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/

SENIOR ADULTS

What makes older people happy, by Judith Graham, New York Times, Feb. 11, 2014

Important research on why we should preserve traditional services.

“A recent study … scheduled for publication this year in The Journal of Consumer Research, finds that the kinds of experiences that make people happy tend to change over time.”

http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/11/what-makes-older-people-happy/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0