102-Year-Old Woman Gives Babies Swimming Lessons For Over 5 Decades & Says 'It Keeps Me Going'(video)

The decision to permanently quit the workforce occurs at retirement for an active worker. varied nations have varied conventional retirement ages, although they are often in the range of 60 years old.

The age at which you are eligible to collect Social Security pension payments is known as the Full Retirement Age (FRA) in the United States. The FRA varies according to birth year; for those born in 1955, it is 66 years and 2 months, and for those born in 1960 or after, it gradually increases to 67 years and two months.

Seniors used to be quite excited about quitting their employment to travel and see their families and friends for the rest of their lives. However, that has altered recently. Some paradigm adjustments have occurred with regard to the traditional definition of retirement age. These days, a portion of seniors do not plan to leave the employment at all, while others work years beyond reaching retirement age, still others phase their retirements into phases, and yet others work part-time after retirement.

Some of the reasons elders stay in the workforce well into the official retirement age are flexible pension plans, additional possibilities, a concern of running out of money, and a desire to enjoy their careers. One of the main reasons for many is that they like their jobs. When you spend years honing a talent or working at a profession, it becomes a part of who you are, and giving it up seems like giving up a significant portion of your life.

Peggy Konzack, who is 102 years old, is one such example. Konzack has been teaching infants to swim for more than 50 years at the YMCA of Douglas County in Roseburg, Oregon, and she has no intention of leaving her cherished position.

Konzack specializes in teaching children between the ages of six months and three years how to swim. She has been instructing children in swimming for more than 50 years, and she has no intention of quitting.

She told People, "I have always said that I will continue to teach and swim until they can put me in a wheelchair and throw me in the water."

After relocating to Roseburg with her spouse in 1945, Konzack got involved in the local community right away. She would join a buddy in the parent-child swimming lessons at the YMCA and go swimming.

After approximately a month, one of the teachers left the community, and Konzack—who had been studying to be a hairstylist—was told about an opening. Despite not having any formal experience and being too old to study, the 46-year-old decided to become a Sutherlin teacher and obtained a teaching certificate.

Konzack has been instructing children in swimming ever since. She enjoys taking swimming lessons, but what really brings her happiness are the friends she has formed over the years.

She remarked, "It makes me happy." "I like my relationship with the parents, and I'm happy to work with the kids and babies."

"Everyone that I encounter on a daily basis, including the parents, infants, and lifeguards observing," she continued.

Konzack is still enjoying her busy lifestyle at the age of 102.

She explained, "At this age, I can be very lazy, so I come over and finish my swimming or teaching, feel good, and am ready for the rest of the day." "It keeps me going."

"I'm going to keep going as long as I can," Konzack continued.

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