"I've tried to answer this question for the past hour and I think I have finally hit on the biggest fear I have in regard to my old age....its DENIAL. Denying the realities of my aging body and abilities. I've seen too many people including…"
"Hi All, I am new to the group. I will retire July, 2015 and appreciate any wisdom you have to offer. I expect the social aspect of retirement will be the toughest for me. Most of my time and energy has gone to work-which I have enjoyed. So I am in…"
"Hi Ronnie, I retire next July and I am experiencing similar thoughts and feelings. I expect that even with all the planning we do, there will be surprises. I am not sure if I want to stay where I currently live or move-lots of possibilities! I would…"
Ann Michael is now a member of The Association of Retired Single Women
When I first spotted 'Doris', who features in our lovely logo (above), I couldn't help but make her our poster girl for The Association of Retired Single Women... She's energetic, she's going places, she looks like she has a whole 'bucket-list' of things that she can't wait to be, do and have in life and she has a big smile on her face!
That's what I want for you too - whether you're an 'always single' woman or, like me, you're 'single again'. I want you to have the happiest, healthiest, most vital, productive, energetic, prosperous and fulfilling retirement you could possibly have! At the same time, I want you to get the resources you need to help you balance having the kind of retirement you want and deserve to have, with planning to meet your future needs. That's what The Association of Retired Single Women is all about -
and the good news is, it's completely free to join!
In fact, you don't even need to be retired to join - if you're thinking about retirement or if you're within a few years of the traditional age for retirement, you're very welcome! All you need is the determination to get the retirement you deserve, an enquiring mind and a willingness to share your thoughts and observations with the other single women on this site.
Simply use the sign-up box on the top, right-hand side of this page and, once we've approved your application (just to make sure you're not a spammer), you'll be able to read the blog posts, watch videos, check out the resources and get involved with the discussions.
I hope you find the network to be informative and inspirational and look forward to reading your comments and thoughts on our forum. (Don't forget to come back often to find out what's new!)
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1. Be kind and respectful. Abusive language, name-calling, insults, harassment, spamming, flaming, baiting, personal attacks and general nastiness aren't welcome here and will get you banned from the site. So will the posting of offensive material, so please keep it clean!
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Hi All, I'm Ronnie and have just joined. I'm 61 and am in the last months of my work life. I retire January 1st. All my stuff for retirement is in place and I'm just running down the clock now. As ready as I am, I'm finding myself with a terrible case of nerves. Having a terrible time envisioning how I am going to fill 40-50 hours a week. How do I keep daily, fulfilling, face to face contact with the human race? Social life has been "built-in" since I was 15 years old and took my first job.…
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