Many baby boomers dread the possibility that the aging process will bring significant physical limitations. Is such fear justified? To explore, Washington DC investigators followed a random sample of approximately 5,000 adults, over 64. What, they asked, is the relationship of one’s physical limitations in terms of everyday living to one’s psychological state? To what […]Read more
Have you skipped a popular travel destination based on reviews and regretted it? As a world traveler who has been to many places others have steered clear of for one reason or another, it’s rare that I would avoid a place because someone told me to stay away, unless that person was a true and […]Read more
Driven by events in both my working and personal life, I’ve become curious about a person’s ability to adapt to change. Why are people so varied on the “change continuum?” We might view the reactions to change something like this: In my search for understanding, I discovered the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire-II (AAQ-II) […]Read more
Mexico has always been a preferred travel destination for retirees. Is traveling to Mexico safe right now? As any astute real estate agent would say, it depends on, “location, location, location!” Millions of Americans still travel to Mexico every year. In addition, there over one million Americans who live in Mexico. The Mexican government knows […]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.