“We must not underestimate the power and influence of those approaching and in retirement. Many executives are now rethinking what it means to retire” she said.
One of her key points was the contribution retirees make to society in areas such as charitable work with NGOs in mentorship and the time they can give. Another important aspect was their voluntary work and care to their grandchildren. This is crucial for parents, saving the family economy. She highlighted professionals who have retired are making great strides in our country’s development as they offer advisory services and expertise in various industries.
Above all, wisdom comes with age and this age group is able to provide the emotional support and friendship to their networks. She encouraged the next generation to build an inclusive society and appealed to parents to continue to engage their kids to collaborate with elders.
From all of us at CRS, we wish the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Retired Persons a happy 25th anniversary!