I knew before making the decision to take my new topaz necklace and matching earrings to Portugal that it wasn’t a good idea. In fact, as I packed, there’d been a raging battle in my mind whether to take them. My husband had recently purchased them for me and there hadn’t been many opportunities […]Read more
Dealing with money during senior travel abroad can often feel frustrating. These days, travel has become an overwhelming endeavor for the elderly. Learning where to exchange money, how to make purchases and get the best rates are just some of the areas where people struggle. The following travel money tips will help to ease the […]Read more
In our office, we start each day by reading a poem aloud. I borrowed the idea from Billy Collins who, as Poet Laureate of the United States (twice) developed a program called the Poetry 180 Project in which he challenged high schools to read a poem each morning over the P.A. system. (There are typically […]Read more
While cruising is becoming a more popular way to travel, many people are unaware of the opportunities for small ship travel. Small ship travel provides many of the benefits of large cruise ships. Small ship travel also offers additional conveniences and comforts, such as unpacking luggage only once, which is an extremely beneficial perk for […]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.