I’ll be retiring from the paid workforce at the end of April and I’ve been thinking for a while about what I could do in retirement to help the community in some volunteer capacity, however as the date looms large on the horizon I have realised that due to other things occupying my time I haven’t come up with any answers!
I’m male and reasonably fit for my age (70) and still have all my mental faculties, in fact they are in pretty good shape – even if I say so myself.
I’m going along to the Tuggeranong Mens’ Shed at the first opportunity (they meet on Tuesdays during the day) to see what they get up to, I have a lot of skills in mechanical engineering, electronics and computing that I might be able to help somebody with.
Is there anyone in the Lions or similar clubs that would care to post some suggestions or advice, or give me some contact e-mail addresses? I’m not the sort to rust away in a rocking chair, I intend to be active in as much as I can for as long as I can.
Having said I will retire from the paid workforce, that all depends on how my super fund goes I suppose (it’s been looking pretty shaky for a while) – so maybe if some part time work comes along?
I’ll be interested to read your thoughts on retirement, and all (serious) suggestions to keep myself out of mischief are welcome.