Month: February 2018

Episode 11: Connections – What Matters to You?

One of the biggest risks as people age and enter retirement is the risk of isolation. Boomers need to be mindful about the outcome of a a grief and loss process. This is something that is considered to be complex and doesn’t happen automatically. What is it that makes people thrive or die moving into a retirement village/retirement home? Boomers are entering the next stage of their lives which is retirement.  They enter a period of personal confusion and even disorientation. It’s a fact that Baby Boomers are described as a very hard-working generation and often have been defined by their careers. Understand how connections really matter to Boomers, how maintaining relationships are of the utmost importance. Keeping in touch with family and friends. They are degrees of closeness – Boomers can choose the degree of closeness. How to maintain connections and make new ones?

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Episode 10: Positive Aging – What are the Benefits of Getting Older?

What comes to mind when you think about aging? What are the things to look forward to after retirement? What are the benefits of Aging? These are the questions our hosts and panelists discussed in this week’s podcast episode. Many older people don’t like the term ‘elderly, or elder or senior’ and Baby Boomers need to practice emotional intelligence in this space because this is part of the concept that older people need to emotionally and intelligently get a good understanding of and have stability in. Aside from having a long and fruitful career and raising children, Baby Boomers are now in their third stage of life and they continue face new experiences every day. When you’re transitioning and you’re aging, one of the things you have to understand is that your body is going to shift. Your body is going to respond differently and you need to really understand what your body needs. Maintaining a healthy active retirement means maintaining aspects of healthy life. Make sure you have your dietary goals and plans are very clearly understood so that you can tell consultants and clinicians what your goals and needs are and they can map something in that suits a Baby Boomer. There are positive aspects of being older because you can look back on yourself and you can realize there are parts of you you probably have the time now to change and some good and careful and emotional intelligence skills will help you change those things in a positive way. These are just some of the opinions shared by our hosts and panelists regarding Positive Aging. Listen in to here more about their interesting discussion.

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Episode 9: How Baby Boomers Deal with Empty Nesting and Find Space for Themselves

A feeling of grief or loneliness is called the ‘Empty Nest Syndrome’ and this is experienced by some Baby Boomers especially women when they their children leave home for the first time, or when a partner passes away or losing something very valuable to them like that of their jobs. They feel like their sense of purpose in life is gone, while others plan on what they will do next once their children have left the house. Other Baby Boomers plan on travelling and doing something new and exciting for them in their third stage of life.

Baby Boomers have varying opinions about this topic and that is what makes this very interesting. Listen in to this week’s episode to know what our hosts and panelist have to impart in the discussion.

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