The first wave of 76 million “Baby Boomers,” representing 28 percent of the American population, turned 65 in 2011 and they will live longer than any previous generation in history – at least 15 years more than their parents! – creating an entirely new stage of life. But what is this revolutionary longevity for? Just […]Read more
Coming Home from the “War” Many men struggle with retirement. Oh they won’t admit it. They’ll tell you just the opposite – that they’ve never been busier or happier. But ask their wives and you’ll often hear descriptions of their husband’s irritability, depression, and frustration. To understand the difficulty retirement poses for men, we need […]Read more
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. Helen Keller Recently I have been reading a book called Daring Greatly by […]Read more
Keeping a good attitude is paramount in getting a job. No matter how hard you try to hide it, feeling defeated will cloud all of your activities. Do not ignore your feelings and do not pretend that others won’t notice. 1. The little engine that could… Use affirmations. An affirmation is a positive assertion you […]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.