Human beings are phenomenal in their ability to adapt to almost any situation or environment. Throughout history, people have lived and survived the most abysmal circumstances. The problem is we have often settled for less than ideal conditions because we can. Tolerating irritations suck the energy out of you, meaning you are less likely to […]Read more
There are many types of change that one experiences during a lifetime. Change can have varying amounts of impact on a person’s life. Change unsettles our lives, shakes us up, and it requires time before we adjust. If change is significant, it is a transition. Retirement in the twenty-first century is a significant transition. Even […]Read more
One of the most difficult and surprising aspects of retirement life is the shift in momentum. One day, you’re working, active and overly busy. The next you’re at a complete standstill. That is one reason many new seniors fill their days with retirement activities, for fear of hitting that brick wall of nothing to do. […]Read more
Cropping up on colleges and universities around the country are the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes(OLLI) which have become a center for lifelong learning. Designed specifically for senior adults, these programs provide courses specifically geared toward the mature learner. Osher provides classes designed for people who just love to learn. They tend to be more academically […]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.