What is UnRetire Yourself?

Are you enjoying retirement, but feel you still have more to give?

According to a nationwide survey of retirees by Home Instead, a quarter of over-65s say they feel they gave up their careers too soon. Following these results, Home Instead has launched a campaign encouraging people to ’UnRetire’ if they still feel they have more to give to a workplace.

Many Retirees revealed that they missed spending time with their colleagues and the work place camaraderie. They yearned for an active mind again and admitted to having no real routine in their day to day lives. A third felt they had lost their purpose in life and missed the workplace banter the most.

Showing an importance to having part-time work or a hobby to enjoy after retiring, over half of the retirees polled (52 percent) said that they found working fun and that they missed it. They also agreed that one of the problems with not working is that they miss being around people. A huge 60 percent also agreed with the statement that work is good for mental health.

Martin Jones, the CEO of Home Instead said of the research: “This is an extremely interesting piece of research that lifts the lid on retirement and how over 65s feel about life as a retiree. It is significant that a large portion of those who were surveyed felt that they could have carried on working beyond the age at which they retired.

It is interesting too that so many people said they missed the ‘fun’ of work and the companionship aspect of it.  At Home Instead, we have a large number of caregivers in their 60s, 70s and 80s who particularly enjoy the companionship the role offers, as well as a sense of purpose and fulfilment it brings looking after people who may be lonely and need some extra support at home.”

Can you relate to any of the points mentioned above?

If you’d like to #UnRetireYourself then take a look at some of the job opportunities we have available at Home Instead Cheltenham and Cotswolds! 

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