With an ever-increasing number of baby boomers reaching retirement age, the enterprising entrepreneur has a huge pool of potential customers. Senior citizens aren’t a monolithic group; some enjoy vibrant health and hefty savings accounts, while others struggle with finances, health or both. But the tremendous volume of this customer base provides numerous opportunities in a wide variety of fields.
Many people look forward to traveling after they retire, and they look to the travel industry to help them plan their trips. Travel agents organize itineraries, look for the best deals for their clients, arrange tour groups and keep current on travel advisories. They develop a solid knowledge base to help their clients be savvy travelers. Some travel agencies specialize in niche marketing, such as gay friendly travel, active adventure-based travel and cruises. Travel agents can start their own business, buy a franchise or go to work for an existing agency.
Some seniors turn to a cleaning service because their health is faltering and they need help to perform cleaning tasks. Others are capable of cleaning but prefer to use their time and energy in other ways. Regardless of their reasons, many seniors rely on a cleaning service. Starting a cleaning business requires little investment and has the potential to provide solid earnings. You need to have a strong back, a little bit of business knowledge, a trustworthy demeanor and background as well as basic cleaning supplies.
Investment advisers help senior citizens manage their financial resources so they can enjoy a lifetime income and leave money to their families and communities. Becoming a financial adviser doesn’t necessarily require earning a degree in finance: some people coming into the business have degrees in fields such as education or psychology. While working their day jobs, they take classes to qualify them as financial advisers and gradually make the career change.
Yoga For Seniors Teacher
Yoga is an excellent exercise for seniors. It increases flexibility and strength; it also helps people sleep better and increases their sense of well-being. A certified yoga teacher can often adapt the movements to meet the needs of seniors. Special classes on teaching yoga to seniors educate yoga teachers on the medical conditions that affect seniors and how to safely adapt the poses when working with aging bodies. Then the yoga teacher can offer specialized classes for seniors, work with individual clients in their homes and contract with nursing homes to teach classes on site.
Home Health Services
Many seniors prefer to stay in their own homes, even when their health begins to falter. Starting a home health business requires getting licensed by the state with additional licensure needed to accept Medicare and Medicaid. To simply work as an independent home care provider, it’s best to get certified as a nursing assistant, although some clients will not consider that a necessity as long as the care provider is competent and compassionate.