With the San Juan Mountains and Mesa Verde to the north and east, Sleeping Ute Mountain to the south, and surrounded by a wide expanse of juniper, pinyon and sage brush, the setting was spectacular for our Earthwatch Institute expedition – Uncovering the Mysteries of Colorado’s Ancient Basketmakers! We were just west of Cortez at […]Read more
Recently, I was talking to an acquaintance who was saying that she was thinking about retiring from 30 year tenure working in a school. Even if she ‘retired,’ she would most likely get another job. She thought she might work for a doctor. Work in retirement is here. With as many as 75% of baby […]Read more
A challenge to the friendship of women for those facing retirement is often a new move closer to grandkids, to a warmer place or to a dream house, could mean leaving behind a network of local friends and starting the process all over on how to make friends for women over 50. Do make new […]Read more
Aging is a mystery for most of us. We go about our business trying to survive the rigors of society, not realizing that time is passing us by and we are all aging. The things we once did, we may not be able to do with the same energy, but we try. You may ask, […]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.