Working in Retirement
Woody Allen typifies working in retirement
For decades, Woody Allen has been one of the most prolific directors in Hollywood and at 76 he has reached an age when many people he's worked alongside have left the business. However, the Oscar winner continues to release movie after movie and should serve as a model for people considering working in retirement.
Allen has maintained a presence behind the camera for a number of reasons, but it's not because he's interested in cementing his place in movie history, USA Today reports. He has been consistently producing work since the 1960s. Instead, he keeps working because he says that he has no other option.
"I don't see myself not working," Allen told the publication. "Not because of any great contribution I have to make, but because I would be sitting at home, brooding and being depressed. When I work, it keeps my mind on stupid, solvable problems."
Working in retirement is not something specific to Hollywood directors. According to a recent study from Boston College's Sloan Center on Aging and Work, around 20 percent of adults over 50 are working in retirement, one-third of which said they did so because they would be bored otherwise.
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