BUSINESS JOURNAL: No ‘Traditional Retirement For Me’

Expert Says Many Staying Active After Leaving Jobs

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Posted: February 27, 2014

Volunteer Dottie Gray, 82, of Harrisonburg, helps visitors at Sentara RMH Medical Center in February. Gray, who is retired, has been volunteering for 14 years at the hospital. Experts say that most people who stop working after decades on the job find they need to maintain the same level of activity in retirement. (Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Volunteer Philip Maxwell, 82, of Harrisonburg, takes Megan Cash of Harrisonburg and her 2-day-old son, Eli, to the lobby at Sentara RMH Medical Center on a recent afternoon. Many seniors are finding that retirement no longer means what it once did. (Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R)

HARRISONBURG — John Sellers had some ideas about what he’d do after retiring from James Madison University.

He and his wife, Faye, would spend half the year in Florida, the other half here in the…

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