Transformations: Anne Sexton as Cinderella

Born in 1928, Anne Sexton was known especially for strongly confessional poetry and received a Pulitzer in 1967. The themes in her work focus on Sexton’s battle with depression and mental illness (today’s doctors believe she was bi-polar), but they have so much to offer us, and are definitely worth reading. Transformations is my favorite […]

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The 5 Keys to Get The Life You Want

Adapted from: ©Amazing Grays – A Womanʼs Guide to Makingthe Next 50 the BEST 50 (Regardless of your hair color!) The 5 keys to get the life you want begin with looking at your life in new ways. As we age and move into new possibilities, it’s important to know what we value – now. […]

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Living in Community for Retirement home

Living in Community is One Retirement Home Option

Marianne Kilkinney who is recognized as a national expert on the Golden Girls shared home model, and lives in a collaborative house with four other adults in Asheville, N.C. She founded the Women for Living in Community Network and co-created the Women Living in Community and Community Connections conferences. She has been interviewed about the […]

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Advice for Long Term Unemployed

Millions of workers are struggling with long term unemployment. These are people who have been unemployed over six months. Many of these individuals are older workers and their prospects often look bleak. The longer people have been unemployed, the more difficult it is to get hired. What can you do to help your chances of […]

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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.
RetireWOW.com 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.