My Godmother broke her hip when she was in her early nineties. It was a simple fall in her home. The tragedy was she died within four months of the accident. Fall and breaking a hip often has long-term consequences beyond the inconvenience of immobility and recovery from an injury. Most broken hips can be […]Read more
Recently my husband and I took a road trip with our two grandchildren, ages 12 and 9. We drove from Arizona through Utah and Colorado ending in Steamboat Springs. It was a long 2-day trip both ways, so we needed to stop periodically to stretch our legs. Throughout the journey, TripAdvisor was my primary resource […]Read more
If anyone is entitled to ‘rest on their laurels,’ it would be former supreme court justice, Sandra Day O’Connor. The first woman appointed to the bench by President Reagan, retired after twenty-five years to caretake her husband with Alzheimer’s. Since his death in 2009, O’Connor has resumed a life filled with activity and passion. When […]Read more
The communication trail from anger to the afterglow of intimacy is a private pathway that each couple must carve together. We created this four part series to help couples find their way through the jungle of suppressed anger that subliminally builds and grows as it feeds on itself. Introduction It is time for us all […]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.