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After a 40 year career, I'm months away from retiring. I'm not sure what I'm going to do and it is daunting.
I've thought about mentoring, and volunteering but I'm really not sure.
Does anyone have any tips on what do - what do you do that brings the most satisfaction?
Hello, I am 72 year old widow, no children, living in condo most of my life.
I like quiet and independence, but sometimes I feel I spend too much time alone.
I have been exploring the option of moving to a Retirement Home in my area.
Recently, I visited one where the residents seemed friendly and the building is only two years old, so it was quite nice. What would be some pros and cons of living in a retirement residence? Thank you.
I am thinking of returning home to the UK from abroad after 8 years, but there is a lot to consider, not least whether I will have enough income to live there. Just wondering whether anyone has any figures on what would be considered an adequate retirement income.
Morning all! I have recently retired, and my husband is due to retire soon. I'm 61, hubby is a bit younger. We are considering retiring to Norfolk, a place we have visited many times and really love. Looking at all the factors to take into account: health-care, activities for older people etc, it's a bit of a minefield. Can any of you lovely people recommend anywhere that's good for our age-group? Thank you in anticipation!
I have just written my first blog and this is about retirement. It can be very daunting when you first finish work and don’t have any structure to your days but gradually, this can change. It’s just knowing where to look.
My blog can be found here: https://magspots2.wixsite.com/retirementglory and I hope that some of you find this useful
I have lived in South Florida for 5 years moved from New York City, it’s too hot for me I’m 72 yrs young and I miss the 4 seasons
New York City is too expensive to move back to but upstate is affordable. I live alone and my son is worried that I will be living where no one knows me ( my grandson lives in the next building now).
I hate it here. I can’t take it anymore. Help. What should I do?
Are there many Silver Surfers who have retired to France permanently during the last few years? We had a place in the south of France for 3 years during early retirement...sold it c.2006 because it seemed to be getting busier each year and we wished we had bought further north once we had visited all the local sites...a more rural environment being more us!
However it was fun whilst it lasted! Now I am on my own I still have a yen to go back to France for visits...probably Brittany area as never went beyond Normandy then south.
If you live there now how do you think Brexit will affect you (if it ever [email protected]) and do you plan to stay?
Interested to chat with any Brits living in France if they have the time!
As retirement approaches, I am spending more time at home.
Watching daytime TV is unbelievably depressing so much so that I really pity people who are housebound. In every single break between programmes we get adverts for funerals, life insurance, cancer charities, animal charities to name but a few.
This is not right and must be stopped, being elderly and frail can be depressing enough, People watch TV as a means of escape, they should not have to deal with constant reminders of their ill health and mortality.
Silversurfers should petition the government and powers that be in TV to stop this abuse of the elderly they deserve better than to be constantly reminded to save for their funerals.
Hello, I’m new to this site and hope I have posted this correctly.
My husband and I are both retired and both in our 60s, we have 2 grown up children and 3 grandchildren living locally but we have always wanted to move to the seaside on the south coast, and the children are fully behind us, trouble is deciding where to go to, we are looking between Poole and Worthing, we know someone who lives in West Wittering but that is all so a completely new beginning for us.
We realise that we will have to join clubs and socialise to meet and make new friends and maybe even going to church. We are also considering getting another dog, we last had one 15 years ago, but would love another one.
Has anyone retired to Poole Bournemouth or Worthing and can give us some feedback about the area?