Housebound in Retirement: 20 Ways to Live a Richer Life

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3. Get Paid to Write Greeting Cards

Seniors that have a way with words can take on a side gig and earn some extra money writing greeting cards. Companies like Blue Mountain Arts, Calypso Cards, Oatmeal Studios and Shade Tree Greetings regularly accept submissions and pay for any poems or sayings they decide to publish.

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4. Read a Book a Week

Home Instead Senior Care reports that reading reduces stress, enhances memory and improves sleep. Seniors can borrow large-print books from their local library for free. Some libraries also offer audiobooks for check-out that seniors can listen to while doing things like knitting, exercising or relaxing.

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