Our hypothesis was that the elderly once retired would consider the retirement as a vacation after years of tedious work.
We interviewed 6 Indian middle class senior citizens, who have worked or are working in white collar jobs. Out of the 6, 3 have retired recently, wherein the other 3 will be retiring within 5 years. Out of the 6, 3 were males and the remaining 3 were females.
- All 6 of the participants stated that they would get/got bored if they were not engaged in any day to day activity
- 4 out of 6 participants mentioned that they would want to utilize the skills that they have acquired over the years in a meaningful manner even after retirement. The other 2 participants stated that would like to pursue activities that were interested in but never had the time to explore earlier.
Based on the insights from the limited sample size, our hypothesis has been proven wrong. Contrary to our hypothesis, the elderly would like to be engaged in activities even after retirement.