How Independent Senior Living Can Support Working into Retirement Years

August 1, 2022 | Independent Living
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Many people look forward to retirement as a time to spend relaxing and enjoying newfound freedom. After all, they’ve earned it. However, some people wish to continue working into their retirement. 

In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the labor force participation rate is going to rise for people 75 years and older, from 8.9 percent in 2020 to 11.7 percent by 2030.

There are many reasons why individuals choose to continue working into their retirement years. Fortunately, independent senior living can offer the services and conveniences to make life a little easier.

As a senior living community in Auburn, Indiana, Astral at Auburn sees the positive impact independent senior living can have on older adults, whether they choose to work into retirement or not. Below, we’re sharing how working into retirement can positively impact your life and how independent senior living can support you along the way.

Reasons to Work Into Retirement

Stay Physically and Mentally Active

Most jobs require some form of physical or mental effort. Even if the physical or mental demands are minimal, they can still benefit your overall well-being, especially into your retirement.

Plus, working after retirement, even if it’s part-time, is a great way to stay socially active. Communication on both a professional and personal level keeps the brain sharp. You may even find some new, lifelong friends.

Find a Passion

Confucius once said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Those who choose to work in retirement often choose a job they enjoy, which makes work not feel like work at all.

Retirement years can also be a time to try a new career path. Maybe you spent most of your career on the business side of things, but you want a more creative opportunity. We think following or discovering a passion is a great reason to continue working into retirement.

Financial Security

Extra money is never a bad thing. Whether you intend to use your hard-earned money to save, pay off debt or use it to treat yourself, working in retirement is a great way to make some extra income and feel more comfortable about your financial situation.

Sense of Purpose

Having a job during your retirement years, even if it’s only for a few hours a week, can give you a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment. You can feel productive and valuable without being tied down by the long hours of a full-time job.

How Independent Senior Living Can Help

Maintenance-Free Living

As a homeowner, it seems like there is always something that needs to be done. Whether it’s mowing the lawn, shoveling the walkway, or cleaning the garage, it takes a lot of time and energy to maintain a house. The last thing you want to do when you finish work is take on another project.

Fortunately, independent living communities provide a maintenance-free lifestyle where residents no longer worry about home repairs or landscaping. At Astral at Auburn, we want residents to find more purpose in their free time – not more work to be done. 

Dining Options

At the end of a work day, individuals may also find they don’t want to shop, prepare and clean up a meal. Another benefit of independent living for those working into retirement is the ability to head down to the community dining room for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

At Astral at Auburn, we want you to craft your days however you want. That’s why each of our independent living floor plans features a full kitchen for the days when cooking is exactly what you want to do. And for those days when it’s not, our restaurant-style dining rooms are available.


Independent living communities give individuals access to the services, amenities and conveniences they need to spend their retirement however they choose. Without the worries of home maintenance, you can make the most out of your active lifestyle while experiencing a true sense of community at Astral at Auburn.
If you’re ready to learn more about our independent senior living community in Auburn, Indiana, give us a call at 260-525-3157 or contact us online!


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