … According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics in a July 2008 report, "Between 1977 and 2007, employment of workers 65 and over increased 101 percent, compared to a much smaller increase of 59 percent for total employment (16 and over). The number of employed men 65 and over rose 75 percent, but employment of women 65 and older increased by nearly twice as much, climbing 147 percent. While the number of employed people age 75 and over is relatively small (0.8 percent of the employed in 2007), this group had the most dramatic gain, increasing 172 percent between 1977 and 2007.
(From Kathy Hansen writing for Oct. 27, 2008, Career Management Alliance E-Bridge)
– Jan Melnik, MRW, CCM, CPRW, President, Absolute Advantage