Dr Alan Merson is 83 years old and he is still working as a GP (Family Doctor) after 57 years at the same practice.
In these days when we are led to believe the retirement age may be raised to 67 this story creates a refreshing view of the older person. Older people are often portrayed as helpless and in need of support. Dr Merson is doing his bit to dispel the myth that as we get older it is time to slow down; curl up; and prepare for our final farewell!
Good on you Dr Merson - I hope you will go on for a few more years yet.
Using him as a role model I have another 30 years of work to look forward to and that should be enough time to finish the six books I have started reading in the last month or two!