Letter: Let old people pay their way

As one who will be part of the "ageing population" whose financial support is going to cause so much hardship to future graduates ("They'll pay for it", 20 July), I wonder what imaginative thought is being applied to ways of allowing people to work well beyond 65.

Technology and science should enable the active-minded to work to unprecedented ages. Medical science is doing wonders to prolong useful life. It may become commonplace to live to 120, and if that is the case I have no intention of retiring much before 95.

Ian Flintoff

London SW6