Ed Note: Sharon Rosen shares her personal story on how to start a business at sixty. I was a retiree who felt compelled to turn an idea into reality. With time and a commitment to succeed, ShivaConnect.com is now providing support and assistance to people at a time of loss. I feel proud and invigorated […]Read more
We spent one Thanksgiving traveling through the Balkans from the Black Sea to Budapest. I love to travel and enjoy encountering other people and cultures. I often leave a trip appreciating my country of origin much more. That certainly was true when we traveled through former Soviet Bloc countries. We had this cranberry sauce with […]Read more
“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” Maya Angelou The growth of volunteer vacations in the past decade has been nothing less than phenomenal. Opportunities exist across […]Read more
London, Ontario has a diverse economy—strong in manufacturing, commerce, medical care and higher education—supports a good standard of living and enables the city to maintain its strong infrastructure and excellent municipal services. A pleasant and amenity-rich community halfway between Detroit and Toronto and less than an hour’s drive from the sandy beaches of Lakes Erie […]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.