Consider Taking a Volunteer Vacation

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.”  Maya Angelou The growth of volunteer vacations in the past decade has been nothing less than phenomenal. Opportunities exist across […]

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Best Places to Retire in Canada: London, Ontario

London, Ontario has a diverse economy—strong in manufacturing, commerce, medical care and higher education—supports a good standard of living and enables the city to maintain its strong infrastructure and excellent municipal services. A pleasant and amenity-rich community halfway between Detroit and Toronto and less than an hour’s drive from the sandy beaches of Lakes Erie […]

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Concept of Acceptance

Growing Older Gracefully Video 2

Accept what is, even if you don’t like it. Accept myself, strengths and weakness. Accept the world with all it’s imperfections. Accept growing older-find peace in the wrinkles Acceptance doesn’t mean you stop growing. Acceptance is an interesting concept that is often misinterpreted. Accepting ourselves, for example, doesn’t mean we’ve arrived and we don’t need […]

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Old Actor Provides Tips for Successful Aging

Paul Newman was an old actor when he died in 2008. He lived a big life until the end. You may not be a wealthy celebrity, but he showed us how successful aging and living seniorhood to the fullest can be for anyone. While old enough to be the parent of the boomer generation, he […]

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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.