Where to Retire: Ithaca, New York

Home to Cornell University since 1865 and Ithaca College since 1931, Ithaca is a very small place. But thanks to its institutions of higher learning and its lovely Finger Lakes Region surroundings, it boasts more culture, recreation and services than many major metropolitan centers. It is arguably New York’s best small town with an active […]

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Biennial of the Americas

Making Better Places

Recently a friend invited me to attend a public symposium conducted by the Denver-based Biennial of the Americas. This non-profit organization was the brainchild of then-Mayor (now Governor) John Hickenlooper and is a “festival of ideas, art, and culture.” The concept is to provide a forum for business, governmental and non-governmental organizations, philanthropists, artists and […]

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Sanctuary in Hawaii

A friend and I have a dream. A dream of one day owning vacation property in Hawaii—a small house or condo to which we can carry our tired souls and rest in the spirit that pervades the islands. We plan to visit a different island each year in search of our perfect location, and in […]

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Habitat for Humanity

A recent news article discussed retired senior electricians, plumbers and carpenters who volunteer their time to help build homes. This is a demonstration of retirement life at its best. While every story needs an angle, NBC Nightly News took the stance of “wouldn’t you rather be fishing instead of volunteering your time?” This clearly shows […]

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RetireWOW Celebrates the Senior New to Retirement

RetireWOW 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.
RetireWOW.com welcomes the baby boomers generation when it’s your time to prepare to retire. Explore the website, make comments, ask questions of the experts, and join in our teleclasses. Our goal is to get you informed and involved in the finest of adult living.


Life Planning

By 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.