Ideas for retirement

Aegon aims to get you ready for retirement, but what you decide to do when you’re retired is completely up to you. You’re never too old to take up something new, even in retirement. Here are a few retirement ideas to get you thinking.

Volunteering

Just itching to be kept busy? Many retirees decide to volunteer. Voluntary organisations recognise that older people bring a wealth of skills and expertise to volunteering. By passing on your skills and learning, you can make a difference to people’s lives. Volunteering is also a good way to make new friends and improve general levels of health and fitness. Top volunteering jobs include working in the local charity shop, tutoring and race marshals.

Sightseeing

Reward yourself after those endless meeting and being stuck in the office by seeing the world. Holidays and sightseeing are always top of the to-do list in retirement. And they're even better when you know you don’t have hundreds of work emails to go back to. Top destinations to visit in retirement are Las Vegas, China, the Lake District and the whole world via a cruise.

Get on social media

Lost contact with old school or work friends? Chances are that they’re on social media. Recent studies show that one in seven over 65’s regularly use social media such as Facebook and Twitter. It’s a great way to see what your friends and family are doing, sharing photos and chatting.

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