Baby Boomers grew up playing cops and robbers. If you liked being the good guy, helping others in distress, or being involved in public safety there are many activities to get involved in retirement. People who enjoy the Public Safety sub-category often have a strong sense of justice, enjoy the structure of the military environment […]Read more
Are there any things you should avoid doing when traveling. Here are a few international travel tips of what not to do. Don’t let your passport expire. While you never know when you’re going to get a sudden invitation to Paris for the weekend, many countries won’t admit you if you less than 6 months […]Read more
Global climate change has become a hot political topic. Do you remember the first Earth Day? Yes, it might have been a political statement also, but much of the passion was about how to save the earth from its human inhabitants. Is the planet better off today than it was in 1970? Like most things, […]Read more
Heart disease is still the number one killer of Americans. Do you know how to keep your heart healthy? Here are a few simple ways to keep your heart healthy. Get enough sleep. As we get older, sleep is often more difficult. You should try to get at least seven hours of sleep a night. […]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.