6 Amazing Part-Time Jobs for Older Adults

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on

For various reasons, many seniors decide to continue working at least part-time following retirement. Some may not have sufficient retirement savings, while others prefer not having to completely rely on their savings. Many also simply enjoy being part of the workforce. Here are a few part-time job options your senior loved one may find interesting.

1. Coaching

Seniors with an athletic history can continue their love of sports by acting as a coach, referee, or umpire for amateur or youth sporting events. However, referee and umpire positions require standing throughout the event. The jobs often involve a great deal of travel from one location to another depending on which events require officials. Seniors need to be moderately fit and have an extensive knowledge of the game or sport. Some positions may require certification. 

Not all seniors are interested in or capable of working part-time jobs. However, this does not mean that they cannot stay active. A Rhode Island caregiver can help your elderly loved one manage his or her health in a variety of ways. If your loved one needs encouragement to exercise more often, eat healthier foods, or socialize on a regular basis, an in-home caregiver can address these and many other health-related concerns.

2. Blogging

Some websites pay bloggers based on the number of followers or views they accumulate. Writers can also reap rewards from companies that generate advertisements on their pages if the blogger has a significant amount of viewer traffic. Additional monetary rewards come from becoming an affiliate marketer by providing links to different products that may relate to the subject matter of the blog. Older adults can use any number of subjects for their blog. 

3. Call Center Service Representative

Many companies offer customer service positions worked from the comfort of home. Seniors merely need a working knowledge of using their computer and have phone access via a headset and microphone. Call center companies generally train potential representatives who might later become responsible for varied jobs that include resolving billing issues, troubleshooting equipment, or making travel reservations.

4. Convention Center Employment

Cities with convention centers regularly hire individuals for general housekeeping or maintenance care. Part-time employees are also often needed to prepare for upcoming events and to restore the facility once an event concludes. Other opportunities include booth attendants, ushers, and parking lot attendants.

5. Teacher’s Assistant 

Older adults who enjoy being around children often serve part-time in school systems. They might become cafeteria or playground supervisors and help within the classroom by acting as tutors. Other opportunities include working in school offices or in a janitorial position. Work hours generally coincide with school hours and the length of the school year. 

Although part-time jobs keep seniors active, these jobs are not recommended for everyone. Dementia and other types of mental health conditions can negatively affect a senior’s ability to work. If your elderly loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, trust in the Rhode Island dementia care experts at Home Care Assistance to help him or her manage the condition while continuing to live at home. In addition to high-quality dementia care, we also offer specialized Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and stroke care.

6. Tour Guide 

Many communities have companies or museums that offer tours. Seniors might enjoy providing guided tours of different types of facilities. Guides offer interesting information about company processes or about different exhibits. Larger cities also often have tour guides who point out various locations while venturing through city destinations. Older adults with an extensive knowledge of their community might also consider creating their own walking tours.

Managing job stress might impact a senior’s health. However, professional caregivers can help seniors de-stress and manage daily activities. In Rhode Island, home care providers can benefit aging adults in a variety of ways. From cooking nutritious meals to offering timely medication reminders, the dedicated caregivers at Home Care Assistance are available to help your elderly loved one 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To hire a professionally trained caregiver for your elderly loved one, call us at (401) 284-0979 today.

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