Vishnu Prasad says volunteering brings a sincere happiness.
Whatever your reasons for changing from full-time paid work to part-time work or retirement, it is useful to plan for the transition financially, emotionally and practically.
Here are some suggestions to start you thinking:
- Continue your education by taking up a new subject, explore a new field of study, or take up classes to keep your mind healthy and active. Check out the University of the Third Age website to find a U3A near you.
- Get involved in a creative arts program, a choir or photography group. Check out the Victorian Artists Society website.
- Helping others to take up a new hobby in your area of interest, such as painting, bird watching, or tennis.
Interested in low-cost options?
Use your Seniors Card. Visit the Discount Directory for attractions and recreational activities that accept Seniors Cards.
A lot of other programs are also available for free or at low-cost. Start by visiting shopping and recreation for details.
If you are still stuck for ideas, why not chat to friends and family and get their suggestions?