More Than Half of Those Approaching Retirement Believe They Will 'Unretire'

on August 13, 2018

(NewsUSA) - Reflecting a changing post-retirement landscape, a new survey by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, reveals that 53 percent of workers approaching retirement in the next five years believe they will likely "unretire," or return to work.

Not only do the majority of those approaching retirement and those who have "unretired" say they will change or have changed industries, nearly 80 percent of both groups say they want to make a meaningful impact in their communities during their post-retirement years.

After money, the top motivators for returning to work among those who have retired were fighting boredom and keeping their minds sharp, while finding new challenges and fulfillment were important motivators among those pending retirement, according to the Home Instead, Inc. survey.

Encouraging older workers to explore new "unretirement" options that will fulfill these needs, Home Instead collaborated with to introduce an online career assessment tool that asks questions about users' skills and interests before recommending a category that might be a fit for a post-retirement career:

* Caregivers (e.g., personal care aide, child care worker)

* Advisors (e.g., library assistant, tutor, admin assistant, clergy/counselor)

* Networkers (e.g., driver, retail salesperson, tour guide)

* Creatives (e.g., culinary worker, writer, graphic designer)

Sales clerks, bank tellers, online tutoring and caregiving are among some of the most popular and flexible jobs for older workers.

To explore additional unretirement resources including the Career Assessment Tool, visit, or find a Home Instead Senior Care office near you by going to


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