The Swimming Pool Season Is Over
I finally fit into a new bathing suit, I bought at the beginning of the summer and into the pool I went today-its too cold now-Summer is almost over.
Part-Time Jobs for Retirees
Whether you’ve been retired for some time or are new to retirement, you may be thinking about returning to part-time work and looking for a new job.
To find the perfect job to suit you and your retirement lifestyle, there are a few key considerations to think about first. Asking these questions will help you decide what your motivation is. For example, are you searching because of money reasons, boredom, or both perhaps? If money is a concern, how much do you need to earn and how will working affect your current financial support?
Consider your previous experience and personal hobbies, ask yourself what you want to spend time on and what you would find fulfilling in your retirement.
Now you understand your motivation, you may be after a little inspiration and looking for ideas on what direction you could go in. Broaden your search and consider all your potential options. Read on for 10+ interesting ideas for part-time jobs which could be perfect for you during retirement.
1. Freelance Consultant Being retired means you’ve got a wealth of experience to tap in to. Why not share your knowledge and expertise and become a Consultant! This role can be applied to any industry. You could work with a variety of businesses and, as a Freelance Consultant, you have the freedom to set your own hours and hourly rate. 2. Proof-Reader Do you have an eye for detail? If errors and mistakes jump off the page at you, have you thought about turning your reading hobbies in to a career and becoming a Proof-Reader? This job can be done from home and could be as big or little a commitment as you like. 3. Passenger Assistant Do you enjoy helping people? Passenger Assistants help Community Transport Drivers take those with additional support needs, like disabilities or vulnerable children for example, to and from locations. This role is perfectly suited to retirees as the working hours are typically 2-3hrs in the morning and/or afternoons. If you have the experience and relevant licenses, you could work as a Driver in the community and support local organisations with their transport services. 4. Medical Administration
There are a variety of part-time roles available within the medical industry, including patient support and administration positions, which may not require medical qualifications. If you love to be organised and enjoy helping people, have you considered working as a Medical Administrator? Admin roles in any field can be great for retirees as employers often require shorter hours and part-time job shares.
5. Event Staff
Get social in your retirement and spend time getting paid to meet people and attend events you love! Event Staff roles are varied and could include part-time opportunities such as Ticket Takers, Ushers and Event Planners perhaps. Think about seasonal or regular events you attend, or would like to, and see if they’re hiring this year.
6. Classroom Teaching Assistant
If you have experience working in education, or simply enjoy a learning environment, you could be well suited to teaching! A Teaching Assistant supports the classroom Teacher and works during school hours. You may find the opportunity to do this role part-time or as a job share. If the classroom is a bit active for you, have you considered a part-time volunteer position at the local school?
7. Retail Assistant
Retail is such a broad term that the possibilities are almost endless! Consider your hobbies and interests. If you love flowers, would you like to spend your time working in a Florists or Garden Centre perhaps? Does a cosy hotel appeal to you? A Hotel Receptionist can be a friendly face and a warm welcome to guests, and a great opportunity to meet new people in your retirement.
8. Customer Service and Support
If you’re good with people, then a job in Customer Service may be the answer to your job search. With many opportunities available, and potential to work in pretty much any industry, you could find your new job almost immediately. Customer support and experience is key to a business’ success and sharing your many years’ experience will be valuable to a potential employer.
9. Travel Staff
Looking for an adventure in your retirement? Why not focus your new career in the travel industry? If you have foreign language skills, you could work as a Translator or Interpreter both at home and abroad. Or perhaps you’d like to set sail and take advantage of a variety of roles on a cruise ship! If you’re feeling creative, why not share your travel experience and become a Writer?
10. House Sitter
A new concept in recent years but the opportunity to look after a home for someone has now become a job! Most positions are either low-paid or voluntary, but you could use this as an opportunity to travel, both around the UK and abroad. You can browse a variety of websites and directories, for example Trusted Housesitters and House Sitting UK, to find the perfect place to stay. Many homeowners are also after pet sitting services, so you could enjoy the company of a loving dog without the cost or commitment of having your own.
Reprinted from Homewise.org
A species no longer at risk
This magnificent bird of prey flies over Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. The bald eagle is part of a conservation success story, for our national bird was once headed toward extinction. A rapid decline in bald eagle populations was one of the motivating factors in establishing the Endangered Species Act of 1973. The chemical pesticide DDT, previously thought to be safe, was causing high mortality rates for bald eagle chicks, as well as many other birds exposed to the chemical. DDT was banned, and the eagles’ numbers began to rise again.
Iceberg off the coast of Antarctica
There’s more than meets the eye in this image of an iceberg floating off the coast of Antarctica. That’s because about 90 percent of every iceberg exists beneath the surface of the water—and it can be hard to gauge its shape from the surface. The largest recorded iceberg, known as B-15, had a surface area larger than the island of Jamaica (just imagine what that baby looked like under water!). On the other end of the spectrum, hunks of ice smaller than 16 feet across are known as ‘bergy bits’ and ‘growler
Clark County Parks & Recreation along with TruVision Cinema present the Mobile Drive-in Movie Series. The series will kick off with the screening of "Sing" Friday, September 11 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Winchester Dondero Cultural Center parking lot.
Admission is free. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Space is limited based on availability and is first come first served. The movie will begin screening at 7:45 p.m. Parking spots are limited to every other space to maintain proper social distancing guidelines. Chairs are allowed but must be within the vehicle's designated area.
Oct. 2, "Addams Family Values" Helen Meyer Community Center
Oct. 9, "Wonder Park" Parkdale Community Center
Oct. 16, "Hocus Pocus" Hollywood Community Center
Oct. 23, "Addams Family (Animated)" Helen Meyer Community Center
Oct. 28, "Monster House" Desert Breeze Community Center
Oct. 29, "Nightmare Before Christmas" Desert Breeze Community Center
Oct. 30, "Hotel Transylvania" Winchester Dondero Cultural Center
Nov. 6, "Black Panther" Pearson Community Center/ Buena Vista Lot
Dec. 11, "Jingle All the Way" Helen Meyer Community Center
Dec. 18, "The Santa Claus" Helen Meyer Community Center
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That's it for today, always looking for new and different things to do in Las Vegas and elsewhere in the world.
Hope you like this blog. Till next time.