The Benefits of Working After Retirement

More retired adults are choosing to continue to work, perhaps in a different way and for different reasons. Many find that the social aspect of work is partly where they find happiness. 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 because 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.

  • Teacher
  • Consultant

– Helping others

  • Companion caregiver, childcare
  • Teaching Assistant

 – Getting out around the community

  • Uber, Lyft
  • Courier

  – Social contact

  • Event usher
  • Greeter, or hostess

– Staying physically active

  • Dog walker or pet sitter
  • Handyperson
  • Gardener or landscaper

– Start your own business