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Contest will honor centenarians who still work

January 30, 2010

Here’s an unusual call for nominations: In search of “America’s Outstanding Oldest Worker,” the not-for-profit agency Experience Works is seeking people who are at least 100 years old and still employed for at least 20 hours a week and involved in their communities.

Yes, that’s at least 100 years old and still working for pay. Impossible, you say?

Last year, Virginia-based Experience Works recognized 101-year-old attorney Jack Borden of Weatherford, Texas. A former FBI agent, Borden is the oldest practicing member of the Texas State Bar Association and still puts in 40 hours a week in real estate and probate law.

Experience Works is a national organization that offers training and employment for older people. In Indiana, the agency administers the Senior Community Service Employment Program.

Nominations for the award are due by March 15. For more information, visit www.experienceworks.org.

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