Most of us would admit that air travel today is a nuisance. I have many friends to travel because flying has become so challenging. I still love to travel and have never taken a trip that wasn’t worth the hassle. With that said, we’re all looking for anything to ease travel. Now this won’t help […]Read more
Although this 2009 documentary was created featuring the music of the Civil Rights Movement within the United States, what remains with me, haunts me really, are the images. Our family was among the first in our small town to have a television. I remember watching I Love Lucy, the Ed Sullivan Show, The Gary Moore […]Read more
Part time work in retirement is popular as 75 percent of baby boomers report they will want employment after the typical retirement-age. Getting part time retirement work may be slightly more challenging for retirement-age mature workers. There are many employers who prefer older workers and there jobs out if you’re willing to take some effort […]Read more
My first exposure to computers was in an elective class I took in high school in the late sixties. The only thing I remember was the binary code, which was and probably still is the building block for programming. Today, we often talk about the Gen-xers who grew up in a world of computers, but […]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.