People will often talk about retiring to the seaside, or into a city. They want a change.
The sea-side as it seems peaceful and they have good memories of summer holidays. One note of caution is to look at the place in the winter, it will have a different feel and you will want to see what activities still take place in these months.
Making friends is important to. It could be involvement with the church, or volunteering.
More people are moving to cities. You can walk more, there is plenty going on and when people have brought up children in family homes in a rural location it makes a great change.
I have paid for dental implants, and wanted to share the reasons why I chose to invest in this dental procedure.
Experiencing teeth loss is not an ideal scenario at any age. Simple, everyday tasks such as biting an apple, enjoying your favourite meal or smiling for a selfie can cause discomfort and unpleasantness due to lack of teeth.
This FREE workshop will focus on working in later life, covering a range of areas, from how and where to find new job opportunities to becoming self-employed. Led by award-winning Career Coach Denise Taylor.
Free refreshments (tea, coffee and cake) will be served throughout the evening. The event is open to anyone aged 55+. The workshop is being run by LinkAge Network as part of the Post-Retirement Opportunities project.
I’m going through some personal growth at the moment, but still want to share interesting articles.
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Too many times when I talk with both men and women over 50, they seem proud of their lack of technical confidence. But many of us at 50 and beyond embrace new technology. We have famous role models such as Susan Wojcicki, 50, CEO of YouTube and Ginni Rometty 61, chair, president and CEO of IBM.
We all need to consider how the job is changing and how we need to adapt. I remember 25 years ago when Directors had their emails printed out, dictated a reply and their secretary typed it out. When a new technology comes pout it is easy to leave it to younger colleagues, but the ability to use social media effectively is a requirement of many jobs now.
Aim to be confident, and believe in your beauty.
Look at yourself the way youd look at a cat.
R.I.P. Mark David Hollis (4 January 1955 February 25, 2019)
This is a follow up to my first post on online dating.
My first meeting was promising, it started with coffee, moved on to a gallery and then more coffee. We’ve continued to meet.
But there have been others
The two who had travelled around 50 miles to meet me and suggested lunch. One wore crumpled clothes and was proud of his frugal approach to life. He then wanted me to be his guide to Cheltenham. The other looked years older than his photo, insisted we ate Japanese and I didn’t like having to eat a soup style dish with chopsticks. In both cases a coffee would have been so much better and lead to an easy get out.
I’ve since learned I should have nipped to the loo, got someone to phone me and used the phone call to get out of the restaurant before eating. Within 5 minutes I knew it unlikely we would gel.
I regularly talk with my clients considering retirement about their bucket list the list of things that they want to do some day, often holidays but also experiences.
There is also the reverse bucket list. The list of all the things that you have already done.
It does not have to be big things, it can be small things too.
To create your own reverse bucket list, look back over your life and answer these questions: