The problem of old age is something which everyone has to face. If planned in advance the related issues can be solved or at least reduced. Generally, for those who are working in any field, sixty (plus or minus five) will be the age to start feeling 'aged'. The reason is the retirement from a job, done by him for years, makes him feel that he has nothing to do. For one or two days it will be alright. After that the mental attitude changes.
The best method to overcome it is to find out some work which is interesting and get immerse in it. There are several things around us which can be taken up. The person's interest is something which help to choose the engagement.
Here two issues arise, one is interest and the other is income. If an engagement related to the field in which he was working can be found out it will be more attractive. For example, a teacher can continue teaching in the form of home tuition. This will attract some income also. In private institutions, persons with knowlefge in office work will be required. Age will not be a bar there. Small agriculture activities can be thought of. Like this if we look around we can see our service is needed by the society.
In my case I retired from the Teaching post in a University at the age of sixty. Within a few months I was invited by another research institution to take up the post of Research Coordinator which I took up (of course, I had three more different offers). After one year I was made the Director of the institution. Owing to family problems I had to discontinue the job. But close to my home I got an engagement as Senior Advisor in another research institution. It was for a period of two years. As soon as the same was over I got an assignment of writing a book. Once it was over there came another offer. This time it was to accept the post of President of a Service Cooperative Bank, near to my house. It was for a period of five years. Now, after completing five years tenure zi am a free man. But I cannot sit idle. Parallel to my regular works I was holding a post of Secretary of Library. The same I am continuing. Of course it is a honorary work.
Now after retirement I have completed almost fourteen years. But I have not got the feeling of a retired life.