If you have recently retired, you may find that you have much more time to enjoy with family and friends. Extra disposable retirement income is another advantage many seniors enjoy after spending much of their life working hard to earn a living. A great way to spend some quality time with your family and pursue […]Read more
Exercise and physical fitness is a huge leisure activities for baby boomers as they try to stay fit or get a medical wake-up call after a lifetime of being sedentary. Walking, hiking and running are easy and inexpensive, but joining gyms are also popular. There are classes and groups for many forms of exercise so […]Read more
What is it about single seniors travel that seems to go hand in hand with romance? Many movies and novels throughout the centuries have explored the common allure of a whirlwind travel romance. This is a great for older women seeking men and visa versa. Many people end up meeting someone during one of their […]Read more
As the boomers transition into retirement, marriages can be tested. What’s the most important characteristic in a happy marriage? Research indicates most married couples report trust is the central factor in a healthy marriage or any committed relationship. While trust is important, it might not be the most important. Trust is complicated. Trust is based […]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.