A Partial Retirement
I am going to share my story- I belong to this group but I am partially retired. I am a CPA and enrolled agent and am 57 years old.
I became a mom at 40 years of age and elected to start a home based practice in my poor rural area after I had my son. There was no family member to care for him. I have build my business up but it has never become full-time.
I understand the anxiety and depression of retirees who are looking for a direction in their lives and something to do and people to meet. I have had that problem for quite some time.
Here are some suggestions-get a part-time job if you can to interact with other people, volunteer- I do one day a week with AARP Vita volunteers in tax preparation and teach others how to speech English with Literacy Volunteers. These organizations are all around through the US.
Another- take a course at your local college- they will let a person audit classes at our local community colleges and state university for a nominal fee. I like languages- so I take French at Alliance Francaise and German at a local community college in a neighboring state. The young people and the professors love my presence because I have life experience to add to their studies.