Ageing in Sweden

"I don't want to just sit home like a retired person"

3:17 min
  • Shirley Österlin in Eslöv retired early at the age of 61, to be able to spend time with her children and grandchildren.

  • Still, she continues to work part-time, both to help somebody else and to have a little extra income to supplement her pension, which is based on many years of mostly part-time work as a nurse and medical secretary.

  • "I want to do something with my life," Österlin tells Radio Sweden.