Saturday May 27th, 2017

Drive into Your Golden Years with Confidence

As more of us head into our golden years, how do we make sure that we make the most of this time? After all, life does not go downhill once we hit 62.

In fact, now is the best time to think about doing all the things you never had time for. Here are some tips on turning your retirement years into your golden years.


Pursue New Interests

Always wanted to play an instrument, write a book, become a masterchef or even hone your photography skills? Now is the best time to do so. Not only will these activities help you make new friends, the new skills you pick up will also invigorate you mentally and emotionally. To make the most out of your hobby, enlist the help of a car.

Explore organic farms and farm-to-table restaurants in the west of Singapore or discover hidden, snap-worthy locations on the fringe of the country with the convenience of a car. Don’t have a car? Drive part-time with Grab to own a car for as little as $50 a day!


Meet Your
Kakis

Catch up with all your old friends regularly, have a coffee or go for a walk and get the latest gossip. Not only does this give you something to look forward to, it helps prevent you from feeling lonely or isolated, and keeps you mentally and physically fit.

Tip: Many of us, unfortunately, find that we have devoted so many years to work that our social circle has shrunk. Looking to replenish your friend count? As a Grab driver, you have the potential to meet dozens of passengers every day — each one a potential new buddy or friendly chat.


Give Your Kids the Gift of Time

Bonding as a couple is important — and this is never more true than when you become parents to little ones. As grandparents, you can give your married children some breathing space and alone time by taking charge of the grandchildren once or twice a week.

Many young parents often find little time for themselves, with the constant cries of attention from toddlers and preteens. I mean, don’t get us wrong, we love kids. But not having any time out can really drive you up the wall (remember the Troublesome Twos?).

Take your grandchildren out for a drive to your favourite coffee shop, accompany them to the library, or just go for a walk with them around your neighbourhood. If you don’t want to eat up hours on the MRT, consider driving for Grab. Not only do you get the option of driving a family-friendly MPV, but you also get a car that pays for itself!


Keep Fit and Stay Active

There’s a reason they call it the golden years.

Growing old and retirementdoesn’t mean that you have to give up your favourite activities and live out the rest of your life in a rocking chair. Live out the best years of your life on the move. Now that you have all the time in the world, you can pick up a new hobby — line dancing, mahjong, tai chi… the world is your oyster — or join your friends for long leisurely lunches and juicy gossip.

Alternatively, take up a part-time job, like driving for Grab, to keep your minds and bodies active. Strike up conversations with your passengers and explore magical parts of Singapore you never knew existed. Another perk: being a Grab driver takes the complexity and financial sting out of getting wheels, and gives you freedom of mobility while you earn.

Want to make your golden years truly golden? Start driving with Grab.

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