Just because we choose to get our gold watches and plaques, does not mean the end of an active life. Retiring opens many new opportunities for what some call, retiree activities.
Some retiree activities may actually include volunteer work. Doing what you did prior to retiring can offer benefits to the organization you are volunteering for. Now that there is a larger time base, many retiree activities include:
* Increased parenting of grandchildren
* Volunteer work
* Increased household or gardening
* Time to travel
* Going back to school
* Crafts and hobbies
* Social clubs loaded with activities such as bus tours
You can continue your own list as you like.
One aspect of retiring is the loss that comes with aging and retiring.
Productivity and energy levels are lost. The loss of a loved one or a spouse. This is very hard to anticipate and the most difficult to deal with. The best way to prepare for a loss of a spouse or loved one is to become familiar with a sense of independence and relying on your self.
Retiree activity is one way to do this.
High on the list of concerns for retiree active living is the loss of finances and the lowering of health insurance coverage. Another big concern is loneliness and no social support groups, especially for those not used to doing a lot of different things.
Planning for retiree activities means just that. Preparation for:
Meaningful retiree activities
Supplement health care to Medicare
All of these must be an extension of when you were working.
A sound structured retiree activity plan can last a long time and provide you with enjoyment of life and health.