Questions to Ask About Volunteer Overseas Programs

Senior Volunteers in RetirementRead Part I of Volunteer Overseas Programs

Volunteering overseas can be a rewarding retirement activity.  Before you hit the road, take the time to fully research and understand the organization and volunteer experience.

As a volunteer, what are all of the costs associated with the assignment? Costs can include travel to and from the country, housing, food, as well as paying for the experience. [Read more...]

Start a Retirement Business in Personal Services: Wellbeing

There is a wide range of retirement activities that are included under the umbrella called wellbeing. Many of these activities have their roots in ancient times. Throughout history, they have been revered and reviled depending on the beliefs of the culture at the time. [Read more...]

Retirement Activity Guides: Healthcare and Medical

working in retirement: Traditional HealthcareThe Healthcare and Medical Industry provides many opportunities for both work and volunteering. Many new retirees don’t realize how many different types of work in healthcare that don’t require advanced degrees. You’ll want to research the programs, as well as the job prospects before investing valuable time and money. Another component of healthcare work that many people are not aware is not all medical jobs require you to work with patients. [Read more...]

Retirement Activity Guide: Start a Business

retirement activities: start a businessDue to increased life expectancy, economic conditions and/or the desire to create something, the retirement transition is taking on a new face as baby boomers start new business. Where the entrepreneurial bug comes from need or dream, seniors are no longer merely resting on laurels, but leading the charge with new enterprises. [Read more...]

Retirement Activity Guides: Applied Arts

It’s often difficult to know where crafts end and applied arts begin or their difference with fine arts. That’s okay. If you’re looking for ideas in the arts, take a look at all the different sections. All are an important retirement activity and part of a successful aging plan. [Read more...]

Retirement Activity Guides: Organizing

When I was just starting retirement transition planning, I talked to two friends who were preparing for retirement. I asked both what they were planning to do the first few months of retirement and both responded with cleaning out closets. At the time, I thought that was strange, but since then, I’ve realized it’s normal and appropriated.

Most working people have a list of unmet things to do when they retire. [Read more...]

Retirement Activity Guides: Fundraising, Sales, Collecting

If you have a knack for selling or influencing others, you will always be able to earn extra retirement income. In fact, sales work is probably the most common and popular areas for retirement work. It’s easy to adapt to different schedules and areas of expertise.

Many people will contend they can’t sell. [Read more...]

Retirement Activity Guides: Communication

Do you have a passion for words and books? The retirement years are the perfect time for you. One of the first things people do in retirement is blow off the dust of their library card, join a book club or start thinking about writing the great American novel. For people who were busy with work and family, the luxury of indulging in a weekend of reading a good detective novel or Ann Karenina was lost. [Read more...]

Retirement Activity Guides: Fine Arts

It’s not unusual to encounter people who profess they don’t have any artistic talent. In fact, I was one of those people. When I was ten, I had a couple of friends who were very adept at drawing. Since, my draws always looked like pathetic stick figures, I concluded I didn’t have any artistic ability. When I was in graduate school, my interest and aptitude assessments indicated a high degree of artistic inclination. A few years later, I started watercolor painting. More than that, one of my retirement goals in is to nurture my artist throughout my life. [Read more...]

Retirement Activity Guides: Public Safety

Baby Boomers grew up playing cops and robbers. If you liked being the good guy, helping others in distress, or being involved in public safety there are many activities to get involved in retirement. People who enjoy the Public Safety sub-category often have a strong sense of justice, enjoy the structure of the military environment or helping others in need. [Read more...]