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As Astraea posted, it’s such a personal choice.
I early retired at 56, but was only working part-time prior to that for several years. I’m able to ’entertain myself’ for about 7-8 months of the year --- I live on a few acres so I have all kinds of gardening-related tasks and woodlot tasks to keep me outdoors. But, last winter was first time I did not work at all and the winter got pretty long. So, for me (and I stress, me), I’m looking for part-time work at this time. Whether I can achieve that with all the economic ’fun’ going on right now, I don’t know. But, I’ll try.
I’m partial to temping. My wife did that last winter and just got a long-term temp assignment that looks like it will carry her over this winter. Works for us (we live in northern illinois so the snow will be flying soon).\
We do a bit of everything. Some volunteer work, working out at a gym 5 days a week, we like hanging out at the library and perusing magazines, pleasure reading, scratch cooking and time consuming cooking such as bread making. And, we did a fair amount of traveling --- camping and hiking.
We might make it official that we’re "old poops" and join some local card groups made up of retirees and start playing pinochle. Any local interest groups of interest to you?
Lots of options, but only you can decide if you’re interested. That IS the key. Don’t volunteer for something that doesn’t interest you --- it will only cause ennui.
Are there any curling clubs in your area? I took it up at age 65 and still have fun! It can be good exercise,the sweeping can work up a sweat ,but it really doesn't require a lot of strength. Curlers are a social ,friendly bunch.