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Over 75 and working

Clemente DiMonda, 80, of Lynbrook, is a barber

Clemente DiMonda, 80, of Lynbrook, is a barber to the elite. Top fashion designers are among his clientele and he takes no new customers without referrals. DiMonda's barbershop was built for him by his friend, designer Ralph Lauren, inside Lauren's headquarters on Madison Avenue. (Aug. 27, 2013) Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

For some people age 75 or older, going to work remains a pleasure.

Clemente DiMonda, 80, of Lynbrook, is a barber
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

Clemente DiMonda, 80, of Lynbrook, is a barber to the elite. Top fashion designers are among his clientele and he takes no new customers without referrals. DiMonda's barbershop was built for him by his friend, designer Ralph Lauren, inside Lauren's headquarters on Madison Avenue. (Aug. 27, 2013)

Clemente DiMonda, 80, of Lynbrook, is a barber
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

Clemente DiMonda, 80, of Lynbrook, is a barber to the elite. Top fashion designers are among his clientele and he takes no new customers without referrals. DiMonda's barbershop was built for him by his friend, designer Ralph Lauren, inside Lauren's headquarters on Madison Avenue. (Aug. 27, 2013)

Clemente DiMonda is a barber to the elite.
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

Clemente DiMonda is a barber to the elite. Top fashion designers are among his clientele and he takes no new customers without referrals. Mr. DiMonda's barbershop was built for him by his friend, designer Ralph Lauren, inside Lauren's headquarters on Madison Avenue. A 1980 photo of Lauren and DiMonda. (Aug 27, 2013)

Clemente DiMonda, 80, is a barber to the
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

Clemente DiMonda, 80, is a barber to the elite. He works inside Ralph Lauren's headquarters on Madison Avenue., and the company provides a car service for his commute to and from Lynbrook. (Aug. 27, 2013)

Helen Ullman, 79, of Massapequa Park, a sales
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

Helen Ullman, 79, of Massapequa Park, a sales associate at a handbag and gift boutique in Oceanside, helps customers choose gifts. (Aug. 28, 2013)

Helen Ullman, 79, of Massapequa Park, a sales
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

Helen Ullman, 79, of Massapequa Park, a sales associate at an Oceanside gift shop, has helped customers there for 22 years. (Aug. 28, 2013)

Helen Ullman, 79, of Massapequa Park, a sales
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

Helen Ullman, 79, of Massapequa Park, a sales associate at a handbag and gift boutique in Oceanside, works one day a week helping customers. (Aug. 28, 2013)

Pasquale Carpentieri (center), 84, a sales associate and
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Pasquale Carpentieri (center), 84, a sales associate and greeter at Home Depot in Freeport, attends to new customers as they enter near the front of the store. (Aug. 28, 2013)

Pasquale Carpentieri, 84, a sales associate and greeter
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Pasquale Carpentieri, 84, a sales associate and greeter at Home Depot in Freeport, chats with a customer at his station near the front of the store. (Aug. 28, 2013)

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