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Should Our Grandparents Work Based on the facts that the US is a wealthy nation and how technology has improved working productivity it is expected that the retirement age should be really low That is not the case Many employees in the US work past their retirement age and in many cases past 70 years old This employment status is damaging both to these elders and the nation as a whole In one respect it deprives these elders of the relaxation that they should have in the few last years of their lives In another it is unhealthy to the nations economy For these reasons people at the age of 70 should be prevented from working One reason that working at an older age especially 70 or older is unhealthy for the economy is that elder workers are less efficient than younger workers One important aspect of aging is mental limitations which include forgetfulness inability to absorb new information quickly and so on My mom for example is 61 years old and she has to make a list every time she goes to the supermarket when she intends to buy more than five items Since many careers nowadays require quickness having to write everything down and look them up every time is ineffectual Aging also brings physical limitations People at older age usually have to wear glasses wear hearing aid and they are physically slower in general In short old age leads to many limitations that make elder workers less efficient This inefficiency ultimately is unhealthy for the economy because it decreases productivity that can be dramatically increased with the replacement of younger more efficient workers It is impossible not to acknowledge that older workers have tremendous experiences from their long years of work that will help them to be more productive However this is only true for a few traditional jobs that are not influenced by the quickly evolving world Most jobs nowadays are
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