So, you're a senior citizen and need to find paid work. What can you do? Here are some tips.
1) If you are looking for paid work, sometimes it helps to volunteer. There are places in your community that uses volunteers. These include hospitals, thrift shops, and other non-profit organizations. Consider volunteering. It may help you network with other people and help find a paying position.
2) Consider the possibility of under-the-table jobs. These are paid jobs that deal only in cash. No W-2 forms are needed. These include pet-sitting, dog walking, child care, housekeeping duties (heavy or light, depending), gardening, cooking, helping disabled seniors, house-sitting, and many more. Think of what you are willing or able to do.
3) If you have an undergraduate college degree, consider work as a substitute teacher. Local schools need substitutes to fill in when a teacher is sick or can't make it to work. The pay is good, and the hours are not as long as a 9 to 5 job.
These are some tips to help you think of ways of earning a little extra income. Sometimes, you don't need to make much money to feel good. The satisfaction of doing something usually helps.