Boston Globe (July 27, 2009): Work Longer, Stay Sharper

Publication Date: 
Mon, 07/27/2009

Donna Agnew loves her job, which is a good thing, because the way the economy is gasping, the 64-year-old Boston art gallery owner says she may not be able to afford retirement for the foreseeable future.

She is hardly alone.

With 401(k)s looking more like 201(s)s these days, many baby boomers are putting off retirement to rebuild decimated nest eggs. But amid such uncertainty there may be hope:  A number of studies suggest that staying mentally and socially active may help starve off dementia and other dreaded declines associated with aging.

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