After retirement, some seniors lose the sense of purpose they once gained from performing regular duties. Many become bored or listless, but taking on a low-stress, yet meaningful part-time job can help boost mental wellbeing. The staff at Lancaster Home Care Assistance has put together this list of part-time jobs your retired senior loved one may want to apply for.
Many business owners and busy mothers are looking for a part-time personal assistant to help them take care of basic errands and other daily tasks. Formal training isn’t usually required for this type of job, and pay is often negotiable. Being a personal assistant can be a worthwhile job that will give your loved one a sense of purpose by making other people’s lives easier.
Museums, local tourist attractions, wineries, and factories often have tour guide positions available on a seasonal basis. Pay varies and tips are often given. Being a tour guide can help your loved one make new friends and share his or her knowledge and special work skills, which can also help keep his or her mind sharp.
School Crossing Guard
Elementary and secondary schools often hire crossing guards to stop traffic so groups of kids can safely cross the street, and many of these are retired seniors. If your loved one enjoys being around children, he or she will love getting paid to keep kids safe.
A pet sitter does everything from walking pets to feeding them while their owners are away. Hours and pay can vary from job to job. Pet sitters are often needed for midday visits or overnight stays when the owner goes on a vacation or away for business. Caring for a pet can offer your loved one companionship through the pet’s unconditional love, which can lead to promoting his or her mental wellbeing.
Security guards are needed almost everywhere, including office buildings, department stores, and schools. Their duties include making rounds and monitoring alarms, and they sometimes need to use a metal detector. Most security guards work evenings, which keeps their days free to do as they please. Being a security guard can help keep your loved one’s mind sharp and give him or hera sense of pride knowing the job keeps people safe.
Though part-time work can help boost wellbeing, some seniors may face physical or mental challenges preventing them from taking on a job. An in-home Lancaster caregiver from Home Care Assistance can help your loved one with many daily tasks like bathing, grooming, meal prep, and light housekeeping. At Home Care Assistance, all of our senior care services come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, meaning you can rest easy knowing your loved one will always be in good hands. For more information, call one of our friendly Care Managers at (717) 540-4663 to schedule a free consultation.