For many baby boomers, retirement is supposed to be a new era of freedom, because the kids have finally left the house. However, a combination of financial problems and caregiving responsibilities has led millions of older Americans to plan out an unprecedented kind of retirement – one that involves working.Â
BusinessNewsDaily reports that mature adults are entering the workforce again and pursuing encore careers. These positions are often not the same as the ones that they held before – in fact, some boomers say that they’re much more satisfied with their new jobs.
“I wasn’t prepared to be in the corporate world anymore,” Joe Sassano told the news provider. “I’d been a guy working hard my entire career. Things should be getting easier. They werenâ€™t. I decided to try self-employment.”
He and his brother bought franchises and started their own businesses. Sassano says that he loves his new career.
Some boomers may be taking care of elderly parents and unable to leave the house. Experts suggest that hiring home health care assistants can be a way to keep working without having to worry about a senior’s health.