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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?
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.
Hi everyone. I've just read some posts which were put up some time ago but are so relevant to my current situation I'm hoping someone out there can share an experience or offer some insight.
I've just turned 63 and live alone. My only family is my daughter and she lives in Australia.
I'm fortunate in many ways; I have a good job I enjoy, a home I love and my adorable Labrador. The downside is arthritis is making it hard to keep working full time and I'm worried that it will also stop me being able to upkeep my house, financially and maintenance.
For a long time, I've dreamt of downsizing to a coastal area. But as the prospect grows closer I realise I fear losing the only connections I have in my current area. Some friends, good neighbours and several aquaintances. The saying 'Feel the fear and do it anyway' doesn't work for me with this issue. I am scared of being a stranger in a strange place and, once I've sold and left my home there's no going back. I feel so stuck!
Has anyone been through this, and made the move? How did it work out for you?
How many have bought a touring caravan?
My wife and I retired three and a half years ago and bought a touring caravan and it's the best thing we ever did, meet loads of nice people and seen the UK with open eyes.
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
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?
Well I was planning to retire in 2022, as in my member name Waiting42022, but a change in circumstances (aka redundancies)
I've taken the opportunity to take it as early retirement. It feels a big step, even a leap of faith, I just hope I've done my sums correctly.
Plenty of work around the house to do and the kids have got jobs lined up for me already so I'm going to be kept busy for some time.
Hi everyone, I have just started my first few recordings for a Podcast called "Retirement Rocks". The intention is to inspire people to live happy, fulfilling and meaningful retirements.
Are you or someone you know loving retirement? Perhaps doing something fantastic with it? Might it inspire others? Perhaps you are going to run your first marathon? Maybe you plan to live abroad for a couple of years? You might even be embarking on a brand new business adventure? If you know anyone that has a story to share, or indeed you’d love to share YOUR story, I warmly welcome you to comment below or e-mail me at [email protected]
Together we'll inspire others and shape up great visions of how retirement planning doesn’t need to be as boring as it sounds and that sitting quietly is no longer the only option.
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!