Do Not Toss My Memories in the Trash

Whether we’re grappling with your own ‘stuff’ or concerned about helping aging family members downsize, eliminating to many treasures and possessions is a daunting task for most baby boomers. The saying, “We spend the first half of our life acquiring and spend the second part getting rid of it,” holds true for most of us. […]

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Retirement Activities

Finding a Retirement Purpose in Local Politics

Walk into any town or city council, school board, homeowners association meeting and you will see retired people who are involved in governing their communities. Many retirees have been involved in politics throughout their adulthood, so running for public office is part of a natural succession. Some individuals take a passionate stance on a particular […]

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Heifer International Helps to End World Hunger

All around the world, impoverished communities are stricken with the effects of food shortages. World hunger has progressively become a critical issue within many countries. There are, however, ways to reach out and provide aid to those suffering from hunger. Heifer International is a nonprofit organization that provides livestock, plants, and education in sustainable agriculture […]

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Where to Retire: Eugene, Oregon

Eugene, Oregon Formerly known for wood processing and as a market town for Willamette Valley farmers, Eugene has blossomed into one of Oregon’s principal educational, commercial and manufacturing centers. Eugene is progressive, tolerant and welcoming, supportive of the arts, education and environmental protection. It has become a ideal destination for an active retirement. Landscape: Eugene […]

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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.