Have your say : Is it healthy to continue working even when one has exceeded the retirement age?

The retirement age in Rwanda was shifted from 55 to 65 years of age. However some people even after clocking the retirement age bracket opt to continue working and do so for a variety reasons. Continuing to work is one’s choice, they feel that the mental stimulation and perhaps even the physical benefits of working will suit them better than simply retiring.
L-R : The Large Tower at Great Zimbabwe ; Some of the ruins
L-R : The Large Tower at Great Zimbabwe ; Some of the ruins

The retirement age in Rwanda was shifted from 55 to 65 years of age. However some people even after clocking the retirement age bracket opt to continue working and do so for a variety reasons.

Continuing to work is one’s choice, they feel that the mental stimulation and perhaps even the physical benefits of working will suit them better than simply retiring.

Many also find the outlook of a long retirement a very boring concept. They may want to relax for a few years but may not be ready to give up work as yet. Staying in their pre-retirement job or taking on new part-time or even full-time work suits them better.
Below, some people have their say on the matter;

Felicity Rwemalika (AKWOS Administrator)

It’s very healthy for someone to continue working even when they have exceeded the retirement age because at times they still have ideas and are physically strong. Being redundant is not good for someone who is used working.

Maj. Marc Sebaganji (Doctor)

Not working after reaching the retirement age is respecting the labour law as ways to avoid conflict between the employee and the employer but for exceptional cases it can be over looked especially if the person’s experience will improve the services.

Violet Mulisa (Student)

It’s not healthy at all especially if the work requires use of energy. Besides health, people should retire to give the young ones chance to get the opportunity to work.

Allan Ndoli (Teacher)

Working after clocking the retirement age is very healthy since it’s not an easy thing for an active person to easily become redundant. The process is transitional.

Ricardo Mugisha (Administrator)

If the person has a clean medical record then it’s very healthy for him or her to continue working even when they have exceeded the retirement age. There are those diseases that catch up with old age such as high blood pressure, depression, so if someone is not suffering from such diseases they have every right to continue working.

What is your say?

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