Tuesday 11 May 2021
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12 Things Everyone Wants To Do When They Retire

Most people would agree that reaching retirement is cause for celebration. However, the old folks we’ve spoken to recently have no clue about their plans for the future. With that in mind, we wanted to find out which goals are most popular around the world. At the end of the day, you’ve spent the last forty years working until your fingers bled. So, it makes sense to enjoy your retirement and live the dream. The twelve ideas below should help to give you some inspiration.



  1. Move to a new home. Relocating is often a major goal for people who retire. The manager of Churchill Retirement says many old people move to specialist accommodation.
  2. Travel the world. Most people will have thought about an around the world cruise at some point in their lives. Well, retirement gives you the perfect opportunity to realise that dream.
  3. Volunteer. Have you ever considered giving something back to society? It was difficult to volunteer during your working days because you had to earn a living. However, those who’ve just retired have a lot of time on their hands.
  4. Try a new sport. You won’t get as much exercise when you retire, and that’s bad for your health. Trying a new sport like golf could be the perfect way of staying in shape. Best of all? You’ll get to socialise with lots of new people.
  5. Start a hobby. Hobbies are a great way of passing the time when you retire. Maybe you could learn to play a new musical instrument? Perhaps you like the idea of becoming a stamp collector?
  6. Launch a business. You might be too old to work in standard jobs, but that doesn’t mean you can’t earn money. There are no age restrictions associated with starting a new business. You could finally create something good using your skills and talents.
  7. Buy a jet ski. Everyone loves the water, and being old shouldn’t stop you from thrill seeking. Purchasing a jet ski and learning how to ride it properly could add some excitement to your life.
  8. Join a band. People with musical talents might have struggled to join a band during their working years. There just weren’t enough hours in the day to practice. Even so, starting a new band now could help to keep you occupied.
  9. Write a book. Anyone who reaches retirement age will have a lot of stories to tell. Writing a book could be a perfect idea if you’d like to pass your knowledge on to the next generation.
  10. Find a partner. Some people will reach old age without ever getting married or loving another human being. Likewise, many people will also reach that age having lost the love of their life. Finding a new partner could help to make retirement seem less lonely.
  11. Buy a boat. It’s possible you might have a lot of cash in the bank when you finally retire. Spending some of it on a boat is a wise move if you love the sunshine. While the rest of us are cold during the winter months, you could be floating around in the Caribbean.
  12. Research your family tree. Nostalgia is something that tends to come about when you reach the end of your life. You will think about all the family members you’ve lost along the way. Researching your family tree could help you to uncover interesting information about your ancestors.

We don’t expect that all retirees will use those twelve suggestions. However, there should be at least something on this page for every reader. The best way to make sure you don’t waste your retirements years is to plan ahead. You never know how long you’ve got left on this planet, and so every second counts. Make the most of your life guys – you only have one