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Rock Your Retirement Show

Are you retired or about to retire? Retirement isn't just about money. In our show we talk about the other things that will impact you such as: Social and Family Adventure and Travel Volunteer and Philanthropy Spiritual/soul Sex in retirement (I usually have therapists discuss this topic) Helping your parents/sandwich generation issues Baby Boomers are often helping both their children and their parents at the same time. Our goal is to help you have a great retirement, regardless of the amount of money you've saved. We want you to Rock Your Retirement!
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May 30, 2016

Memorial Day Special on Veterans Benefits:

Tony Bevin joined us for our Memorial Day Episode to teach people what benefits veterans can get.  Many people are not aware of Veteran's Aid and Attendance Pension Plan.

He helps veterans understand how to obtain long-term care benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Most veterans are not aware of the benefits available through these programs. Tony has specialized in benefits and planning for families, spouses, and heirs for over 15 years.

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May 26, 2016

Can Acupuncture help erectile dysfunction?  You'll need to listen to the episode to find out!

  • Even if you have a phobia of needles, Michael is able to work around that, in fact, most people find acupuncture to be a pleasant and relaxing experience.
  • Learn the science behind acupuncture and how it began
  • Acupuncture is used for a wide array of things including pain relief, depression, and drug addiction.
  • Acupuncture in combination with Chinese herbs, has helped people with hormonal imbalances, digestive problems, menopause, and even infertility

For more, click HERE

May 23, 2016

Would podcasting in retirement be a good way for you to Rock your Retirement?

Frances McGrogan was born in Ottawa, Ontario Canada and moved to England for 4 years in her early 20’s. She got married to a Brit and then returned to Canada.  After a number of service industry jobs, in 1985, she joined the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA and worked there from for 30 years. She learned to speak French when she was around 48 years old, and became bilingual.  Frances was a senior HQ manager until she retired in January 2016 at age 55. She loves computers and she tells us the story about how she became involved in that, but also has other activities that help her Rock her Retirement.

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May 19, 2016

Patti Phillips never thought she would become a Senior Real Estate Specialist.   When Patti was younger she always thought she would be a mom and a housewife.  That didn't work out the way she planned, and she decided to become a real estate agent in the year 2000.   She was one of the first agents in San Diego to obtain the Senior Real Estate Specialist Designation.  She prides herself in taking care of seniors in what can be an overwhelming and complicated process.

It's a different process to work mainly with seniors than Millennials because seniors typically want a face to face process.  Seniors don't necessarily go online and look at the house before they go to see it.  They want a more personalized approach.  That's where a Senior Real Estate Specialist can come in.

To read more go HERE.

May 16, 2016

Have you ever thought about acting in Retirement?  BobbieErdrich and I met at The HearingExperience’s symposium and I was very impressed with howoutgoing and friendly she was.  She was born in New York in1925 and started acting when she was four years old.  She was“discovered” on a subway. Ever since then she’s been acting,writing, directing and producing, and is acting in retirement inher one woman show.

She loves her Senior Apartment at WoodlandVillage and said that there is so much to do there that no onecould ever be bored if they wanted to get out and meetpeople.  She loves putting on shows and displaying her actingin retirement skills at the Woodland Village.

Click HERE to read more.

May 12, 2016

You can give a gift to your family, the gift ofgrief. Wecannot escape death but we can embrace the process.SamanthaBettenhelps people give one of the greatest gifts they cangive totheirfamily, the gift of grief, or pre-planned funerals.

When someone has pre-planned their funeral, they give thegiftofgrief to their family members. If the funeral isnotpre-planned,then instead of being able to grieve, someone hastomake all of thearrangements and not everyone is able todothat.

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May 9, 2016

What do you do after a career at BMW?

Tom McGurn earned his first paycheck as a journalist writing sports for a daily newspaper while still in High School. He continued to work as a part time journalist during college and then pursued a career in public relations after graduation. In 1975, at age 28, and with about 5 years of experience, he got a huge break. He was hired as part of the start-up management team at BMW of North America. The sales and marketing arm for Bavarian Motor Works. He didn’t leave until he retired at the end of 2007. During his career, Tom was responsible for public relations, industry affairs, dealer relations, and a host of communication responsibilities including; speech writing, corporate meetings and training.   When he retired he had to ask himself the question, "What do you do after a career at BMW"?

VOLUNTEER AND PHILANTHROPY

Tom discovered early on in his retirement that one of the things he wanted to do was Volunteer as he did during his career. Tom is a seasoned corporate communications professional and writer. He uses his experience to offer clients fresh perspectives on their communications needs and customer focused writing.   That's how he was able to answer the question, "What do you do after a career at BMW"?

  • He is an active volunteer with SCORE, offering free business counseling for people who are thinking about starting a small business and those who want to increase the performance of an existing business.

What do you think people should know BEFORE they retire?

How much fun it will be and how you will have control of your life to do what you want, when you want.

We have a lot of listeners who are new retirees or maybe feel stuck in their lives at the moment.  If you were sitting across the table from a new retiree, what’s the one piece of advice that you would give to have a successful retirement?

What is your passion? Follow your passion weather its volunteerism, tutoring, a hobby, recreation, or self-improvement. Do something with and for others

If you would like more information on either volunteering or using the services SCORE offers you can go to: https://sandiego.score.org/

or for the National SCORE the website is https://www.score.org/

If you would like to visit the Cal State San Marcos website and learn more about the foundation board you can go to:

http://www.csusm.edu/giving/csusm-foundation/

May 5, 2016

Sex is not just for young people!

Dr. Susan Writer has her Ph.D. in clinical psychology and has been working in the field for over 15 years in the San Diego area.  She works full time for Aurora Behavioral Health Care, doing community outreach and clinical education; and part time for HELP seeing individuals, couples and families in her therapy practice.  Dr. Writer sees a wide range of individuals, but has specialized training in sexuality and gender and expertise working with Older Adults.

HEALTH & SEX

Susan is passionate about making sure that people have vibrant exciting sex lives throughout the entirety of their lives. In this episode we discuss the following:

  • Learn what a sex therapist does and how it differs from a sex surrogate.
  • The health and mental benefits of sex and intimacy and how it can improve the quality of your life as you age.
  • Learn how Susan works with hospice or end-of-life patients who have long-term partners and how she helps them to recreate a sexual, sensual or intimate connection before they pass so that they may rekindle a part of their relationship that may have been lost.
  • You aren’t the only person who may not know how to use a penis pump!

What do you think people should know BEFORE they retire?

Life is going to change and that it may not be exactly as they had anticipated.  Many people look at retirement as an opportunity to just sit back and relax.  But the problem is that all too often, the excess of this can lead to isolation, depression and dissatisfaction with life – or even the deterioration of physical (and mental) health.  Retirement really needs to be framed as a new chapter of activity in someone’s life.  That activity doesn’t have to be “work”, it can be fun and exciting – the key is that it is active and it continues to provide stimulation for growth (mentally, emotionally, physically and sexually).  Retirement is about creating an opportunity to explore everything that we have to offer ourselves in life – as opposed for waiting for life to offer things to us.

We have a lot of listeners who are new retirees or maybe feel stuck in their lives at the moment.  If you were sitting across the table from a new retiree, what’s the one piece of advice that you would give to have a successful retirement?

Get out, be social, be active, and re-create yourself…and don’t put your sexual self on a shelf to get dusty, or if you have – dust it off and get cracking!

Contact information:  Email: drsusanwriter@gmail.com

May 2, 2016

How did Debbie Brown Become a Full Time Social Director?

Debbie Brown started her career as a banker teaching computers to other bankers.  After 14 years, her husband, who was the principal of a private school asked her to come work at his school as a teacher. Debbie was a school teacher for students from 6th grade up through 12th grade in private and public schools. After 30 years of teaching Debbie retired in 2015.  That's when she became a full time Social Director for the church.  Now she spends time visiting the church members and spreading happiness and joy.   What a great way to spend retirement!

SOCIAL AND FAMILY

  • Now that Debbie is retired, she loves being able to spend time with her family and watch her grand kids.
  • As a retiree she can spend time planning meals and cooking
  • She really is a full time social director:  She has Oscar parties each year complete with a red carpet and swag bags!

ADVENTURE AND TRAVEL

  • Debbie enjoys being able to travel whenever she wants to and being in control of her own time, this is one of the best advantages of being retired!  You can do this too.
  • She loves to go on cruises with her husband and children.  Even if you do not have family, you can go on cruises too!  There are cruising companies that cater to singles.
  • She likes to take mini vacations during the week when everyone is working and it is less crowded.  What a great idea!   Retirees have more control over their schedule so can go places when there are less people there.

VOLUNTEER AND PHILANTHROPY

  • Debbie is a Pastor’s Wife and spends time on church activities and visiting with people, she's the unofficial social director of the church.   Think about it.  ANYONE could become an unofficial full time social director.  YOU could do this at your own place of worship!
  • She is planning on starting her own Bible study, which will help the members get together more often than once a week and will help them learn more about the beliefs of the church, who's membership has a wide diversity of backgrounds.

HEALTH

  • Staying active and healthy is important to Debbie. She does not want to be too sick or frail to play with her grandchildren and do the things she loves.
  • She works out 3 days a week and has started working with a personal trainer

What do you think people should know BEFORE they retire?

  • You can live on less money and it all works out so you are still able to to what you want to do

We have a lot of listeners who are new retirees or maybe feel stuck in their lives at the moment.  If you were sitting across the table from a new retiree, what’s the one piece of advice that you would give to have a successful retirement?

  • Get involved. Get involved in your community, with your family, church just get involved. Don’t just sit around and stare at the computer or stare at the TV.  (I can personally learn a lot from this advice!)

Contact information:  http://www.lakechurch.org/

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