The Association of Retired Single Women

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Profile IconDorothy, Shelly Ryan and Marcia Michels joined The Association of Retired Single Women
Sep 18
Ann Michael posted a discussion

How do you spend your days?

Hi, I am interested in hearing about your daily activities. Are there daily routines? Activities that represent your passion? Are you bored?Thanks, AnnSee More
Sep 16
Ann Michael replied to Ann Harrison's discussion Introduce yourself!
"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…"
Sep 14
Ann Michael commented on Ronnie Aungst's blog post Newbie
"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…"
Sep 14
Ann Michael is now a member of The Association of Retired Single Women
Sep 14
Karen K and Patricia are now friends
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diana petersen is now a member of The Association of Retired Single Women
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Megan Knauss is now a member of The Association of Retired Single Women
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Louise M. McLarnon is now a member of The Association of Retired Single Women
Aug 18
Ann Harrison and MARY WHITE are now friends
Aug 18
Ronnie Aungst posted a blog post

Newbie

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.…See More
Aug 18
Melissa Rowe posted a status
"I embody happiness and vitality"
Aug 18

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

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Blog Posts

Newbie

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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Posted by Ronnie Aungst on August 18, 2014 at 16:33 — 1 Comment

Just released - A Smart Girl's Guide to Surviving an Ebola Outbreak

The world seems a scarier place lately.  The Ferguson, MO story, ISIS, the Ebola outbreak...

Well, I can't do much about Ferguson or ISIS but I've just released one of my 'Smart Girl's Guides' - A Smart…

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Posted by Ann Harrison on August 17, 2014 at 9:00

Fear running short of money in retirement?

Who doesn't?  Here are a few ideas for making a bit of extra cash from USA Today that may spark some ideas of your own...

Posted by Ann Harrison on July 22, 2014 at 4:03

The End of the Day Philosophy by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits

‘If your knees aren’t green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.’

~Bill Watterson

By Leo Babauta

I’ve been making my small decisions throughout the day, recently, with a simple question: How will I feel about this when today is over?

If I have a choice right now between reading social media and news articles, or writing, I know what…

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Posted by Ann Harrison on July 19, 2014 at 8:30 — 1 Comment

15 Ways to Beat Jetlag

Posted by Ann Harrison on July 19, 2014 at 8:08

Forum

How do you spend your days?

Started by Ann Michael Sep 16.

Introduce yourself! 32 Replies

Started by Ann Harrison. Last reply by Ann Michael Sep 14.

What are your biggest fears with regard to your old age? 5 Replies

Started by Ann Harrison. Last reply by Suzanne Owen Aug 16.

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Open Office

OpenOffice.org -- This free productivity suite is an excellent way to get any word-processing type activities…

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Created by Ann Harrison Jun 6, 2014 at 6:40am. Last updated by Ann Harrison Jun 6.

Hobbies and Leisure Resources

Do you want to write?

Want to become a writer?  Check out Five Ways to Build the Writing Habit by Ali Hale on the Write to Done blog.  The comments are useful…

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Created by Ann Harrison Aug 31, 2009 at 8:37pm. Last updated by Ann Harrison Oct 8, 2009.

Home and Environment Resources

Get snapping to clear clutter

You're either going to love or hate this idea, but... If you're short of storage space or you're having a clear-out, have you ever considered taking digital photos of items that have nostalgic or sentimental value for you? The photo will still evoke the memories but will take up…

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Created by Ann Harrison Aug 10, 2009 at 6:37pm. Last updated by Ann Harrison Oct 8, 2009.

Family Resources

Warning signs for older drivers

Have you started to worry about an aging relative's safety as a driver?  Although the majority of older drivers are safe drivers, the combination of medical conditions, use of medication and reduced physical function can increase the risk of accidents and injury among older…

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Created by Ann Harrison Aug 10, 2009 at 6:35pm. Last updated by Ann Harrison Oct 8, 2009.

'Starting a business' Resources

Release your inner entrepreneur

It wasn't until I left my job, seven years ago, that I realised that I had a hitherto hidden entrepreneurial streak that now makes me wonder how I could have ever been comfortable working for someone else.  If retirement (or the gloom and doom surrounding the economy) is…

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Created by Ann Harrison Aug 10, 2009 at 6:33pm. Last updated by Ann Harrison Oct 8, 2009.

Travel Resources

Do you hate packing?

Here in the UK, the holiday season starts with a vengeance this weekend. From today the roads, motorways and airports will be packed with people desperately trying to escape the unseasonably wet weather that we are experiencing here at the moment.



Of course, people who are…

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Created by Ann Harrison Aug 10, 2009 at 6:32pm. Last updated by Ann Harrison Oct 8, 2009.

Notes Home

Welcome! This section is full of useful resources to help you get the retirement you deserve.  To view them all, just click hereHope you enjoy them. Continue

Created by Ann Harrison Aug 10, 2009 at 8:45am. Last updated by Ann Harrison Sep 26, 2009.

 
 
 

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