How to Adjust to Retirement for Couples

  Ed. Note: We often fantasize about the retirement years. The reality, especially for couples may be much different. How do adjust to retirement may be followed by thoughts of how to do with a retired husband. Therapist Sharon Gilchrest O’Neill offers insight as to the issues she sees arise with newly retired couples. As […]

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Healthy Low-Carb Diet Supports Good Health

Researchers have confirmed that eating a low-carb diet can lower weight, as well as improve HDL or good cholesterol. In a recent study, conducted at Temple University’s Center for Obesity Research and Education, obese adults lost an average of 15 pounds over two years. Equally as important, they lowered their bad cholesterol and raised their […]

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Mindfulness-The Ability to Live in the Here and Now

Mindfulness is the act of being in the now.  The focus is on the present moment, the activity you are engaged or nothing at all.  Baby boomers came of age during a period of interest in the spiritual practices of the far east.  Many people learned to do Transcendental Mediation.  Some young people traveled to […]

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The Challenges of Moving Elderly Parent Part III

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 […]

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RetireWOW Celebrates the Senior New to Retirement

RetireWOW 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. welcomes the baby boomers generation when it’s your time to prepare to retire. Explore the website, make comments, ask questions of the experts, and join in our teleclasses. Our goal is to get you informed and involved in the finest of adult living.

Life Planning

By 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.