New Adventures for Older Workers

  • June 24, 2013   BY Elizabeth Shell  

    Political editor Christina Bellantoni interviewed data producer Elizabeth Shell about the in-depth interactive, New Adventures for Older Workers, on the lessons learned, pitfalls, whys and hows of the project. People are putting off retirement. More workers are punching timecards well … Continue reading

  • June 14, 2013   BY David Pelcyger and Elizabeth Shell  

    Joel Peters, 62, plans on working as a paramedic for as long as he can perform the physically demanding job. Video shot and produced by David Pelcyger. Sixty-two isn’t too old to be a paramedic, at least according to Joel … Continue reading

  • June 11, 2013   BY Elizabeth Shell  

    Professor Ronald Stockton is happy leading his classes on long hikes through the cemeteries of metro Detroit. He’ll only retire when he can no longer inspire his eager students at the University of Michigan, Dearborn. Ronald Stockton has been teaching … Continue reading

  • June 10, 2013   BY David Pelcyger and Elizabeth Shell  

    Video shot and produced by David Pelcyger. When Floridian Mike Kemp bought a bike store in 2001, he had no problem pulling 40-pound bikes off the top shelf. Now 69 and with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), each box moves … Continue reading

  • June 7, 2013   BY David Pelcyger and Elizabeth Shell  

    Video shot and produced by David Pelcyger Next week, PBS NewsHour will launch an interactive project on the so-called “death of retirement.” Many of us will continue to work well past the traditional retirement age either because we want to … Continue reading