Category Archives: TOPIC – Keeping Active

RETIREMENT IS NO TIME TO BE BORED

KEEPING ACTIVE – DAVE BERNARD – Do you ever have one of those mornings when you just don’t want to get out of bed? For whatever reason staying tucked under those warm blankets just sounds better than any other option. … Continue reading

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IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM – Froid ou Chaud? A simple question from our Parisian waiter, and after six years of high school and college French, I knew those words meant “hot or cold”. But on the first night … Continue reading

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A GOOD BOOK ON “OLDERS”

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM – The population is aging, we are living longer and healthier lives, and yet, ageism remains the last socially sanctioned bias. As Ashton Applewhite says in the introduction of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto … Continue reading

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THE MOST IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION SKILL

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM – What is the most important skill you could improve to help you communicate better as you age? Maybe you would like to express your feelings more effectively to your family and friends. If … Continue reading

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A GOOD RETIREMENT

KEEPING ACTIVE – DAVE BERNARD – Once we retire it is up to us to make the most of the life we live in our second act. The good news is no one is telling us what to do. The … Continue reading

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THE UPS AND DOWNS OF RETIREMENT LIVING

KEEPING ACTIVE – DAVE BERNARD – The day is under way as I gaze through the kitchen window at a darkening sky while enjoying my freshly brewed Cappuccino. Rumor has it we may actually be in for some rain – … Continue reading

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ARE YOU READY FOR FLEXIBLE RETIREMENT?

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM – My dad retired at age sixty-three and went from working fifty-plus hours a week to golfing five days a week and enjoying a life of leisure, not working at all. After a few … Continue reading

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DISCOVER YOUR INDEPENDENCE IN RETIREMENT

KEEPING ACTIVE – DAVE BERNARD – Before we were retired my wife and I outsourced a decent portion of our maintenance and upkeep needs around the house. With both of us working we did not have the time or the … Continue reading

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HOPES AND REALITIES FOR 2016

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM – What are people’s dreams for retirement and how good are their chances of achieving those dreams? New research from the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies answers those questions in its new report, “The … Continue reading

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LESSONS FROM A CHRISTMAS KNEE

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM – Husband Paul got a new knee for Christmas. No house guests or trips in the near future and a slower work time for Paul made Mid-December the best time to set aside a … Continue reading

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