Guide to work in later life
Why consider your work options now
Once you have calculated when you can retire, you may decide you want to work longer so that you can have more in retirement. If you want to change what you do as you age you may need to retrain and if you continue to work you may want adjust your life/work balance. More reasons to consider your work options.
Impact of having work and interests as you age
Studies have shown that in the most part having strong interests and or continuing working has a benefit to your physical, mental health and also contributes to an active social life, which also has numerous health benefits.
Impact on work and interests on your health
What are your work options as you age
If you want to continue working, you may want to change what you do, where you work or the hours you work. Going through this process now will help you prepare better to get the result and the lifestyle you want in mid and later life.
What to do instead of work
If you have plans to stop working there is still a need to plan your time. Although relaxing you may miss the social aspect and the sense of achievement you felt at work and want to fill those hours with something that contributes to your purpose to ensure you are still fulfilled. What can give you purpose outside of work.
Tools & Resources
Employment sites and communities
A site to help you have more than one career at one time.
Looking for working less but still want to work in the same career, you can find someone who will share a role with you.
Employment site and community for over 50's
A community for startup businesses