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Valdosta woman featured in calendar

January 13, 2004

Valdosta - When most people reach their 70's, they're enjoying retirement, or at least making plans for it. But at the age of 72, Joyce Aigen can't imagine retiring. "I feel like as long as I'm part of the business world, I'm young," said Aigen.

She isn't your typical senior citizen. Aigen owns her own business and still works at least 40 hours a week. "It's a one stop shop, everything you need to promote your business, we do here at J and L Concepts," said Aigen.

Her enthusiastic work habits earned her the title of Miss January in the national Experience Works calendar. The organization helps keep seniors in the workforce. "It's just great, I love it and I think that's what keeps me ageless," said Aigen.

She was nominated by Lisa Smith. "Its a huge honor, there were over 200 nominations for the calendar and its such a recognition of her career, the type of person she is, and her involvement in the community," said Smith.

As far as plans for retirement, Aigen has none. "If something comes up and I have to retire, I will, but something will have to tell me to retire," said Aigen.

She hopes her story will inspire other senior citizens to continue working as long as they wish.

posted at 1:25 P.M. by ashley.harper@walb.com

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