There are so many opportunities to make a difference in the world. Nature and plants have a special place for us as we get older. The need to protect the environment is part of their legacy for many retirees. Whether it’s in your own back yard or around the world, if you have a passion for […]Read more
There isn’t anything like a walk in a park or growing your own fresh tomatoes. Retirment for many is a time to connect with nature. Growing a garden is one of the most popular leisure activites as we age. Whether it’s vegetables or flowers, it’s both pleasurable and rewarding. As people travel around the country and world, visiting […]Read more
It was the Christmas of 1959 and my four-year-old brother was excited about the holidays, especially a visit from Santa. He entered by parents closet and inadvertently stumbled across a model railroad set. Unlike the larger Lionel set many youngsters got at this time, this was an HO train, which wasn’t designed to be a […]Read more
For those who have retired, or are considering taking the leap, one question always looms large: “What next?” From a desire to fill empty days to a need to fill an empty wallet, the question is posed for a myriad of reasons. A sense of adventure and a little flexibility can open up a world […]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.