When one reaches retirement that does not mean that they should stop sharing their knowledge and skills about what they are good at. Like they say age is but a number, reaching 60 years old is a big achievement, not many people get to live for that long. However people at this age are still very productive, and they are loaded with lots of experience and knowledge that has to be tapped into before they become too old. There are many careers that any 60 year old who is still of a sound mind can do, and continue to earn a decent living.
Consultant- Perhaps this is one of the easiest career a 60 year old can do at their on pace, when one has worked for so long in a particular field or profession they become good at the job. It is therefore advisable that such an individual can pass on the knowledge and skills they have embedded within them to a younger work force. Becoming a consultant is also a good way of keeping in touch with the ever changing career upgrades are taking place everyday.
Hobby- There are some seniors who have hobbies that they can turn into ways of earning, these can be things like baking, gardening, writing etc. One can seriously turn a hobby into another career at this age. Remember that when one is old they are just as good as new provided their health is stable and they are fit. Even if this means that the person has to cut down on the hours they put into work, but they will still be able to earn form what they love to do.
Part time Employment- This can be worked out with an organization that is willing to employe the senior on a part time basis, this will not cause any strain on the person, so long as the terms and conditions of work are well outlined to suit the person. This is a good way of keeping oneself busy and yet productive. It is well known that when a person who has been in active employment ceases to work, they will begin to feel idol and will not know how to keep themselves busy and out of trouble.
Working as an Outsource Personnel- This is also a good way to earn a living by working from home, it can be scaled down to a few tasks that can be done remotely from home on the computer or any other means. The person can work from the comfort of their home in a more relaxed manner yet being efficient like anybody else working from an office setup.
Joining Community Projects- This is also a good way of giving back to the community in many ways, there are many projects that communities have that offer an opportunity to serve the community. These are normally very engaging and it will be a good idea for a senior to work in such projects and get the satisfaction that comes with it.
Boards and Forums- These are also very good things one can engage in since they require little input apart from the knowledge and attending of a few meetings, there is nothing stressing about these kind of jobs. When one has reached this age in their life, they have accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience which will help other board members and forum members can gain from.