We both were raised in the country on farms with acres of open pastureland (Anita) and row after row of apple trees (Rod). Dogs ran free all day and slept behind a warm coal-burning stove at night. Cats were divided into barn cats or house pets. This cat-segregation had little meaning since both types roamed […]Read more
An increasingly popular trend in healthy eating is to select locally grown food. Besides being considered positive for the environmental, purchasing food raised locally to you is beneficial to your health. Because locally produced food doesn’t travel as far, it can be picked later in the growing cycle. This means it’s going to have more […]Read more
Read: Know Where You’re Going: Job Search Over 50 Part 1 Research is a huge part of the job search process. Even more important is talking to people. By the time you’re over 50, you know many people. Don’t be shy about asking questions and searching others you can help you in your job search. […]Read more
It’s often difficult to know what choices to make about food substitutes. Years ago, you were told butter was bad for you, only to find out later, the alternative margarine was even worse. Because artificial sweeteners don’t have the calories of sugar, they were considered a good alternative. Research indicates that may not be the […]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.