Working After Retirement

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.

                        – Consultant

                        – Teacher

            – 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

Whatever your reasoning may be, working after retirement can present many benefits to those that choose to explore that path.