Sanctuary in Hawaii

A friend and I have a dream. A dream of one day owning vacation property in Hawaii—a small house or condo to which we can carry our tired souls and rest in the spirit that pervades the islands. We plan to visit a different island each year in search of our perfect location, and in […]

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Habitat for Humanity

A recent news article discussed retired senior electricians, plumbers and carpenters who volunteer their time to help build homes. This is a demonstration of retirement life at its best. While every story needs an angle, NBC Nightly News took the stance of “wouldn’t you rather be fishing instead of volunteering your time?” This clearly shows […]

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Phantom of Old

Reflections from Aged Reason

“It’s not the years that make us wise. It is how well we live them.” Rod and Anita As we pass the point (Rod: 69, Anita: 65) where retirement is considered a well earned time to rest, we constantly search for reason to dig deeper into life. For us, it’s not what we’ve learned from […]

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Earthwatch Institute Adventures on Echidnas and Goannas of Kangaroo Island

After a second Bilby [Earthwatch] expedition I had about a week of free time, so took the bus to Melbourne to see the countryside, and booked a tour on The Wayward Bus along the Great Coast Road back to Adelaide. Then, the next morning I met the other volunteers for a short hop on Emu […]

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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.