If you think senior citizen jobs are hard to find, think again. There are many employers looking specifically for older, mature employees. As more and more baby boomers reach retirement age, more and more older people over 50 are looking for employment. A lot of employers like to hire seniors because of their experience and their mature and responsible behavior and attitude.
Search websites that who post employment ads looking specifically for people over 50 years old. Workforce50, SeniorJobBank and RetirementJobs.com (see Resources, below) are just a few of the sites that list senior citizen jobs.
If you have a college degree, consider substitute teaching in your neighborhood. Contact your local school board or do an Internet search for substitute teaching jobs in your area.
Consider self-employment if you're a senior citizen looking for a job. Use your skills and experience to earn money. Start by checking out resources on the Web like eLance.com, where you can post information about the type of skills you have to offer.