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Workers thriving at 70, 80, and even 100

By Jason Hanna | CNN

“Jack Borden would like you to consider working well past retirement age. As a 101-year-old attorney, he has the credibility to encourage it.

Borden, who has been practicing law for the better part of 70 years, still spends about 40 hours a week at his office in Weatherford, Texas, handling estate planning, probate and real estate matters.

Retire? Not while he’s able to help folks.

“As long as you are capable, you ought to use what God gave you. He left me here for a reason, and with enough of a mind to do what it is I’m supposed to be doing,” said Borden, who also has been a district attorney and Weatherford’s mayor.

He arrives at the practice he shares with his nephew at 6:30 a.m. He goes home for lunch at 10:45 a.m., rests in bed for 45 minutes — doctor’s orders after pneumonia a few years back — returns to work by 12:45 p.m. and stays until at least 4.”

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September 28, 2009 - Posted by | Wisdom Blog posts

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