Retired. Now what?
by Mike, Port Charlotte Fl
I retired 3 yrs ago.
I applied to volunteer at local hospital and got my ID and training so I could start when I felt I was ready. I do this two days a week 4hrs a day. I tried three days and was afraid I would get tired of it so only 2 dys. That left 5 days to fill.
I went online and saw that local Sheriff Dept needs Volunteers. I applied thinking I would be inside doing paper work but when I had my interview the Sergeant said that is what the women do. I now drive a Volunteer truck or cruiser when it is available. I drive thru neighborhoods just to show the Sheriff Dept is in their neighborhoods. I also do house checks for people that have gone on vacation and help directing traffic at accidents so officers can do there Job.
I also have a dog which gives me something to keep me company.
I am widowed for 11 yrs. Join a local Moose, Eagles, Elks, VFW, American Legion so you have a place to socialise if you can.
I hope this helps someone.