I had surgery in Chennai, India in July 2007 because it was a less-invasive, more sophisticated option than I could have had here. It was a bonus that my out of pocket cost – even including roundtrip, business class airfare – was less than the 20% co-pay + deductible that I would have paid here […]Read more
Baby boomers are more likely to embrace getting older than people realize, according to a recent Associated Press poll. Baby boomers don’t like two things. One is being called ‘old.’ Many baby boomers also don’t like looking older. The majority of boomer women over 50 admit to searching to find ways to look younger. Fifty-five […]Read more
A recent poll by the Associated Press showed baby boomers are more optimistic about facing old age problems. The recent poll showed baby boomers are less concerned about the aches and pains of aging. The population born from 1946 to 1964 is more upbeat about the aspects of growing older. “I think I still have […]Read more
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
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.