As baby boomers look for the secrets to longevity, many myths have surfaced. The good news there is some ‘hard’ evidence about what creates a longer life span. Many people believe that marriage is the ticket to living longer. The longevity project was started in 1921 to follow the lives of 1500 individuals to find […]Read more
The empty nest no longer remains vacant for long as new retirees fill the space with every type of animal. Pets provide a wonderful addition to life. For seniors who are alone, pets can provide a sense of meaning and companionship. They also help us get physically active, such as, a dog you have to […]Read more
Baby Boomers grew up playing cops and robbers. If you liked being the good guy, helping others in distress, or being involved in public safety there are many activities to get involved in retirement. People who enjoy the Public Safety sub-category often have a strong sense of justice, enjoy the structure of the military environment […]Read more
Are there any things you should avoid doing when traveling. Here are a few international travel tips of what not to do. Don’t let your passport expire. While you never know when you’re going to get a sudden invitation to Paris for the weekend, many countries won’t admit you if you less than 6 months […]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.