Older workers make the best workers for three main reasons: work and life experience, loyalty and reliability.
They shouldn't be overlooked in the workforce as these are the best attributes for long-term employment.
I've come to discover this after growing my psychic business Absolute Soul Secrets over two decades, to a point where I now run the largest psychic network in the southern hemisphere - and engage mostly mature age workers with some aged 80-plus.
They are motivated and surprisingly technology-savvy, and if they don't know something, they make it their mission to learn - like retraining to use the internet.
At age 60, I trained to become a professional .YouTuber! I already have more than 15,500 subscribers to my channel and that number is climbing rapidly.
My best contractors are aged 60-80 and some have been with me for more than 15 years. In fact, I'm hiring now and always looking for adults with genuine psychic ability (regardless of age).
Being psychic and a spiritual adviser is probably the only job in the world where the older one gets, the more one is appreciated.
We don't have formal policies about hiring mature age people, but it often turns out that way because they have the qualities we're looking for. We do specify a "mature attitude".
I've found older workers make good leaders because they often have stronger communication skills than their younger colleagues.
They know what they want, are true to themselves and generally have firmer psychological boundaries.
Mature workers are loyal, have a good work ethic, are reliable and mentally, emotionally and physically ready for work.
Their networks are also well-established with decades of job and life experience, which also counts when you are working in a profession dealing with other humans.
According to the Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment mature age workers are 2.4 times more likely to remain with an employer, get ill less often, take fewer sick days and are quicker to come back to work.
The department also says mature workers contribute skills and experience, reliability, strong work ethic and communication skills.
To disregard older workers would be to a business' detriment because there are so many of us Baby Boomers (about five million) and this number is growing.
With the onset of COVID-19 and, in recent times, people not having as many children - whole generations are going to be affected.
Businesses will have no choice but to engage mature workers, as younger generations won't be there.
Being mature age doesn't mean you need to wind down anytime soon - the most exciting part may still be on the horizon.
Rose Smith runs the Absolute Soul Secrets network of psychics throughout Australia and overseas.