Yes, that’s right, career planning! It is really a lifelong process. Many have found it to be just the right tonic to start their senior life, part time or full time, something to continue your engagement with community.

It may be another job, or, maybe that work you always thought would be interesting or just fun while you were working on your first career. Maybe something part time to help you fund your retirement or get you out of the house with people you enjoy. It could be you always wanted to start your own business and senior life offers you the time to pursue that opportunity.

There are lots of options. Starting a business to do some consulting on your own is pretty common. Many states in the U.S. offer easy ways to set up your Limited Liability Corporation if that would work best for you. Here’s the link to the State of Wisconsin website for that purpose:

State of Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions

You may need more information before using their application form. For that a visit to a local lawyer might be in order.

A national resource U.S. Small Business Administration, extensive support for starting and managing a business

Finding a job has changed over the years somewhat, but your network of friends and associates may be the best resource to continue your career. A well established presence on LinkedIn is almost mandatory in today’s job market. And, of course, it helps if you have managed your network relationships throughout your career. By the way, you will likely be able to get by quite well with the free services on LinkedIn.

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If you have a resource for finding work in senior life that has proven its value, please pass it along. You can send a link to it by email to with a brief comment on why you have found it of value. Thanks for your help.