In 2005, Ciarán McKinney moved home to Ireland and took out a 25-year mortgage that won’t be paid off until he is 70. He’s 60 now and has no interest in retiring anytime soon. “I have zero interest in retiring at 65. Neither personal interest, but also, I can’t afford to.”
McKinney is the manager of the Engage program at Age & Opportunity, a national development organization in Dublin that focuses on improving the quality of life for Irish people who are at least 50 years old. “Older people are still in the main making very active and positive contributions to their local communities and often, indeed, on a wider level, which can be either through paid work or volunteering as well,” he said.
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