Panelists Jo Ann Davidson, Fred Ransier, Phil Cass, Cynthia Lazarus and Joyce Craddock at Next Avenue CBus’ launch event “Retiring Retirement—New Paths for 50 and Beyond” discuss the power of carpe diem – seizing those opportunities as they present themselves as you get older.
Panelists at WOSU Public Media’s Next Avenue CBus kickoff event discuss retiring the word “retirement”. Cynthia Lazarus, Jo Ann Davidson and Joyce Craddock discuss that the long-held perceptions of retirement need to be debunked and a new paradigm established: retirement that means growth, learning and new opportunities.
Frustration clouds my focus when a presenter fails to use a microphone. I’ve experienced total hearing loss in one ear since age 28 and I can’t tell you how often I’ve been required to “fill in the blanks” when I couldn’t hear all the words. Unfortunately, speaking louder does not provide the clarity.
When retiring, do not over schedule or over commit. Take the time to set priorities and do not be afraid to say no. Always find ways to enjoy the day, even if the weather is gloomy. Laugh a lot at yourself or with others. Contact people who matter to you. Relax and enjoy, who knows, there may even be time for volunteer work.
From the time of its birth, the baby boomer generation (1946-1964) has significantly and uniquely changed our world. 2014 marks an important shift in American culture, as the last boomers turn 50.
Next Avenue, the national PBS website, supported by a grant from The SCAN Foundation, has launched a special series to cover topics central to maintaining independence and choice as we age. We want to understand what would improve life for many of us as we grow older.
That’s where you come in.