‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Seniors Working To Break The Stereotype

Ed Pobur and Dorothy Zehnder (credit: JuWan Graham/CBS 62)

Ed Pobur and Dorothy Zehnder (credit: JuWan Graham/CBS 62)

Dorothy Zehnder can be seen working inside Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant in Frankenmuth almost every day to make sure the food is perfect and things run smoothly.

Dorothy Zehnder (credit: JuWan Graham/CBS 62)

Dorothy Zehnder (credit: JuWan Graham/CBS 62)

Ed Pobur is busy selling cars at Cadillac of Novi.

Ed Pobur (credit: JuWan Graham/CBS 62)

Ed Pobur (credit: JuWan Graham/CBS 62)

What makes them unique is that Zehnder, matriarch of the family-owned restaurant, is 95 years old, and Pobur, who has been selling Cadillacs for over 50 years, is 84 years old.

Like more seniors, they are opting to forego retirement to keep working.

Unlike some who work past retirement due to financial circumstances, these two dynamos are doing so as they simply love what they do and can’t imagine not doing it.

Zehnder and Pobur appear with “Michigan Matters” Senior Producer & Host Carol Cain to talk it.

They share insights into living a full life.

Chris Holman (credit: JuWan Graham/CBS 62)

Chris Holman (credit: JuWan Graham/CBS 62)

Then, Chris Holman, chairman of AARP of Michigan, discusses the trend of people working past retirement age.

With people living longer, it’s a trend likely to pick up more traction.

You can hear the conversation by watching “Michigan Matters” 11:30 Sunday on CBS 62.

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