When a friend or coworker is facing retirement, it can be difficult to know what to say to them.
On the one hand, you know that they are embarking on a new adventure. On the other hand, you have probably heard that retirement is not always what it is cracked up to be.
Retirement for most Boomers does not mean taking it easy in a rocking chair. They aren’t looking for another job but many recognize a calling to find a way to give back to their community. One way is to serve as a board member for a not for profit organization.
Whether caravanning across the outback or floating along in a houseboat, Baby Boomers are finding new and innovative ways to live out their better years. When it comes to senior housing options, the current ‘one size fits all’ model is far from satisfactory for this diverse and active group of Boomers.
I have long believed that taking someone into your home and giving them a meal is one of the kindest and most luxurious things you can do. The world is a noisy, busy place.
We are all involved in our own little dramas. And the act of being invited in from the cold (even when it’s hot!) is a true delight. To be treated kindly, to be fed is a luxury of the highest order.
No matter how much you plan, retiring abroad is a shock to the system. I still remember arriving in Switzerland. Pink suitcase in hand, I weaved my way through the airport, my head spinning with unfamiliar sights and sounds. I was completely overwhelmed with emotions – excitement, fear, curiosity and many others.
Several months ago, I launched an aging alone Facebook group. Members bring up hot topics like affordable housing and medical care, transportation concerns, and countering isolation. Housing ranks the number one challenge for people over 60. It is particularly important for women who are aging alone.
I’m a 25 year resident of Merida, Mexico in the Yucatan peninsula. I moved here for work and love and now I’m seeing a huge influx of expats joining the party here. I want to share some of my thoughts about retiring here with you.
I learned the hard way that writing your life story is tougher than it sounds. Like many women, I’ve started to write my memoirs several times over the last few decades.
Even though I write thousands of pages of content for Sixty and Me every year, I just couldn’t manage to get my own life down on paper. So, I gave up.
What pops into your mind when you hear the term granny pod? Do you imagine Apple creating a new consumer electronics device just for older women?