We are delighted to have our founder, Colin Serlin, feature prominently in a recent Financial Times article. The retirees heading back to work talks about the great unretirement trend.
The start of the great ‘unretirement’ trend
The Financial Times article reinforces our observations that many more people over-65s are re-entering the workplace, and it is understood that many are seeking new opportunities. We see that many people find retirement unsuited for them. So, they’ve decided to continue working in different capacities. Unretirement is exactly that: when people in or near retirement opt to continue working, but in a different way or capacity to the way they were working before.
The article talks about this growth in unretirement and discusses some of the motivations or circumstances leading to this. Topically, they emphasise the current cost of living crisis, skills and labour shortage in the UK and discuss the changes in ways of working that the pandemic forced upon us. But as we know, motivations to unretire go much deeper than that on an emotional needs level.
The journalist cleverly peppered their article with different perspectives, from unretirees to experts in the area. One being that of Colin Serlin our founder. Colin talks about how he is hoping to change peoples’ lives for the better by challenging the perception of retirement through The Unretiring Programme.
You can read The retirees heading back to work article on the Financial Times website or on The Unretiring Facebook page
If you’re wondering about how unretirement might look like for you or a family member, explore The Unretiring website. The Unretiring Programme is designed to help people explore the opportunity of unretirement and design a meaningful future.