Our CAREGiver Pauline features on Granada Reports
One in three workers in the UK are aged 50 and over.
The average employee is in their 40s and that's set to grow over the next decade.
So with many more of us working into our 60s and beyond, if you're 50 you may have another 20 years of working life ahead of you.
In the North West, there are currently 114,000 people over the age of 65 in full-time employment.