7 Low-Stress Jobs Ideal for Young Retirees

01/25/2024 Ken Davis
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7 Low-Stress Jobs Ideal for Young Retirees

 PRESCOTT, AZ, January 25, 2024

For those who don’t have to work after retirement, there are multiple reasons to do so anyway. A job after retirement is more than financial; this is a chance to try something you’ve always wanted to do. You’re in a great position to find work on your own terms. There’s no pressure to land something quickly, go for what pays most, or accept a gig you don’t enjoy.7 Low-Stress Jobs Ideal for Young Retirees

The number of full-time U.S. workers over 65 has increased steadily since 2000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That year, the number stood at about 1.4 million. In 2022 and the first half of 2023, it hit 5.3 million.

“We’re seeing more young retirees not only needing to work but wanting to work,” said Carly Roszkowski, VP of financial resilience programming at AARP. Ms Roszkowski added that 75+ is the only workforce age group expected to grow this decade.

There are numerous options for newly retired individuals looking to re-enter the workforce without the high-stress lifestyle. “Flexibility and a sense of purpose are required for our active retirees working here at Watters Garden Center,” says McKenzie Lain, general manager. “Our team works with meaning, giving back, doing good, all while beautifying Prescott. I truly believe older, experienced members here at Watters have a lot to accomplish as retirees.”

Top 7 Jobs for Active Retirees:

#1 Animals Need You – Volunteer at the Yavapai Humane Society as a dog walker or cat cuddler. How about a gig as a dog walker in your neighborhood? Many pet owners prefer keeping their beloved animals in their homes rather than boarding them. Pet-sit for neighbors when they’re on vacation.

#2 Be a Docent – meeting new people while guiding them through local attractions, national parks, wineries, haunted houses, nature centers, zoos, pretty much everywhere has stories to tell. Volunteer locally through sites like VonunteerMatch.com for exciting places to get involved.

#3 Lots of Books – Working in a library or independent bookstore is a quiet, low-stress option. If you read a lot of books, earn money reviewing them. Check out sites like OnlineBookClub.org and The U.S. Review of Books.

#4 Online Tutor – If you’re drawn to education and helping others, online tutoring is an option. Tutor from the comfort of your home. Tutor.com can help you get started.

#5 Skillful Words – There is a need for people who can write and edit. Freelancer.com connects writers helping with web content, book editing, polishing family history, turning a phrase or two to help market their business, and more.

#6 Try Voiceovers – those voices you hear on the radio, in audiobooks, and in educational videos come from somewhere. A decent microphone and a silent studio room help. Websites such as Voices.com are a good start.

#7 Play with Gardeners – Working at a garden center tops the list yearly as a low-stress job. If you’re looking for a fast-paced, ever-changing environment where you can creatively solve problems and be a part of an energetic team, a retail garden center will lift your spirits in spring. Ready to trade routine for rejuvenation? “At Watters Garden Center, we’re not just about nurturing beautiful plants – we’re cultivating a thriving community where retirees flourish,” says Ken Lain, owner.

Is this you?

  • You crave an energetic, ever-changing environment that keeps you on your toes.
  • You’re a passionate problem-solver who enjoys finding creative solutions.
  • You thrive in a collaborative team atmosphere filled with friendly faces and shared goals.

Watters Garden Center is your perfect place to grow!

Here’s what awaits you:

  • Flexible schedules – Craft a work schedule that fits seamlessly into your active lifestyle.
  • Diverse opportunities – From helping gardeners discover their perfect plants to assisting with special events, there’s a role to match your interests and skills.
  • Meaningful work – Be part of a team that brings life and joy to our community through the beauty of nature.
  • Continuous learning – Expand your knowledge and engage with workshops, training, and expert guidance.
  • Noteworthy perks – Enjoy employee discounts, exclusive events, and a supportive work family.

Ready to cultivate the next chapter of your life?

Contact Watters Garden Center today and discover how you can blossom alongside our vibrant team.

Together, let’s grow something beautiful.

P.S. Spread the word! Share this opportunity with fellow retirees seeking an enriching and rewarding part-time adventure.