We Baby Boomers are famously the generation that broke lots of new ground — protesting the War, burning and/or discarding our bras (well, half of us anyway), following non-traditional careers, busting out of closets and embracing alternative religions. If you recognize yourself in the preceding sentence, I’ll guess you’re not hoping to spend your retirement […]Read more
Author of two acclaimed style books, Sherrie Mathieson shares her fashion tips. Most women struggle with fashion trends throughout there lives. That difficulty increases for women over 50. In fact, the phrase senior fashion sounds like an oxymoron. These simple fashion tips will help you age with grace and style. 1. Buy the best quality […]Read more
I remember my grandmother’s quilting group. They each worked separately on piecing a quilt, and when one women was done with that part of the job, the quilt backing was attached, the batting inserted, and the whole thing mounted on a quilting frame. At that point all the women came together to do the actual […]Read more
Women over 50 struggle with fashion trends. The phrase senior fashion sounds like an oxymoron. Avoid these fashion mistakes to age with grace and style. 1. They believe that 50 is “old” and that it excuses them to gain weight and let go of “healthy vanity”. 2. Too much make-up or plastic surgery and obvious […]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.