BABY BOOMERS & Looking For Ways to Give Purpose to their Retirement

Commentary by Dr. Whitesel: “One of the top three things boomers are concerned about regarding retirement, is having a purpose. But biblical and historical stories attest to the spiritual impact of mature adults. Look for ways to engage and redeploy newly retired boomers in world-changing ministry. BTW, @WesleySeminay can help.”

Retired Baby Boomers face emotional adjustments

by Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY, 2/4/15.

The toughest parts of retiring include missing the day-to-day social connections with colleagues (37%); getting used to a new and different routine (32%); and finding ways to give meaning and purpose in their days (22%).

The transition to retirement isn’t always easy, especially the emotional adjustments, a new survey of retired Baby Boomers shows. About two-thirds (69%) say they had challenges adapting to this change in their lives, according to a survey of 1,000 people, ages 60 to 73, who retired in the last five years from their primary profession and who have at least $100,000 in investable assets. The survey was commissioned by Ameriprise Financial.

The toughest parts of retiring include

  • missing the day-to-day social connections with colleagues (37%);
  • getting used to a new and different routine (32%);
  • and finding ways to give meaning and purpose in their days (22%).

Read more at … http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/02/03/baby-boomers-retirement-emotional/22799155/