What to do when you retire?
How do you envisage life after retirement looking for you? We all have different ideas as to how we will spend our retirement, but a lot of these plans are dependent upon ensuring you have enough super to fund the lifestyle you desire.
Reducing your work hours or retiring completely opens up so many opportunities. More free time means you can pursue more of your hobbies and interests, explore new places through travel, and spend time with family.
You may also choose to use life after retirement as an opportunity to learn something new through study, or work as a volunteer in your community.
But regardless of how you choose to spend your time, for many people adjusting to life after work can be challenging. There are, however, a number of resources available to help you get the most out of your retirement:
My Aged Care
My Aged Care is a government website packed full of information on health and wellness, finances and government benefits, home help and residential care, and work and education.
As a member organisation representing the views and interests of older Australians, COTA works in advocacy, policy and research and coordinates programs and events to promote better outcomes for people aged 50 and over.
This site allows you to search and apply for volunteering opportunities with not-for-profit community organisations around Australia.
Senior living online
This search engine provides information on retirement living options throughout Australia. Search results are based on renting, buying or new developments in retirement villages and communities.
Here you can find trusted information and resources to improve your mental wellbeing at work and in retirement.
Your local council will also offer a range of services and activities to support you in your retirement, so check to see what’s available in your community using your local council directory.