Those of us unfortunate enough to have caught the latest flu bug have endured a very uncomfortable week. I came down with it with a vengeance Easter night. Body aches, chills, barky cough, and malaise were my biggest symptoms. Fortunately, today I’m on the mend. But this illness brought up a perplexing thought. As I […]
“Why are people who retire here so surprised that our winters are cold?” my realtor friend asked me the other day at coffee in Rockland. “Do they not do their research?” The answer is many of them do, but maybe not enough to understand all the factors one should consider in a relocation decision. Retiring […]
An article about Maine’s desirability as a retirement destination recently appeared in numerous media outlets including USA Today and U.S. News & World Report. One category in which Maine is cited as number one in the nation is absolutely astonishing.
Why do a majority of baby boomers refuse to admit they are unprepared both financially and emotionally for retirement? Magical thinking, denial, obsession with youth and despair are driving their avoidance and choices.
Can mindfulness and adventure happily coexist in retirement planning? The answer is “yes” if you’re a baby boomer client working with Ryan Howes, a Belfast based professional climber and mountain adventure guide.
An increasing number of boomer-owned businesses are closing because they can’t find someone to take over or buy the business. With every shuttered door, the community loses a bit of its soul.
You created a plan for your retirement only to have an unforeseen set of circumstances radically change that plan. More and more baby boomers are experiencing this phenomenon — your retirement has been hijacked.
Contemplating retirement prompts lots of questions including soul-searching, existential, ones. Will your answers lead you to challenge that ageism that baby boomers exacerbated with our “never trust anyone over 30” mindset? Will you embrace new possibilities and redefine yourself and the meaning of aging? Or, will you just get older?
Preparing your body for retirement may sound like a strange idea. But those who do reap tremendous benefits and find both emotional and physical balance.
During renovation, it is not difficult to incorporate design elements that allow you to stay in your home as you age. Sometimes it happens by accident.