The Bergen Volunteer Center: Redefining Retirement: When Bergen County is where you are spending your Second Act.
According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of retirement:
“Withdrawal from one’s position or occupation or from active working life.”
According to Bergen Volunteer Center’s Redefining Retirement program, the definition of retirement: A time of engagement and adventure; sharing one’s knowledge, interests and passions by volunteering in our community.
You’ve completed Act 1 of your life’s professional story. Over the course of your lengthy career, you developed skills and insight that helped you excel in your field. Now consider using those skills to grow and learn and to benefit your community.
Are you ready for your Act 2?
Redefine your retirement. Turn your experience into meaningful action.
Volunteer! You are needed: Get Involved!
Become a Redefining Retirement Volunteer:
As a Volunteer, you will use your knowledge and experience, as well as your interests, to work directly with a not for profit agency. We will help you find a match utilizes your talents and passion to give back.
Become a Redefining Retirement Matchmaker:
As a volunteer Matchmaker, you will interview prospective volunteers to understand their unique talents, skills and interests. Then you will guide individual retirees and introduce them to Bergen County nonprofit agencies that need particular roles filled, creating regarding opportunities for both.
For more information or to apply, please contact Louisa Hellegers, Manager, Redefining Retirement Ihellegers@bergenvolunteers.org at (201) 489-9454, ext. 205.
Did you know…
*Bergen County’s population is about 930,000. 16.8% are age 65 and up. That means about 156,00 people in Bergen County are older than 65!
*In the United States, 10,000 people turn 65 every day!
*Between 2005 and 2030, the number of adults 65 and older in the United States will almost double, from 37 million to over 70 million!
*”Having new goals is important,which is why I constantly learn new things”-80 year old Chinese cultural icon Wang Deshan.
*”Age is not a number; it is a mindset!”
Redefining Retirement Mission:
To be the go to leader connecting retirees seeking engagement in their communities with nonprofits seeking volunteers, to enable them, together, to turn caring into meaningful action.
For more information or to apply, please contact Louisa Hellegers, Manager, Redefining retirement Ihellegers@bergenvolunteers.org (201) 489-9454, ext 205.
Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Bergen Volunteer Center pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please call or email the above numbers for more information.