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    Can retiring be a killer ?

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    Can retiring be a killer ?

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 21 Nov 2017, 11:37 am

    Reg Buttress: Oldest shop worker dies after retiring.

    A 94-year-old great-grandfather, who was thought to be one of Britain's oldest shop workers, has died two months after retiring.

    Reg Buttress began working at Sainsbury's supermarket in Cwmbran, Torfaen, in 1981, aged 59.

    The former coal miner and steam engine driver retired in September after celebrating his 94th birthday.

    Mr Buttress had retired once before at the age of 65 but after a few weeks he asked to return because he was bored.

    Now he has died after finally retiring for good.

    Read the whole story from The BBC HERE




    After watching many of my ex-colleagues and friends finally retiring at 65 I have noticed that a lot of them did not live very long after leaving the work that they had done for many years.

    Maybe I am just imagining this, but nothing indicates this idea more than the story told about hard working Reg Buttress.

    What say you ?


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    Post by zathrus on Thu 23 Nov 2017, 11:33 am

    Right on the head of the nail there Paps, as I also know of many people, who were at school with me, that retried and only lasted a few years afterwards.

    I think that the getting up and going to work and coming home again with some feelings of fulfilment is what keeps us alive and functioning.

    I am coming up to retiral very soon, and I have no clue what I am going to do afterwards.

    It is a definite worry.
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    Post by papa_umau on Fri 24 Nov 2017, 12:11 pm

    I felt that too when I took early retiral from the Civil Service and I got retrained to carry out another craft during my retiral years.

    Of course I also got educated in how to install and run modern forum software so that I could create this website.

    This keeps my mind active and stops me from losing my thinking abilities.


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    Re: Can retiring be a killer ?

    Post by Hell's Granny on Sun 17 Dec 2017, 4:22 pm

    Personally, I think that people who have worked hard all their lives but have no hobbies, can deteriorate very quickly once retired. Some just give up because they feel useless now they are no longer productive in a workplace.

    I have seen it happen in my family, once the brain is no longer challenged, things like Alzheimers can develop more quickly, or other forms of mental deterioration can occur. Even depression, if you feel useless, can carry you off quite quickly.
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    Post by papa_umau on Tue 19 Dec 2017, 1:20 pm

    Sadly, that is too true HG.


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