Ask any group of boomers what the biggest challenges they face in life, and many will respond with care for aging parents. My brother, sister and I decided a couple of years ago we needed to move our elderly parent closer to us. Facebook became my link to the outside world while I spent three […]Read more
Ask any group of boomers what the biggest challenges they face in life, and many will respond with care for aging parents. My brother, sister and I decided a couple of years ago we needed to move our elderly parent closer to us. The three of us have been a team throughout, for which […]Read more
Can women over sixty like Tipper Gore Survive Divorce? Boomer divorce expert, Erica Manfred, says definitely, “Yes,” as she shares insight on the Gore divorce. After a 40 year relationship, Al and Tipper Gore decided to separate, leaving the 61 year old former Second Lady with the challenge of reinventing herself. Boomer divorce expert Erica […]Read more
We were excavating the older of two Taino Indian sites on the Paradise Park estate on the south coast of Jamaica when my trowel struck what appeared to be a small rock. However, when I looked more closely I saw that it probably had been worked. I asked Michael, working next to me, to take […]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.