July 01, 2022
5 Reasons Besides Money Why People Continue to Work After Retirement
More and more people are spending time in the workforce even after they retire from their full-time job or primary career. People’s reasons for doing so differ—some feel they have to do in order to supplement their income and live the way they want to.
Others, however, have plenty of non-monetary reasons to stay employed. Centers Health Care has a look at five of those reasons.
- Keeps You Mentally Engaged
Studies show that people continuing to work has benefits for the brain. Learning or utilizing a new skill can be even better, as it’s believed that it can help slow cognitive decline.
- Maintaining Community
After retiring, especially if you spent many years at the same company, you may be looking to replace the void left by your co-workers. Some people can replace this with family, friends, or organizations, but others will want to continue having a work environment to develop new relationships.
- Sense of Purpose
Sometimes, people lose their identity or a sense of purpose after retiring. Continuing to work can help achieve that feeling. Also contributing is the fact that people who feel a sense of purpose typically feel younger in retirement as well.
- Wanting to Have Fun
In retirement, you might be able to pick a job that you would’ve always liked to do but couldn’t during your working years. This can include working at a greenhouse, hardware store, or golf course. Being able to spend time where you enjoy being is always good, and getting paid for it is an added bonus.
- Help Small Businesses
There are likely many small businesses in your town that could use a little extra help—especially now with job openings being so plentiful. You may be able to scratch your itch to work and help a business owner who may be struggling with staffing at the same time.