Retirement Activity Guides: Entertainment

Baby boomers grew up during a ballooning period of entertainment. Seventy-seven million strong, they said, “Entertain me.” Throughout their lifetime, communication and technology and grown and changed to accommodate them.

the retirement years provides an opportunity to not only be entertained, but also be involved in performing and producing entertainment. [Read more...]

Retirement Activity Guides: Physical Science

The physical sciences is a broad group that focuses on the inorganic world. It consists of four sub areas: astronomy, physics, chemistry and the earth sciences (geology, geophysics, oceanography, and meteorology.)

The physical sciences allows the scientist to emerge as people study and engage in activities involving the inorganic world. Most occupations in the physical sciences require degrees, and often advanced degrees. The retirement years afford the opportunity for people to participate in these subjects as lifelong learners, volunteers or in leisure. [Read more...]

Retirement Activity Guides: Social Science

Social science is a field of study that is interested in human societies and behaviors. This includes anthropology, archeology, economics, geography, history, psychology, philosophy, and sociology. (Other social science topics are covered elsewhere in the Retirement Activity Guides: education, law, communication and political science.) Like many of the activities in the Investigative section, advanced degrees are usually needed to work in this area. [Read more...]

Retirement Activity Guides: Life Science

Life Science is the field of study interested in the in the science of living organisms, including plants, animals and human beings. Biology is the cornerstone of the life sciences. Other fields include, but not limited to, are: Anatomy, botany, ecology, physiology and zoology. [Read more...]

Retirement Activity Guides: Education

One of my favorite elder stories came out of the 2004 tsunami. As most of southern Asia reeled from the effects of the devastation, CBS News ran a story of the Moken, an ancient people who have lived on or near the SE Asian waters for thousands of years. They spend up to seven or eight months of the year living in the water and traveling the coastline of Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia. On December 26, a clan of Moken living on the beaches in Thailand noticed the water recede into the distance. The elders, who understood the signs, warned the people to move to higher ground. [Read more...]

Retirement Activity Guides: Law, Governing, Politics and Advocacy

For many,  the retirement years is a time to get involved in the political process. Seniors are always considered an important voting bloc, and retirement affords the time to get involved with many aspects of the governing and legal process. While many of these activities are done on a volunteer basis, there is opportunity to earn money in retirement in various areas. [Read more...]

Retirement Activity Guides: Spirituality

When you retire, there is often an increased desire to know oneself and ones place in the world. This includes coming to terms with one’s mortality. Spiritual growth is an important ingredient to successful aging.

The idea of spirituality is often confusing. Many mistake spirituality for religion. [Read more...]