As senior adults search for new ways to learn and grow, more organizations will offer programs to accommodate them. OASIS is one such program that is gaining popularity around the country for adult learning. Started in 1982, OASIS was developed to help senior adults continue to be active and productive members of society. Currently OASIS […]Read more
We live in an amazing world. You can now get involved and make a significant difference without leaving home. Welcome to the world of the virtual volunteer. Virtual volunteering means you can get involved in a volunteer activity using your computer, the internet and/or phone. Through virtual volunteering agencies are able to expand their programs […]Read more
The boat landing on the Mississippi River’s ship channel south of Port Sulphur, Louisiana was a preferred spot for Brown Pelicans of the delta because “Boopie”, the landing operator had been feeding them fish every day. So, it was a great spot to set out our soft leg-hold traps to capture them for banding, blood […]Read more
Have you always enjoyed traveling to destinations around the world and expressed a passion and commitment to volunteering? If so, you are exactly the type of person who may be interested in voluntourism. This relative new term refers to volunteer travel, and it allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds. More and more […]Read more
RetireWOW Celebrates the Senior New to RetirementRetireWOW celebrates the opportunities of life over 50 by creating a community for sharing tools, resources, and guidance to help the senior new to retirement make a new life.
- The baby boomer retirement is different as many intend to keep working in to retirement.
- The concept of a life of full-time leisure or full-time work is being rejected. A happy retirement consists of integrating work, play, and volunteer activities.
- Retirement ideas now consist of learning, growing, mental stimulation and finding meaning are requirements for the New Aging.
- No longer the “me” generation, the New Aging is about the “we” generation. Retirement wishes are about staying connected to family, and friends, but also making a difference in the world.
Life PlanningBy Cathy Severson, MS
As a counselor, one of the first questions baby boomers preparing for retirement say when we talk is, “I don’t know what I’m going to do after I retire.” Retirement is a significant life transition with opportunities to develop new passions and redefine who you are from the inside out.
Most of the information about retirement has centered on finances, but it’s also an important psychological shift that can be both scary and liberating. RetireWOW was created to help you successfully transition into this new world. We know this isn’t our parents’ retirement. In addition to the blog, we are creating a community where we can learn from each other, as well as the RLM experts.
I encourage you to sign up for the newsletter, ask questions of the experts, make comments, join in the teleclass and even be a guest blogger. This is your site, so let us know what you want and how we can make it better.