The Association of Retired Single Women

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anne mu and Ann Harrison are now friends
Mar 29, 2012
joann spears commented on joann spears's blog post What I did in my first six months of retirement
"Thanks Ann!  Don't know what's coming next...finding it hard to settle into the next book.  Doing some short freelance pieces, looking into part time teaching and telecommuting jobs.  And networking with other retired nurses…"
Dec 6, 2011
Ann Harrison commented on joann spears's blog post What I did in my first six months of retirement
"Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!  Congratulations, Joann!  That's a fantastic start!  What's next?"
Dec 6, 2011
joann spears posted a blog post

What I did in my first six months of retirement

Self-published my first novel!  It's called Six of One, and it's a comedy spin on the six wives of Henry VIII.http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1466324384/ref=cm_cd_asin_lnkSee More
Dec 6, 2011
Ann Harrison commented on Kylthia Roberts's blog post No Title
"Hi Kylthia Congratulations on your 2 month anniversary!  I think keeping track of your activities is a good idea!  That way, you can keep a check on how many activities you're doing that bring you joy and fulfilment and how many just…"
Nov 6, 2011
Kylthia Roberts posted a blog post

Message from Kylthia

I retired from 31 years of (NJ) state service on September 1, 2011.  It's been just over two months.  I am truly enjoying retired life, although I do find that it takes some adjusting to.  I set up an excel spread sheet to track my spending, which I find is probably more than when I was working, since I now have time to do all of the things that I wanted to do socially.  I am also finding additional activities through the use of "meetup.com".  My mother has Alzheimers and is in a nursing home,…See More
Nov 6, 2011
joann spears commented on Ann Harrison's blog post The Big Project
"Thanks, Ann."
Aug 20, 2011
Ann Harrison commented on Ann Harrison's blog post The Big Project
"Woo-hoo!  Well done Joann!  That's good to hear.  It's such a satisfying feeling, isn't it?  I remember when I finished my first book, it almost didn't matter whether I sold a copy of it or not -…"
Aug 16, 2011
joann spears commented on Ann Harrison's blog post The Big Project
"My big project was writing a novel.  It is currently being edited and I hope to self-publish it before the year is out.  It absolutely helped me structure my time!  Self-publishing also means I am having to learn about the social…"
Aug 16, 2011
joann spears commented on sharon Farnsworth's blog post No Title
"Hi Sharon!  I retired after 25 years of long term care and administrative work in nursing, mostly special populations.  I also moved from NJ to TN post-retirement.  I use facebook a lot to keep in touch with friends at home.…"
Aug 16, 2011
Ruth Sallee-Gresham is now a member of The Association of Retired Single Women
Aug 10, 2011
June Stoneman is now a member of The Association of Retired Single Women
Aug 8, 2011
Maryjo Baxter left a comment for Ann Harrison
"Thank you Ann.  I look forward to mostly "lurking" as I'm only 56 and have another 8-10 years in the work force, depending on how health insurance turns out in the US.  I was interested to see you're in the UK.  I…"
Aug 1, 2011
Maryjo Baxter is now a member of The Association of Retired Single Women
Aug 1, 2011
Cheryl left a comment for Ann Harrison
"Hi Ann-  am not sure if i am in the right place to introduce myself!  Am glad i found this website.  I actually retired young, at 52 to take care of my dad and wind up his affairs.  He passed in 2007 and have kept busy since then…"
Jul 30, 2011
Cheryl is now a member of The Association of Retired Single Women
Jul 30, 2011

Members

 

Hello and welcome!


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!)

Before you head off for a look around, I'm sure you'll agree that a site of this nature needs to have a couple of ground rules, so here they are:

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!

2. Unless you have been invited (by me) to become a subject expert, advertising your business, products and services is not permitted anywhere on this site (including any comments you leave on other members' profiles or blog posts). You can, however, mention your business on your own profile page.

Thanks for reading. Hope you enjoy the site and, if you experience any problems, please report them by sending me a direct message.

Ann Harrison

Blog Posts

What I did in my first six months of retirement

Self-published my first novel!  It's called Six of One, and it's a comedy spin on the six wives of Henry VIII.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1466324384/ref=cm_cd_asin_lnk

Posted by joann spears on December 6, 2011 at 17:00 — 2 Comments

Message from Kylthia

I retired from 31 years of (NJ) state service on September 1, 2011.  It's been just over two months.  I am truly enjoying retired life, although I do find that it takes some adjusting to.  I set up an excel spread sheet to track my spending, which I find is probably more than when I was working, since I now have time to do all of the things that I wanted to do socially.  I am also finding additional activities through the use of "meetup.com".  My mother has Alzheimers and is in a nursing…

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Posted by Kylthia Roberts on November 5, 2011 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

Hello, I'm new here going to retire in October  from 40 years of nursing, mostly in the gerontology area, so I know alot about the aging process, but this too is rapidly changing as women embrace the…

Hello, I'm new here going to retire in October  from 40 years of nursing, mostly in the gerontology area, so I know alot about the aging process, but this too is rapidly changing as women embrace the freedom of fewer responsibilities. Raising seven children, working, and being divorced hasn't left me a lot of time for leisure activities. My greatest concern is developing new friends as my social contacts are family and coworkers. I don't expect to stay too connected to work  friends as that… Continue

Posted by sharon Farnsworth on July 25, 2011 at 17:54 — 2 Comments

The Big Project

Director's chair Do you have a big 'project' that you can immerse yourself in during the first year of retirement?  Something that you can devote your time, energy and skills to?  Something juicy that will get you out of bed in the mornings and add structure and a sense of purpose to your days?

Many people report that they 'wasted' the first 18 months to 2 years of their…

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Posted by Ann Harrison on July 11, 2011 at 15:31 — 3 Comments

About Me

I am not retired, yet, still working!!  But so looking forward in a couple of years to this great change in my life. 

 

Just wondering where to retire.  Want a lower cost of living, but near services, maybe a place where I can walk to many of the doctors, stores, events, etc. 

 

I am 59 yrs but hope to live to 95.  I have been divorced since 1996 and am glad I made that…

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Posted by Mary L. williford on June 12, 2011 at 2:59 — 2 Comments

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