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Life of Leisure May Be A Challenge for Boomer Retirement

Have you wiled away the hours fantasizing about your boomer retirement and the life of leisure that will follow? While many retirement age boomers realize a life of leisure may not be all that it’s cracked up to be, most people want to enjoy their new freedom from full time work. In many ways, baby […]

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New Seniors Redefine Leisure activities

It’s been an interesting week to observe the leisure activities of what I’ll refer to as the new seniors. You’ve heard repeatedly heard how baby boomers will redefine aging and retirement. The proof is in the pudding, as they say. Last Sunday, a small group of us went jeeping. There were six cars. The youngest […]

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Retirement Activities with Physical Science

The physical sciences are a broad group that focus on the inorganic world. It consists of four sub areas: astronomy, physics, chemistry and the earth sciences (geology, geophysics, oceanography, and meteorology.) The physical sciences allow the scientist to emerge as people study and engage in activities involving the inorganic world. Most occupations in the physical […]

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Retirement Activities with Animals

The empty nest no longer remains vacant for long as new retirees fill the space with every type of animal. Pets provide a wonderful addition to life. For seniors who are alone, pets can provide a sense of meaning and companionship. They also help us get physically active, such as, a dog you have to […]

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Is It Work or Is It Passion?

While taking a break from the sun and surf, relaxing in my hotel room in a tiny beach town on Mexico’s rugged Pacific Coast, my cell phone rang. ‘Howdy, Beautiful!’ my friend of four decades shouted from snow country, thousands of miles away. “Been watchin’ your website for years and I read all your stories. […]

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Unusual Retirement Activities

The days of being satisfied playing golf or fishing are gone. Many people report unusual retirement activities. When we first moved into our home in Prescott, Arizona, we were curious about cars parked in a section of the road leading into our development. At first we thought they were construction workers, then car poolers, but […]

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Napping, Sleeping: It’s a Gift

I’m fortunate to have the gift of sleeping. I can sleep anywhere. For any length of time. Five minutes, 14 hours, the entire day. I don’t have to be prone, although I prefer it. I don’t have to be in my own bed, although I prefer that too. Planes, deck chairs, any form of public […]

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It’s Not Used, It’s Vintage

I have had people stop me in the hall and tell me how nice I look, and ask where I buy clothes. When I admit to shopping a lot at Goodwill, they are surprised—but you can find great clothing and accessories at second hand stores for very little money if you’re willing to rummage. (My […]

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100 Things to do Before You Die Revisited

Part of the retirement transition is taking stock of your life and planning what you want to do with the time you have left. Almost fifteen years ago, 100 Things to do Before You Die was published. In this book, authors Dave Freeman and Neil Teplica highlight events that should be on everyone’s bucket list. […]

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Genealogy: Chart Your Family Tree

After you’ve retired, you may have a lot more free time to explore interesting activities, hobbies and other interests. A great way to connect to your past is to pursue genealogical research. Genealogy enables you to explore your history, learn about your ancestors and create a family legacy for future generations. Unfortunately, many individuals don’t […]

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