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in tiny Singapore when the fastest Asian countries in the world Philipson story is the norm I'm seventy one years old , I'm looking for alone for to use as a second date officer instead of enjoying retirement he works six days a week at the French cultural center keeping an eye on trust pastors and handling security almost a third of Singaporeans over sixty five work the employment rate for the elderly has jumped over fifteen percent in the past decade and Singapore which is also one of the wealthiest nations in the world is often seen as a test bed for %HESITATION governments can tackle their aging populations since twenty sixteen the country's launched several schemes to help companies with older staff like job redesign grants that subsidized pay the government is hoping to help older workers remain in the workforce longer and stay a productive member of society Singh says his reasons for working can be summed up in two letters eighty anti history for , eighty three eighty three high to be independent but there are others in a more dire situation with the sky high cost of living and one of the highest life expectancies worldwide many older workers are looking for jobs after retirement because they simply can't survive otherwise seventy one year old cleaner merry limb says the government's retirement seating scheme doesn't provide her with enough money I had to pay a lot located near the end of my life , no twice as rather wait she says her biggest fear is that one day she won't have any strength left to do our job