KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Everyone who works, dreams of retirement, right? At least until they actually retire.
It turns out 53 percent of Americans now believe they’ll find a new job after retiring, according to a survey by Home Instead Senior Care.
And a Pew Research poll showed a steady increase from 2000 to 2016 in the number of Americans over the age of 65 who work.
Brenda Yingling is one of the retirees who found a new job. The former high school science teacher now works as a caregiver for Home Instead Senior Care.
Her decision to find a job was all about finding a rewarding way to spend her time.
“You're still young enough to stay active and have energy and have time to devote to it, and it provides income to you as well as some real rewards,” Yingling explained.
Steve Boos, with Home Instead Senior Care, said some other reason retirees choose a new job is for financial needs and to do something they’ve always wanted, instead of the job they toiled at for decades.
His company developed a website, unretireyourself.com, with an online quiz to help people find options for jobs after they retire.
He offered this advice:
“Just find out what their interests are, what it is they want to do in life because there are a lot of years after retirement oftentimes. Just make the most of those years by putting together a plan.”