We were very interested to learn that in the US today, baby-boomers prove to be more entrepreneurial than younger generations. Generally we believe that the risky economic behavior associated with starting your own business is the province of the young. Yet, over the past decade, the highest rate of entrepreneurial activity belongs to those from […]Read more
A 20-year long study of over 6,000 Americans asked the question: How does working as a volunteer on environmental issues affect one’s health, physical activity and feelings of well-being? In 1974 these middle-aged participants described their involvement in volunteer activities such as participating in ecological restoration projects, environmental stewardship programs, and environmental policy-making activities. Twenty […]Read more
Part Four: Erectile Dysfunction Finds Compassion in Menopause Read Part One: The Hard and Soft of Sexual Dysfunction Read Part Two: Communication vs. Erectile Dysfunction Read Part Three: Self Communication or Self Deception of Erectile Dysfunction Reading, listening to others, breaking down rigid moral structures, applying learned techniques and practicing them: All these concepts form […]Read more
Dr. Tom McCleary delivered an informative talk about the history of Medicare at the Prescott Adult Center recently. Medicare is a relatively newcomer to the line of entitlement programs. It was a established in 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson as a safety for older Americans. According t Dr. McCleary the medical landscape has changed […]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.