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What does thriving look like for older, white working adults in Philly? Security and feeling ‘a part of something’

By Paige Gross

Though the job market can be tougher for adults 65 and up, earning extra money, staying involved and feeling productive are paramount for many who do work: “We have bigger ideas for how we want to go through our ‘last chapter’ of our life.”