Never in a million years did Cheryl Delaney expect to spend her retirement working with the elderly. Her entire career had been in the financial sector — as a bank officer and loan administrator, in collections and finally as an office manager at Fidelity Investments in Boston. Changing bedpans was not on her bucket list.
But life unfolds in strange ways. In 2004, Ms. Delaney was looking for a new position in banking and visited retirementjobs.com, which offers job listings and career advice for people over 50. Three years later she decided to leave Fidelity and stop working full time. She did some administrative work, renovated her home in Milton, Mass., and was “very happily retired.”