Have you wiled away the hours fantasizing about your boomer retirement and the life of leisure that will follow? While many retirement age boomers realize a life of leisure may not be all that it’s cracked up to be, most people want to enjoy their new freedom from full time work. In many ways, baby […]Read more
For many, the retirement years are a time to get involved in the political process. Seniors are considered an important voting block, and retirement affords the time to contribute to the governing and legal process. While many of these activities are done on a volunteer basis, there is opportunity to earn money in retirement in […]Read more
I wanted to experience the Pantanal during the dry season also (See The Pantanal in January) , so the next year signed up for Earthwatch Adventures in Brazil CONSERVING THE PANTANAL WILDLIFE- OTTERS & FRUGIVORES in May. Much of the flooding had receded making more of the area accessible and more birds and animals were […]Read more
If you were a professional woman before retirement, you may feel like you need to build your wardrobe from scratch. The wardrobe you had in your professional world isn’t going to fit your new life. The best way to create a wardrobe is on lifestyle clothes. You can build your own wardrobe by first looking at […]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.