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The part-time retiree: Top 10 part-time jobs to keep you spry and sprightly

Dec 22, 2011, 6 a.m.

For many, retirement stinks. But there's nothing that says just because you've retired, you can't work local part time jobs to keep you on your feet and moving. Here's a quick list of the top 10 best part time job opportunities for retirees:

  1. If you're a sports lover, there are jobs to be had tending to and working at local ballparks.
  2. Not so big on sports? Movie theaters are a great place to find local part time jobs that also come with fringe benefits: free movies.
  3. Book lovers can find rewarding part time job opportunities by applying at local bookstores. What's better than being paid to be around books all day?
  4. If you're handy and you've got your own tools, you can offer fix-it services to people who don't have the ability or the time to do it themselves.
  5. Working retail may not sound like the best of the local part time jobs , but it can earn you discounts on clothing.
  6. Enjoy being social? A job at the local supermarket gives you plenty of opportunity to gab with your neighbors while keeping on your feet.
  7. To keep your mind sharp, consider freelance consulting. Why let all that knowledge you spent a career accumulating go to waste?
  8. If you miss having the grandkids around, you can get your kiddie fix by offering daycare or babysitting services.
  9. Pursue a passion. If you've always wanted to make a difference, take advantage of part time job opportunities at a favorite charity or nonprofit.
  10. Volunteer for the Peace Corps. It's never too late, and there are plenty of opportunities.

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