Did not do anything wrong. In fact, was well liked. But was let go at 64 years old as were other people (probably downsizing). Tried to retire, but, need to go back to work at 66 years old.
Answer: You are not alone in having this type of employment gap on your resume. I'd just mention in your cover letter what you said above, something like, "Although I had decided to retire when I was downsized 2 years ago from XYZ Company, I have now realized I need to continue working."
Then, with your age, your task will be to convince an employer how your maturity and years of experience will make you an attractive employee.
To your success... Kathi
PS Have you ever thought about starting an e-Business? Lots of retirees are doing so, successfully:
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