Now that we are living longer, we may wonder whether retiring at a “normal retirement age” of 65 or 66 or 67 is such a good idea. Some of us want to work longer and are able to do so. Some of us want a different kind of job, perhaps something less physically demanding, with shorter hours or less stress.
Paid Jobs for Seniors
For paid employment, the AARP shows the top online job search resources for the elderly aged 50+: AARP Job Search Resources 50+.
Another good place for a senior to start a job search is at www.economiccheckup.org, sponsored by the National Council on Aging.
Volunteer Jobs for Seniors
Looking for a cause to volunteer for? Get an idea of available volunteer positions at: www.volunteermatch.org.
It may be time to leave the rat race – but not the human race!
Estate Planning attorney, Terry Garrett, is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is active in the Texas and Austin Bar Associations. She graduated with honors from Cornell University. She was on the Dean’s List at Wharton Business School. She earned her J.D. at Columbia Law School, receiving the Parker Award and a Mellon Fellowship.
She assists families of people with special needs, people planning for the retirement years and people administering estates.