Even if you’re not ready to retire anytime soon, you can take advantage of the perks of living in a retirement community that’s beautifully designed to meet your needs now and in the future. Moving to a senior living community can give you the freedom to live independently without the burden of home maintenance — and you don’t have to wait until you and/or your spouse are fully retired. Whether you’re working full-time or part-time, there’s a lot to gain by moving to a retirement community with amenities that make life easier, so you can spend your free time doing what you want.
More Seniors Working in Retirement
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showed that 10.6 million people 65 and older were in the workforce in 2020. This number is expected to rise as the youngest baby boomers reach full retirement age. By 2030, the number of seniors in the workforce is projected to rise to 16 million, according to BLS projections, with 32% of Americans ages 65-74 in the workforce.
When Work Is Your Passion
Continuing to work after reaching retirement age isn’t always motivated by financial reasons. Sure, the income gained from working longer can provide a financial cushion in retirement and a bigger budget for travel, entertainment and other goals. But many older adults are still working because it provides benefits that extend beyond the financial perks. A few of the benefits older workers experience by staying on the job include:
- Staying active and healthy. Engaging in physical activity on the job, such as walking, may help boost energy levels and improve cardiovascular health.
- Feeling a sense of purpose. Older adults who continue to work for pay or seek out volunteer opportunities in retirement often feel a greater sense of accomplishment and pride.
- Enjoying new challenges. Older workers who change career paths or learn new job skills, such as navigating new technology in the workplace, may find satisfaction as they tackle new challenges.
- Connecting with others. The teamwork and daily interaction with coworkers can be one of the most meaningful aspects of work for older adults.
Balancing Work and Play in Retirement
Selecting the right job is essential for older adults. You want something that allows you to use your talents and be productive in a comfortable setting. For many seniors, this means staying away from jobs that involve physically demanding work, extended hours and long commutes. Whether you’re in an office, a retail store or working remotely, when your workday is finished, you want to unplug and enjoy life at home.
However, sometimes maintaining a home can feel like a full-time job by itself, and responsibilities of homeownership may consume a big chunk of your free time. That’s why living in a retirement community can enhance your ability to balance work and leisure time. Another reality: Many couples don’t retire at the same time. One spouse may continue to work while the other is retired, whether due to an age gap, health issues, financial reasons or personal choice. The right community should have an ideal location, convenient services and amenities, and inspiring lifestyle — everything both spouses envision in retirement.
Check out the perks of senior living at Rolling Green Village for older adults working past retirement age:
- A maintenance-free lifestyle means you can worry less about yardwork and chores, so you’re free to focus on work or simply sit back and relax. Home maintenance and housekeeping services are available, along with an expansive lineup of services and amenities to make life easier.
- Dining options offer a delicious and easy alternative to cooking a meal after getting home from work. With restaurant-style dining and healthy options available, you’ll enjoy the variety of flavors and foods from around the globe.
- A full calendar of activities makes it easy to meet new people and broaden your social circle outside of work. When you join a senior living community, you have neighbors and friends within walking distance of your door, with plenty of opportunities for social interaction at events on campus and in the local area.
- Wellness programs help you put your health first. When you have a fitness center right in your backyard, you can make wellness part of your everyday routine, even when you’re working at a job. Discover the benefits of a wellness program with a full array of fitness classes, an indoor heated saltwater pool, massage therapy and a wellness screening clinic.
- Having a plan for future health care is key to living your best in retirement. A Life Plan Community offers a full continuum of care, including assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation. You’ll be in the right place if you or your loved one ever needs a higher level of care in the future.
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Rolling Green Village is just 10 minutes from downtown Greenville, making it an easy commute for work and close to recreation at many local attractions. Contact us to learn more about our community and why we’re a perfect fit for seniors who are working in retirement. Also, for a limited time, take advantage of $20,000 off entrance fees for existing apartments.