Senior Travel: Are You Covered?

Does the thought of seeing the Eiffel Tower in person excite you? How about the Great Wall of China? Or what about viewing lions up close on a dream safari in Tanzania? You’ve retired, have money in the bank, your kids are out of school which all means now is the time to go. Whether […]

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Napping, Sleeping: It’s a Gift

I’m fortunate to have the gift of sleeping. I can sleep anywhere. For any length of time. Five minutes, 14 hours, the entire day. I don’t have to be prone, although I prefer it. I don’t have to be in my own bed, although I prefer that too. Planes, deck chairs, any form of public […]

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Retirement Activities: Passion for Entertainment Work

  Ed. Note: As a part of the Retirement Life Project, we profile people who have made a successful retirement transition. We profile their retirement activities to inspire and inform others of the options available. This profile of Bill Pere is a special interest for people interested in entertainment work. I retired in 2004 after […]

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Retirement Housing Options Compared

The cost of housing is typically the largest part of the monthly budget in any household. Knowing some housing choices can make this an exciting avenue to pursue in retirement. Why limit yourself to only one stationary housing selection? You have many options. House Sitting House sitting is gaining momentum as more people realize the […]

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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. 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.