John C Campbell Folk School

The North Carolina Folk School allows active seniors to enjoy the breathtaking mountains while engaging in lifelong learning in craft-related areas. Tucked away in the picturesque western mountains of North Carolina lies the John C. Campbell Folk School, a 300-acre facility that provides teens, adults and active seniors with wonderful opportunities to hone skills in […]

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Earthwatch Institute

It is no secret that the environmental state of our planet has been steadily declining over the past several years. Cries of concern have arisen from all four corners of the Earth in regards to what can be done to salvage our planet’s future from further harm. For those that find themselves wrapped up in […]

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Aging’s Late Life Crisis

I recently read a short newspaper article entitled, “The ‘mid-life crisis’ of sixty-somethings.” It cited a survey by Dr. Oliver Robinson (no relation!) from the University of Greenwich finding fully a third of men and women reported a “developmental” crisis in their sixties. I thought to myself, “Duh!” When you examine the sheer number of […]

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Are You Confused?

Are You Confused? Good! Contrary to what you have been told, confusion can be a positive state of mind. Sometimes, discombobulating events or circumstances can show us the places in our lives where we are outgrowing the old and calling for the new. Huh?! Just as in my previous post where I spoke about the […]

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RetireWOW Celebrates the Senior New to Retirement

RetireWOW 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. welcomes the baby boomers generation when it’s your time to prepare to retire. Explore the website, make comments, ask questions of the experts, and join in our teleclasses. Our goal is to get you informed and involved in the finest of adult living.

Life Planning

By 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.