An excerpt from Bill Birnbaum’s book, “A Lifetime of Small Adventures.” The Battery I learned in my high school science class, that a person’s tongue is extremely sensitive to electricity. This information, I figured, would enable me to play a trick on my friend Fred. A day or so later, Fred and I were […]Read more
We recently reported that the aging population struggles with obesity. While weight loss is a multi-billion industry, there are some healthy lifestyle tips that won’t break the bank and are easy to implement. The secret according to lifestyle coach Ted Rogers is to keep it simple. According to Ted, you can change your lifestyle to […]Read more
Money is a large aspect of the retirement experience. No, it’s not everything. Understanding what you have and how to manage it is an important component of having a satisfying retirement. Your personal financial situation will determine often where you live and what you’re able to do. That’s not to say, you can’t have a […]Read more
I am helping with a documentary about Devin Death, a champion body builder (epitome of good health) who after a debilitating stroke and the rejection of the US Health Care System, utilized medical tourism by going to China for treatment. His brother, Doug Dearth, documented the whole thing and created the Documentary _9000 Needles. 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.