I have now made it through the first two weeks of my ‘retirement’. One thing I realized is that I was already starting to lose track of the days but was saved by my pill box! As long as I remember to take my pills each day, then I’ll remind myself of what day it actually is.
My second week of retirement went very well as it started off with a fun event. We went to the second “I am not dead yet” wake party called, “Still not dead.” The lady hosted the first one two years ago and thought it was time to have another.
This is a woman who really enjoys life and at age 80+ – she never discloses her true age – still rules the roost even if it is at a continuing care retirement community.
Of course, she had her two daughters and their families present, along with many of her friends from the CCRC and several other friends who came to celebrate with her.
Why have her own wake party, you might ask? Well, she wanted to hear what people were going to say so she could edit their remarks! The gathering had all of the normal wake appetizers along with wine and soft drinks. It was a hoot!
What kinds of social events do you enjoy? Do you still want to party like in the 60’s? We all have heard that having fun and having a good sense of humor are key factors to a longer, healthier retirement. So, why stop at age 60, or 70 – or even 80 or 90?
What are some of the things we can all do to improve our retirement lives as we move through the stages of retirement? Here are ten suggestions that I have heard from clients, some approaching age 100.
When was the last time you organized a party? What about a theme party? Oktoberfest and Halloween are just around the corner! Have you made travel plans for 2019? What are you waiting for? Let’s have a blast and share our greatest retirement experiences in the comments below!