Retirement is supposed to be a time of fun and joy for a couple. Even the strongest of relationships go through changes during the transition into retirement. For some people, being retired results in feelings of isolation, boredom and loss of meaning. Many spouses ignore or deny symptoms of alcohol or drug abuse prior to […]Read more
Read: Know Where You’re Going: Job Search Over 50 Part 1 Know Where You’re Going: Job Search Over 50 Part 2 Many job searchers are reluctant to reach out to people they haven’t talked to in years. Don’t let that stop you. They haven’t contacted you either. The number success key to find a job […]Read more
Baby boomers are much more active than their predecessors. It’s not unusual to see retirees biking, hiking, and skiing. Wanting to feel as youthful as possible, many older people work out to keep their bodies fit and trim. There is a fine line between being fit and over doing it. Often it is hard to […]Read more
We both were raised in the country on farms with acres of open pastureland (Anita) and row after row of apple trees (Rod). Dogs ran free all day and slept behind a warm coal-burning stove at night. Cats were divided into barn cats or house pets. This cat-segregation had little meaning since both types roamed […]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.