Category Archives: TOPIC – Open Forum

CREATE YOUR OWN LONGEVITY VILLAGE

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM – You can create your own longevity village without leaving home by making specific, research-based life-style choices that increase your odds of living longer, healthier lives. There are areas of the world where people … Continue reading

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CAN WE DISAGREE POLITICALLY AND STILL BE FRIENDS?

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM – No doubt about it-this is an unusual political season and civil political discussions seem more challenging than ever. Living in the same town for thirty-plus years, I mostly spent time with friends who … Continue reading

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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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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 GRANDKID DILEMMA

REAL ESTATE – ELLEE CELLER, REALTOR – I am a healthy Realtor in my retirement years, although I am still love working. Like many of you I have grandchildren. They live in Vermont and in Portland, Oregon. Although they are … Continue reading

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A HISTORY OF MEANNESS

LIVING HEALTHY – DR. ROBIN MILLER – In 1968 a very brave teacher named Jane Elliott embarked on a social experiment with her classroom of third graders.  She wanted to teach them about prejudice.  In my opinion, she taught them … 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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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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NAUGHTY OR NICE

TRAVEL AND PHOTOGRAPHY – BILL FERRY – I’ll let you be the judge. These are a few trees from a fundraising effort put on annually by our local Big Brothers Big Sisters agency. Unlike last year I didn’t see any … Continue reading

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MY NEW PASSION; DOG FOOD!

KAREN DARLING – ALTHOUGH KAREN IS STILL PART OF OUR TEAM, WE ASKED OUR RETIREUSA PARTNER TO SHARE HER NEWEST ADVENTURE WITH YOU. – I will be 70 on my next birthday, and I figured that I was past my … Continue reading

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