Almost daily we are reminded that the baby boomers born after the end of World War II are retiring.
Many will discover they have some extra hours to fill.
Naomi Yost, now 65, is among those who have discovered a satisfying outlet. A retired Jackson County school aide, Yost volunteers at Buffalo Elementary.
She started when her grandson was a student at the school. He has moved on now to George Washington Middle School in Eleanor, but Yost hasn't followed.
She is still helping out at Buffalo Elementary, to the delight of Principal Mike Mullins.
"We would love to have more volunteers," Mullins said in an email.
The school solicits volunteers by sending a form to parents each fall, he said.
"Sometimes we find out about grandparents from parents who would like to volunteer but can't for one reason or another. Sometimes the grandparents will simply approach us as they want to help the school where their grandchild attends."
Whichever it is, he welcomes the help.
Yost, for her part, does whatever is needed, from making copies and using laminating machines to occasionally answering the phones. She has even helped get sponsors for a student trip.
"I just love to help the teachers out," she said.
She's not sure if she will follow her grandson as he continues in upper-level schools or remain at Buffalo.
"You know, in the elementary schools, a lot of teachers need worksheets, lots of copies."
And Buffalo Elementary is special.
"I like the teachers and the kids," Yost said.