Though many young people spend long periods of time overseas to learn a second language or strengthen their resumes, active living seniors who opt to spend a significant amount of time in a foreign country often do so with the hope of helping others or experiencing a new place, according to TransitionsAbroad.com.
The website also suggests that seniors who have had a lifelong interest or hobby can use the free time available to them to travel and get involved in a cause or an initiative overseas.
Retirement living seniors can be a valuable resource to the nonprofit world, as they are likely to have plenty of time to devote to causes which are important them.
In addition, seniors with a cause that gives them a sense of purpose might be benefitting themselves as well as the world around them.
A recent study found retirees who are older than 65 and who volunteered on a regular basis had less than half the risk of dying over a four-year period, according to ProHealth.com.