Is part-time retirement for you?

From MSN Money:

“Most older workers (65%) say they would ideally like to include some form of work in their retirement, according to a 2011 Harris Interactive survey of 1,001 people age 55 and older commissioned by SunAmerica. But only 4% of the survey respondents want to work full time in retirement. A quarter of older workers would prefer to work part time, and 36% want to go back and forth between periods of work and leisure.

Most of us would like to enjoy some time away from the hustle of the working world. And yet, work does have positive aspects. Wouldn’t it be nice to have the best of both worlds, with time to enjoy retirement as well as time dedicated to work?

Part-time retirement also allows you to address one of my biggest retirement fears, which is becoming bored as a retiree. As a part-time retiree, whenever you have had enough recharging and find yourself searching for things to do to keep busy and engaged, you can start looking for your next work opportunity. By continuing to engage with the working world on a somewhat regular basis, you will meet a new group of people and assume responsibilities requiring your mental effort and learned skills. You will not have time to be bored.”

Is this an option for you?  Find out:


About UWF Center on Aging

The Center on Aging at the University of West Florida was established in the Fall of 2010 when the School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences faculty along with assistance from Sponsored Research submitted a grant to the State University System Board of Governors in support of aging initiatives for Northwest Florida. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of aging adults through the application of science to address challenges associated with aging and to promote healthy aging, with an emphasis on prevention. This will be accomplished through inter-disciplinary and inter-professional efforts of basic and applied research, consultation, and partnerships with community agencies. Education and training, direct services to the aging population, and public awareness and understanding of the contributions and needs of elders will be primary objectives.
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