Sometimes the reality of retirement isn’t what we envisioned; after all, isn’t that our reward for decades of hard work? The fact is that more retired adults are choosing to continue to work, perhaps in a different way and for different reasons.
Some work out of necessity for income; others may continue to work for the following benefits:
– A chance to try something new (making money with your hobbies, etc.)
– Opportunity to give back and help others
– Combats loneliness and depression (which is increased by 40% after retirement) and increases social engagement
– Longer life as a result of staying active and engaged
What’s your motivation? Try these job opportunities:
– Stay involved in a prior career- Look for agencies that connect older workers with consulting jobs, or part time work in your field of expertise.
– Helping others
– Companion caregiver, childcare
– Teaching assistant
– Getting out around the community
– Uber, Lyft
– Social contact
– Event usher
– Greeter, or hostess
– Staying physically active
– Dog walker or pet sitter
– Gardener or landscaper
– Start your own business
Whatever your reasoning may be, working after retirement can present many benefits to those that choose to explore that path.