Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com 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! Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:00:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://i2.wp.com/rockyourretirement.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cropped-Rock-Your-Retirement-Album-Art-2.png?fit=32%2C32 Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com 32 32 Have you every asked yourself, "Is there more to Retirement than money?" If so, then this show is for you! Rock your Retirement is a show that is all about Retirement Lifestyle. <br /> <br /> Rock Your Retirement is a show that doesn't talk about money or investments. We explore how you can have a great retirement by taking a look at the following lifestyle areas:<br /> <br /> Social and Family Life in Retirement<br /> Adventure and Travel in Retirement <br /> Volunteer and Philanthropy <br /> Spirit, Soul, and Health<br /> Sex in Retirement <br /> Sandwich Generation Issues (helping your children and parents at the same time)<br /> <br /> Make your retirement lifestyle better by listening to the Rock Your Retirement Show!<br /> <br /> Get more information on the show at http://RockYourRetirement.com Kathe Kline and her guests discuss Retirement Lifestyle, not money. clean Kathe Kline and her guests discuss Retirement Lifestyle, not money. Podcast@RockYourRetirement.com Podcast@RockYourRetirement.com (Kathe Kline and her guests discuss Retirement Lifestyle, not money.) © 2016-2017 Katherine Kline Retirement is not just about money Rock Your Retirement Show http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/5/f/4/7/5f47cdafe45663fc/Rock_Your_Retirement_Album_Art_2.png http://rockyourretirement.com podcast@RockYourRetirement.com Rock your Retirement is a show that doesn't talk about money or investments. We explore how you can have a great retirement by taking a look at other retirees who are Rocking their own retirement in one or more of the following areas: Social &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Family Adventure &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Travel Volunteer &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Philanthropy Spirit, Soul, and Health Sex (we usually talk about this with professionals, not our retirees) Sandwich Generation Issues (helping your children and parents at the same time) We release interviews with Retirees on Mondays, and interviews with Vendors who can assist you with your aging parents or spouses on Thursdays. You can decide to listen to only the Monday shows, only the Thursday shows, or both. TV-MA 93754369 Be YOU anytime, all the time: Episode 114 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/be-you-anytime-all-the-time-episode-114/ Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:00:44 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=4569 http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/be-you-anytime-all-the-time-episode-114/#respond http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/be-you-anytime-all-the-time-episode-114/feed/ 0 <p>Be YOU anytime, all the time! Lori has worn many hats from being a kindergarten teacher where we know “you really learn all there is to know”, right? to becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW. At the age of 48, she decided to get a Master’s degree and opened a private practice. Also, during that […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/be-you-anytime-all-the-time-episode-114/">Be YOU anytime, all the time: Episode 114</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Lori Cassidy Haughland talks about the importance of being yourself and how it may help you in your retirement Lori has worn many hats from being a kindergarten teacher where we know “you really learn all there is to know”, right? to becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW. At the age of 48, she decided to get a Master’s degree and opened a private practice. Also, during that time, she was also involved with Hospice as Bereavement Director for 10 years.
As coaching came into prominence, she completed a year-long coaching program and became a coach with the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara specializing in Adult Self- Renewal and Developmental Growth.
You might call her a life-long learner – she is even a laughter yoga instructor, so she has a broad range of skills to choose from to help people make changes and reinvent themselves.
Let’s take a look at Lori’s journey:
Lori’s mother left their dad when Lori was just 3 weeks old. To support her and her brothers, Lori’s mother enrolled in a beauty school while they stay with relatives. Lori was 3 years old when her mom opened a beauty shop in their house. Being a toddler, Lori just wants to be by her mom’s side and see all the actions in the beauty shop but her mom kept “shushing” her to her room and she doesn’t understand why. That made a huge impact on Lori. She felt like she’s a bother, felt lonely and alone. Lori feels she’s unwanted.
She learned perseverance from her mother so she decided that she wanted to go to college. Not a lot of women do that during those times. Lori went to their family doctor and asked him if he could loan her money for college. The doctor agreed but Lori’s mother didn’t know what she did. When her mother found out she was going to college, her mother said it’s not a good idea because she might lose her religion. Lori took up Psychology because she knew that’s what she needed to help herself understand things. It’s her path to understanding herself.

Be you all the time!
“To be true to yourself means to act in accordance with who you are and what you believe.
If you know and love yourself you will find it effortless to be true to yourself and to be YOU all the time.
Just as you cannot love anyone else until you love yourself, you cannot be true to anyone else until you are true to yourself.  Begin by not being afraid to be who you are!
As difficult as it may seem at first, have the courage to accept yourself as you really are, not as someone else thinks you should be. Do not take action or pretend to be someone else for the sake of gaining acceptance.”
By Z. Hereford
Redesign your life:

* Ask yourself what events or characters show up – review of your life.
* What is their impact?
* What beliefs or habits stop you from doing what you want to do?

 
You may contact Lori via her website: www.loricassidy.com or e-mail: loricassidy1@gmail.com
Book mentioned in the podcast:  Writing Down Your Soul by Janet Conner
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Let’s talk about death: Episode 113 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/lets-talk-about-death-episode-113/ Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:00:36 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=4415 http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/lets-talk-about-death-episode-113/#comments http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/lets-talk-about-death-episode-113/feed/ 1 <p>Let’s talk about death. Jonathan Braddock is our guest for today and he is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and the founder and CEO of My Life and Wishes, an education and digital planning platform with a mission to help at least one million families become “thoughtfully prepared” for the inevitable, their own death. Jon is the author of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/lets-talk-about-death-episode-113/">Let’s talk about death: Episode 113</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Jon Braddock talks about death and why it is important to plan for our own death. Jonathan Braddock is our guest for today and he is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and the founder and CEO of My Life and Wishes, an education and digital planning platform with a mission to help at least one million families become “thoughtfully prepared” for the inevitable, their own death. Jon is the author of “Advisor or Vendor”, “Retire Erase”, the “My Life and Wishes Organization”, and, his most recent release, “Click Here When I Die”, is an Amazon Best Seller.
Why is planning for our death important?
Leaving your family via your death is already hard for them, planning your wake and burial will be much harder for them. Leaving them via your death with a Will help them know what you want. They will know if you want to be cremated, in-ground burial, etc. Helping them know what you want or have planned for them is a really big thing because it lessens the hardship that they will face after your death.
For Jon’s family, it took them 10 months to finally finish all the paperwork left for his father-in-law. They found a bank account where the bank’s name is not familiar to them. Imagine the stressful phone calls they had to make to locate the bank. It will be much easier if you prepare everything like your bank accounts, social media passwords, ATM passwords, your will, insurance policies, and many more. Jon shares a story about someone he knows where he’s really guilty that he didn’t have her mother cremated when that’s what she really wants but he didn’t know that because she didn’t tell him.
What are the 5 stages of grief when there’s a death?

* Denial – this is the first of the five stages of grief. It helps us to survive the loss. In this stage, the world becomes meaningless and overwhelming. Life makes no sense. We are in a state of shock and denial. Denial and shock help us to cope and make survival possible. As you accept the reality of the loss and start to ask yourself questions, you are unknowingly beginning the healing process. You are becoming stronger, and the denial is beginning to fade.
* Anger – a necessary stage of the healing process. Be willing to feel your anger, even though it may seem endless. The more you truly feel it, the more it will begin to dissipate and the more you will heal. There are many other emotions under the anger and you will get to them in time, but anger is the emotion we are most used to managing. The anger is just another indication of the intensity of your love.
* Bargaining – Before a loss, it seems like you will do anything if only your loved one would be spared. “Please God, ” you bargain, “I will never be angry at my wife again if you’ll just let her live.” After a loss, bargaining may take the form of a temporary truce. “What if I devote the rest of my life to helping others. Then can I wake up and realize this has all been a bad dream?” We become lost in a maze of “If only…” or “What if…” statements.
* Depression – After bargaining, our attention moves squarely into the present. Empty feelings present themselves, and grief enters our lives on a deeper level, deeper than we ever imagined. This depressive stage feels as though it will last forever. It’s important to understand that this depression is not a sign of mental illness. It is the appropriate response to a great loss. If grief is a process of healing, then depression is one of the many necessary steps along the way.
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Les and Kathe’s Movie Pass Experience: Episode 112 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/les-and-kathes-movie-pass-experience-episode-112/ Mon, 05 Feb 2018 16:00:40 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=4543 http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/les-and-kathes-movie-pass-experience-episode-112/#respond http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/les-and-kathes-movie-pass-experience-episode-112/feed/ 0 <p>What is a Movie Pass? Movie Pass lets you watch a movie for free! You just have to pay $10 per month to get one and you can watch movies every day. Imagine 30 movies in 30 days for only $10!! How awesome is that?   Advantages of Movie Pass: You can watch new release […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/les-and-kathes-movie-pass-experience-episode-112/">Les and Kathe’s Movie Pass Experience: Episode 112</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Les and Kathe are sharing their Movie Pass experience because it will help you in your Retirement Lifestyle. They talk about how it works, why you should purchase one, and how much it costs. Listen to today's episode of the Rock Your Retirement Show What is a Movie Pass?
Movie Pass lets you watch a movie for free! You just have to pay $10 per month to get one and you can watch movies every day. Imagine 30 movies in 30 days for only $10!! How awesome is that?
 
Advantages of Movie Pass:

* You can watch new release movies
* You can watch movies every day for free
* There are no blocked out dates
* At theaters where advanced seating is available, you can select your seat in advance
* You’ll save tons of $$$

I wouldn’t say disadvantages but here are some things you cannot do with your Movie Pass:

* You cannot watch 2 movies in a day
* Members can’t watch the same movie twice
* You can’t watch 3D movies
* Tickets can be bought the same day you are going to watch the movie. You cannot buy days ahead.
* To reserve your seat, you must be 100 feet away from the theatre

Having a Movie Pass lets you save a lot of money that you can use to spend on other things. You can have a movie date every day and still have some extra bucks to spend on dinner or groceries.
Watching a movie is a great stress reliever and it’s super fun! However, there are things that you might be doing in the cinema that might be annoying to other people. Here are some examples:

* Texting – this one is very common. Did you know that the light on your cell phone is distracting?
* Not putting your phone on silent mode – this one is really annoying. Imagine you’re watching a movie and when it’s climax, someone’s phone is going to ring in maximum volume.
* Talking loudly – just like not putting your phone on silent mode.

Les and I became interested in Movie Pass when we visited my parents on the East Coast. We went to the cinema and my parents didn’t pay for their ticket! And because of this, we thought, why not get a Movie Pass instead of paying $15-20 per person per movie?
We are sharing this experience because it will help you in your Retirement Lifestyle. You will save a lot of cash especially if you’re a movie-goer. You can spend it on other things like one of my personal favorites, cruises. If you love gardening you can spend it on fertilizers or seeds!
CLICK HERE FOR MOVIE PASS POSTED IN COSTCO FOR $89.99
After buying your Movie Pass in Costco, you need to complete your registration. CLICK HERE for the registration page.
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Signs of Urinary Tract Infection: Dementia! Episode 111 A Juice that can Prevent a UTI - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/signs-of-urinary-tract-infection/ Mon, 29 Jan 2018 16:00:10 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=4411 http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/signs-of-urinary-tract-infection/#comments http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/signs-of-urinary-tract-infection/feed/ 1 <p>Jenna Ryan knows signs of urinary tract infection.  She used to get them all the time. Did you know that signs of urinary tract infection include dementia?  This was a shock to me when I first found out.  I mean, what does one have to do with the other? Jenna Ryan is with us today […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/signs-of-urinary-tract-infection/">Signs of Urinary Tract Infection: Dementia! Episode 111</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Jenna Ryan talks about a juice she created that prevents a UTI. She also talks about its signs and symptoms and how it can be sometimes misdiagnosed as Dementia. Jenna Ryan knows signs of urinary tract infection.  She used to get them all the time.
Did you know that signs of urinary tract infection include dementia?  This was a shock to me when I first found out.  I mean, what does one have to do with the other?
Jenna Ryan is with us today to educate us about signs of urinary tract infections (UTI) and why she created a drink that can prevent/cure UTI.
Jenna is the CEO and co-founder of Uqora, a company dedicated to UTI prevention. Uqora has developed a “pink lemonade with a purpose” that helps women flush out UTI-causing bacteria. She created this drink mix because she herself suffered from UTI. Jenna says she doesn’t want to take antibiotics because it can develop resistance.
What is a UTI?
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of your urinary system — your kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Most infections involve the lower urinary tract — the bladder and the urethra.
Women are at greater risk of developing a UTI than are men. Infections limited to your bladder can be painful and annoying. However, serious consequences can occur if a UTI spreads to your kidneys.
Doctors typically treat urinary tract infections with antibiotics. But you can take steps to reduce your chances of getting a UTI in the first place.
Here are some signs of urinary tract infection to watch out for:

* A burning feeling when you urinate
* A frequent or intense urge to urinate, even though little comes out when you do
* Pain or pressure in your back or lower abdomen
* Cloudy, dark, bloody, or strange-smelling urine
* Feeling tired or shaky
* Fever or chills (a sign the infection may have reached your kidneys)

The issue with older adults is that many times they don’t get the same feelings of pain or burning sensations when they urinate so their UTIs often go undiagnosed.  But… then other issues can occur.
Did you know that signs of urinary tract infection can lead to misdiagnosis of Dementia?
Here are some signs of urinary tract infection that are the same as Dementia:

* Delirium
* Hallucination
* Dizziness
* Confusion


How to Prevent a UTI
Hydration is the key to prevent a UTI. If you’re at risk of having a UTI, drink Uqora. If you’re in the older generation, you have to drink it every day. Good hygiene can also prevent a UTI.
If you have signs of urinary tract infection, the Uqora might be able to help.  But most importantly, be sure the speak with your doctor about the possibility of your parents having a UTI if they suddenly show signs of dementia.
References:

* What is UTI? – Mayo Clinic
* Signs and Symptoms of UTI – WebMD

You may visit Uqora by clicking HERE
Jenna Ryan will give you a 15% discount when you purchase Uqora using the code “Rockit15”
Jenna’s contact information:Jenna@uqora.com
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Multigenerational Living: Episode 110 Multigenerational Living: Episode 110 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/multigenerational-living-episode-110/ Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:00:39 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=4485 http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/multigenerational-living-episode-110/#respond http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/multigenerational-living-episode-110/feed/ 0 <p>Multigenerational Living: Is it hard? How does it work? Lisa Cini is an award-winning, internationally-recognized senior living designer with more than 25 years’ experience.She just released her second book entitled “Hive The Simple Guide to Multigenerational Living,” which is based on her own personal situation of living in a 4-generation household with people in the house ranging […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/multigenerational-living-episode-110/">Multigenerational Living: Episode 110</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Lisa Cini talks about how multigenerational living works here on The Rock Your Retirement Show Multigenerational Living: Is it hard? How does it work?
Lisa Cini is an award-winning, internationally-recognized senior living designer with more than 25 years’ experience.She just released her second book entitled “Hive The Simple Guide to Multigenerational Living,” which is based on her own personal situation of living in a 4-generation household with people in the house ranging in age from 17-92 and the positive impact design can have in a home for seniors with dementia.
Lisa is also the Founder of www.BestLivingTech.com, think Sharper Image meets AARP! She searches the world for the best products to Embrace Living as we age. Her design company, Mosaic Design Studio, is the nation’s leading provider of design services for senior living
According to Lisa, 90% of people do not want to move to Senior Living facilities. A lot of seniors do not want to move into the beautiful Senior Living Facilities Lisa Designs.
Why would someone not want to live in a beautiful Senior Facility where they don’t have to cook and there are a ton of activities?

* It can be very expensive
* People want to age at home
* Some of them got their house when they got married or when they got home from the war. They had that same house their entire lives. Giving up their house is like giving up their freedom

Multigenerational living means living with different age groups in one house.
25% of seniors are now living in a multigenerational household

Lisa started living with her parents and grandparents when she started her company. She needed her mom to take care of her kids. Lisa asked her mom to help her raise the kids and her mom agreed. Her parents lived a couple of blocks away from her house so, she thought, her parents need to move in with her. She also convinced her grandmom to move in with them.
How does it work? How do you deal with the different needs of different persons? Lisa tells us stories from her personal experience as she’s living with her family from different age groups.
Living with Lisa’s parents and grandmother is going well. Her kids love their grandma’s food, her parents love the joy her kids are giving them. Of course, nobody’s perfect so even if everything is going well, there are some bumpy rides along the way. One of them was storage. Each generation feels differently about the storage of their private things. For example; there are things her grandmother considers private that her mother doesn’t. There are also things her mother considers private that Lisa doesn’t consider private.
Lisa’s grandmother has Alzheimer’s. She wanders around so Lisa created a wandering path in her house and used technology. Anything that she could hurt herself on is not on that wandering path. They also installed cameras in her house so that whenever her parents would go out and eat dinner, they would not worry about coming home right away. They could just turn on the camera and talk to her grandmother. Pretty Cool!
Lisa has a 21 point checklist on how to age in place at her website www.lisamcini.com
If you would like to check out Lisa’s Books here are the links:
The Future Is Here: Senior Living Reimagined
HIVE
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What Does Your Retirement Life Look Like? Episode 109 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/what-to-do-after-retirement/ Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:00:31 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=4302 http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/what-to-do-after-retirement/#respond http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/what-to-do-after-retirement/feed/ 0 <p>This might be a hard question for some people, but let’s face it, what does your retirement life look like? Steve Cousins is one of our listeners. (Hi Steve!) After graduating from college Steve joined an oil company at a refinery in Arkansas where he worked as an engineer, manager and eventually as the VP and […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/what-to-do-after-retirement/">What Does Your Retirement Life Look Like? Episode 109</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Steve Cousins talks about what to do after retirement and how it will help your retirement lifestyle. Listen to today's episode of the Rock Your Retirement show. This might be a hard question for some people, but let’s face it, what does your retirement life look like?
Steve Cousins is one of our listeners. (Hi Steve!) After graduating from college Steve joined an oil company at a refinery in Arkansas where he worked as an engineer, manager and eventually as the VP and General Manager.  He stayed with the same company for his entire career and remained at the same location.
Last year Steve retired upon turning 60 and immediately stepped into a retirement career designed to be part-time, low stress and lots of fun.  After a year, the plan is working great!  I wanted to discuss with him his choice in a “semi-retirement”.
“You shouldn’t run away from something, you have to run towards something”
Steve always thought he will be working until he was 70 or later because he really enjoyed his job. The last few years, things changed he did not enjoy it very much but he hung on because frankly, he was afraid of retirement. There were several reasons he was afraid of retirement and I think a lot of people can relate.

* Steve thought if he was leaving work because he didn’t enjoy it anymore that didn’t necessarily mean he would enjoy retirement either.
* He also looked at the compensation he was getting from work and it was painful for him to walk away from that after working so hard to get to that point in his career.
* His job was his identity and he didn’t want to lose that

Working to feel useful and productive in retirement
Even before retiring from his job, Steve decided what he wanted his retirement life to look like. He wanted to feel useful and productive. He started his side gigs which are pretty cool!

* Contract Lobbying
* Expert Witness work
* Trade Association representation

Side gigs or semi-retirement not for you? Steve, says focus on volunteer work. He has a ton of volunteer positions! (As we tend to hear a lot, he is just as busy if not even busier than when he was working) His volunteer work includes:

* Chair the Board of Trustees for the local community college
* Local Hospital Clinic that helps people who are uninsured or underinsured
* State and local Chamber of Commerce
* State University mentoring students
* On the board of a local group called 50 for the future where they solve problems in the city

It’s not all work for Steve. He also spends time with his wife. They enjoy doing a lot of things together like running, hiking, off-road riding, discovering hidden waterfalls, and many more activities. Now that they are retired, they can spend a lot more time together but still spend time doing their own things as well.
Steve’s Advice from one listener of the show to another:
You should marry someone better than yourself and invest a lot of time in your relationship because if everything else went away and you still have each other, you will still be fine.
Widen your horizon’s. Don’t just do your job, volunteer to do other things. REach outside of your comfort zone, and practice public speaking because it helps boost your confidence. What great advice Steve!
Did you plan your retirement life? How did you do it? Leave a comment below and let us know!
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Your hobby can help you in your Retirement: Episode 108 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/your-hobby-can-help-you-in-your-retirement-episode-108/ Mon, 08 Jan 2018 16:00:05 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=4452 http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/your-hobby-can-help-you-in-your-retirement-episode-108/#comments http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/your-hobby-can-help-you-in-your-retirement-episode-108/feed/ 1 <p>Your hobby can help you in your Retirement Kim Jamieson-Hirst is a YouTube superstar and a pretty big deal in the quilting world! I brought her on the show to not only talk about her hobby of quilting but how ANY hobby can help you in your retirement. Kim is the owner of Chatterbox Quilts […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/your-hobby-can-help-you-in-your-retirement-episode-108/">Your hobby can help you in your Retirement: Episode 108</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Kim Jamieson-Hirst to talk about how to reclaim the joy in your hobby and how it helps in your retirement Your hobby can help you in your Retirement
Kim Jamieson-Hirst is a YouTube superstar and a pretty big deal in the quilting world! I brought her on the show to not only talk about her hobby of quilting but how ANY hobby can help you in your retirement. Kim is the owner of Chatterbox Quilts in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She started quilting more than a decade ago and initially thought it was boring. But after her friends encouraged her to try and enroll in a quilting course, she became addicted and started her business in 2008. Her designs and articles have been featured in Quilter’s Connection magazine, Irish Quilting, The Country Register, and Bustle & Sew ezine.
Kim is the creator of Unloved and Unappreciated: Finding the Hidden Value in Vintage Sewing Machines and is currently working on more online courses to help quilters reclaim their joy in the craft.
If you think quilting isn’t for you or might “boring”, think again! We talked about the various kinds of equipment used as well as the different kinds of quilts there are. It’s quite fascinating! You will also discover during this interview, that I know absolutely nothing about quilting!
We also discussed her YouTube channel called Chatterboxquilts. It teaches her followers how to quilt, how to use machines for quilting, and so much more! She’s also a blogger, and Kim also works part-time at a French immersion elementary school. Busy lady! What started her project is her passion to share her knowledge with other quilters so that they could enjoy their craft more. Just like our previous guest, Ellen Williamson, Kim’s quilting is more of a “jobby”.
Kim goes into greater detail in her freebie, but her tips for reclaiming joy in your hobby are:

* Join groups that have the same hobby as you!

* Exchanging ideas and earning more friends that have the same hobby as you will help you a lot.


* Don’t compare yourself to others.

* Everyone is unique. You may be good at quilting and not at woodworking.


* Give yourself permission to stop working on a project.

* Sometimes, you might feel like you’re not enjoying what you are doing anymore. It’s okay to stop. Time is too short to work on things that you’re no longer enjoying.


* Don’t feel guilty about the time you spent in working on your hobby.

* You can’t buy happiness. If you love what you are doing, just keep on doing it! Also, hobbies are good for your mental and emotional health.


* Stop, but don’t quit!

* You might feel that you’re not having fun on what you’re doing. Take a break.



If you would like to download, 5 Steps to Reclaiming the Joy in your Hobby, it can be found at http://RockYourRetirement.com/Hobby
Kim’s contact information is: Email: kim@chatterboxquilts.com * Website: www.chatterboxquilts.com
It doesn’t matter whether you enjoy quilting, sports, cars, or even steam trains, it is important to find a hobby (or several) as your hobby can help you in your retirement. What is your hobby? Share it with us in the notes below.
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Les has cancer and it sucks: Episode 107 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/cancer/ Mon, 01 Jan 2018 16:00:45 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=4437 http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/cancer/#respond http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/cancer/feed/ 0 <p>We are bringing our editor (and my husband) Les, to the forefront of the Rock Your Retirement show to talk about his cancer diagnosis. Some of you may already know, but In November of 2016 (on election day), we were hit with some devastating news. We were told that Les has stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/cancer/">Les has cancer and it sucks: Episode 107</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Les Briney talks to Kathe Kline about how his cancer diagnosis changed his Retirement Lifestyle. Listen to today's episode of the Rock Your Retirement Show Some of you may already know, but In November of 2016 (on election day), we were hit with some devastating news. We were told that Les has stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer. This means he has prostate cancer in about 8 places in his bones. It has a been a journey of sadness, anger, fear, and yes, happiness. We thought we would share a bit of the journey with you.
So the fight begins
We decided Les would go through chemotherapy and hormone blocking. I have to be honest, I was against chemotherapy at first. We also changed our diet and it was very hard!  Les LOVES his cookies and he had to give them up. It has been worth it though because we both feel like the diet change has really helped. Les also did a ton of research and discovered supplements that helped fight cancer. He started taking practically all of them. He’s taking a lot of supplements!
Right now, Les is starving his cancer it and keeping it from getting testosterone which stops it from growing. Over time, the cancer will become resistant to this and that is when the risk is higher. The longer the androgen therapy works, the longer Les lives. If you looked at Les right now, you would not think he was sick. For this type of cancer, the life expectancy is about  3 1/2 years. The way things are going, we both think Les will surpass this.
Everytime Les a new ache, I am not sure if it is because of his cancer or the fact that he is 73!  With the therapy, there are side effects which include:

* Numbness and swelling in the feet
* Tiredness
* Losing muscle mass
* Gaining weigh in the stomach
* hot flashes…ladies is this sounding a little familiar?
* Lack of intimacy. We thought about using tips we learned from Sue Goldstein but we haven’t started that yet

Leading a less stressful life when you are fighting a disease

* Support of friends and family has been instrumental in relieving stress
* Mental attitude is important.
* Doing the things that need to get done. Throw yourself into work or activities to take your mind of things that would cause you stress.
* Declutter your house because it can be stressful having all that “stuff” around the house. Lisa Woodruff has given us lots of tips on this!
* Keep your mind busy so you are not focused on how you feel

Now what?
We are going to move forward with our lives and not dwell on his condition.
Still no cookies for Les. We are going to stay away from sugar because we both believe sugar feeds cancer
2018 will be spent making memories together. We are going to spend some quality time together and we are going to be traveling. Our first trip is in March and we are going to Hong Kong, Korea, then China. In August, we are going to Barcelona.
Do you want to come with on either of our trips? We can check into a group rate!  If so, leave a comment below or send me an email through the website.
If you would like to read the blog Les has created about his progress you can go to www.leshascancer.com
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How Religion helps you stay healthy: Episode 106 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/religion-helps-you-stay-healthy/ Mon, 25 Dec 2017 08:00:19 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=4193 http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/religion-helps-you-stay-healthy/#comments http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/religion-helps-you-stay-healthy/feed/ 4 <p>Yes! You read that right. Religion helps you stay healthy! What else should we discuss on Christmas Day, but religion? Dr. Jim Brown discusses the benefits of going to church with me on this Christmas special, and they aren’t all just spiritual. He is a university professor teaching Technology and Psychology (that’s a weird mix…right?) […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/religion-helps-you-stay-healthy/">How Religion helps you stay healthy: Episode 106</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Dr. Jim Brown talks to Rock Your Retirement show about church and the role it plays on your mind, body, and spirit. Listen to today's episode of the Rock Your Retirement show. What else should we discuss on Christmas Day, but religion?
Dr. Jim Brown discusses the benefits of going to church with me on this Christmas special, and they aren’t all just spiritual. He is a university professor teaching Technology and Psychology (that’s a weird mix…right?) and is currently the pastor of The Lake Church. Dr. Jim Brown has been a principal, superintendent, department chair at three different universities. He also served several churches and various roles from music pastor to senior pastor.
Did you know that there are benefits in the faith community to our mind, body, and spirit?
Although we still report ourselves to be a “Christian Nation”, 17% of Americans are regularly attending services (including all religions) weekly. That’s about 1 in every 5 Americans go to (church/synagogue/mosque/etc.) on a regular basis. It doesn’t mean that the 83% doesn’t go to church at all, they just don’t go on a regular basis.
Here are some of the benefits of going to church and how religion helps you stay healthy :

* Churchgoers live longer and enjoy better overall health in the general population.  Why is this?  Does this surprise you?

* According to Dr. Lynda Powell, Preventive Medicine Specialist at Rush University Medical Center, the answer may lie at least in part in the positive lifestyle choices that churches promote. Most religious organizations discourage negative habits like smoking, drugs, etc.


* Frequent churchgoers are happier than those who do not attend services.  Of course, there is always the exception, and right now churchgoers might have a particular reputation of being…well…judgmental or “churchie” for lack of a better word…  But according to research on religion, it’s true.  Why is this?

* We learn (over time) to accept life as it comes.
* We learn (also over time) to love and accept one another.  No matter what the flaws are.  This can be one of the most difficult things to learn.
* A support system is built in for those hard times that we all must face.


* Regular attendance may increase lifespan.

* Many Americans go to church because it helps them stay grounded and gives them spiritual guidance.
* Tyler VanderWeele of Harvard said, “Church attendance promotes self-discipline and sense of meaning and purpose.”
* Dr. Blazer, a professor of Psychiatry at Duke University said, “The one aspect that is significant of good health is religious service attendance.”


* Couples who attend church services are less likely to divorce and have happier marriages than those who don’t attend.

To get Dr. Brown’s 11 Good Reasons to Attend Church, go to http://rockyourretirement.com/ReasonsToAttendChurch
Do you have any comments about today’s episode?  Post them in the comments section below!
Contact information for Lake Church at Lake San Marcos:

* The Lake Church – Official Website
* The Lake Church – Facebook Page

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How Different Generation Groups Organize: Ep105 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/different-generation-groups-organize/ Mon, 18 Dec 2017 08:00:23 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=4171 http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/different-generation-groups-organize/#comments http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/different-generation-groups-organize/feed/ 1 <p>Lisa Woodruff was a previous guest and I brought her back for a second interview to talk about how different generation groups organize Lisa is a professional organizer, productivity specialist, and author. She believes organization is not a skill you are born with. It is a skill that is developed over time and changes with each season […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/different-generation-groups-organize/">How Different Generation Groups Organize: Ep105</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Lisa Woodruff talks with Kathe Kline organizing in retirement. She explains the different generation groups and why our parents and grand parents may find it difficult to let go of stuff. Listen to today's episode of the Rock Your Retirement Show Lisa is a professional organizer, productivity specialist, and author. She believes organization is not a skill you are born with. It is a skill that is developed over time and changes with each season of life. I am an avid listener and big fan of her podcast show at Organize365.com.
I gave Lisa an update on my personal progress and yes, I am making progress! We also talked about my ” Sunday Basket” and if you listen to
Episode 88 which was my first interview with Lisa you can learn more about that.
What are the different Generation Groups? The dates can vary depending on where you look but here is a general idea:

* The Silent Generation born between 1925 and 1945
* Baby Boomer Generation born between 1946 and 1964
* Generation X born between 1965 and 1980
* Millenials born between 1980 and after

Lisa and I discuss how each generation deals with their “stuff” and what the differences are.
The Silent Generation was born and raised in the Great Depression. They had a lot available to them educationally but not a lot available to them materially. The Silent Generation typically did not have mortgages on their home and did not use credit cards. They were a hard-working and fairly frugal generation. There was not a lot of consumerism while they were growing up.
Baby Boomers were born and raised in the affluence of World War II. This is when consumerism and a lot of toys really came on the market. Barbies, GI Joe, TV’s  and commercials became prevalent and advertisers started targeting teenagers.
Gen Xer’s had all of the toys. They had all of the toys the baby boomers had growing up and then some. The majority of Gen Xers grew up in the 80’s which was the height of materialism. In the 80’s is when things cost the most and people wanted to accumulate a lot of “stuff”.
Decluttering and downsizing
These items that are in our parents and grandparents homes and attics are things that were hard earned. Baby boomers sometimes have a difficult time getting rid of their things because they worked so hard to obtain them. Take the time to go through those things with your parents or grandparents. Let them tell the stories of how the stuff was obtained and the memories that come with them. Find ways of making memories using the stuff.
Lisa has a lot going on! Below is some information on her workshops, podcast, and books
100 day home organization program 
Paper organizing workshop called the Sunday basket. You can learn more about it at thesundaybasket.com
You can also learn more or listen to her podcast at organize365.com
Books/Kindle Editions: 
The Mindset of Organization: Take Back Your House One Phase at a Time
How ADHD Affects Home Organization: Understanding the Role of the 8 Key Executive Functions of the Mind
The Sunday Basket: Weekly Paper Organization & Planning
clean 34:29 4171 Taking the Keys Away: Episode 104 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/taking-the-keys-away/ Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:00:22 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=4160 <p>In this episode, I talk with Veronica Mitchell about the sensitive topic of taking the keys away. Veronica is a friend of mine who I have known for awhile. We have served on the same committees at the Caregiver Coalition of San Diego and also the San Diego County Council on Aging. Veronica is an advocate for seniors, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/taking-the-keys-away/">Taking the Keys Away: Episode 104</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Veronica Mitchell talks with the Rock Your Retirement show about maintaining a good retirement lifestyle even after the car keys are taken away. Listen to today's episode of the Rock Your Retirement Show. Veronica is a friend of mine who I have known for awhile. We have served on the same committees at the Caregiver Coalition of San Diego and also the San Diego County Council on Aging. Veronica is an advocate for seniors, women, and caregivers. She is a guest blogger and writes her own blog featured on her website. She is passionate about prevention of Elder Abuse and Scams, along with helping families take the keys from their senior loved ones.
You love your parent or spouse, yet you know that they can no longer safely drive. How do you know that it is time to take the keys away? How do you have that conversation with them in a loving and respectful way? Where do you begin? Families members are afraid to approach the subject. It is our last part of our freedom as we age, and it is very emotional subject.
My father’s Parkinson’s caused his eyes to shut and he was still driving! Obviously, I was panicked and in our family, we had to deal with the tough subject of taking the keys away. Sadly, my story is not uncommon.
Veronica and broke this down into 4 phases:

* Have Conversations with your loved ones and start it as early as possible. Have a frank conversation and the most candid approach is best. Don’t wait until it is a crisis.
* Identify, Observe & Document Unsafe Driving. Follow them and observe their driving. Check out the car and see if there are more dents than usual. When you are driving them around ask them directions to get somewhere. Do they get flustered, angry or confused in traffic?
* Create a Plan, Manage the Plan, and Vet All Participants. Coordinate with friends and family members about who is going to drive them to places. They still need to get to places such as doctors appointments or haircuts. They also need social engagement. Make sure there is a plan to get them to social activities so they don’t become depressed feeling stuck in one place. Make sure to be flexible and have all family members help.

Contact information for Veronica:
Email: veronica@veronicamitchell.com
Twitter: @VeronicaMitch1
Website: www.veronicamitchell.com
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In our discussion, Laura and I talk about some of the scams that are out there including:

* Email invoked abuse and Microsoft Outlook worms
* Western Union Fraud:  Someone calls and says, “Your grandson was taken to jail in Mexico. We need you to wire money for attorneys fees”. The scammers like to play on heartstrings.
* IRS Scam is where someone will call telling you that you are in default on your taxes. The IRS will never call or email anyone. They will only send a letter.
* YES Scam is when someone will call and pretend to have a bad connection saying “can you hear me now?” Their objective is to get you to say “YES” so they have your voice on recording and they can use your recorded voice to purchase things.

Anyone can order a mailing list. There is a lot of demographic information in these mailing lists. This includes; address information, age groups, and even reported income levels. Sometimes the phone scammers are not just randomly dialing people. They are targeting you for a specific reason.
We also talked about the recent Microsoft scams. This is where your computer gets locked up or you get a pop up on your screen indicating your drivers are not up to date. The scammers essentially hold your computer ransom until you pay money to get it unlocked.
Steps for preventing financial elder abuse
Don’t go to websites you don’t know
Don’t open an attachment or links in an email from anyone you don’t know.
If a scammer calls you, the easiest and safest thing is to hang up.
Educate your loved ones about the Scams that are out there so they are aware of them and they know what to look out for.
Make sure your computer virus software us up to date at all times
If you have a private caregiver, make sure they are aware of these scams as well. Laura also tells us that if you use a private caregiver don’t give them the “keys to the kingdom”. Make sure you have systems in place to ensure the caregiver cannot take advantage of your loved one
If you have questions, ask! It is not a sign of weakness to ask for help or guidance.
Contact information for Laura: Phone: 858-779-9254 or website: www.altagolden.com
As I mentioned in our interview, the Red Podcast has a few episodes about IRS Scams. Here is a link to one of them This Is What An IRS Scam Phone Call Sounds Like 
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Caring for someone with Dementia: Episode 102 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/caring-for-someone-with-dementia/ Mon, 27 Nov 2017 08:00:21 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=4249 <p>Caring for someone (especially our loved one) with Dementia can be challenging. Rick Topete is with us today to give us advice on how to take care of someone with Dementia.   Rick Topete’s passion with seniors began way back when he was in high school. He studied at St. Bernard High School where they visit local […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/caring-for-someone-with-dementia/">Caring for someone with Dementia: Episode 102</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Rick Topete talks to the Rock Your Retirement show about how to care for someone with Dementia. Listen to today's Rock Your Retirement show. Caring for someone (especially our loved one) with Dementia can be challenging. Rick Topete is with us today to give us advice on how to take care of someone with Dementia.
 
Rick Topete’s passion with seniors began way back when he was in high school.
He studied at St. Bernard High School where they visit local Senior Centers in Los Angeles. During his visit to Senior Centers, they would play cards, listen to old-time music, hear their great stories, put a smile on their face and let them know they mattered. In 2011, he had an opportunity at Silverado Care. Within the first year of taking the job, his Aunt was diagnosed with early onset of Dementia that made it “real” and really centered him on what this disease is.
Rick gives us some tips on how to take care of someone with Dementia.

* Keep the tone of your voice pleasant and soft.

* Sometimes, the noise can have an effect on someone with Dementia.


* Gentle eye contact
* Stay away from negative words
* Change topic if needed
* Give simple choices

* Example, would you like to wear the red sweater or the blue sweater?


* Know their passion and help them use and maintain the remaining strength they have today.

* Celebrate their abilities and not focus on their limitation


* If a loved one has passed, be in the moment with them

Rick tells us it’s all about understanding what their passion is, what’s their past job, hobbies, etc. Once you get to know them better, you can use it to help them feel important. If you knew someone with Dementia and you know that he or she likes gardening, make him or her do gardening (with supervision, of course). It’s all about not making them feel that they have a disease or that they are useless. What’s important is that we make them feel that they matter, that they have a purpose.
“Give them the opportunity to live, understand what’s in their heart, understand what’s important to them.”
Even though the disease may be there it doesn’t mean they can’t live and still have that social involvement in living
each day.
Below are some links to support activities for Seniors, especially those with a Dementia diagnosis.

* http://www.activitymaterials.com
* http://www.seabaygame.com
* http://www.reminisce.com      **** Great “Old Time Magazine” that takes Seniors back covering the 30’s to the 70’s with stories of the day.

If you would like to contact Rick his phone number is 760-215-5517
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Medications can cause dementia: Episode 101 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/health-sex/medications-can-cause-dementia/ Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:00:19 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=4129 <p>Dr. Newton wants to educate people on how medications can cause dementia and how to avoid these medications. The only thing worse than having Dementia is taking care of a loved one with Dementia. Many people do not realize that a large number of medications can cause dementia. Dr. Camille Newton is a home visiting […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/health-sex/medications-can-cause-dementia/">Medications can cause dementia: Episode 101</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Dr. Camille Newton talks to the Rock Your Retirement show about retirement lifestyle issues and medications that can cause Dementia. Listen to today's episode of the Rock Your Retirement show The only thing worse than having Dementia is taking care of a loved one with Dementia. Many people do not realize that a large number of medications can cause dementia.
Dr. Camille Newton is a home visiting physician. You may also know it has a traveling doctor or mobile doctor. It is such an important service for seniors that are not able to travel for doctor’s appointments. She focuses on minimizing medications, especially psychotropic pharmaceuticals to help senior’s brains stay healthier longer.
When medications are tested by the FDA to see if they are safe, they are not really tested to see if they cause brain failure.
While performing house calls she has seen the effect psychotropic medications have on people who take them for a long period of time.
Some examples of psychotropic drugs are:

* Antipsychotics including Risperdal  or Haldol
* Sedatives especially the benzodiazepines such as Ativan, Xanax, or Valium
* Anti-depressants
* Antihistamines

These are some pretty staggering and scary statistics!
According to Dr. Newton, Benzodiazepine use is associated with an increased risk of Dementia. Nearly tripling risk within 3 years. Quitting reduces risk over time, to only 10% increase in risk 3 years after quitting. Benzodiazepine use quadruples the risk of suicide in the elderly. In one study, Benzodiazepines and hypnotics increased suicide risk by 14 times.
Antihistamines can have the anticholinergic effect. This means some of them block a certain neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. This can have a detrimental effect on the brain over a long period of time. This includes Benadryl.
in monkeys, laboratory rats, and humans, the antipsychotics such as Haldol, showed a huge measurable shrinking of the brain within 8 weeks of use.
A person goes to the drug store and they have allergy symptoms. They could choose Claritin or Allegra (which are not anticholinergic) or they could choose Benadryl or Coricidin and end up with dementia within a few years.
Maybe Less is more?
Dr. Newton tells a fascinating story about “Pam” who is a rare case of dementia reversed by getting her off of her medications. Although she has had only a few cases of ‘total cure’, she’s had numerous patients improve dramatically when their anticholinergics were stopped.  These medications are so dangerous to our brains, and yet there is no warning label.  Many of them are over the counter.
A lot of people ask Dr. Newton,”what CAN I take.” Her response is, don’t look for something to take when you are having a problem. Don’t look for a pill to solve your problem and question every medication you are given.
*Please note:  Neither the Rock Your Retirement Show nor the host, Kathe Kline provide medical advice.  Please consult your own practitioner about any healthcare issues that you have.
If you would like to reach out to Dr. Newton, her email is docnewton@att.net
Today’s Freebie, Medications that can cause Dementia, Can be found at http://rockyourretirement.com/Medications
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Too Tired to Rock Your Retirement? Episode 100 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/too-tired-to-rock-your-retirement/ Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:00:29 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=4122 <p>Are you too tired to Rock Your Retirement? It’s hard to live a full life when you are too tired and feeling sluggish. So today, I have brought Diane Kusunose on the show. She talks about how methods she uses to help people increase their energy. Diane Kusunose, P.T., is a certified Nutritionist and Biofeedback […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/too-tired-to-rock-your-retirement/">Too Tired to Rock Your Retirement? Episode 100</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Diane Kusunose talks to the Rock Your Retirement show about how to increase your energy levels to help you with retirement lifestyle. Listen to today's episode of the Rock Your Retirement show It’s hard to live a full life when you are too tired and feeling sluggish. So today, I have brought Diane Kusunose on the show. She talks about how methods she uses to help people increase their energy.
Diane Kusunose, P.T., is a certified Nutritionist and Biofeedback Practitioner. She offers unique evaluation technology and provides personalized solutions for improving health, well-being, and energy for all her patients. Diane is highly trained in Zyto Biofeedback Technology and Nutrition Response Testing. She specializes in organic nutrients, homeopathy, and herbal support for digestion, sleep challenges, and pain remediation.
Diane knew she wanted to be a physical therapist all the way back in High School. Her school had a super cool health careers program which provided her great opportunities to be what she wanted to be.
When she became a mother, Diane began using a more natural approach to take care of her children’s ailments like runny noses or injuries. She decided she was going to pursue natural means to take care of them.
We talk about her son who had warts all over his body and they just could not get rid of them. She took him to a homeopath and they put him on 3 homeopathic medications. A 1 ½ to a 2-year problem with warts was cured in just a few months. Well, Diane was hooked! She knew she had to learn more and took classes on homeopath.
“We live in an electromagnetic world”
Diane then took additional courses that taught her about electromagnetic frequencies and how to use those for treatment. Then enters Zyto Biofeedback system which is what she uses in her practice today.
Zyto Biofeedback…HUH? That’s what I thought too but it is actually very fascinating!
Zyto Biofeedback is galvanic skin response which is very scientifically based. galvanic skin response is the same technology that is used in a polygraph test. In a polygraph test, you put your hand on a plate and someone interrogates you and it gives out central nervous system responses through the hand on a plate. The galvanic skin response in the Zyto is much the same. Diane goes into greater detail in the interview about what this is and how it works.
In her practice, Diane looks for what is blocking your vitality. What is making you too tired? What is causing you to lose sleep or just not feel yourself? She describes it as gathering puzzle pieces. She gets puzzle pieces from questions, nutrition response testing and Zyto Biofeedback. Using these tools, she puts the puzzle together.
Our bodies are so clever they can repair themselves if we don’t have things (Blocks) in the way.
There are 5 blocks in the body she looks for which are foods, chemicals, heavy metals, immune challenges, and scars.
We also talked about things such as:

* Nutritional response testing
* Elimination Diets
* Applied Kinesiology
* Muscle Testing
* Shuman Frequency

According to Diane, solutions are different for everyone. If you are feeling too tired to Rock Your Retirement, fatigued, depressed, or just not like yourself, she recommends you do your research and find someone to help you. Don’t give up and if one method or doctor doesn’t work, keep seeking.  She also encourages people to experience health practitioners who are natural based-minded and always seek your energy and your health.
If you would like to reach out to Diane or learn more her contact information is below
Phone: 760-420-5210
www.naturalbalancing.com
diane@naturalbalancing.com
People, Places, and things mentioned in the interview
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When you exercise too much: Episode 099 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/exercise_too_much/ Mon, 06 Nov 2017 08:00:09 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3947 <p>Yes, you can exercise too much! Colette, a native of Ireland, moved to the US in her early 20’s and worked in finance for over a decade. She then discovered her passion for health and fitness and pursued a full-time career in this field. Moving to Nice, France in 2008 she opened a fitness and yoga […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/exercise_too_much/">When you exercise too much: Episode 099</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Colette Kent talks to Kathe Kline about how listening to the signs your body is giving you can help you with retirement lifestyle. Listen to today's episode of the Rock Your Retirement show. Colette, a native of Ireland, moved to the US in her early 20’s and worked in finance for over a decade. She then discovered her passion for health and fitness and pursued a full-time career in this field. Moving to Nice, France in 2008 she opened a fitness and yoga studio. Colette was an avid competitor taking part in many sporting events including triathlons, marathons, and bike races. However, even with all her efforts, her health was not in a good place. Colette discovered she was training and exercising too much. She wasn’t listening to the subtle signals her body was giving her.
In 2014, Colette took some time out to cleanse and reset her body. She underwent a 21-day cellular cleanse program in Bali with an Ayurvedic doctor and this is what changed her life personally and professionally. After the cleanse, she stayed in Bali and worked with the Ayurvedic Doctor and completed her studies to become an Ayurveda Wellness Counselor.
So obviously, my question was how on earth do you pronounce this and what is it?!
Ayur which translates to Life and Veda which translates to science so it is the Science of Life. It is all about a holistic approach to healing. It teaches people how to understand their own mind-body type and your own true nature. Colette brought up a good point too. Living in our modern world, we have all kind of gotten away from nature. Becuase of modern conveniences, we are all less in tune with mother nature.
Ayurveda teaches that everything in the natural world is made up of the five elements of nature which are: space, air, fire, water, and earth. These five elements form what are called three “doshas” or mind-body types.
What’s Your Dosha?
VATA-Elements of space and air. Vata is all about movement and action like the wind. A Vata person is slim and slender, they generally have an oval face and small eyes. They may have dry skin or thin brittle hair. Just like the wind, they are always moving and walk and talk a  lot. The Vata person may forget to eat sometimes, run out of energy, or suffer from insomnia at times. Other characteristics include, gaps between teeth, deviated septum in their nose.
Vata’s are very creative, imaginative, and always on the go. Vata’s minds are always moving and this can cause difficulties in being grounded because they are always thinking ahead. They are born worriers and can feel anxious. Their slogan in life tends to be “Can I change my mind” because they tend to be indecisive. Vata’s can be grounded with activities like slow yoga or meditation. Also grounding foods which are foods that are heavier and more comfort foods. If a Vata is out of balance they may have dryness in the skin, lips or hair.
PITTA– Made up of the elements fire and water. Pitta is all about the sun’s heat and intensity.  A Pitta person would have a medium build with medium height and good strong muscles. They tend to have sharp features like their nose or chin, and also have intense eyes. Pitta’s are also good speakers and make good CEO’s and managers. They are goal oriented, productive, list makers, and always on time. Also, they can be witty, opinionated, critical of others and themselves. It is “my way or the highway” with a Pitta and they are competitive.
Pitta’s will have a sharp metabolism and their digestion is strong. This means they get “hangry” a lot. When they are out of balance they tend to overheat. This can cause loose stools or diarrhea, rashes, bloodshot eyes, or headaches. They may also experience heartburn, acid reflux, anger, impatience, irritability, and jealousy. To “cool” the heat of a Pitta, you need a moderation in activity, less competition and less spice in their diet.
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Why a Care Manager is the Secret Ingredient: Episode 098 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/why-care-manager-is-the-secret/ Mon, 30 Oct 2017 08:00:05 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3945 <p>Does Mom need help but you are tapped out? I brought Ann Butterfield to the show to explain how an Aging Life Care Manager can help you. If you’ve heard the term “Geriatric Care Manager”, it’s the same position. Ann explained that a Care Manager actually quarterback’s your loved one’s care.  She deals with all […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/why-care-manager-is-the-secret/">Why a Care Manager is the Secret Ingredient: Episode 098</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Kathe Kline interviews Ann Butterfield about how care managers can help you in retirement. She explains what a care manager does and how one can help you deal with care giving issues. Listen to the episode on the Rock your Retirement show. I brought Ann Butterfield to the show to explain how an Aging Life Care Manager can help you.
If you’ve heard the term “Geriatric Care Manager”, it’s the same position.
Ann explained that a Care Manager actually quarterback’s your loved one’s care.  She deals with all of the people who care for your loved one.  This quarterbacking can include:

* A Life Care Manager manages the
Caregivers.
* Doctors–going to doctor appointments, and facilitating communication between the family members, the doctor, and the client.
* Attorneys: Elder Law attorneys, Estate Planning attorneys, and others need to interact with the client and family, and the care manager helps facilitate this.
* The Care Manager interacts with Trustees to meet the client’s needs.
* Other Experts: care managers bring them in when necessary.
* Financial: including the accountant and Power of Attorney.  The Life Care Professional provides information on government benefits and assists the client in obtaining them where warranted.
* Housing options: Evaluation and selection of appropriate housing such as assisted living options or memory care.
* Family members:  Long Distance family members and others need help adjusting and coping with every day concerns and conflicts that arise.

She told a story about “Betty” who was caring for her elderly mother.
When mom moved from Washington State to San Francisco, there was a lot to coordinate.  You might be in this situation yourself:

* You have a full or part time job
* Children or grandchildren depend on you
* Someday you’d like to go out to lunch with a friend

When caring for a loved one, you’ve got to make phone calls (hundreds of them!), you’ve got to shop for yourself AND your loved one, you’ve got to coordinate with the care givers. Not only that, but you also have to deal with doctor’s visits, assisted living situations…the list goes on and on.

Aging Life Care™, also known as geriatric care management, is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges.
Working with families, the expertise of Aging Life Care Professionals provides the answers at a time of uncertainty. Their guidance leads families to the actions and decisions that ensure quality care and an optimal life for those they love, thus reducing worry, stress and time off of work for family caregivers through:
Assessment and monitoring
Planning and problem-solving
Education and advocacy
Family caregiver coaching1 
Ann was a nurse before she became a care manager, and it turns out that care givers come from many backgrounds.  Many have had personal experience with family members and so discovered the need for these services.  
A Care Manager takes much of your burden, especially when you are out of the area.  
Ann can be reached at Ann@BoutiqueCareManagement.com or if you want more information on care managers in your area, go to https://www.aginglifecare.org/
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Angela Gentile, M.S.W., R.S.W. has over 25 years of experience working with older adults and their families in a variety of capacities. She has worked in health care, private practice, long-term care, home care, and non-profits.
Angela has written a book, and a co-authored a mobile app, Dementia Caregiver Solutions. She is founder and manager of the LinkedIn Group, Gerontology Professionals of Canada and the Aging Well for Women Facebook page. She is currently employed full-time as a Geriatric Mental Health Clinician. She enjoys writing, traveling, photography and exploring what it means to age well.
Angela began working with older people at a very young age. She found she really enjoyed it and made a life long career. She is the “go-to” person if friends and family have questions regarding aging and it has also helped her with her own parents as they age.
All that accumulation of “stuff” doesn’t matter anymore as we age. What matters most are the memories
According to Angela, it is very interesting to see what people are left with after 80 years of living. Sometimes they end up in one little room because they can’t afford a house anymore, or they’ve lost their partner and they just don’t need all that space.
Dementia
We talked about the various types of dementia which include:

* Alzheimer’s which is the most common form
* Vascular Dementia which is the type that can most be prevented by healthy lifestyle choices
* Mixed Dementia which is Alzheimer’s plus vascular combined
* Lewy Body
* Korsakoff’s which can be caused by alcohol consumption

What are some ways to improve memory Skills?

* Pay Attention
* Form habits to help manage misplaced items
* Association or cues
* Learn it and store it correctly
* Keep Physically active. The brain needs oxygen to thrive and survive

Angela has provided a Freebie for my listeners. Five Strategies to Help Improve Memory Skills. This goes over these in more detail and can be found at http://rockyourretirement.com/MemorySkills
Books
Caring for a husband with Dementia: The Ultimate Survival Guide
A Book About Burnout: One Social Worker’s Tale of Survival
Contact information: Phone: (855) 974-4219  *  Email: CareToAge@gmail.com  *  Website: www.AngelaGGentile.com
If you’d like to share your story with Angela and me, go to the show notes at Rock Your Retirement.com and leave a comment.  And you can talk with me and other listeners of the show in our private Facebook Community.  Just click on the community tab of the website.








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What are the causes of Dizziness? episode 096 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/causes-of-dizziness-dr-kimberly-bell/ Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:00:04 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3943 <p>Have you ever experienced vertigo? What are the causes of dizziness? Dr. Kimberley Bell, DPT has been a Physical Therapist for nearly 15 years, and she specializes in helping people with dizziness.  She assesses and treats vertigo, dizziness, and imbalance in people of all ages.  She also helps with other issues thought to be related to […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/causes-of-dizziness-dr-kimberly-bell/">What are the causes of Dizziness? episode 096</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Have you ever had vertigo? Kathe Kline interviews Dr. Kimberley Bell, DPT about the causes of dizziness in retirement. Don't retire dizzy! Listen to today's episode of the Rock Your Retirement show to learn how to make your lifestyle great! Dr. Kimberley Bell, DPT has been a Physical Therapist for nearly 15 years, and she specializes in helping people with dizziness.  She assesses and treats vertigo, dizziness, and imbalance in people of all ages.  She also helps with other issues thought to be related to aging as well.
I brought her on the show to talk about the causes of dizziness, and also some potential treatments that can help.
What is Balance?
You might have heard of the five senses. These five senses are hearing, taste, sight, smell, and touch.  But there is another sense that we don’t talk about. That is the sense of balance.  Without it, you wouldn’t be able to sit or stand upright because you wouldn’t be able to tell which way “up” was.  And you couldn’t tell where “here or “there” was.  Without a sense of balance, gravity, wouldn’t mean anything.  It would be fair to say that without any sense of balance, life would be unimaginably disabling.1
Dr. Bell was a wealth of information, especially if you know someone, or you are personally experiences vertigo, equilibrium problems, or the like.
She told a story of a client who had experienced vertigo since she was 56 years old.  This person had CT scans, MRIs, and cardiac testing to try to find the causes of dizziness.
Dr. Bell did an assessment and found crystals in her inner ear.  BPPV, or Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, occurs when a patient has crystals in her inner ear.  It’s the most common cause of vertigo, which is that feeling of spinning that some people get.
This feeling is not life-threatening (unless you fall and hit your head!).  It comes on suddenly and is usually brief.  You can trigger BPPV when you hold your head a certain way or move your head a certain way.  And of course, its a type of vertigo, or a false sense of movement.
Oh, and by the way, it can sometimes be cured by the right therapist. As a matter of fact, Dr. Bell was able to solve her patient’s problem (in the story above) in just a few visits.
Why can’t my doctor find what my causes of dizziness are?
Many physicians don’t know how to diagnose it, and they are also not trained in how to solve the problem.  Many don’t know the causes of dizziness in their patients.
The difficulty of making the right vestibular diagnosis is reflected in the fact that in some populations, more than one-third of the patients with a vestibular disease consult more than one physician – in some cases up to more than fifteen.2 
Not only that but one recent large epidemiological study estimates that as many as 35% of adults aged 40 years or older in the United States—approximately 69 million Americans—have experienced some form of vestibular dysfunction 3  
Dr. Bell shares a story in her blog:  
Since February 21, the medical care that I have personally received has caused me to experience vertigo anytime I chew solid food. This was never a problem before.
Obviously, I’m not still working with that healthcare provider whose treatment worsened my symptoms, but recovering from the harmful results of the care that I received has taken me now over six weeks. My symptoms have been so bad that my husband has taken off work one or two days every week in order to take care of me.
If I didn’t have him, I’m sure I would’ve had to hire a caregiver by now! I’ve been living with mild to severe vertigo off and on since I was five years old, after my first childhood concussion.4 
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Symptoms of Dementia: Episode 095 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/dementia-symptoms/ Mon, 09 Oct 2017 08:00:10 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3941 <p>One in three people over the age of 65 in San Diego have symptoms of dementia. Today we are talking about dementia symptoms. Ana González Seda is the Program Director for the San Diego/Imperial Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.  Her position is instrumental in providing face to face and online education and programming for caregivers, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/dementia-symptoms/">Symptoms of Dementia: Episode 095</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Kathe Kline interviews Ana Gonzalez Seda about Alzheimers and retirement. Just in San Diego, CA, one in three seniors has dementia. Caring for your parents can impact you when you retire. Find out more by listening to today's episode of Rock Your Re... Ana González Seda is the Program Director for the San Diego/Imperial Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.  Her position is instrumental in providing face to face and online education and programming for caregivers, people living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias. Ana has been working in the non- profit sector for leading health organizations in San Diego for over 15 years.
I asked Ana to come on the show to tell us about dementia symptoms. If you have a parent or loved one that gets diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, I  want you to know what to expect.
If you lose your keys, that is not a part of symptoms of dementia. But if you find them in the refrigerator, that could be a sign of dementia
What are the early signs and symptoms of Dementia?

* Memory Loss that disrupts daily life
* Challenges in planning or solving problems
* Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work, or at leisure
* Confusion with time or place
* Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
* New problems with words in speaking or writing
* Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
* Decreased or poor judgment
* Withdrawal from work or social activities
* Changes in mood and personality

If you would like a copy of our freebie, 10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s, go to http://rockyourretirement.com/dementia this gives more detailed information on dementia symptoms.
Contact information:  alz.org  * 800-272-3900- Master level consultants with extensive training regarding dementia. They can help with short term and long term planning.
If you are interested in learning more about Trial Match go to alz.org/trialmatch
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Avoid an Unhappy Retirement: Episode 094 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/avoid-an-unhappy-retirement/ Mon, 02 Oct 2017 08:00:16 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3938 <p>I interviewed Hank Coleman on how we can avoid an unhappy retirement Hank Coleman founded several popular personal finance websites such as Money Q&A, Own The Dollar, Military Money Might, The Dividend Pig, and many others.  He is a freelance writer. Hank focuses on personal finance topics such as savings, investing, retirement, and many other money topics. I […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/avoid-an-unhappy-retirement/">Avoid an Unhappy Retirement: Episode 094</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Kathe Kline interviews Hank Coleman about retirement. Actually its about not hating life after you retire. If you want to know how to create your retirement lifestyle, listen to today's episode of the Rock Your Retirement show. Hank Coleman founded several popular personal finance websites such as Money Q&A, Own The Dollar, Military Money Might, The Dividend Pig, and many others.  He is a freelance writer. Hank focuses on personal finance topics such as savings, investing, retirement, and many other money topics. I asked Hank to come on the show to talk about his parents and how much they hated the reality of retirement.
It’s never too early to plan for retirement
Hank has never spoken with his parents about their retirement, however, as an only child, who visits often, he can see that their retirement isn’t as amazing as they thought it would be. His parents had a grandiose idea of what retirement would be like, but when reality set in, it wasn’t as good as the dream they envisioned.  I talk with him about his parents’ retirement over the past 10 years and what he thinks went wrong. For Hank, it was heartbreaking to watch.

So what are Hank’s tips on how to avoid an unhappy retirement?

* Make sure your spouse knows your retirement dream. Many husbands and wives don’t talk to each other about what they want to do during retirement. Maybe they don’t want to do anything at all. Having a successful retirement starts with communication.
* If you can, plan a mini-retirement before you retire. Hank recommends taking a few weeks off and act like you’re retired. Have you ever dreamt of writing a book during retirement? You may want to consider taking your idea for a spin. You’ll never know if you have what it takes to live the retirement of your dreams unless you try it out
* You need a plan for your retirement. Now isn’t the time to start winging it.  The key to a perfect retirement is to have a plan and share with your loved ones.
* Don’t be too firmly rooted in your plan. Be open to flexibility as situations and circumstances do change
* Before you retire, you should look at how much money you’ll need in retirement. There are several useful online calculators that can show you a quick view of what your retirement will look like.

Contact information for Hank: Email: hank@moneyqanda.com * Website: http://moneyqanda.com
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Stages of Life with Ted Carr: Episode 093 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/stages-of-life-ted-carr/ Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:00:51 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3936 <p>Ted came onto my show as a guest to talk about stages of life, namely the 6 stages of retirement. Mr. Carr is a podcaster himself, with the show, Retirement Journeys, which discusses similar topics as this show, but he also includes financial topics on his show. In case you’re wondering, the stages of life […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/stages-of-life-ted-carr/">Stages of Life with Ted Carr: Episode 093</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Kathe Kline interviews Ted Carr, who retired in his mid 50s, about the stages of retirement. He explains what each retirement stage looks like, and how he got through it when he retired. Listen now so that you can have a great retirement lifestyle too! In case you’re wondering, the stages of life (retirement life) include:

* Pre-retirement
* Retirement
* Disenchantment
* Reorientation
* Retirement Routine
* Termination of Retirement (death)

Ed was young (mid-50s) when he retired in 2010 from a biotech company in San Francisco.  Because so many people had asked him how he was able to retire so young he decided to take his story online.
Let’s look at some of these stages of life that Ted went through:
Pre-retirement:
This is the time while you are working that you are saving and investing for the time when you will be able to stop working.  Ted did a good job at this, or he wouldn’t have been able to retire in his mid-50s.  Many people don’t plan far enough in advance, for whatever reasons, and so the other stages of life become more difficult for them.  However, that’s not what the Rock your Retirement show is all about so we’ll let you reach out to your financial adviser for help with this.
Retirement:
This is fun for most, but can be the shortest stage of life (retirement life) for many.  That’s because it’s really only a day, a week, a month, or six.  A retirement date.  The retirement stage of life is the party.  You may go out to dinner with your work buddies.  Or you might have a cake on your last day of work.  The parties, balloons, and dinners have become a rite of passage for our actual retirement date.
It can be a second “honeymoon” where you hike, garden, bicycle or create art.  Many people read or catch up on their yard work.
Ted took the “honeymoon” path when he first retired, and he describes this in his blog:
“After I retired in May 2010, I took the “honeymoon” path. In Retirement Journeys, I refer to this as “Arriving in Retirement”, a bridge from work life to retirement life. My wife and I moved from the Bay Area to Arizona in June 2010. Our first few months were spent settling into a new house and community. We had many home improvement projects to work on. We returned to the Bay Area frequently. When I look back at our calendar, I am reminded of the variety of ways that we spent our free time. We attended financial seminars, concerts, car auctions, baseball games and community-based meetings. In May 2011 we bought hybrid bikes and began riding once or twice a week”.1 
But there is only so much hiking, gardening, and bicycling you can do. So that led Ted to the next stage of retirement:
Disenchantment:
This is the letdown stage of life.  The honey moon is over.  It’s when many retirees become depressed. They can feel lonely, bored, useless, and disillusioned.  When they were working, people returned their phone calls.  People respected them.  Now, in this stage, many feel disrespected.
It’s this stage of life that the Rock Your Retirement show tries to help out.
Ted went through this stage too, as we discussed in the interview.  In 2011 he started worrying about whether he had made the right decision.  He didn’t feel productive and started writing in his journal to vent. For many, when they hit this stage, marriage problems can ensue.And it was affecting Ted’s marriage.  So he  looked at some preemptive steps:

* Volunteer
* Work
* Meetup
* Deeper Confrontation

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How Senior Services Can Get You Your Heart’s Desire Ep 92 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/senior-services-get-hearts-desire/ Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:00:35 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=4004 <p>Ellen Williamson retired in 2007 after 36 years of Federal service with the Department of Defense.  She was also a professor for 15 years as a “jobby”.  I love this combination of hobby and job, or a hobby with pay! Anyway, she continues to consult with firms interested in Federal Government Acquisition on an ad […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/senior-services-get-hearts-desire/">How Senior Services Can Get You Your Heart’s Desire Ep 92</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Ellen Williamson talks to the Rock Your Retirement show about how using senior services can help you with retirement lifestyle. Listen to today's episode of the Rock Your Retirement show. Anyway, she continues to consult with firms interested in Federal Government Acquisition on an ad hoc basis.
Although she has varied interests, including travel, hiking, charity and cultural events, we spent most of our time talking about a senior services club she belongs to called GetOffYourRockers.org.
I took the liberty of going on the website to see what this senior services club was all about.  Here is a list of currently available activities:

* Biking.  Every Monday
* Bowling.  The second and fourth Thursdays
* Camping
* Chair Yoga
* Charitable Work
* Cultural Events
* Foot Golf (I’d never heard of this before now!)
* Golf
* Hiking (once a month on Fridays)
* Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding
* Potlucks
* Sailing
* Skiing
* Social Hours
* Tennis
* Travel
* Ushering (volunteering at a theatre)
* Walking (every evening)

If you can’t get your heart’s desire with GOYR, then you are a tough nut to crack for sure!
Not only does this senior services club help her get out and do what she likes to do, but it also helps her keep in touch with friends, and make new ones.
In addition, it provides support for people who are recently retired, or just thinking about it.  You can hang out with someone who’s already retired, and you can talk to someone who can help you recognize that retirement doesn’t have to be scary.
Ellen reminded me that change of any kind, including retirement, can take up to a year and a half to be OK with it.
We’ve had many guests say the same thing.  I think joining a club like this is a great way to go.
But what if your town doesn’t have a senior services club like GOYR?  You can start one of your own.  These days, Meetup makes it easy, and we’ve had other episodes that talk about Meetup. Go check them out and then start or join a club of your own.
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Retirement as a surviving spouse: Episode 091 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/retirement-as-a-surviving-spouse/ Mon, 11 Sep 2017 08:00:41 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3868 <p>Life is a journey. Lot’s of retirees think about retiring as a couple. But what about retirement as a surviving spouse? In this interview, I talk with Ann Nelson. After suddenly finding herself a widow in 2009, Ann needed to learn – and fast – about finances, survival, and ultimate retirement. Ann is the author of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/retirement-as-a-surviving-spouse/">Retirement as a surviving spouse: Episode 091</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> If you are retired as a couple, then there is a chance that you will become a surviving spouse. Ann Nelson did, and now she teaches retirees and others about how to do this. Learn now, so you can Rock your Retirement later. In this interview, I talk with Ann Nelson. After suddenly finding herself a widow in 2009, Ann needed to learn – and fast – about finances, survival, and ultimate retirement. Ann is the author of Retire Well, Retire Happy. On her journey, she has found that in the end, it is not all about the money. Living a happy and worthwhile life is extremely important. Her book is about how she navigated through the retirement maze and found her way after being left a widow.
In 2009, Ann was semi-retired but still working part-time flipping houses with her husband when he passed away.
Ann knew she had to figure out her retirement as a surviving spouse
We talked about the very sudden and surprising passing of her husband who had a heart attack at the dinner table. This was the catalyst for the following chain of events in her life:

* She found herself making burial and funeral arrangements
* Anne had to continue renovating homes herself. She worked for about a year before fully retiring. She did find working helped keep her mind busy.
* Then she also realized she had to learn how to sort out finances due to her husband’s death

It wasn’t until she went back to her and her late husband’s home town, she began to grieve.  You have no control over grief and you have to allow yourself the time to grieve. Even though it’s been over 8 years since her husband passed she still grieves sometimes.
She had to reimagine herself and where she was going since her life had changed so much
Ann has been keeping herself very busy in her retirement. She is writing and has her own podcast. Ann is also a retirement consultant and has taken courses to learn about investing.
She is also a member of a variety of groups:

* Lions Club
* Toastmasters
* Australian Independent Retirees Association
* National Seniors

In her book she not only talks about the investing and finances in retirement, she also talks about being happy in retirement. (You know I LOVE that!) The non-financial aspects of retirement such as traveling, learning and living arrangements.
Her book is called Retire Well, Retire Happy and can be found on her website: http://www.annnelson.com.au/
Ann’s advice: Unless you are involved in outside activities, retirement can be a struggle. Prepare for retirement as a couple but also prepare and think about retirement as a surviving spouse.
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An Expert Interview About Senior Games…Ep 090 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/an-expert-interview-about-senior-games/ Mon, 04 Sep 2017 08:00:27 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3994 <p>Alan was nicknamed “Motorbutt”. How did Alan Mindell get his nickname?  After dancing for years, Alan started running.  He wound up with some injuries, but got into shape.  At age 76, Motorbutt runs three times a week.  How often do you run?  (I don’t run. Ever.) He wanted to come on the show to talk […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/an-expert-interview-about-senior-games/">An Expert Interview About Senior Games…Ep 090</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Kathe Kline interviews Alan Mindell about the Senior Games in Retirement. He tells us the story of a 100 year old man who made a world record, and how to get started. Learn how to get involved in this episode of the Rock Your Retirement Show. How did Alan Mindell get his nickname?  After dancing for years, Alan started running.  He wound up with some injuries, but got into shape.  At age 76, Motorbutt runs three times a week.  How often do you run?  (I don’t run. Ever.)
He wanted to come on the show to talk about the Senior Games.
The Senior Games are San Diego’s (and other counties) answer to the Senior Olympics. They are 50 years old in 2017 and there is a wide list of sports that are covered.
These sports include Track & Field; Pickleball; Archery; and Ping Pong to name a few.  If you do a Google search, you can find a list of contests and sports.  In San Diego, for the 2017 games, there will be 25 sports, including individual and team sports such as softball, volleyball, and soccer.
Alan’s sport is the 400 meter. That’s once around the track.  He said that the coolest thing he ever saw was a 100 year old man who competed in the Pole Vault.  Because he was the only participant, he was able to set a world record.  Listen to the episode to hear how he did it…it’s pretty interesting!
And, if you are looking to make friends, it’s a great place to do that too!
Attend the monthly luncheon.  Check your local Senior Games to see what they offer.
Exercising is one of the best ways we know to stave off disease in our older years.  It’s one of the best ways to stay young and healthy.  Why not take that knowledge, along with some friendly competition, to keep in shape?
I asked Alan for his advice for someone who has never exercised before. He said to start slow. Spend a few weeks going “light”.  We at the Rock Your Retirement Show don’t give medical advice, except for this:  Before starting any exercise routine, see your physician.
After you get the OK, go out there and have some fun in the senior games!

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Putting Relationships Back Together: Episode 89 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/putting-relationships-back-together/ Mon, 28 Aug 2017 08:00:54 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3888 <p>I interview Michelle Brelaz to talk about putting relationships back together. Michelle puts relationships back together and her goal is to reduce the divorce rate one couple at a time. She is a certified coach, trained through the official school of Anthony Robbins. Michelle also has a Diploma of Counseling and a Degree in Psychology. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/putting-relationships-back-together/">Putting Relationships Back Together: Episode 89</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> There is a high divorce rate after retirement. We want to help prevent that. Michelle Brelaz came on the show to talk about how to stay married after retirement. If you are married or know someone that is, Michelle puts relationships back together and her goal is to reduce the divorce rate one couple at a time. She is a certified coach, trained through the official school of Anthony Robbins. Michelle also has a Diploma of Counseling and a Degree in Psychology. She has a deep desire to understand the differences between men and women so that she can provide training that facilitates respect between the genders. In time, she would like to take her training to schools – to help prevent relationship problems before they start.
Michelle had no intention of going into this line of work, but an incident where her husband lashed out and hit their daughter was the catalyst for her starting this path for her career.  She felt the counseling they went to “un-did” them and pulled them apart. She decided she wanted to focus on putting relationships back together.
Pain talks. Pain has a language all of its own. People say things when they are in pain, they don’t say when they’re in love.
So how is Michelle putting relationships back together?
Michelle feels that counseling for couples should be done individually rather than partners going to counseling together and she will never counsel a husband and wife together. People say things when they are hurt that aren’t really part of the problem or important to the relationship. Words can hurt and they are difficult to take back.
She has her clients send her a list, in order of importance, of things they want to discuss.
Women multi-think and they to need a few extra sessions to process everything. She typically has 6 sessions with women and 3 with men
Do not blame each other. There is no one to blame.
Michelle gives us some great tips to stay away from Divorce. Some of those tips are: 

* People rush into relationships before talking about big issues such as money and children
* Once people marry they become selfish. Keep that “What can I do for my partner” attitude you had in the beginning.
* Sit down every 2 weeks and review the last two weeks. Talk about feelings, fun things, what made them happy, good things that happened.
* Your relationship is a small part of your life. Don’t give up your life, friends hobbies, sports etc.
* Take care of yourself first and then help your partner and children
* Keep Respect

Michelle’s advice: Your relationship in retirement can almost seem like a newly wed stage of getting to know each other again and spending a lot of time together. If you think you want to get a divorce, go and get as much help as possible. You are going to lose money, relationships, extended family, and dating at a later stage in life is very difficult.
To get today’s Freebie, 3 tips for improving your relationships immediately, go to: www.RockYourRetirement.com/relationships
Contact information for Michelle: https://yusrelationshiprepairspecialists.com/
Mentioned in the interview:
Allison Armstong
Tony Robbins (Robbins-Madanes Training) 
Joan Price Rock Your Retirement Episode 061
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Organizing Your Home: Episode 088 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/organizing-your-home/ Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:00:28 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3806 <p>I talk with Lisa Woodruff about organizing your home Lisa Woodruff believes organization is not a skill you are born with. It is a skill that is developed over time and changes with each season of life. She has helped thousands of women reclaim their homes and finally get organized with her practical tips, encouragement, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/organizing-your-home/">Organizing Your Home: Episode 088</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Are you drowning in paper? I know I am. That's why I brought Lisa Woodruff of Organize 365 on the show to talk about how to declutter and how to organize. This is especially helpful for those who are about to retire, I talk with Lisa Woodruff about organizing your home
Lisa Woodruff believes organization is not a skill you are born with. It is a skill that is developed over time and changes with each season of life. She has helped thousands of women reclaim their homes and finally get organized with her practical tips, encouragement, and humor through her blog and podcast at Organize365.com.
Got clutter? I Do.
I am the “queen of clutter” or, as Lisa put’s it, “I have a hard time separating the memory from the object”. Makes perfect sense right? Since listening to Lisa’s show, I have been making progress. I am a HUGE fan of Lisa’s show and wanted YOU, my listener, to be able to learn tips on organizing your home.
Paper.. how to deal with all of the paper!
When you look at a stack of 100 sheets of paper, you think that is 100 different items that you need to deal with. Lisa looks at your stack of 1000 pieces of paper and she knows that there are no more than 8 categories in that stack of paper and she can go through it super quickly. Lisa gives an amazing tip on how to go through the archived paper. You know, the mounds of paper you have in your filing cabinet or scattered all over your desk, or taking over your kitchen table..that paper. Using Lisa’s method, you can be completely through an entire filing cabinet in just a few months.
The Sunday Basket
The Sunday Basket is a system for processing mail, kitchen counter “to do” papers, and ongoing household projects.
Some examples of things you might put in the Sunday basket are:

* Mail
* Receipt for some prescriptions that you picked up
* The dry cleaning ticket
* The little card you get from the doctor’s office telling you it’s time for your next visit
* A birthday card you bought for your granddaughter
* Let’s say you planned on re-hanging some pictures and you went and got command hooks. You would put those in there.

The rule is that you pick a day of the week (Lisa does hers on Sunday) and you take every single thing out of the basket. You then ask yourself one question; can this wait until next Sunday?  If the answer is yes, the item goes back in the basket. If the answer is no, it is left out to be taken care of. She even suggests making a Sunday basket for your spouse or for your loved one that you are caring for!
Lisa gives so many tips on organizing your home in this interview there is no way I could write them all here. If you have any great ideas or tips on organization feel free to post them in the comments below!
Lisa’s Books: The Mindset of Organization, Take Back Your House One Phase at a Time
If you would like to contact Lisa you can email her at lisa@organize365.com or you can go to her website https://organize365.com/
Or you can check out her virtual Sunday Basket Classes at https://thesundaybasket.com/
Websites mentioned in this interview: Zoom
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The Emotional Aspect of Retirement: Episode 87 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/emotional-aspect-of-retirement/ Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:00:36 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3763 <p>In this interview, we talk about the emotional aspect of retirement. Becky Kueker was 69 years old when she decided to retire from a 20-year career as a partner in a successful woman-owned commercial architectural firm in St. Louis. This was all part of her grand plan. It was the “Plan” she had created and […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/emotional-aspect-of-retirement/">The Emotional Aspect of Retirement: Episode 87</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Retirement isn't just about Money. There are emotional changes and emotional aspects of retirement that you need to know about BEFORE you retire. Listen to this week's episode of Rock Your Retirement to find out what they are and what you can do abou... Becky Kueker was 69 years old when she decided to retire from a 20-year career as a partner in a successful woman-owned commercial architectural firm in St. Louis. This was all part of her grand plan. It was the “Plan” she had created and was totally invested in since she was 40 years old. She was ready to close that door and walk out embracing a whole new chapter in her life. She and her husband had saved, invested, researched and carefully planned their retirement. They even kept a “retirement binder” for all those years with laminated financial spreadsheets, great places to retire, exciting long-awaited trips to take, and all the “how to self-help” retirement books she could read.
What she never expected was that her retirement plan had covered everything expect the emotional aspect of retirement.
Becky became depressed after she retired. She lost a lot of self-esteem and self-worth. Becky’s husband still works and she was spending a lot of time alone. She talks about an AARP Article called Out-of-Sync Retirement Syndrome. I think there are many retirees that go through sadness or even depression after retirement. Becky felt like she went from running a 25 million dollar a year company to the newly retired pack of old people. When you walk out and close that door on your work life, part of you literally disappears.
Over-the-Hill Cards aren’t as funny when it’s you that receives them
It took Becky 2 years to get over her depression. She did some silly things during this time, all while hiding most of it from her husband.

* Becky would put on her pajama’s, Elmo slippers, and a ratty old robe. She used a hairbrush as a microphone and walked around the house singing to Elvis CD’s
* Stayed in bed all day reading books she had never read before.
* Watched Netflix and old movies
* Discovered Overstock.com and online shopping

Becky made her “retirement binder” but what people really need is an “Emotional playbook Binder”. Plan for the emotional aspect of retirement as well as what you want to do with your life and your marriage before you retire.
How did she get out of her depression?
Becky wrote her book called Hiding in my pajama’s. In talking with people for research on her book, she discovered so many people that go through the same thing.
She and her husband also decided they needed their own space. So they bought a new home that allowed them space if they needed it. Becky says it is also important to find hobbies for each of you to do separately, but also plan activities and dates together. Discover the best version of yourself and get dressed and comb your hair every day.
Becky’s Book- Hiding in My Pajamas
Email:  bkueker@gmail.com
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RE030: Vintage Dresses and Gowns RE030: Vintage Dresses and Gowns - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/vintage-dresses-and-gowns/ Fri, 11 Aug 2017 08:00:25 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3829 <p>Henry talks with Dorothy Nicol about her vintage dresses and gowns. Dorothy is 87 years old. She has lived her entire life in the small town of  Lismore which is located in Victoria Australia. She absolutely loves her hometown and she wanted to do something to help the town and the community when she retired. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/vintage-dresses-and-gowns/">RE030: Vintage Dresses and Gowns</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Henry Shapiro interviews Dorothy Nicol about how she is Rocking Her Retirement by collecting vintage dresses and gowns. Listen to the episode so you can get ideas on how to rock your retirement too! Dorothy is 87 years old. She has lived her entire life in the small town of  Lismore which is located in Victoria Australia. She absolutely loves her hometown and she wanted to do something to help the town and the community when she retired.
Dorothy says her hobby is living in the 20th century
Dorothy has an amazing collection which includes thousands of 20th-century vintage dresses and gowns. She began collection many years ago and the collection grew so much, she needed more space! Henry and Dorothy talk about how she purchased a property she had cherished since she was a young girl, and turned it into a small tourist attraction. Sometimes Dorothy feels like she is unorganized because she has so many items! She admits she isn’t like a boutique shop, she prefers the quaint, charming feeling of her store. She likes for people to come into her shop and be able to look around and touch the items. Touching most often is not allowed with vintage garments.
There are a lot of fascinating stories that go along with vintage dresses and gowns
Dorothy is very sentimental. You can hear her well up with emotion as she talks about these stores and the wonderful people she has met throughout the years.
Henry also takes a walk down memory lane with Dorothy as she reminisces about growing up in the town she loves so much. She began working at the age of 16 as a telephonist which was a manual switchboard Operator. She held that same job until she married in 1950 and never worked anywhere else. If you have seen old movies where the operators are pulling plus, that is what Dorothy did!.
She has never learned to use the computer and is full of nostalgia. She prefers a time when lives were a lot more uncomplicated and there was more of a community feeling.
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Always Being Together: Episode 086 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/always-being-together/ Mon, 07 Aug 2017 08:00:59 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3669 <p>I was SO excited that I got to Catherine and Barry Cohen. I am sort of a “fangirl” (but not in a creepy weird way), They have a podcast I listen to all of the time called Together 24/7 and I am a fan! It’s about building businesses together but we talked about always being together. Which, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/always-being-together/">Always Being Together: Episode 086</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Think you aren't ready to retire because you aren't sure about whether you can spend so much time with your spouse? Kathe interviews Barry and Catherine Cohen about how they are together 24/7. Although they aren't retired, Together 24/7 and I am a fan! It’s about building businesses together but we talked about always being together. Which, they pretty much are!
Barry said that he and Catherine were genetically programmed to work together. Catherine’s parents built a retail shoe business and have worked together most of their 55 plus years of marriage. Barry’s father is 83 years old and still working! They said that he wouldn’t know what to do with himself and his wife would end up killing him if he was home all day every day.  (Sound familiar?)
Barry and Catherine are business strategists and have a company called Business Solutions for Growth. They work with businesses to help them create a plan of action for their business. We talked about what starting a business as a couple after retirement might look light. Retirement can be boring. A lot of people do this not necessarily for the money, but to do something they really enjoy.
Obviously, you love each other, but If you don’t like each other, retirement is going to be hard.
Some couples enjoy always being together however, there are some things Barry and Catherine say are important to remember:

* Find common ground
* Communicate
* Have mutual respect for each other
* Enjoy each other

What if always being together isn’t for you?

* Vacation separately
* Have days to hang out with friends
* Keep the things you were doing separately before you retired
* Decide which activities you enjoy doing together and what activities you want to do separately.

Regardless of whether you plan on spending every minute together in your retirement or plan on doing things separately, Barry and Cat say you should figure it out before retirement. Decide what you are going to do, write a list and talk about it. Prepare for always being together.
If you are thinking of creating a business, Barry and Catherine have offered my listeners a FREE 30-minute discovery session. You can contact them at info@businesssolutionsforgrowth.com or by calling 602-399-7430
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RE029: Passion for Art in Retirement - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/passion-for-art/ Fri, 04 Aug 2017 08:00:04 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3815 <p>Henry interviews Di Lockwood on her passion for art. Before retiring at the age of 54, Di was a teacher for about 37 years. She always has a strong love for art and she knew once she retired she was going to pursue her passion for art. She even planned and prepared for it before […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/passion-for-art/">RE029: Passion for Art in Retirement</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Are you wondering what to do with your life once you retire? Di Lockwood is living her passion for art! Listen to today's episode of the Rock Your Retirement show to learn how you can live your dream retirement lifestyle too. Before retiring at the age of 54, Di was a teacher for about 37 years. She always has a strong love for art and she knew once she retired she was going to pursue her passion for art. She even planned and prepared for it before she retired by studying and taking courses. When she did retire, she took up visual arts and decided she like printmaking the most. Di created an art gallery in her home. It is a not for profit gallery and she only charged a small amount just to help pay for the insurance she has to have.
Di doesn’t do what she does for the money (she doesn’t really make money) she truly loves what she does and has a true passion for art.
Henry sat down with her and talked about her passion.  Di talked about her experience teaching art. She told us a story of a young man from Afghanistan who she said, was extremely talented. He had never painted once in his life until he was in the Darwin Detention Center. (Which is an Australian Immigration detention facility)
Henry and Di also talk about:

* How she made a studio in her home  (wouldn’t that be lovely!)
* Her idea to set up a not for profit art gallery for emerging artists
* How she was able to provide a space where refugee women could gather and she helped them establish themselves in the community
* Jackson Pollock’s painting ‘Blue Poles’

Not to be outdone, Di has her own Facebook Page!  If you would like to check out Di’s Facebook go to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/librandogma/
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Marriage Advice After Retirement: Episode 85 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/marriage-advice-after-retirement-episode-85/ Mon, 31 Jul 2017 08:00:30 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3662 <p>Let’s face it, our spouses can get on our nerves! And once you retire, you’re gonna be spending even more glorious (or not so glorious) time together. In this episode, I talk with Lori Ann Davis on marriage advice after retirement. Lori has over 28 years’ experience empowering individuals and couples to live richer, happier lives. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/marriage-advice-after-retirement-episode-85/">Marriage Advice After Retirement: Episode 85</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Kathe Kline interviews Lori Ann Davis for the Rock Your Retirement Show. Lori gives great advice about how to stay married in your retired years. This is a very important subject for our listeners and readers. Lori has over 28 years’ experience empowering individuals and couples to live richer, happier lives. I asked her to come on the show because she is the author of Unmasking Secrets to Unstoppable Relationships: How to Find, Keep and Renew Love and Passion in Your Life.
You want a marriage that is not only surviving but is actually thriving.
According to Lori, just because you don’t fight and your marriage seems OK, it doesn’t necessarily mean it is. She gives some great marriage advice after retirement.
Key Elements for working on your marriage (and Lori says yes, you have to work on your marriage all the time) 

* Constantly reconnect with each other
* Be interested
* Get to know them on a deeper level
* Make sure you are spending enough time together
* Talk about your expectations for this phase of your life
* Discuss your dreams and interests

The Do’s and Don’ts
DO:

* Discover who your spouse is
* Date each other
* Remember why you chose each other

DON’T

* Spend 24/7 together
* Rush into anything if you have grown apart
* Spend zero amount of time together

What do you do if you have grown apart?

* Sit down and start dating each other again
* Look for the positives and the good things
* Renew the passion and intimacy
* Flirt
* Sit next to each other
* Stop for a kissing break
* Entice
* Hold hands
* Leave a flirty message on the pillow or sent a flirtatious text
* Make out and be playful

Lori and I also talk about when it’s time to get help for your relationship whether it is a counselor or a coach. Lori says the sooner you get help the better and don’t wait until you have given up.
Should you give marriage advice to a friend if they ask for it? Comment below if you have any thoughts on this subject.
Book:  Unmasking Secrets to Unstoppable Relationships: How to Find, Keep and Renew Love and Passion in Your Life.
Contact information: www.lorianndavis.com
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RE028: Selling Deer Antler Velvet in Retirement - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/selling-deer-antler-velvet-retirement/ Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:00:43 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3784 <p>Henry interviews Di and Ross Lawrence who run a business selling deer antler velvet in their retirement. Before Di and Ross retired, they ran a deer farm. Di worked part-time as a bookkeeper and Ross ran the farm. As they got older, they knew they would have to leave their farm as it became too much […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/selling-deer-antler-velvet-retirement/">RE028: Selling Deer Antler Velvet in Retirement</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Did you know that there are all kinds of hobbies that you can do when you retire? Here's one: Sell Deer Antler Velvet. It doesn't harm the deer, and it can be a lot of fun. Learn how Ross and Di Lawrence are Rocking their Retirement on this episode... Before Di and Ross retired, they ran a deer farm. Di worked part-time as a bookkeeper and Ross ran the farm. As they got older, they knew they would have to leave their farm as it became too much work for them to maintain. Ross even got pretty seriously injured. In 2014, they decided it was time to sell.
Henry talks with them about the transition from farm life to life in the suburbs. It was an easy transition for them. They bought their home before they sold their farm.  Ross and Di downsized their belongings.  They were prepared for it. It was, however, difficult for Ross to leaving the animals he had taken care of for so long.
Ross knew he wanted to stay in touch with the deer industry after he retired. He already had a small online business selling deer antler velvet products and he decided he would continue that business in his retirement.
 What is Deer Antler Velvet?
Deer antler velvet is the entire immature antler. It is harvested before it calcified to its normal state. Once they remove the antlers they do grow back each year. It has been used for thousands of years as a food product. It is also used in Chinese medicine to promote good health and is used as a natural remedy for a wide variety of things. Henry talks with Di and Ross about their business and the various uses for their product.
Di and Ross haven’t only been “working” in their retirement. Di has been enjoying getting her new home together. She has been able to catch up on sewing, reading, and she has been able to start doing more walking. Ross has plans to start golfing and they have been doing some traveling. All of those things we don’t usually have time to do before we retire.
If you would like to contact the Lawrence’s, you can email them at ross@deerfarm.com.au. Find them on the internet at www.deerfarm.com.au.  You can also find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/deervelvetantler
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Dealing with Pet Loss: Episode 84 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/dealing-with-pet-loss-episode-84/ Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:54 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3649 <p>If you are like me, your animals are a big part of your family. In this episode, I talk with Von Braschler about dealing with pet loss and grief.  Von is the author of the book Natural Pet Healing and the e-book Healing with Your Pet: Our Psychic Spiritual Connection, which is based in part on […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/dealing-with-pet-loss-episode-84/">Dealing with Pet Loss: Episode 84</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Kathe Kline interviews Von Braschler about the loss of a pet in retirement. This subject touches us all, so you can't afford to miss this episode of Rock Your Retirement. Share it with a friend who has just lost a pet. Von is the author of the book Natural Pet Healing and the e-book Healing with Your Pet: Our Psychic Spiritual Connection, which is based in part on his 4-year popular podcast which was called “Healing with your Pet.” He rescues cats and has volunteered as a dog walker and groomer for the Humane Society. He is also a certified pet massage therapist. 
There are steps that you really need to go through in dealing with pet loss
The most popular names in the US for pets are no longer Fluffy or Spot. Instead, they are names such as Max, Sam, Ginger, Misty, Jake, and Samantha. These are like children’s names and they become our family. According to Von, the bond we have with our pets these days is stronger than ever before. Pets are not spending as much time outside, they live in the house with us, therefore, our bond with them gets stronger.
Most of us will go through many… many pets and will sadly lose them and go through grief. Unless someone has lived with an animal or had a pet that is close to them, they do not feel the bond and they can’t truly empathize with the grief you go through.
What are the steps for dealing with pet loss?

* Take lots of photos and make a book out of them
* Keep collars, tags (keepsakes)
* Celebrate their life
* Surround yourself with sympathetic people
* Allow yourself to grieve
* If you have another pet, you can comfort each other and grieve together
* Have a small ceremony
* Join a pet loss support group either online or in person
* Have age appropriate animal (someone who is elderly may not want to get a parrot who will live a very long time)

Books: 
Natural Pet Healing: Our Psychic, Spiritual Connection
Healing with your Pet: Our Psychic, Spiritual Connection (Kindle Edition)
Contact Information: If you would like to reach out to Von you can go to facebook.com/vbraschler
 Websites we mentioned in our interview:

 AARP
* The Humane Society

Special Thanks to:

* Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track…and helps with these show notes!
* Les Briney, my husband, and Danny Ozment of Emerald City Pro who edits the show and makes my guests and me sound terrific
* Henry Shapiro, host of Retired Excited that airs on Fridays
* YOU for telling your friends about the show, leaving comments below, and sharing episodes you really like on Facebook, and reviewing the show on iTunes

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RE027: Breeding Dogs in Retirement - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/re027-breeding-dogs-in-retirement/ Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:14 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3727 <p>Judith French is breeding dogs in her retirement. In this episode, Henry speaks with Judith French.  Judy was in nursing before she retired.  She has also been married for 54 years!  She was looking forward to her retirement so she would have more time to do things such as gardening and reading. Judith truly loves breeding […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/re027-breeding-dogs-in-retirement/">RE027: Breeding Dogs in Retirement</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Henry Shapiro interviews Judith French about breeding dogs in retirement. Don't miss this episode of Retired Excited, hosted by the Rock Your Retirement show! In this episode, Henry speaks with Judith French.  Judy was in nursing before she retired.  She has also been married for 54 years!  She was looking forward to her retirement so she would have more time to do things such as gardening and reading.
Judith truly loves breeding dogs.  She spends a lot of her free time doing this and she loves her dogs.  Judith began breeding animals even before she retired. In fact. she grew up in a family which bred and showed animals, so she is no stranger to the show arena.
Judith initially started with cats, but then switched to breeding dogs.  She and Henry discuss the many breeds she has raised and loved throughout the years.
Mentioned in the show:   https://www.dogzonline.com.au/breeds/member.asp?name=WATERMILL
*Please note: We realize that dog breeding is a sensitive subject for some of our listeners and readers.  The Rock Your Retirement show does not endorse… nor does it condemn breeding dogs.   Kathe currently enjoys two rescue dogs and a bird.  She believes that pets can keep you healthy and help you live longer.   Each person must decide on his or her own whether to get a pedigreed dog, show dog, or a rescue dog.
Have a comment?  Post it below.  And if you’ve been listening to our retirement lifestyle show, reviewing the show on iTunes really helps others find us.
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Sexual Medicine: Episode 083 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/sexual-medicine-episode-83/ Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:00:59 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3297 <p>Our guest for today is Sue Goldstein, BA, CCRC, AASECT-CSE, IF (That is a ton of credentials isn’t that?!) and she’s here to talk about Sexual Medicine. In 2007, Sue and her husband moved from Boston to San Diego to open up San Diego Sexual Medicine. She educates people on sex, sexual dysfunction, sexual functionality, basically everything that has to […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/sexual-medicine-episode-83/">Sexual Medicine: Episode 083</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Kathe Kline interviews Sue Goldstein about sexual medicine. This is a subject that certainly affects Baby Boomers and other retired or soon to retire people. Today's episode of Rock your Retirement covers sexual dysfunction and how you can get your l... Our guest for today is Sue Goldstein, BA, CCRC, AASECT-CSE, IF (That is a ton of credentials isn’t that?!) and she’s here to talk about Sexual Medicine.
In 2007, Sue and her husband moved from Boston to San Diego to open up San Diego Sexual Medicine.
She educates people on sex, sexual dysfunction, sexual functionality, basically everything that has to do with sexual medicine.
She also recently co-authored a book called “When Sex Isn’t Good”.
You’re never too old for sex
According to Sue, you are never too old for sex and it’s never too late to regain sexual health. Research tells us that being sexually active actually decreases your stress level. There are a lot of benefits!

* It is good for your health and your relationship.
* It improves self-esteem
* There is more fun in relationships and
* There is more of a playful ease in relationships.

The oldest man they treated for erectile dysfunction was 91. So, as the saying goes “where there’s a will there’s a way!”
“The man with the young woman on his arm is not looking for a trophy wife, he’s looking for a lubricated vagina”
We went over so many enlightening and fascinating things. Here is a short list of some of them:

* Menopause (Sex doesn’t have to hurt!)
* HSDD (Hypoactive sexual desire disorder)
* Erectile dysfunction
* Injection therapy (Can’t be as bad as it sounds can it?)
* Prostate cancer and treatments to help with getting an erection
* Implants for men
* Hormone treatments
* Laser therapy
* Testosterone
* The “G” Spot

I learned so much from conducting this interview on sexual medicine. If you would like to comment or have any information on treatments you have used (or want to learn more about), feel free to join the conversation and comment below.
Contact Information: Phone: 619-265-8865 * Email: information@sdsm.info * Website: http://www.SanDiegoSexualMedicine.com
Book: When Sex Isn’t Good: Stories & Solutions of Women With Sexual Dysfunction
 Special Thanks to:

* Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track…and helps with these show notes!
* Les Briney, my husband, and Danny Ozment of Emerald City Pro who edits the show and makes my guests and me sound terrific
* Henry Shapiro, host of Retired Excited that airs on Fridays
* YOU for telling your friends about the show, leaving comments below, and sharing episodes you really like on Facebook, and reviewing the show on iTunes

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RE026: Passion for Steam Trains - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/passion-for-steam-trains/ Fri, 14 Jul 2017 08:00:40 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3702 <p>David Mickle has had a passion for steam trains for 50 years. Before David he retired at the young age of 70, he worked as an electrician. He looked forward to retiring so he would have more time to pursue his passion for steam trains. When David was a young child he was fascinated with steam […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/passion-for-steam-trains/">RE026: Passion for Steam Trains</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Henry Shapiro interviews David Mickle about his passion in retirement, which is steam engines. He talks about why you can live better with a hobby when you retire. Don't miss this episode of Retired Excited, via the Rock Your Retirement show. Before David he retired at the young age of 70, he worked as an electrician. He looked forward to retiring so he would have more time to pursue his passion for steam trains.
When David was a young child he was fascinated with steam trains. His passion for steam trains only grew as he got older.
Henry and David discuss his volunteer work on the on the Puffing Billy which is a voluntary Railway group that operates a steam train in Australia. David was a volunteer laborer and helped to restore the cars and railways after a landslide.
They also discuss David’s involvement with the Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club.
David was one of the very first members of this club and was also involved in the club for over 50 years.
Dave also restored a steam engine with the help of his friend. It was manufactured by the Yorkshire Steam Wagon Company and has a horizontal boiler on the front with Ackermann steering. There is nothing automatic about this steam wagon either. You have to stop to change gears. Henry and Dave talk about the restoration process and it really is amazing.
In listening to Henry’s interview David, you can really tell how important this hobby is to David. He is a man with some fascinating stories who is more than happy to share them. There is some amazing history and heritage behind steam trains.
Do you have a passion for steam trains?
You don’t have to actually own a steam train if you are interested in them. There are steam engine organizations where you can volunteer doing things such as working on the trains or driving the trains.
What is David advice for retirees? Find a hobby and keep your body active and your mind active. Sounds like great advice!
Websites Mentioned in this interview:

* Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club
* Puffing Billy

Have you ever ridden on a steam train?  Leave a comment below to tell us about your experience.
Special Thanks to:

* Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track…and helps with these show notes!
* Les Briney, my husband, who edits the show and makes my guests and me sound terrific
* Henry Shapiro, host of Retired Excited that airs on Fridays
* YOU for telling your friends about the show, leaving comments below, and sharing episodes you really like on Facebook, and reviewing the show on iTunes

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Talking Poop with Melissa Ramos: Ep 082 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/talking-poop-with-melissa-ramos/ Mon, 10 Jul 2017 08:00:08 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3431 <p>I am talking poop with Melissa Ramos! Melissa is a Nutritionist focusing on Chinese Nutrition Therapy and owner of Sexy Food Therapy Inc. She helps people feel sexy from the inside out with a focus on digestion and hormone imbalances. Melissa’s journey began when she got sick. She started to see a nutritionist and discovered she had digestive issues. Melissa […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/talking-poop-with-melissa-ramos/">Talking Poop with Melissa Ramos: Ep 082</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Kathe Kline interviews Melissa Ramos about Retirement and Retirement Lifestyle issues, including digestion. One of the ways we can find out about our health status is to look at our poop. Yes that's right...look at your poop. I am talking poop with Melissa Ramos!
Melissa is a Nutritionist focusing on Chinese Nutrition Therapy and owner of Sexy Food Therapy Inc. She helps people feel sexy from the inside out with a focus on digestion and hormone imbalances.
Melissa’s journey began when she got sick. She started to see a nutritionist and discovered she had digestive issues. Melissa went and studied nutrition and from there, she studied Chinese Medicine right afterward. She began a blog basically just for fun. In the beginning, she was blogging about how she emotionally ate the right way and was documenting a lot of dating stories. To her surprise, a bunch of people started reading it and the business focus changed. A lot of it changed based on her personal struggle with digestion and a near death experience that she discusses in the interview.
The Poop Whisperer
People get nervous about talking openly about poop. They will go to an entirely different floor of an office building to poop just so that no one knows they are going.
Talking poop is important as it can tell a lot about your health.
As you get older your digestion declines. 70% of women will get fibroids by the age of 50. So what do YOU need to know about your poop? What should you be looking for? (And according to Melissa, yes, you should be looking)

* Frequency
* Shape
* Pellet poop
* Loose Poop
* Color
* How many wipes
* Proper bowel elimination

Don’t poop enough? Melissa gives us some great tips in the interview on what we can do to increase the frequency and improve our bowel movements.
Happy Pooping!
Contact information: http://sexyfoodtherapy.com
Special Thanks to:

* Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track…and helps with these show notes!
* Les Briney, my husband, and Danny Ozment of Emerald City Pro who edits the show and makes my guests and me sound terrific
* Henry Shapiro, host of Retired Excited that airs on Fridays
* YOU for telling your friends about the show, leaving comments below, and sharing episodes you really like on Facebook, and reviewing the show on iTunes

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RE025: Money isn’t everything - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/re025-money-isnt-everything/ Fri, 07 Jul 2017 08:00:47 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3496 <p>Henry interviews me and we talk about how money isn’t everything. I actually was hesitant to release this episode since it seems a little self-serving, but my “deal” with Henry was to release his episodes one at a time so that they would live on in the Rock Your Retirement feed. So here goes…. We started […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/re025-money-isnt-everything/">RE025: Money isn’t everything</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Henry Shapiro interviews Kathe Kline about retirement lifestyle issues. They talk about her ideas on retirement, why she started the rock your retirement show and other issues revolving around baby boomers. I actually was hesitant to release this episode since it seems a little self-serving, but my “deal” with Henry was to release his episodes one at a time so that they would live on in the Rock Your Retirement feed.
So here goes….
We started off the interview talking about my treadmill desk. You may have heard me talk about my treadmill desk on other episodes. I love my treadmill desk! If you haven’t seen it, join my private Facebook group so you can see a picture of it. It’s a great tool for staying healthy.
Henry and I also discussed my previous career as a Financial Advisor and how and why I walked away from most of my business. We also talked about why I began selling Medicare Supplement Insurance.
However, the main focus of the interview, and why Henry invited me on his show was to talk about the Rock Your Retirement show and how money isn’t everything. This is a subject that is near and dear to my heart.
I started this show with a set of certain topics I would be discussing with people. Those were:

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Social and Family

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Adventure and Travel

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Volunteer and Philanthropy

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Spiritual/Soul

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Sex

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Helping your parents/sandwich generation issues


Over time, that list of topics has grown and I have learned a lot!
We also talked about all of the mechanics of starting and maintaining a podcast such as

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Technical

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Equipment

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hosting

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questions for guests

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editing


I had no experience in podcasting when I began, and it has been a wonderful learning experience. I am also so grateful for my “tech guru”, my husband, Les.
Henry and I also talked about a retirement community Les and I were considering in Buckeye, AZ but we decided the extremely hot temps were not for us! So it’s still sunny (and cooler) San Diego for us right now.
Sites we mentioned in this interview:

* Dave Jackson’s, School of Podcasting
* Libsyn

I had a great time talking with Henry Shapiro and I hope you enjoy listening!
Special Thanks to:

* Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track…and helps with these show notes!
* Les Briney, my husband, who edits the show and makes my guests and me sound terrific
* Henry Shapiro, host of Retired Excited that airs on Fridays
* YOU for telling your friends about the show, leaving comments below, and sharing episodes you really like on Facebook, and reviewing the show on iTunes

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Documentary About Women Over Sixty: 081 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/documentary-about-women-over-sixty/ Mon, 03 Jul 2017 08:00:40 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3231 <p>Melissa Davey, who is in her 60’s, retired at the end of 2015, to pursue her second act and dream of becoming a filmmaker. She is currently making a Documentary about women over sixty. Her film is The Beyond Sixty Project. Melissa used to sit in restaurants and watch everyone. She has this infinite need […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/documentary-about-women-over-sixty/">Documentary About Women Over Sixty: 081</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Kathe Kline interviews Melissa Davey about the documentary she is creating in her retirement. She is creating a documentary about ordinary, yet extraordinary, women over the age of sixty! You've got to listen to this episode of the Rock Your Retireme... Melissa used to sit in restaurants and watch everyone. She has this infinite need to understand people.
Melissa had no experience in the film industry. She always had an interest in film and the process of making a film. In 2014 she got to spend the day on set with M. Night Shyamalan who is a famous film director. He asked her what she did, and after explaining her high-powered job as a Vice President she said: “But that’s not what I really want to do.”
She told him that she wanted his job. After this day, Melissa knew she was going to make a film, and she knew it would be a documentary about women over sixty. She went into work the next day, talked to her CEO about retiring, and the process of her new career began!
I feel like I am still growing and learning, and that’s an awesome thing to be feeling when you’re this age.
Melissa went online and googled women doing interesting things.  She began building the list of women who are now in the documentary about women over sixty. Melissa wasn’t looking for famous women.  She wanted “everyday” women who are resilient, relevant and have an amazing story to tell. Even before she quit working, Melissa began learning the process, scheduling meetings, and networking with people who could help her. We also talked about the process of selecting the women who are going to be in the film (which is a very tough decision to make sometimes). Melissa says that “mostly it is just a gut feeling”.
She also tells us the story of Paula who is in her 60’s and is a veterinarian in Vermont. This is a very low-key, unassuming lady who just last year, swam the English Channel! She is the oldest woman from the United States to complete the English Channel swim.
You can watch the “teaser” on Paula and the other women on Melissa’s website at http://www.beyondsixtyproject.com/ or if you would like to contact Melissa you can email her at melissajdavey@verizon.net
Her documentary documentary about women over sixty is still a work in progress.
And at the time of the interview, Melissa said they were probably about half way finished. I personally cannot wait to see the finished product and, perhaps, be Melissa’s date to the Oscar’s someday! What a great way to Rock Your Retirement!
Some of the websites mentioned in the interview

* Sundance Film Festival
* United Healthcare

This was great fun!  If you’d like to join in the conversation with Melissa and me, leave a comment below!.
The freebie for this episode is Secrets about retirement your broker won’t tell you. You can get this by going to http://RockYourRetirement.com/Secrets
Special Thanks to:

* Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track…and helps with these show notes!
* Les Briney, my husband, and Danny Ozment of Emerald City Pro who edits the show and makes my guests and me sound terrific
* Henry Shapiro, host of Retired Excited that airs on Fridays
* YOU for telling your friends about the show, leaving comments below, and sharing episodes you really like on Facebook.

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RE024: From Cats to Classic Cars - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/from-cats-to-classic-cars/ Fri, 30 Jun 2017 08:00:22 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3489 <p>Tim Stansmore went from cats to classic cars in his retirement. Tim built a successful “Cattery” during his working career. What is a “Cattery”? Good question because I didn’t know either until I listened to this interview. A Cattery is a boarding establishment for cats. Tim didn’t just build any cat boarding facility, this was the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/from-cats-to-classic-cars/">RE024: From Cats to Classic Cars</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Henry Shapiro interviews Tim Stansmore on his retirement hobby. If you have ever considered a cattery or classic cars, this is the Rock Your Retirement episode to listen to! Tim built a successful “Cattery” during his working career. What is a “Cattery”? Good question because I didn’t know either until I listened to this interview. A Cattery is a boarding establishment for cats. Tim didn’t just build any cat boarding facility, this was the Taj Maj Hal for cats. Ironically, Tim is allergic to cats.
Tim and Henry talk about some of the hilarious stories of the owners of the cats. Tim says in the interview, if he was to write a book, it would be on the cat’s owners and not the cats themselves.
So how does Tim go from cats to classic cars?
After 10 years, Tim sold his business and bought a property on the east side of Melbourne Australia. The property came with a garage, a huge shed, and an aircraft hangar. This would end up being perfect for him to store his many classic cars and motorcycles.
This guy knows his stuff when it comes to cars and motorcycles!
Tim and Henry talk about they many cars and bikes he has collected including a 1926 Model T Ford, 1930 Model A Ford, 1971 Lancia Fulvia and many more. Tim likes to buy cars, restore them and then trade or sell them for a small profit. Unless he gets attached to a car and cannot bear to part with it once it is finished. However, for Tim, it’s not really about the money. It’s about saving the cars.
Old cars and motorcycles are Tim’s passion. It is a lot of work but as Tim says “if you enjoy what you are doing, it’s not really a job”.
Tim tells a story of a car he bought and sold the same day. He owned the car for a total of 15 minutes and made a decent profit from it.
So what’s next for Tim?
He is going to sell off his fleet and buy more of course! His real passion is old English Motorcycles and that is what he plans on focusing on in the future.
Do you have a story about cars or bikes? Do you have a story about cats? Leave me a comment in the Reply box below.
Special Thanks for telling your friends about the show, leaving comments below, sharing episodes you really like on Facebook, and reviewing the show on iTunes
Special Thanks to:

* Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track…and helps with these show notes!
* Les Briney, my husband, and Danny Ozment of Emerald City Pro who edits the show and makes my guests and me sound terrific
* Henry Shapiro, host of Retired Excited that airs on Fridays
* YOU for telling your friends about the show, leaving comments below, and sharing episodes you really like on Facebook, and reviewing the show on iTunes

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Bad Words with Mary Fran Bontempo: Episode 080 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/bad_words/ Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:00:23 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3083 <p>I spoke with Mary Fran Bontempo about bad words. Mary Fran has a great sense of humor and you can tell by the name of her blog, “Not Ready for Granny Panties.” She is also the author of 3 books. Today we talked about her latest book, “The Woman’s Book of Dirty Words”. These bad […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/bad_words/">Bad Words with Mary Fran Bontempo: Episode 080</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Kathe Kline interviews Mary Fran Bontempo about the hilarity of learning to retire. She talks about dirty words in retirement, and other issues in this episode of Rock Your Retirement. Mary Fran has a great sense of humor and you can tell by the name of her blog, “Not Ready for Granny Panties.” She is also the author of 3 books. Today we talked about her latest book, “The Woman’s Book of Dirty Words”.
These bad words aren’t what you might think they are.
Before we talked about Mary Fran’s book, I just had to go over an article on her website about “Shhssing your brain” Do you ever feel like you just can’t shut your brain off? This is called ‘brain chatter’, Mary Fran explains where she discovered this and what you can do to help yourself.
We also touched on Mary Fran’s son and how she and her husband dealt with his heroin addiction. Her advice is to not think you’re going to fix it. Get professional help!
Onto the dirty! The ‘bad words’ that Mary Fran goes over with us in this podcast:

* Fine
* Adventure
* Nice
* No (We even did a little role-playing on how to say no)
* Balance

The constraints that we put on ourselves to become spectacular…we treat ‘fine’ like it’s a dirty word like there’s something wrong with being okay and good enough
Mary Fran and I even did a little role-playing on the bad word “NO” and how to say it. Not sure if we will win any Grammy’s for our performance but needless to say, it was a lot of fun!
I also asked Mary Fran to give us one of the eleven commandments to staying out of granny panties.

Thou Shalt Stop ‘Shoulding’ Thyself

Mary Fran says we are always filling our days up with things we should and shouldn’t do. The word “should” very often equals obligation and the word “shouldn’t” often equals denial. We need to change that language to change these to must and want. Sounds like good advice to me!
If you would like to check out Mary Fran’s blog go to http://www.notreadyforgrannypanties.com/ and Mary Fran’s website is http://maryfranbontempo.com/.
Also, as I promised in the interview, here is a link to Mary’s Blog post on Brain Chatter
Books
The Woman’s Book of Dirty Words,
Not Ready for Granny Panties—The 11 Commandments for Avoiding Granny Panties
Everyday Adventures: Or, As My Husband Says, “Lies, Lies and More Lies”
Special Thanks to:

* Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track…and helps with these show notes!
* Les Briney, my husband, and Danny Ozment of Emerald City Pro who edits the show and makes my guests and me sound terrific
* Henry Shapiro, host of Retired Excited that airs on Fridays
* YOU for telling your friends about the show, leaving comments below, and sharing episodes you really like on Facebook, and reviewing the show on iTunes

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RE023: Learning to Fly - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/re023-learning-to-fly/ Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:00:52 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3480 <p>Peter Glover was learning to fly when he was 60 years old! Some people retire once, Peter Glover did it twice. The first was a planned retirement and an injury caused the second. This wasn’t necessarily a bad thing though! With time on his hands, Peter was able to pursue his passion of learning to fly. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/re023-learning-to-fly/">RE023: Learning to Fly</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Henry Shapiro interviews Peter Glover about his fantastic hobby that he's doing while retired. That is learning to fly! If you have ever wanted to retire, or ever wanted to fly, this is the Rock Your Retirement episode for you! Some people retire once, Peter Glover did it twice. The first was a planned retirement and an injury caused the second. This wasn’t necessarily a bad thing though!
With time on his hands, Peter was able to pursue his passion of learning to fly.
Before Peter retired, he raced cars and motorcycles. His mechanical experience allowed him to build “rally cars”. Peter won a some major races in Australia. Once he retired from this work, he bought a large sheep and crop farm. With basically no experience, Peter managed his farm successfully until he was injured and hurt his back. This stopped his farming career.
Peter didn’t have the opportunity to become a pilot as a teenager.  But it was still in his heart to learn.  And after he spoke with a pilot at a car race one day, he decided he was going to fulfill his dream of learning to fly.
Think it’s expensive?  Learning to fly might not be as expensive as you think.  But not everyone can do it because you would spend about as much for a good light plane as a mid priced luxury car.
Henry and Peter discuss all of the details in learning to fly such as:

* Choice of aircraft
* The types of licenses you can get
* Determining whether to own or lease a plane
* Regulations for private flying (which is over-regulated in Australia according to Peter)
* Fit to fly issues
* Safety issues
* Insurance, servicing & maintenance, gas for the airplane and lots more!

There is a lot of information on the internet about flying.  And you can subscribe to magazines on the subject as well.  Check out your local airports as they often have flying schools.  Here in California some of the Community Colleges offer it as well.
If you have any experience in flying leave a comment in the box below.
Special Thanks to:

* Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track…and helps with these show notes!
* Les Briney, my husband, and Danny Ozment of Emerald City Pro who edits the show and makes my guests and me sound terrific
* Henry Shapiro, host of Retired Excited that airs on Fridays
* YOU for telling your friends about the show, leaving comments below, and sharing episodes you really like on Facebook, and reviewing the show on iTunes

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Prepare for Retirement: Episode 079 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/coaching/prepare-for-retirement/ Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:00:49 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3419 <p>Don’t simply retire from something, have something to retire to! Megan Giles supports those approaching retirement to successfully transition and create a retirement they will love to live! This is achieved through action-focused planning sessions and workshop facilitation. The key to success for the people who work with Megan is structured planning, looking beyond the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/coaching/prepare-for-retirement/">Prepare for Retirement: Episode 079</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> In this episode of Rock Your Retirement, Kathe Kline interviews Megan Giles about Retirement Lifestyle issues. She shows us what a retirement coaching session feels like and much more! It's a great time to retire! Megan Giles supports those approaching retirement to successfully transition and create a retirement they will love to live! This is achieved through action-focused planning sessions and workshop facilitation. The key to success for the people who work with Megan is structured planning, looking beyond the finances, harnessing opportunities, informed decision making and tailored actions.  Megan and I talked about how she helps people prepare for retirement.
Just as we do here at Rock Your Retirement, Megan focuses on the non-financial aspects of retirement. (YES a kindred spirit!) She likes to look at the whole person and what really enables the quality of life. She looks at things like; how you connect to people, how emotionally supported you are and do you feel you have a purpose?
It’s never too late to make changes and create a greater sense of satisfaction and enjoyment in life after work. Acknowledging that you’re struggling but willing to take some action is actually an incredible strength.
What does a mini coaching session look like? How do you prepare for retirement?
Talk about work:

* What is it that drives you?
* What is that you don’t enjoy and look forward to never having to do again?
* How do you translate these things into figuring out what you want to maintain in your retirement?
* Do you want to fully retire or do you want to use your expertise to mentor someone or to volunteer?

Talk about life outside of work:

* What is it outside of work that you enjoy?
* What is the stuff you used to enjoy that you don’t really have time for?
* Who do you like doing these things with?
* How do you bring these things into action?

You need is a plan to prepare for retirement from Day 1. This doesn’t mean your days have to be completely full. Allow yourself time to do nothing if you want. But, it is important to have some immediate actions and goals.
If you are retiring around age 60 to 65, you potentially have another 20 to 30 years ahead of you. You’ll have the opportunity to change or deviate from your path. Don’t feel like you are locked into one thing forever. Have a focus for now, but you can always come back around and revisit your plans and goals. There is no right or wrong. The beauty is that it’s your retirement and you are writing your story.
Megan provided a wonderful tool for our listeners. It is a planning sheet called I’m Retiring But I’m Not Done Yet! Staying Relevant And Connected in Life After Work. You can get it for free by going to www.RockYourRetiremenet.com/Relevant
Contact information for Megan: Email megan@megangiles.com  www.facebook.com/megangilescoaching  www.megangiles.com
Special Thanks to:

* Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track…and helps with these show notes!
* Les Briney, my husband, and Danny Ozment of Emerald City Pro who edits the show and makes my guests and me sound terrific
* Henry Shapiro, host of Retired Excited that airs on Fridays
* YOU for telling your friends about the show, leaving comments below, and sharing episodes you really like on Facebook, and reviewing the show on iTunes

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RE022: Making the most out of life RE022: Making the most out of life - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/making-the-most-out-of-life-re022/ Fri, 16 Jun 2017 08:00:37 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3464 <p>Henry interviews Margaret Cook, a serial entrepreneur, about making the most out of life. Margaret started her married life in an RV! And she’s not afraid of learning either.  Her zest for it gave her the opportunity to learn what she needed to know in order to build a coffee shop in her hometown. This […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/making-the-most-out-of-life-re022/">RE022: Making the most out of life</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Henry Shapiro interviews Margaret Cook about her hobbies in Retirement. She isn't afraid to learn and she has created a cafe in her home town. Learn how by listening to this episode of Rock Your Retirement. Henry interviews Margaret Cook, a serial entrepreneur, about making the most out of life.
Margaret started her married life in an RV! And she’s not afraid of learning either.  Her zest for it gave her the opportunity to learn what she needed to know in order to build a coffee shop in her hometown. This is a fascinating story of someone not afraid to follow her own path, and not afraid to put in the time to learn.
Henry learned how Margaret is making the most out of her current life.
Margaret did a lot of things.  She worked as a nurse when she was young.  This woman even taught herself how to upholster furniture.  She purchased and ran a shop to showcase her furniture.  And she’s been a hairdresser. Not only that, but she’s also been a massage therapist. This woman has done it all!
In her current life of setting up and running the coffee shop, she’s had to learn a host of new things. This includes the legal aspects in her area. It includes deciding on what to add to the menu.  Additionally, she needed to figure out her niche, or what type of clients she wanted.  And…what about the competition?
The cool thing is that she created this “room within a room”.  The shop is called “Antiques and Coffee” and is located in Lismore, Australia.  Margaret has a list of ongoing projects including her “Stage Two” which will be taking an extra lot that is next to her family’s farm into another eating place.   You can learn all about it by listening to the episode. Just click the play button and you can listen now.
Margaret received inspiration the book ’
The Life You Are Born To Live’ by Dan Millman.  She really liked the advice in the book to “make good of bad” and that’s what she did.
Margaret’s motto: Make the most out of it. We only live once. You should go out and seize the day.
Let us know what you think!  Leave a comment in the box below. As Henry says, stay well and be happy (it’s a choice)
Special Thanks to:

* Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track…and helps with these show notes!
* Les Briney, my husband, and Danny Ozment of Emerald City Pro who edits the show and makes my guests and me sound terrific
* Henry Shapiro, host of Retired Excited that airs on Fridays
* YOU for telling your friends about the show, leaving comments below, and sharing episodes you really like on Facebook, and reviewing the show on iTunes

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John had the fortune (or misfortune) of growing up a Kansas City Royals fan living in St. Louis Cardinals territory. John’s two primary hobbies are baseball and travel. He decided to write a book about his adventures which is called Road Trips, Routes, and Royals.
John is the first to admit that he is difficult to travel with. He likes to go “off the beaten path”. This is one of the reasons he began traveling solo. John has some fascinating stories to tell about his travels and he gives a TON of great information in this episode.
John mostly travels to see baseball games, and works other travel around those games.  He also likes to visit Presidential Libraries.   There are still three he needs to visit.
Here are some of the tips John talks about in his interview for traveling solo and “on the cheap!”

* Start close to home to build your confidence
* Be loyal to certain hotel chains which will allow you to get points or rewards for discounted prices or even free nights
* Strike up conversations and talk with other travelers to get their recommendations for attractions or places to eat
* Know what you absolutely have to include on your trip first BUT also allow for spontaneous excursions
* Limit your driving to no more than 300 to 400 miles per day

John also talks about being a member of Rewards Network who is partnered with a number of different reward programs. You can earn hotels points, frequent flyer miles or other various incentive programs. He also uses the program to find obscure restaurants in various cities he visits.
If you would like to contact John check out his Facebook page where he posts his travel pictures!
John’s Book: Road Trips, Routes, and Royals
Do you like to travel solo or have some tips for our listeners and readers?  Let us know in the comments below!
Special Thanks to:

* Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track…and helps with these show notes!
* Les Briney, my husband, and Danny Ozment of Emerald City Pro who edits the show and makes my guests and me sound terrific
* Henry Shapiro, host of Retired Excited that airs on Fridays
* YOU for telling your friends about the show, leaving comments below, and sharing episodes you really like on Facebook, and reviewing the show on iTunes

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RE021: Carob and Quilling - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/carob-quilling/ Fri, 09 Jun 2017 08:00:03 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3454 <p>Henry went on vacation to a Carob factory! He visited a tourist attraction called Carobana, and discovered that one of the owners, Jean Hamey, had a lot more to talk about than just carob!  She and her husband Ian operate Carobana, which is a tourist attraction, and a factory, which manufactured Carob coated treats. If you have […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/carob-quilling/">RE021: Carob and Quilling</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Henry Shapiro interviews Jean Hamey about retiring, carob, and quilling. Want to find out if she will still be quilling in her retirement? Listen to today's episode to find out! Henry went on vacation to a Carob factory!
He visited a tourist attraction called Carobana, and discovered that one of the owners, Jean Hamey, had a lot more to talk about than just carob!  She and her husband Ian operate Carobana, which is a tourist attraction, and a factory, which manufactured Carob coated treats.
If you have never seen carob, it is a large seed pod of the carob tree.  We actually have them in San Diego where I (Kathe) live.  First you remove the seeds.  Then you dry and powder the pod.   Jean explains the rest of the process in the interview.
Jean agreed to talk about her carob organization with Henry.
She and her husband inherited the place after her in-laws passed away.  They now have a successful  manufacturing, retail and tourism business.  Much of the interview focuses on the development of the enterprise, and Jean’s unique business skills.
As far as the carob business, Ian has built much of the machinery, and persistence and hard work have produced a steady growth which has resulted in the success Carabana is today.
A couple of things to know about carob are:

* The pod not only contains many small beans, but also a semi-sweet pulp.
* These pods contain iron, magnesium, calcium, along with vitamins A, B2, B3, and D.
* Carob pods are used as a cocoa substitute for chocolate flavoring.  It doesn’t taste like exactly like chocolate but it does work as a substitute.
* On a diet?  Carob contain just 1/3rd of the calories of chocolate.
* Even if you are allergic to chocolate, you can usually eat Carob.

Henry asked Jean what she was going to do after her imminent retirement.  And boy does she have plans!  Not only has she been running a business all these years, but she also does book-binding, writes children’s books, AND writes craft books as well.   So she has a lot going on.
Have you ever heard of “Quilling”?
I, Kathe, had never heard of this before, but Jean has written a book on it Quilling Beauties of the Bush.  You may have heard of it, but it’s basically a way to make beautiful 3D pictures out of paper.  Basically, you use strips of paper and then roll or shape them, and glue them together.
Then you loop, curl, and twist the paper until it makes something beautiful.
Quilling creates greeting cards, jewelry, or pretty much anything that you want to make in a 3D manner.
I (Kathe) found the quilling part of the interview to be fascinating.  It was fun to learn a little about a hobby that I’d never heard of.  Of course once I looked it up, I realized that I had seen the finished works of these artists.
If you are in Australia you can purchase Jean’s tasty treats at http://www.carobana.com.au/. And you can purchase her quilling books anywhere in the world on Amazon.
Have you ever done quilling or eaten carob?  Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Special Thanks to:

* Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track…and helps with these show notes!
* Les Briney, my husband, and Danny Ozment of Emerald City Pro who edits the show and makes my guests and me sound terrific
* Henry Shapiro, host of Retired Excited that airs on Fridays
* YOU for telling your friends about the show, leaving comments below, and sharing episodes you really like on Facebook, and reviewing the show on iTunes

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Medical Tourism Episode: 77 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/medical-tourism-episode-77/ Mon, 05 Jun 2017 08:00:29 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3001 <p>Medical tourism can be defined as the process of traveling outside the country of residence for the purpose of receiving medical care. OMG, I had two guests on this episode, so you get two for the price of one!  Or is it double trouble?  I’ll let you decide. I brought Billy and Akaisha Kaderli on […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/medical-tourism-episode-77/">Medical Tourism Episode: 77</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Kathe Kline interviews Billy and Akaisha Kaderli about their retirement lifestyle. The Kaderlis were able to retire early at age 38! Now they travel the world and help people with medical tourism and other retirement issues with their books. OMG, I had two guests on this episode, so you get two for the price of one!  Or is it double trouble?  I’ll let you decide.
I brought Billy and Akaisha Kaderli on the show for a couple of reasons. They retired when they were 38 years old.  Yes, you read that correctly.  So they have now beat out WENDY HOLT for being the youngest retiree on the show.  Or should I use my new word Time Shifter?  you can read more about Time shifting on the Rock your Retirement website. Billy and Akaisha are experts in a lot of areas, including Medical Tourism which is another reason I wanted them on the show.
Billy and Aikaisha feel that the medical care they receive outside of the US is better than the care they receive in the US and at a fraction of the price. After 5 weeks in Mexico, Billy needed a new crown. He was able to see four different dentists and get his issue resolved.  It only cost him $4,900 pesos or about $250 US dollars!
Things you may not have known about Medical Tourism:

* Many doctors train overseas and then practice in the US
* Medical providers usually speak English

* Or you can get a translator that does


* Thailand has the best Medical tourism

* According to the Kaderlis


* You’ll know in advance what your medical procedure is going to cost
* Some providers offer concierge service

* They’ll come to you!


* You can get same day service

We also spent some time talking about:

* How they decided to retire so early and how it affected their relationship
* Living outside of the US and how they dealt with the culture shock.

Today’s Freebie is “Top 10 Questions and Answers on Medical Tourism” which you can get by going to: www.RockYourRetirement.com/MedicalTourism
Billy and Akaisha’s website is RetireEarlyLifestyle.com and if you want to check out their Medical Tourism Page to look at clinics and hospitals you can go HERE
Books:

* Your Retirement Dream is Possible
The Adventurer’s Guide to Chapala Living: A Common Sense Approach to your New Life in Chapala, Mexico
Retire Early Lifestyle: Your Questions Our Answered
The Adventurer’s Guide to Pana Living: Living in Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Cut and Run Report:  Our First 200 Days of Retirement
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RE020: Karaoke at Party Time - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/karaoke-at-party-time/ Fri, 02 Jun 2017 08:00:09 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3206 <p>Henry had never gone to Karaoke before. From Henry’s article: “I admit, I had a jaundiced idea of karaoke although I had never been to a session.  But three hours in the Royal Hotel in Taree has turned me round completely.  However, I promise never to get up to sing, simply for the protection and […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/karaoke-at-party-time/">RE020: Karaoke at Party Time</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Henry Shapiro goes to a Karaoke bar in his retirement and spoke to the owners. He's never done this in his retirement before and tells us about his experience in this episode of Rock Your Retirement. From Henry’s article:
“I admit, I had a jaundiced idea of karaoke although I had never been to a session.  But three hours in the Royal Hotel in Taree has turned me round completely.  However, I promise never to get up to sing, simply for the protection and respect for the other patrons.
Why  SWMBO and I attended a karaoke night is a bit of a long story, so you will have to listen to find out.   We both loved the Thursday night karaoke in the Royal Hotel in Taree, where I learned many things and was forced all my preconceptions about karaoke.  And you can’t beat the five dollar Bangers and Mash meal for value.
The folk who got up to sing were not drunk twenty and thirty year olds.
The people who got up to sing had, for the most part, really terrific voices.  The folk who got up to sing were not doing it to show off to their partners.
The singers were not in the least part competitive.  There was definite goodwill and support for folk who were nervous or new to the scene.  And Dennis, Raquil and some of the regular singers volunteer their time and talent to support their broader community, I didn’t reckon on that.
Dennis and his wife Raquil run Party Time Karaoke, which is a commercial business.
They own the necessary equipment and market their services to hotels and clubs, as well as individuals for weddings, birthdays, and divorces.  Companies engage them for sales training and team bonding exercises.  If you think this could work for you call Dennis on 0413 399 498.  He is very professional, has excellent gear and will go out of his way to accommodate your needs..
Back to the Royal Hotel … I asked Dennis how many songs he had on his computer and the answer floored me.  If you want to know, you are going to have to listen, but it is more than 1,000, more than 10,000, more than 100,000 – you will find out.  The tracks are all backing tracks of the original songs, and in some cases include the backing singers voices as well.
Listen to the session, the heart warming part that really made me think twice starts about two thirds way through.  You will love this episode,  just remember it is being recorded in the busy lounge of a hotel while the patrons are having fun.
Do you participate at karaoke nights?  Would you if you were given the opportunity? Leave a comment in the Reply Box below and let me know.”
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]]> Henry Shapiro clean 3206 Responsible Travel: Episode 076 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/responsible-travel/ Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:33 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3174 <p>What is responsible travel? I spoke with Tammie Ferguson who owns Love in Action Travel. Don’t you just love that name? Tammie talks about socially responsible travel. Tammie created Love in Action travel for people who want to combine their love of travel with their passion for serving others and making a positive difference. We […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/responsible-travel/">Responsible Travel: Episode 076</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Tammie Ferguson talks how people can rock their retirement by traveling responsibly. Volunteering overseas can help the community, but more than that, it changes you. After you retire, you have more time to travel, and with this type of travel, What is responsible travel?
I spoke with Tammie Ferguson who owns Love in Action Travel. Don’t you just love that name? Tammie talks about socially responsible travel. Tammie created Love in Action travel for people who want to combine their love of travel with their passion for serving others and making a positive difference.
We spent a good amount of time talking about “Voluntourism” Trips. They plan itineraries to different countries such as Guatemala, Haiti, and Puerto Rico. People can sign up and join on the trip. These are 9-10 day itineraries with 5 days of that being spent building a home.
 Some of the projects they work on are:

* Habitat for Humanity global village home builds
* Serving orphanages
* Creating Healthy Home kits, including smokeless stoves and water filters

Why Responsible Travel?

* Great opportunity to meet new people
* Explore a different country
* Learn a new skill
* Rejuvenate
* Give back

Although prices vary and can change, Tammie has a trip planned to Guatemala in June and the (2017) fee is $1,870. The trip fee includes meals, lodging, any cultural activities, ground transportation, the community service project that you will be involved in, and even travel medical insurance. You pay for the flight, money for souvenirs if you want any, and bring extra for that massage after all your hard work!
Tammie also talks about the other trips she plans which include Agritourism Experiences, Cultural Tours, and Fathom Cruises
Today’s Freebie, 5 Ways Impact Travel Helps You Rock Retirement, can be found at http://RockYourRetirement.com/Impact
Contact information for Tammie
Email: info@loveinactiontravel.com * Website: LoveInActionTravel.com * Facebook: http://facebook.com/loveinactiontravel
If you would like to learn more about Habitat for Humanity go to https://www.habitat.org/
Special Thanks to:



* Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track…and helps with these show notes!
* Les Briney, my husband, and Danny Ozment of Emerald City Pro who edits the show and makes my guests and me sound terrific
* YOU for telling your friends about the show, leaving comments below, and sharing episodes you really like on Facebook, and reviewing the show on iTunes



 

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RE019: Too Old to Skydive? - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/too-old-to-skydive/ Fri, 26 May 2017 08:00:55 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3190 <p>Jim Moir doesn’t think that he’s too old to skydive. Henry had a conversation with Jim and found out that Jim used to skydive competitively.  When he retired he said he was obviously too old for competition because the youngsters thrash him. Jim couldn’t just retire from skydiving though, so he redirected the skills and experience […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/too-old-to-skydive/">RE019: Too Old to Skydive?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Jim Moir doesn't think he's too old to skydive. Retirement isn't stopping this guy from using his skills to continue the sport he loves. Find out how in today's episode of Rock Your Retirement. Henry had a conversation with Jim and found out that Jim used to skydive competitively.  When he retired he said he was obviously too old for competition because the youngsters thrash him.
Jim couldn’t just retire from skydiving though, so he redirected the skills and experience he had built up over decades.
So he’s still involved in the sport he loves.
Henry follows Jim’s progress in life and parachuting, from beginner to competitor to champion and instructor.  Not only does Jim like to parachute out of airplanes, but he also taught his wife to skydive.  She went from a novice to a champion skydiver in under two years.
Jim lives in Melbourne, Australia, as do many of Henry’s guests.  They go over what equipment you need.  Henry and Jim talk about why you can skydive at any age. They talk about the great innovations in the sport.  And why age doesn’t matter.  Do you want a heart stopping feeling of exhilaration?  Try skydiving.  At any age.
But that’s not all.
Even if you aren’t interested in jumping out of an airplane, listen to Jim and Henry talk about how you can use your skills to make your retirement great.  The camaraderie of continuing a sport or an activity into retirement can make the activity worthwhile.
During the interview Jim mentions flying with a wing suit.  If you have never seen this, watch this YouTube video to get you excited, or shake your head in horror.
How can you apply Jim’s suggestion of extending your hard won experience to your retirement?  Let us know with a comment in the reply box below.

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Cruising in Retirement: Episode 75 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/cruising-in-retirement/ Mon, 22 May 2017 08:00:51 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=2795 <p>Thinking of cruising in retirement? Check out Cruise Critic! As most of you know, I recently went on a cruise, and while I was there, I met Donna Clark. I just had to interview her for the show to talk about Cruise Critic! Donna doesn’t work for this website…she just thinks it’s pretty awesome and so […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/cruising-in-retirement/">Cruising in Retirement: Episode 75</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Are you about to retire and not sure what you will do for fun? Or are you already retired? Try Cruising! Kathe met Donna on a cruise to New Zealand through a service called Cruise Critic. They talk about the service and how it can help you rock your... As most of you know, I recently went on a cruise, and while I was there, I met Donna Clark. I just had to interview her for the show to talk about Cruise Critic! Donna doesn’t work for this website…she just thinks it’s pretty awesome and so do I!  And no, they are not paying me to say this!  (But they should…right? Ha!)
http://CruiseCritic.com is the most extraordinary place to go to find volumes of information and helps keep you cruising in retirement.
This website is a valuable tool for anyone looking into cruising or on a cruise. You can find things such as:

* Member reviews of cruises
* Reviews of ships
* Reviews of staterooms on the ships
* Port reviews
* Sometimes they will have professional reviews along with member reviews
* Excursion reviews
* Finding a cruise
* Browsing destinations and deals and much… much more!

You can become a member of cruisecritic and there are some great benefits to this.
Community Page: When you click on the community page and select your cruise line, it is like a bulletin board. People will post questions and anyone can answer them. There is a ton of information!
Roll Call: You can find the actual cruise you are going to be on. Once you click on that, you can talk to other people that are going to be on your ship.
Another benefit of Roll Call is the ability to set up private tours.There are quite a few great things about private tours

* Fewer people so you get to know the people in your group better
* Less waiting
* More of what YOU want to do
* The only real downside of private tours is if you have a fear (like I do) of getting back to the ship on time before it takes off! Most private tour companies will guarantee you will be back on time, though.  You can research private tours through the magic of Google as well!

Cruisecritic group party- Who doesn’t love a good party? Member will receive a special invitation to what is often referred to as a “meet and mingle”. So fun!.
All of this great information and the best part…it’s totally FREE!
Website: www.cruisecritic.com
If you would like to download our Free Report, Secrets about Retirement your Broker won’t tell you! just go to: www.RockYourRetirement.com/Secrets
Special Thanks to:

* Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track…and helps with these show notes!
* Les Briney, my husband, and Danny Ozment of Emerald City Pro who edits the show and makes my guests and me sound terrific
* Henry Shapiro, host of Retired Excited that airs on Fridays
* YOU for telling your friends about the show, leaving comments below, and sharing episodes you really like on Facebook, and reviewing the show on iTunes

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RE0018: RVing across Australia - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/re0018-rving-across-australia/ Fri, 19 May 2017 08:00:11 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3146 <p>Rod and Tina Holt wanted to explore Australia after working hard physical labor all their lives. They decided on a life on the road in a RV, known as a caravan in Australia.  Now they are RVing across Australia. Rod, being very independent loves the freedom of the wide open road, not to mention the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/re0018-rving-across-australia/">RE0018: RVing across Australia</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Rod and Tina Holt wanted to explore Australia after working hard physical labor all their lives. They decided on a life on the road in a RV, known as a caravan in Australia.  Now they are RVing across Australia. Rod, They decided on a life on the road in a RV, known as a caravan in Australia.  Now they are RVing across Australia.
Rod, being very independent loves the freedom of the wide open road, not to mention the absence of stress!
But just how do you start to live the RV life?
Henry and Rod had a great discussion about living this lifestyle, caravaning and how free it feels.  He asked them how they started (after all, moving into such a tiny movable space isn’t something that you do every day for sure!)  The Holts started small.  They new that they needed to acclimate themselves to this lifestyle so they started with short trips to get acquainted with living in an RV, and then they decided to see every corner of Australia.  That’s when they began RVing across Australia.
During the interview Henry gets them to discuss issues such as:

* How to choose the right RV for you
* Important issues to look for
* Where to store your RV
* How to stay safe on the road
* The pleasures of going where ever you want to go

Rod took control of his life at an early age, and this allowed Tina and him to design a life around their own priorities.  They were more concerned about their lifestyle than getting a good education and then working for the rest of their lives.
Rod cares more about freedom, meeting new people, and exploring!
If you want to learn more about how to include RVing into your Retirement lifestye, or how you can actually live in an RV, check out Rock Your Retirement Episode 48, How to Live in an RV.
What about you?
Tell us about your experiences in an RV in the comments below.
 
 
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Sustainable Tourism: Episode 074 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/sustainable-tourism-episode-74/ Mon, 15 May 2017 08:00:16 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3007 <p>Diane Valenti loves to travel and is especially enthusiastic about philanthropic and sustainable travel. She is the founder of Llama Expeditions, which gives private guided trips to South America. These trips are for the young at heart who looking for life changing perspectives. Oh, and for her 9-5 corporate job, she consults with Fortune 500 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/sustainable-tourism-episode-74/">Sustainable Tourism: Episode 074</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Kathe Kline interviews Diane Valenti about how to retire with a great retirement lifestyle. Diane tells us about Philanthropic travel and sustainable travel as part of the lifestyle. She is the founder of Llama Expeditions, which gives private guided trips to South America. These trips are for the young at heart who looking for life changing perspectives. Oh, and for her 9-5 corporate job, she consults with Fortune 500 companies to design learning experiences that help employees reach their potential at work.
In 2008 Diane and her father took a trip to Machu Pichu to fulfill one of his bucket list items. It was a magical experience that really moved her. Diane decided she wanted to create these experiences for others.
With each tour she makes a donation, and she also gives the opportunity for her guests to donate.
She chooses the organizations who get her philanthropic attention by researching them at Idealist.  Diane wants to leave a trace…but the right kind of trace.
This is not what some people call “voluntourism”.  These groups are not painting walls, only for the next group to repaint them.  (Yes this happens!)
These are trips where you really get to know the people.  And you get to see that your donation makes a difference.
And that’s how you can participate in sustainable tourism.  It’s Philanthropic tourism at it’s best.
Today’s Freebie:  The Traveler’s Guide to Changing the World which you can find by going to http://RockYourRetirement.com/Travel
You can reach her at http://llamaexpeditions.com
Special Thanks to:

* Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track…and helps with these show notes!
* Les Briney, my husband, and Danny Ozment of Emerald City Pro who edits the show and makes my guests and me sound terrific
* Henry Shapiro, host of Retired Excited that airs on Fridays
* YOU for telling your friends about the show, leaving comments below, and sharing episodes you really like on Facebook, and reviewing the show on iTunes

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RE:017 Why are Life Stories Important? - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/volunteer-and-philanthropy/re017-why-are-life-stories-important/ Fri, 12 May 2017 08:00:45 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3055 <p>Why are life stories important? There are things in the world that most folks just don’t think about. Maybe till it is too late. Janella Hodgson records the life stories of people as they approach the end of their life. Maybe they are terminally ill, or maybe they are simply aged and worn out. She […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/volunteer-and-philanthropy/re017-why-are-life-stories-important/">RE:017 Why are Life Stories Important?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Henry Shapiro interviews Janella Hodgson about what she is doing now that she is retired. It's not what you think! Her retirement consists of recording the life stories of the sick and dying. She gets a lot of satisfaction knowing that her lifestyle... There are things in the world that most folks just don’t think about.
Maybe till it is too late.
Janella Hodgson records the life stories of people as they approach the end of their life. Maybe they are terminally ill, or maybe they are simply aged and worn out.
She is a volunteer for Eastern Palliative Care, which is an organization that provides Palliative and Hospice services.  These include home and nursing care  to recording and transcribing the stories of people who have moved beyond medical help.
People want their story told.  You’ll find out their motivation, their reactions, and why Janella wanted to be a voluntary biographer.
You’ll find answers to the question “Why are life stories important?”.
Interestingly, for the biographer a successful outcome for their work is not necessarily a published biography, nor is that the over-riding purpose of this program. But you are going to have to listen to the interview to sort that out.
Eastern Palliative Care is always looking for more biographers. They provide effective guidelines and comprehensive training to their volunteers to ensure their clients are safe and respected. This is obviously not something that appeals to the masses, but if you are one of those special people with empathy and a few skills, you can find more information by clicking on the link below and working your way to ‘Volunteers’ which you will find under the ‘Supporting EPC’ tag in the menu.
And as an aside, you may be able to contact a hospice or palliative care agency in your area to see if they are looking for volunteers to do this type of work where you live.
What do you think about these types of programs?  Is this something you could do?  Have you told your story yet?  Did your loved one get to tell his life story?  Let us know in the comments below!
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Documents we need to have a great retirement: Episode 73 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/documents-we-need-to-have-a-great-retirement-episode-73/ Mon, 08 May 2017 08:00:31 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=2776 <p>I asked Karin to come on the show to talk to us about the documents we need to have a great retirement. Karin Schumacher has been an attorney since 2001. She is regarded as compassionate, accomplished, and dedicated at Elder Law & Advocacy, Legal Aid Society, and San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program. She has effectively […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/documents-we-need-to-have-a-great-retirement-episode-73/">Documents we need to have a great retirement: Episode 73</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Karin Schumacher comes on the Rock your Retirement show to explain that if you are about to retire there are documents that will make your retirement better. She also goes over why they are important and why you shouldn't wait to get them in place. I asked Karin to come on the show to talk to us about the documents we need to have a great retirement.
Karin Schumacher has been an attorney since 2001. She is regarded as compassionate, accomplished, and dedicated at Elder Law & Advocacy, Legal Aid Society, and San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program. She has effectively served over 12,000 clients.
She talks about her grandfather who was a very “well to do” business owner. (He owned 3 auto supply stores). At the time he passed away in 1975, he had over ten million dollars. He wanted his children and his grandchildren to receive that. The problem was that unbeknownst to him, the Corporate Trustee he used, did not have his best interest at heart. All of his hard earned money had been squandered. Now in 1975, there was far less oversight on Corporate Trustees and a lot fewer regulations than there are now.
Put these documents in place BEFORE they are needed. Also update or review them on a regular basis because life events and circumstances change frequently.”
Karin goes over each of these in greater detail during the interview.  Below, is the list of documents we need to have a great retirement:

* Advanced Healthcare Directive- This is basically your end of life wishes. It is a 55-page document that goes over your medical wishes should you become incapacitated.
* Power of Attorney (Springing or Immediate) Springing POA- Only takes place upon incapacity. Immediate- Be cautious here because the moment you sign an immediate POA, the power goes to the agent. However, a POA is one of the documents we need to have a great retirement.  Kathe likes the Springing kind.
* HIPAA Release (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) – Prohibits Healthcare providers from releasing information unless you have completed a HIPAA  release form.
* Trust- If you own a home and or assets in California above $150,000 then a Trust will assist in avoiding probate.
* Will – If you are distributing assets by other means and don’t own a home, then be sure to create a will.

To get today’s Freebie, What Documents Do I Need Before I Become Incapacitated, go to http://rockyourretirement.com/Incapacitated
Contact Information for Karin: www.AfsarEstatePlanning.com
Special Thanks to:

* Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track…and helps with these show notes!
* Les Briney, my husband, and Danny Ozment of Emerald City Pro who edits the show and makes my guests and me sound terrific
* Henry Shapiro, host of Retired Excited that airs on Fridays
* YOU for telling your friends about the show, leaving comments below, and sharing episodes you really like on Facebook, and reviewing the show on iTunes

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*Rock your Retirement discusses retirement issues, but neither Rock Your Retirement nor Kathe Kline provides legal advice.  Please be sure to consult your own attorney.

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RE 016: Captain of the Ship - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/re-016-captain-ship/ Fri, 05 May 2017 08:00:24 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3042 <p>If you go to sea at fifteen, by sixty five you will have seen and learned a few things. Rob Anderson certainly has. They didn’t talk about what Rob is doing in retirement. But they did have a hilarious discussion about his experiences as the Captain or First Mate of the various ships he has worked on. He […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/re-016-captain-ship/">RE 016: Captain of the Ship</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Henry Shapiro interviews Rob Anderson about his retirement and non retirement adventures. Rob had been a conservationist saving the whales for many years. Listen to his hilarious conversation about retirement and how he was the captain of the ship. Rob Anderson certainly has.
They didn’t talk about what Rob is doing in retirement. But they did have a hilarious discussion about his experiences as the Captain or First Mate of the various ships he has worked on.
He tells of experiences like towing oil rigs, and doing duty as the medical officer.  There were burials at sea, and a story about what happens when you are shaving without any clothes on while travelling in rough seas. Henry challenges us to guess how that turned out. There were plenty of other stories but you know how colorful a captain of the ship can be, so Henry couldn’t air those stories.  Ha!
In the later part of the show they talk about the times Rob was the Captain of the ship, “Sea Shepherd” and he was also captain of the ship the “Steve Irwin”.
Sea Shepherd is the organization whose ships deliberately challenge the Japanese whaling fleet while they slaughter hundreds of whales in the name of scientific research. It was at this point that Rob became seriously serious.
If you are interested in conservation on land or sea, then you can possibly work with Greenpeace.   Note:  We aren’t recommending them, we are just giving you the information!  You can also visit The Sea Shepherd website. You can get involved, donate, or purchase Sea Shepherd items.
Rob mentions that you can go on board the “Steve Irwin” when it is in dock at Williamstown, talk to the folks, and maybe arrange to sail with them if appropriate.  (This is for you Aussies!  Can I call you Aussies?  I’m not sure of the protocol here.)
Join the discussion below.  Let us know about your own ship activities and conservation efforts!
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5 golden rules of retirement you never knew: Episode 72 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/5-golden-rules-of-retirement/ Mon, 01 May 2017 08:00:15 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=2708 <p>What are the 5 Golden Rules of Retirement you never knew? I talked with Bart Astor. Bart has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows, including ABC’s “Good Morning America,” PBS’s “MarketPlace,” Ric Edelman’s “The Truth About Money,” AARP Radio, “Two Boomer Babes,” and Boomer’s Rock radio. So as you can imagine, I was honored […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/5-golden-rules-of-retirement/">5 golden rules of retirement you never knew: Episode 72</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> If its time for you to retire, don't worry. Bart Astor wrote the 5 golden rules of retirement, or what he calls for setting the road map to what he calls a successful “Second Adulthood.” This episode will certainly help you with your retirement lifesty... Bart Astor is a recognized expert in life’s transitions and eldercare. He is the author of a plethora of books including AARP Roadmap for the Rest of Your Life. This book does talk about money, but it also talks about health, work, lifestyle, and pursuing your dreams. And that’s what this show is about!  I wanted to find out what his 5 golden rules of retirement were…
When we are working, and thinking about retirement, one of the issues we have to deal with is our ego. Our identity. Who are we?
In Bart’s writings, he’s talked about 5 golden rules of retirement, or for setting the roadmap to what he calls a successful “Second Adulthood.”  Bart goes into more detail about this in the interview but…
Those 5 golden rules of retirement are:

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You get to choose your own goals

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Most of what happens to us in our lives is not really a surprise

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The level of your activity influences your choices (This includes mental and physical activity)

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Quality of life is about retirement lifestyle

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Don’t judge yourself


Books

* AARP Roadmap for the Rest of Your Life: Smart Choices About Money, Health, Work, Lifestyle … and Pursuing Your Dreams
* Graduate from College Debt-Free: Get Your Degree With Money In The Bank
* Baby Boomers Guide to Caring for Aging Parents
* What Can You Do with a Major in Biology?
* How to Care for Your Aging Parents
* CliffsNotes Understanding Life Insurance
* KAPLAN YOU CAN AFFORD COLLEGE
* The Official Guide to Financing Your MBA

To get today’s Freebie, Level of Activity Scale, go to http://rockyourretirement.com/LevelOfActivity
Contact information for Bart: Twitter: @bartastor  *  Email: Bart@BartAstor.com  *  Website: www.BartAstor.com
Special Thanks to:

* Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track…and helps with these show notes!
* Les Briney, my husband, and Danny Ozment of Emerald City Pro who edits the show and makes my guests and me sound terrific
* Henry Shapiro, host of Retired Excited that airs on Fridays
* YOU for telling your friends about the show, leaving comments below, and sharing episodes you really like on Facebook, and reviewing the show on iTunes

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RE 15: Painting in Retirement - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/re15-painting-in-retirement/ Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:00:43 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=3023 <p>The common belief is that artists have to starve for years before becoming successful. Agnes Parcesepe is living proof that it doesn’t have to be the case. She started painting young, and is still painting in retirement. Agnes talks about her progress from simply liking art in her youth, to taking up painting later in life. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/re15-painting-in-retirement/">RE 15: Painting in Retirement</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Henry Shapiro interviews Agnes Parcesepe about Agnes Parcesepe is living proof that it doesn’t have to be the case. She started painting young, and is still painting in retirement.
Agnes talks about her progress from simply liking art in her youth, to taking up painting later in life. She then transitioned from student to teacher in a few short years. This artist has won a myriad of competitions, she’s had international exhibitions, and patrons have purchased her paintings purchased and hung them all round the world. Amazing stuff when you stop to think about it.
She has a passion for creativity and painting, and love of the natural world.
This is not to say she makes her living painting, because she doesn’t.  But that isn’t her objective anyway. The objective doesn’t have to be money when you are painting in retirement .  Agnes’  intense drive to improve and commitment to complete projects has funded her hobby and given her immeasurable satisfaction and a part income.
Henry and Agnes discuss how to take YOU can take up painting in retirement.  They tell you what your first steps need to be, how and where to learn, and then how to become better known and how to market your works.
You might ask…”What medium should I use”?  Agnes very strongly recommends experimenting with a wide variety of mediums to really establish which you like best and which one suits your style and subject matter.
Painting in Retirement does not cost a lot to enter, and it is also relatively portable.
Like photography or bird watching you can engage in painting or drawing at home, on holiday, in the city, in the country … anywhere.
You can see Agnes’ works on her website at www.agili.com.au or contact her if you like at seahorse@agili.com.au
At one point in the interview Henry and Agnes discuss a health related issue that Agnes has been overcoming with natural therapies. You can listen to the episode by clicking on the play button or subscribing on your smartphone.
Join the conversation!  Tell us what you think in the comment box below!
Special Thanks to:

* Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track…and helps with these show notes!
* Les Briney, my husband, and Danny Ozment of Emerald City Pro who edits the show and makes my guests and me sound terrific
* Henry Shapiro, host of Retired Excited that airs on Fridays
* YOU for telling your friends about the show, leaving comments below, and sharing episodes you really like on Facebook, and reviewing the show on iTunes

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Amazing way to get seniors involved in Technology: Episode 71 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/amazing-way-to-get-seniors-involved-in-technology-episode-71/ Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:00:49 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=2051 <p>Today Gary Knight came on the show and told us about San Diego Futures Foundation (SFFF).  This organization helps seniors and low income individuals get computers at a reduced rate. SDFF also teaches their recipients how to use the technology, which is often a hurdle in their target populations. Gary Knight is the Executive Director […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/amazing-way-to-get-seniors-involved-in-technology-episode-71/">Amazing way to get seniors involved in Technology: Episode 71</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> If you are retired or over 65 you should know about this program that can help you rock your retirement. You can get a low cost computer via this great program that Gary explains. Don't want to retire? That's OK because the program is based partly o... SDFF also teaches their recipients how to use the technology, which is often a hurdle in their target populations.
Gary Knight is the Executive Director of the San Diego Futures Foundation (SDFF), a 501(c)3 nonprofit established to improve lives in San Diego through technology. SDFF provides equipment, software, training, services, and technical support to San Diego nonprofits, small businesses, and disadvantaged residents.  SDFF is working to bridge the digital divide in San Diego, and helps low-income households, people with disabilities, and seniors.
Prior to joining the San Diego Futures Foundation, Gary Knight was the president and chief executive officer of the San Diego North Economic Development Council.  The council is a coalition of public and private entities whose main objective is to attract, retain and develop business in North County. It has almost doubled its membership since Knight took over in 2004.  As president, Knight pushed for improved transportation options, greater educational opportunities, and reliable/affordable power supplies.  Gary also provided strong support for the proposed desalination plant in Carlsbad and the new Palomar Hospital in Escondido.
Gary sits on a number of Boards, Committees, and Advisory Groups all across San Diego.
The organization not only helps those over 65 (and on Medicare) or those people of any age who are on Medi-Cal (California’s version of Medicaid) or Cal-Fresh (California’s version of Food Stamps) but it also helps anyone volunteer.  Seniors can get a computer for little to no cost and then learn how to use it.  SDFF gets seniors involved in technology.
This Technology program works by partnering with:

* Connect to Compete

* Designed for kids who are on the Free Lunch program
* Low-Cost Internet
* Low-Cost Computers


* Groups of people who want to volunteer by setting up computer labs at schools
* SDFutures.org which is part of SDFF and provides computers and IT support to non-profits
* Girls who Code, a school program that encourages girls to go into technology fields

Are the computers FREE?  No, because of some issues in the past, the computers are not free. These high-end computers start at about $100.  Some people do get donated computers depending on the availability, need, and other factors.  These low cost and free computers help get seniors involved in technology.
SDFF re-formats the donated computers according to Department of Defense Standards.  They also send unusable computers to a salvage company that meets their security and disposal requirements.  Additionally, their staff undergoes background checks.  Donors can feel good about donating their computers without having to worry about their data getting into the wrong hands.
Hospital re-admittance rates are about 30% compared to only about 10% when the senior has something to look forward to.  Working on a project or volunteering gives them something to look forward to.
Gary told us a retirement lifestyle story about a man who was in a wheelchair because of a leg amputation due to diabetes.  He rolled up to Gary and exclaimed, “You saved my life!”  That was interesting to Gary since he had never met him.
He explained that he had received one of their computers at a very low point in his life (right after his amputation).  The gentleman had loved to work on cars and attend car shows before he lost his leg but was now confined to a wheelchair.
By using the computer to join chat rooms and view car events online, he felt invigorated again with a newfound purpose in life.  By the time he met Gary, he had started a web site for car buffs where they shared stories that ma...]]>
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Long Distance Motorcycle Riding: Episode RE:014 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/long-distance-motorcycle-riding/ Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:00:35 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=2998 <p>Des Easton loves Long Distance Motorcycle Riding! Traveling by motorcycle is fun, exhilarating but pretty energy zapping. Traveling hundreds of miles a day, day after day, sounds exhausting, But that is what retiree Des does .. for fun! Members of ‘Far Riders’ and the ‘Iron Butt’ groups set themselves challenges of long distance rides most […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/long-distance-motorcycle-riding/">Long Distance Motorcycle Riding: Episode RE:014</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Henry Shapiro interviews Des Easton about his retirement and retirement lifestyle choice of long distance motorcycle riding. Just because you are retired doesn't mean you can have some adventure and fun! Traveling by motorcycle is fun, exhilarating but pretty energy zapping. Traveling hundreds of miles a day, day after day, sounds exhausting, But that is what retiree Des does .. for fun!
Members of ‘Far Riders’ and the ‘Iron Butt’ groups set themselves challenges of long distance rides most bikers would not consider. But don’t get the idea that this is a dangerous undertaking. They plan and practice, sometimes for years, before attempting these feats, and travel strictly in accordance with the law and speed limits.
Des explains the discipline and preparation which has allowed him to complete twenty thousand kilometers in twenty days. A challenge most of us wouldn’t even consider driving in a car. But he and his friends love it.
He describes the routine required, from planning fuel stops to committing to a special diet. Your first thought may be .. “I bet they cheat,” but he nails that thought by explaining the protocols and confirmations riders have to complete for their trips to be formally recognized by their association.
Long distance motorcycle riding is certainly not for every retiree, but if you are an experienced motorcyclist this is a new challenge, and a new group of slightly deranged fanatics you can hook up with. Even if you don’t ride, this is a great tale of courage and achievement. And Des tells a really gross story about one of his exploits!!
Web sites mentioned in the interview:
Far Riders website: www.farriders.com
Iron Butt Association website: www.ironbutt.com
Special Thanks to:

* Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track…and helps with these show notes!
* Les Briney, my husband, and Danny Ozment of Emerald City Pro who edits the show and makes my guests and me sound terrific
* Henry Shapiro, host of Retired Excited that airs on Fridays
* YOU for telling your friends about the show, leaving comments below and sharing episodes you really like on Facebook, and reviewing the show on iTunes

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Celebrate being over 50! Episode 70 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/being-over-50/ Mon, 17 Apr 2017 08:00:08 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=2696 <p>Lorraine Ladish is a 21st Century Communicator, helping empower women and others to achieve their goals. She is the founder and CEO of Viva Fifty! a bilingual community that celebrates being over 50. She’s worked as an editor and social media coordinator for a number of online publications. Her next book on embracing age will be published by HarperCollins in […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/being-over-50/">Celebrate being over 50! Episode 70</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Lorraine Ladish doesn't let being over 50 get her down. She helps thousands of women who are over 50 and thinking about what to do when they retire, rock their retirement. As someone who broke out of the caste system and a bilingual author she can hel... Viva Fifty! a bilingual community that celebrates being over 50. She’s worked as an editor and social media coordinator for a number of online publications. Her next book on embracing age will be published by HarperCollins in 2017. 
By choice, Lorraine always worked, but never on a payroll.  She thought everyone did what they loved.
Her Dad wanted her to be a Marine Biologist because he thought it was stable and she’d make a lot of money.  Now she makes more staying at home than Marine Biologists do.
Lorraine tries to inspire women to live their best life every day and to celebrate being over 50!
She wants to inspire women who speak both English and Spanish to live their best lives. When you do something you are passionate about, it makes you feel purposeful, happy and helps to avoid a downhill spiral in retirement.
The sections of her website are:

* Mind
* Body
* Grace (Beauty)
* Escape (what to do when you aren’t working)
* Relationships

It turns out English speakers are looking for beauty and Spanish speakers are looking for Relationships
She caters to all types of people. There is no “one size fits all” for being over 50.

* People are entering their 60s with young children
* Some 50-year-old women are having children!
* Some grandparents are raising grandchildren

Lorraine gave some great advice: Do what you love. Spain has a caste system that is difficult to break.  She did it, and if Lorraine did it you can too!  Think of what you wish you had done or would do for free, for example, YOU could write a book. Think of the one thing you want to do, and then just do it!  You CAN love being over 50!
Books: 

Tu mejor edad: Para tener una vida extraordinaria (Spanish Edition)
* ¡Emprende! De mamá sola y sin recursos a empresaria digital
* Estoy Embarazada, Y Ahora Que?: Confidencias Para La Nueva Madre (Spanish Edition)
* REACH! from single mom on welfare to digital entrepreneur
* Miedo a Comer (Spanish Edition)
* Diario del exito (Spanish Edition)
* Volver a empezar (Coleccion Psicologia) (Spanish Edition)
* 7 estrategias para sacar partido a los libros de autoayuda (Spanish Edition)
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Volunteering with troubled youth in retirement: Episode RE:012 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/volunteering-troubled-youth-retirement/ Fri, 14 Apr 2017 08:00:47 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=2958 <p>When Robin retired, she knew she wanted to explore new fields and expand her horizons. She came across an opportunity to volunteer with troubled youth. You’ve probably never heard of an “Independent Visitor For Youth Justice”.  Henry certainly hadn’t before this show.  But Robin decided to take on that responsibility when she retired. When Henry went […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/volunteering-troubled-youth-retirement/">Volunteering with troubled youth in retirement: Episode RE:012</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Henry Shapiro interviews about her retirement and the retirement lifestyle she's leading working with troubled youth. You’ve probably never heard of an “Independent Visitor For Youth Justice”.  Henry certainly hadn’t before this show.  But Robin decided to take on that responsibility when she retired.
When Henry went to interview Robin Turnbridge, they were initially going to discuss downsizing. Robin decided she would rather discuss her experience with Juvenile Justice and it became a wonderful topic of discussion.
Robin intuitively knew that it was important to replace the routine of her working life with meaningful activity.
Once a month, she goes to a Youth Justice Facility which are for teens who have committed serious crimes and are in custody. Robin goes into greater detail in the interview, but they talk with the teens, check in on them, and sometimes act as an advocate for the teens. Robin explains how she found this new role, what it entails, and why she loves it.  She has transitioned the experiences of her working life to use them in a different arena.  Brilliant!
Henry and Robin also discuss:

* What Robin did before retirement
* How she planned for her retirement and what she thought she would be doing in retirement
* Her Retirement Party (or farewell as they call it in Australia) which she says is very important
* Other things she has been doing since her retirement besides working with troubled youth

If you listen carefully, you’ll appreciate that this kind-hearted woman’s first priority is her family, and her second priority is her role giving to society through her involvement in juvenile justice.
Leave a comment in the box below and let us know if there are avenues other than prison to try and rehabilitate troubled youth, or if you think that is an impossible dream.
Special Thanks to:

* Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track…and helps with these show notes!
* Les Briney, my husband, and Danny Ozment of
Emerald City Pro who edits the show and makes my guests and me sound terrific
* Henry Shapiro, host of Retired Excited that airs on Fridays
* YOU for telling your friends about the show, leaving comments below and sharing episodes you really like on Facebook, and reviewing the show on iTunes

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You can go to work, run errands, take a nap, or whatever you need to do to tend to the other areas of your life.  You know that your loved one is being taken care of.
The Glenner Centers provides brain-stimulating activities. This can also help with sundowner’s syndrome in the evenings.  Some of these activities include:

* Singing and music
* Listening to and discussing current events
* Animals brought in from the Humane Society
* Socializing

I had NO idea these places existed and I had to learn more.
Have a care giver?  No problem, you can still use Adult Day Programs (AKA Adult Day Care).
Things Lisa says you should look for when looking into an Adult Day Programs (AKA Adult Day Care):

* Do they specialize in dementia if your loved one has dementia?
* What is the staff to participant ratio?
* How many total participants in the center on any given day. You may want to look for a smaller center for more personalized experience
* Do they have a nurse on staff and ask if they can manage medications?

If you would like to contact Lisa or The Glenner Centers you can email information@glenner.org or ltyburski@glenner.org and the website is www.glenner.org
The freebie for this episode is ABC’s of Dementia which you can get by going to http://RockYourRetirement.com/abc
Special Thanks to:

* Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track…and helps with these show notes!
* Les Briney, my husband, and Danny Ozment of Emerald City Pro who edits the show and makes my guests and me sound terrific
* Lesinda Tubalado who helps keep the website up to date
* Henry Shapiro, host of Retired Excited that airs on Fridays
* YOU for telling your friends about the show, leaving comments below, and sharing episodes you really like on Facebook.

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Finding her Family Heritage: RE011 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/finding-her-family-heritage/ Sun, 09 Apr 2017 23:03:25 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=2923 <p>Alison Smith started looking into her family heritage and found some surprises. By doing some genealogy research she found out that one of her relatives was a bit of a ruffian way back, and another surprise was the amazing amount of information which is now readily available online. In days gone by you would have to write […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/finding-her-family-heritage/">Finding her Family Heritage: RE011</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> What do you do when you retire? Alison Smith searches her genealogy and in this episode, she teaches you to do it too. By doing some genealogy research she found out that one of her relatives was a bit of a ruffian way back, and another surprise was the amazing amount of information which is now readily available online.
In days gone by you would have to write to get access to birth certificates, or copies of newspaper articles.  Now a couple of mouse clicks may get that information needed to find one’s family heritage.
In this show Alison and Henry talk about her motivation for delving into the family background, how she went about it, and the resources she has found useful for locating information.
This is called “Geneology” and seems to be all the rage, all around the world, not just in Australia.
Alison talks about a couple of ways you can go about finding your family tree.  Some people want to find out about where their ancestors came from, and a little about their lives.  Others concentrate on just one or two family members, perhaps for the purpose of writing about them, or just for interest.  Both approaches can become equally addictive once you get in to the detective work.
In Any regard, delving into one’s family heritage can be fun, and very informative as well.
Below are some of the resources mentioned in the podcast :

* The stories of older living relatives.
* Old photographs.
* Local libraries.
* Historical societies and genealogical societies.
* Cemeteries and gravestones.
* History books of the period to provide context to the search.
* The internet.

Two sites Alison finds helpful are:

* www.trove.nla.gov.au  is part of the National Library, has a massive archive of Australian newspapers.
* www.ancestry.com.au can connect you to information and people from all round the world.

Do you have resources we don’t have listed here?  Leave us a comment below if you have other resources which would be useful for people starting the search.  It would be very helpful!
Special Thanks to:

* Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track…and helps with these show notes!
* Les Briney, my husband, and Danny Ozment of Emerald City Pro who edits the show and makes my guests and me sound terrific
* Henry Shapiro, host of Retired Excited that airs on Fridays
* YOU for telling your friends about the show, leaving comments below, and sharing episodes you really like on Facebook, and reviewing the show on iTunes

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OMG! The Best adult learning Ever! Episode 68 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/omg-best-adult-learning-ever/ Mon, 03 Apr 2017 08:00:58 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=2417 <p>You can attend a class from your living room and ask the professor questions! As I was interviewing these two, I said to myself, “OMG The Best Adult Learning EVER!” First a little about these two amazing ladies: Ellen Ervin and Lynne Beachner  As the former Director of WeMet Distance Learning Consortium, Ellen has worked in […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/omg-best-adult-learning-ever/">OMG! The Best adult learning Ever! Episode 68</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Retirement Lifestyle begins with Lifelong learning! When you Retire you can continue to learn, grow, and interact with others, and these two ladies show you how to do that from the comfort of your living room. As I was interviewing these two, I said to myself, “OMG The Best Adult Learning EVER!”
First a little about these two amazing ladies: Ellen Ervin and Lynne Beachner 
As the former Director of WeMet Distance Learning Consortium, Ellen has worked in all aspects of technology.  Her passion is distance learning because she sees the power in helping organizations and people make connections around the world.
Lynne has worked in education throughout her career in grades K-16 as a teacher/professor, a coordinator of instruction, a principal and an executive director.  She loves the curriculum and instruction side to education because that is where you engage students and create lifelong learners.  She received her Ph.D. from Kansas State University.
Together Ellen and Lynne believe that it is just a matter of time until the world opens up to individuals communicating on a daily basis with museums, archives, health centers, historical societies, community and other groups both locally and internationally in an effort to continue learning and cooperate in projects that will help others. They want to do their part in supporting the inevitable.  The two of them formed the Senior Learning Network, providing interactive learning to senior centers and retirement communities.  Additionally, they have also formed Generations Learning, providing lifelong learning to individuals within their homes.
We talked about their project and I learned:

*
How they started the organization over a cup of coffee and a cookie at Panera

* A non-profit 501(c)3 organization that can accept donations


*
Why it’s so cool:

* You can Follow photographers on their journeys through a walk in a park, down a canal in Venice, or on-site at a volcanic eruption
* The teacher can show you artifacts or other things via the conferencing
* YOU can listen, see, and ask questions in REAL TIME
* Technology is similar to SKYPE, the moderator can see who is in the conference
* If you have a large group, you can break up into small groups and have a small group discussion. Each person in the conference can have time to speak.
* To join the class, all you have to do is click on a link. Then you can see and talk to the person or persons on the other line.
* Not sure if the tech will work?  Test it before the meeting if you’d like.
* Don’t want to be seen?  You can also turn your camera off if you don’t want others to see you.
* You can make remarkable friendships all across the United States by attending the workshops.
* No limit to location (i.e. they have had programs in Japan and Australia that went across the date line)  They even had an UNDERWATER DIVER conduct the class!  Uh…OMG the best adult learning EVER!
* Many of their programs have been developed for students (K-12) but have been adapted for older adults.


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How it works:

* Provide educational video conferences from museums, presidential libraries, national parks businesses and individuals
* We discussed the current (2017) fees for the program $40 per month for a senior center, unlimited programing
* How you can get a free pilot


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How it helps seniors

* Create a lifeline for disabled and older adults in senior centers or those aging in place who feel disenfranchised from society.
* Harness the talents of retired adults who can share interesting life stories, skills or talents
* Provide well-rounded programming on health education, wellness, prevention, and care.
* Provide support for business development and mentoring for those who want to reinvent themselves.
* Create safe places where individuals can talk to one another to give and ge...]]>
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3 things you never knew about Lawn Bowling: RE010 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/3-things-never-knew-lawn-bowling-re010/ Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:00:34 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=2193 <p>Henry interviews Ted Goodacre about his Retirement Lifestyle, which has a lot to do with Lawn Bowling: Listen to the show to learn how this natural entrepreneur took a wrong turn going home and it changed his life.  Ted tells us about intricacies of lawn bowling and how anyone with a bit of drive can […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/3-things-never-knew-lawn-bowling-re010/">3 things you never knew about Lawn Bowling: RE010</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Henry Shapiro interviews Ted Goodacre about his retirement lifestyle which includes Lawn Bowling or Lawn Bowls. Listen to the show to learn how this natural entrepreneur took a wrong turn going home and it changed his life.  Ted tells us about intricacies of lawn bowling and how anyone with a bit of drive can create a lasting legacy.
Ted is the last active foundation member of the Lismore Bowls Club, and in recent years has taken on the job of green-keeper.   He takes the game very seriously and is highly competitive.  In this interview he describes the game, the rules and traditions, the type of people involved, and strongly asserts that there are no performance enhancing drugs involved in the sport!
Like many activities, we suspect lawn bowling becomes more and more addictive the longer you are involved.  It is a game which:

* Can be just for fun and socialization
* Bowlers can aim for the pennant competition
* Doesn’t take a lot of money to get started
* Women and men of all ages and abilities can play, even those with minor disabilities.

If you think this is a sport which might interest you he recommends visiting a local club.  Chat with the members and see if its for you.

* Henry searched “lawn bowls clubs Victoria” onand found http://www.getagameofbowls.com/clubsearch.php?   The same site also lists the clubs in the other Australian States.
* Kathe searched “Lawn Bowling San Diego” and found http://www.sandiegolawnbowling.org/

Henry and Ted also spoke about the Lions Club.  This is an international service club open to both men and women.  Henry knows that his local Lions’ become involved in some excellent projects.  These ranged from providing specialist walking frames for disabled children, to cleaning up the roadsides of major highways.  In San Diego, CA, the Lions Clubs give free eyeglasses to children every year
You can find Lions Clubs worldwide at:  https://directory.lionsclubs.org/
Special Thanks to:

* Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track
* Les Briney who edits the show and makes my guests and me sound terrific
* Lesinda Tubalado who helps keep the website up to date
* Henry Shapiro, host of Retired Excited that airs on Fridays
* YOU the listener for sharing on social media, and telling your friends about it

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How To Take The Headache Out Of keeping track of your parent’s medical documents: Episode 067 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/keeping-track-of-your-parents-medical-documents/ Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:00:43 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=2428 <p>Michael’s mother had a stroke and could no longer care for herself, so Michael became her caregiver. He discovered the constant need to repeat care giving information to various caregivers so he ended up carrying a binder with him that contained his parent’s medical documents. During this period Michael’s company hired an Elder Family Resource […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/keeping-track-of-your-parents-medical-documents/">How To Take The Headache Out Of keeping track of your parent’s medical documents: Episode 067</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Retirement Lifestyle includes caring for your parents He discovered the constant need to repeat care giving information to various caregivers so he ended up carrying a binder with him that contained his parent’s medical documents. During this period Michael’s company hired an Elder Family Resource person to help manage the complexities of her care.
James, a longtime friend of Micheal’s, had a similar experience. His father developed sudden onset Parkinson’s after his mother passed away and so couldn’t care for himself. James lived far away, but his sisters lived near his dad. As his dad’s needs increased, it became increasingly difficult to manage the household and care giving information between siblings.
Michael and James talked about their respective care giving challenges and the need for a way to store and share critical documents became obvious. This led to their forming ElderAdmin to fulfill this very important need.
This service stores images of their documents, and you can access it anywhere!  OK…anywhere Internet can be accessed.
Whether you use their program or not, you’ll need access to documents.  Some of the critical documents that are needed for care giving are:
• Advanced Healthcare Directive

• Power of Attorney

• Will or Trust

• Estate Planning Documents

• List of Medications

• Health Status

• Insurance Documents

• Financial Account Statements
ElderAdmin can help take the headache out of keeping track of your parent’s medical documents:
It is a membership plan that can be accessed via computer, tablet, or smartphone. There is a free service is for individuals.  If you need more than one person to be able to access the info, then you can get that for $9.50 per month (as of 3/2017) for unlimited access and storage.
One of the great features of ElderAdmin is in the area of security. Whoever posts the document has ultimate control over who can and who can’t access particular sections containing information. Encryption with unique IDs and passwords protect your parent’s medical documents.
Today’s Freebie is The Important Documents Checklist, and it can be found at http://RockYourRetirement.com/documents
Website: www.ElderAdmin.com  Phone: 844-350-4582  Email: Contact@ElderAdmin.com
Special Thanks to:

* Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track
* Les Briney, my husband, and Danny Ozment of Emerald City Pro who edit the show and makes me and my guests sound terrific
* Lesinda Tubalado who helps keep the website up to date
* Henry Shapiro, host of Retired Excited that airs on Fridays
* YOU the listener for sharing on social media, and telling your friends about it

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A little on their backgrounds:

Michael Blevins
Managing Director and Co-founder, Michael Blevins knows from personal experience the need for ElderAdmin’s unique services. Ongoing care for a mom afflicted with dementia led to his knowledge in the ever-changing health care procedures and programs, which makes him especially sensitive to ElderAdmin member needs. With over 32 years’ experience in performance management with nationally recognized financial institutions, including 10 years with a Fortune 500 company,]]>
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Volunteer for Meals on Wheels in Retirement: RE009 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/volunteer-for-meals-on-wheels-in-retirement-re009/ Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:00:14 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=2182 <p>Today Henry interviewed Rosemary Savage, a retiree who tells us what its like to volunteer for Meals on Wheels in Retirement: Henry found out that Rosemary and her husband were a regular couple who raised a large family. They looked forward to traveling and also helping others.  Rosemary’s husband Keith passed away, but they had […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/volunteer-for-meals-on-wheels-in-retirement-re009/">Volunteer for Meals on Wheels in Retirement: RE009</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Henry Shapiro interviews Rosemary Savage about her Retirement Lifestyle and how she loves to volunteer for Meals on Wheels in Australia. Henry found out that Rosemary and her husband were a regular couple who raised a large family. They looked forward to traveling and also helping others.  Rosemary’s husband Keith passed away, but they had discussed the fact that he wanted to volunteer.  He found that he wanted to volunteer for Meals on Wheels in Retirement.

* Meals on Wheels is an international organization which involves delivering meals to elderly or incapacitated people in your own
* community.  Even though Keith is no longer with her, Rosemary continues “meals on wheels” with the help of her daughters, not because she feels obligated, but because she loves it.
* You can volunteer around your travel plans.
* Let your basic humanity shine through.  Henry was impressed by Rosemary’s humble nature and her humanity certainly shined through.
* By being a volunteer for Meals on Wheels you can help your neighbors and give your own life purpose and meaning.

Because Keith and Rosemary planned for their retirement financial, they were able to travel the world.  They drove with a caravan (RV in the USA) to almost every part of Australia and loved it.  They also made lasting friendships along the road.  If you are interested in caravaning (RVing for US based people), listen to the episode on RVing or Read MORE here.
Get Today’s Freebie, Five Steps to Living in an RV (Caravan) full-time, at http://RockYourRetirement.com/RV
To learn more about Meals on Wheels, find your location below and click on the link.

* Australia Meals on Wheels: http://mealsonwheels.org.au/
* USA Meals on Wheels:   http://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/
* San Diego, CA Meals on Wheels:  http://www.meals-on-wheels.org/

 Special Thanks to:
• Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track

• Les Briney who edits the show and makes my guests and me sound terrific

• Lesinda Tubalado who helps keep the website up to date

• Henry Shapiro, host of Retired Excited that airs on Fridays

• YOU the listener for sharing on social media, and telling your friends about it

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What do you say to someone who’s grieving? Episode 66 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/what-do-you-say-to-someone-whos-grieving/ Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:00:24 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=2039 <p>So many people in my life in 2016 were grieving it’s difficult to track them all. Some of them lost a family member.  Some lost a pet.  And some were grieving over their lost candidate after the election. One of the things that most of us have to deal with in retirement is grief – […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/what-do-you-say-to-someone-whos-grieving/">What do you say to someone who’s grieving? Episode 66</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> After you retire you are likely to need to deal with grief. It's tough to talk about Retirement Lifestyle without talking about how we are going to deal with grief, or provide comfort to someone who's grieving. Natalia Volz shows us how. Some of them lost a family member.  Some lost a pet.  And some were grieving over their lost candidate after the election. One of the things that most of us have to deal with in retirement is grief – either our own or someone else’s.  What do you say to someone who’s grieving?  That’s exactly what I asked Natalia Volz and the answer may surprise you.
Natalia Volz is the founder of Passing Through Grief and the RELIEF Process.
She helps individuals who feel lost and down after experiencing a significant loss or change in their life such as a death, divorce, or children leaving home to heal their pain so they can rebuild their life and find renewed purpose.
She has first hand experience with loss and grief.  In 2010, after a two-year battle with cancer, her husband died at the age of 49. Lost, alone, and very frightened, she eventually found her way through the devastating pain of loss and grief.
There is a lack of understanding and a fear in our culture about loss and grief and she found herself struggling to find help to get through. She worked diligently to move beyond her own grief and on to living happily and purposefully.   Natalia read every book she could get my hands on, took courses on the subject, and completed grief recovery certification training, and in the process became passionate about making a difference in the way our society deals with loss, change and grief.
It’s easy to tell that she feels passionate about getting out accurate information on a subject we normally avoid but all have to confront first hand at some point in our lives.
I asked Natalia, “What do you say?”  I know that I’m always at a loss for words when I’m confronted with someone who is grieving, because I know that nothing I say or do is going to bring their wholeness back. She had a very interesting answer:   Be a heart with ears.
For the person who is grieving, she said that time does not heal all wounds.  The person suffering a loss needs to talk about it.  Keeping busy does not heal. So what do you say to someone who’s grieving?
Natalia gave us some steps to take to help with our own grief:

Find a place to talk about the feelings of loss.
Write about your feelings about the loss.
Connect with others.  See if there is one friend who will listen to how you are feeling.  Tell them you just need to talk, and to have them listen.
Say it or write it while you are feeling the emotion.
Grief causes a lot of energy.  Move through it through your body. Don’t stuff it.  Take a walk if you can.
Listen to music that makes you cry. Get your tears out.  Crying releases a stress hormone that actually helps you release the stress.  Don’t worry, you can’t cry forever.  Normally it takes about 15 minutes and then you feel better.
Writing really helps with the relief process.

So what do you say to someone who’s grieving?  For dealing with others, remember you can’t fix it so don’t even try.  Be a heart with ears.  If your friend is telling you about some guilt that they might feel, don’t discount it by saying “He knew you loved him”, instead say something like, “I can imagine that would be really painful.  I can’t imagine what that would feel like.  Tell me more”.
Natalia gave us some excellent advice, but unfortunately my internet went out right when we were wrapping up the show.  I hope to have her come back someday because what she had to say was so valuable.  The good news is that we were wrapping up, about to give out her contact information, which we have below.
If you’d like to contact Natalia, you can reach her at 877-606-0909 or Natalia@PassingThroughGrief.com
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Bird Watching in Retirement: RE008 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/bird-watching-in-retirement/ Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:00:51 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=2161 <p>Bird watching in Retirement? Henry interviews Philip Jackson about Bird Watching in Retirement.  Phillip is an avid bird watcher (also known as “twitcher” in Australia).  He planned to pursue that interest when he retired from teaching. Phillip has actually retired twice.  Henry said he liked it so much he had to do it again.  Listen to […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/bird-watching-in-retirement/">Bird Watching in Retirement: RE008</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Henry Shapiro interviews Phillip Jackson about his retirement lifestyle of bird watching and genealogy. Phillip is an avid bird watcher (also known as “twitcher” in Australia).  He planned to pursue that interest when he retired from teaching.
Phillip has actually retired twice.  Henry said he liked it so much he had to do it again.  Listen to the episode to find out how.
Henry talked with him about how he managed his two retirements, how he supplements his income, and why he supplements his income now he has left full time work.
But what Phillip really likes to do is bird watching in retirement.  Henry and Phillip talked about it and they discussed his retirement lifestyle:

* Anyone can enjoy bird watching.  Novices can enjoy it as much as experienced people.
* It is truly an activity for all ages, sexes and variety of people.  It doesn’t matter if you are athletic, male or female.  The birds are there for everyone to enjoy.
* Philip introduced us to the resources he uses to locate specific species, and the cataloging which he enjoys.  Of course cataloging is not mandatory to the hobby.
* Bird watching is compatible with a great number of other activities which birders often run simultaneously.  For example, camping and photography are the two obvious ones, but some people come to the hobby from simply keeping a couple of pet budgies (parakeets) and developing the interest from there.  Some people start simply by gazing out their window at their bird feeder.

Philip recommended a book for people interested in Australian history, but he couldn’t quite remember the title.  Henry found it:  ‘Lost Relations: Fortunes Of My Family In Australia’s Golden Age’ by Graeme Hewett, published by Allen & Unwin.
Other Books that were mentioned in the interview include:

* ‘The Field Guide to the Birds of Australia’ by Graeme Pizzey and Frank Knight
* ‘Field Guide to Australian Birds’ by Michael Morecombe

Special Thanks to:

* Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track
* Les Briney who edits the show and makes my guests and me sound terrific
* Lesinda Tubalado who helps keep the website up to date
* Henry Shapiro, host of Retired Excited that airs on Fridays
* YOU the listener for sharing on social media, and telling your friends about it


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Becoming a Family Caregiver? You need a Fiduciary! Episode 65 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/fiduciary/ Mon, 13 Mar 2017 08:00:21 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=1564 <p>Today’s episode with Chris Cooper was value packed! If you are currently a family caregiver, or about to become a family caregiver, you need to know about Fiduciaries, and what they do. A Fiduciary is responsible for the following: Medical Psychological Social Environmental Legal Financial What you might not realize is that Family Members are […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/fiduciary/">Becoming a Family Caregiver? You need a Fiduciary! Episode 65</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Retirement Lifestyle If you are currently a family caregiver, or about to become a family caregiver, you need to know about Fiduciaries, and what they do.
A Fiduciary is responsible for the following:

* Medical
* Psychological
* Social
* Environmental
* Legal
* Financial

What you might not realize is that Family Members are also responsible for those same areas.  Many family members don’t realize that they are responsible for all six areas, and tend to only focus on legal and medical issues.
Chris explains that the problems are not necessarily in areas #1 and #5, but are often in the other four areas.  For example, people with Alzheimers often have depth perception issues, something which we don’t normally think about.  Their living space can be an environmental hazard.  (See Episode 34 for tips).
Many of the issues that baby boomers need to think about are alien to us, because we don’t think about these things.  Some of the problems arise when a family member is assigned the task of taking care of mom or dad, and the family doesn’t agree. This is where a Fiduciary comes in.
Fiduciaries are trained to work with all six areas. Unlike family members, they’ve received training.
Children are often not prepared to do all of these things.  We have our own lives to live.  We have our own stresses.  When a family member needs help, we get thrown into the pool, and get our “baptism by fire”.  We don’t often realize that our parent needs to be seen as an adult. We need to let them live their lives in dignity, and then we can live their lives in peace.  Is it right for the children to sacrifice their lives for their aging parents?
Licensed Fiduciaries come from all walks of life.  Its many times “the Third Career”.  Many are in their late fifteens and sixties.  The median age is 58, but many are in their seventies.  Their backgrounds are varied, but they have a common bond.  They want to help protect seniors.
Chris said that sometimes abusers are a family member, but sometimes they are professionals (like financial advisers or caregivers).
Having a Fiduciary can help protect your family member.  Many of these professionals are not trying to harm their clients, but they “don’t know what they don’t know”.  Many are ignorant.  They do not know what is in the best interest of their client now that their client’s capacity has diminished.

* Where is mom to live?
* Can you uproot her without harming her?
* How does the family get along?
* Is there a neighbor bringing donuts to mom, who is a diabetic?
* Do you need a guardianship?
* How can you reduce expense?
* Do you need an attorney?
* How can you keep your privacy?

* Is Lindsay Lohan’s information public because she is being “conserved”?,


* Can we take lessons from the past, and plan for our own retirement lifestyle?

Who needs a Fiduciary?

* Alzheimer’s Patients
* Disabled Adults and Children
* Middle Class
* Wealthy
* People who need Long Term Care
* Caregivers who are having issues within their own families due to the stress of caregiving
* Family members who don’t agree on care options

Public sources might pay for services that a fiduciary recommends.  For example, Medicare might pay for family counseling.    The fiduciary can take a look at what is available under public servic...]]>
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Woodworking in Retirement: RE007 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/woodworking-retirement-re007/ Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:00:48 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=2156 <p>Henry interviewed George Young. George needed to fix up his own house, and so he developed a lifelong interest in woodworking. This interest didn’t stop and now he’s woodworking in retirement. Henry talked to George about his life in Scotland and England.  George had a carefully planned emigration to Australia that fit in with his retirement plans. After he […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/woodworking-retirement-re007/">Woodworking in Retirement: RE007</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Henry Shapiro interviews George Young about his woodworking in retirement habit. Henry talked to George about his life in Scotland and England.  George had a carefully planned emigration to Australia that fit in with his retirement plans.
After he moved to Australia, he quickly established his love of woodworking in retirement by joining a local wood workers club.  He became enmeshed in its culture and community.
The Berwick Wood Workers Club is open to all men and women who agree to abide by the rules.  You don’t need to have skills at first, but you must wish to learn skills.  Members help newcomers, and George is very proud that a young man they taught and supported went on to become ‘apprentice of the year’ in Victoria.
George speaks deliberately and quite slowly, but always from the heart.
If you have an interest in woodworking in retirement, you will probably find a club reasonably close by searching the internet.  Henry put ‘woodworking club and his suburb’ into Google and found a couple.  The more modern equivalent to these clubs seems to be the current spread of ‘Men’s Sheds’, but I do not know whether they allow women members.  Henry says it’s a pity if they don’t.
If you are interested in learning how to woodwork, check out 17 awesome woodworking projects ANYONE can do.
 
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You, Me and Hospice: The Truth (Episode 64) - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/you-me-and-hospice-the-truth-episode-64/ Mon, 06 Mar 2017 08:00:29 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=2016 <p>One of the things that we need to consider in our retirement lifestyle planning is how we are going to deal with illness and dying.  And, when the time comes, hospice care can be an excellent way of preparing ourselves for the inevitable. I knew that Jennifer was a hospice expert, but I didn’t know that in […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/you-me-and-hospice-the-truth-episode-64/">You, Me and Hospice: The Truth (Episode 64)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Retirement Lifestyle is just as important as money. Today our guest is Jennifer Marsh, who helps us understand what to look for when assessing the need for hospice care, dispelling myths about it, and telling us when its time to obtain this specialize... I knew that Jennifer was a hospice expert, but I didn’t know that in 2006 she got her Master’s Degree.  She worked with
children at the time and went to school to get her Master’s Degree.  She credits her professor with saving her life when he suggested that she work with hospice.  There are only two schools that offer courses on death and dying in San Diego.
Jennifer Marsh is a community education and outreach specialist for Hospice of the North Coast. She has over ten years of creating, marketing and sustaining thriving educational programs to the general community about serious illness, care-giving and grief and loss issues.
Jennifer has been published in the Touching Lives magazine (2009), and featured on KOCT-TV and Eldercare Talk Radio providing insight and resources to those coping with a serious illness, caring for a loved one and grieving. Jennifer is an expert on hospice and mortality and has been interviewed on the SevenPonds Blog.
She has expertise in creating and implementing community outreach and fundraising events, including Breathe Deep San Diego.
In 2013, she was named as a Finalist for the San Diego Women Who Mean Business Awards through the San Diego Business Journal.
Everyone I know who works in hospice care is a caring person.  That field seems to attract loving and patient people.  Jennifer’s mom had cancer, and even though she had already been working in her chosen field when this happened, she instantly became “the daughter”.  She knows what its like to have a loved one who has been diagnosed with a deadly disease.
There are a lot of misconceptions about hospice and that’s why I asked Jennifer to be on the show.  She shared with us the important truth about hospice:

* Recommended reading is “Being Mortal“.  You can watch the documentary on Front Line.
* National Hospice has a FAQ that answers common questions such as:   

* When is the right time to ask about hospice?
* How does care begin?
* Will I be the only hospice patient that the staff serves?
* Is care available after hours?
* How does it work to keep the patient comfortable?
* What role does the volunteer serve?
* If I reside in a nursing facility or other type of long-term care facility can I elect hospice care?
* What happens if I cannot stay at home due to my increasing care need and require a different place to stay during my final phase of life?
* Do state and federal reviewers inspect and evaluate hospices?
* How can I be sure that quality care is provided?



To get the answers, just go to their website HERE.
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Life After Politics in Australia: RE006 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/life-politics-australia-re006/ Fri, 03 Mar 2017 08:00:04 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=2137 <p>Henry interviewed the Honorable Caroline Hogg, MLC. She talked about her life and responsibilities as a Victorian Government Minister. She also shared her current retirement lifestyle. What is her Life after Politics like and what is she doing now? There are good times and bad times in government no matter what country you live in.  She […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/life-politics-australia-re006/">Life After Politics in Australia: RE006</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Henry Shapiro interviews the Honorable Caroline Hogg, MLC about her retirement lifestyle and what it was like to be part of the Australian Parliament. What is her Life after Politics like and what is she doing now?
There are good times and bad times in government no matter what country you live in.  She had personal triumphs.  But there were disappointments too. Whether you are in the USA, Australia, or another part of the world you will be able to relate. Caroline tells us a couple of stories which graphically demonstrate the pressure and responsibility which politicians take on our behalf.
Caroline explained the discipline that was necessary to deal with the workload of parliament and how that translated into her private life after she resigned.
She was looking forward to enjoying a relaxed country life after politics, but that’s not what happened because her friends and colleagues heaped more responsibilities on her.
You will be fascinated to learn about politics from the inside. Caroline represents the values and ideals of the best of them … no matter what party they represent. And…no matter what party you are in, remember, there is life after politics.
Here are links to some of the organizations mentioned :

* Beyond Blue :
www.beyondblue.org.au   Australian Telephone : 1300 22 46 36
* Lifeline : www.lifeline.org.au   Australian Telephone : 13 11 14
* Emergency : Australian Telephone : 000

Henry’s Notes for USA readers:  Much like the US, in Australia we have state governments.  In Australia they are comprised of an upper and lower house.  The Legislative Assembly is the lower house and the Legislative Council is the upper house.
Caroline was a member of the upper house in the state of Victoria for seventeen years, and she was a Minister for much of that time.  She held the positions of Education, Health, and Social Services.  These are all large areas of responsibility with monster budgets in the billions of dollars.
Special Thanks to:

* Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track
* Les Briney who edits the show and makes my guests and me sound terrific
* Lesinda Tubalado who helps keep the website up to date
* Henry Shapiro, host of Retired Excited that airs on Fridays
* YOU the listener for sharing on social media, and telling your friends about it


]]> Henry Shapiro clean 44:29 2137 Dave Hughes starts his own LGBT Retirement Lifestyle website: Episode 63 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/dave-hughes-starts-his-own-lgbt-retirement-lifestyle-website-episode-63/ Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:00:27 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=2003 <p>Dave Hughes is the founder of Retire Fabulously!  He originally thought it would be just for LGBT retirement lifestyle, but found that retirement lifestyle issues are largely the same for everyone. Retire Fabulously is a website that provides the knowledge, tools and inspiration you need to plan your ideal retirement lifestyle. He is the author of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/dave-hughes-starts-his-own-lgbt-retirement-lifestyle-website-episode-63/">Dave Hughes starts his own LGBT Retirement Lifestyle website: Episode 63</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Dave Hughes wanted to start a blog about LGBT retirement lifestyle issues. He started, "Retire Fabulously!" which became a major place for everyone to find information, not just members of the LGBT community. Retire Fabulously is a website that provides the knowledge, tools and inspiration you need to plan your ideal retirement lifestyle. He is the author of “Design Your Dream Retirement,” which will enable you to envision, plan for, and enjoy the best retirement possible. Dave writes regularly for his blog, Retire Fabulously!, and U.S. News. His articles have appeared on Yahoo Finance, AOL Money, lgbtSr.org, Top Retirements, and Tiny Buddha.
About four years ago Dave was looking for information to prepare him for his own retirement, but all he could find was financial information.
He soaked up that information like a sponge, but it just wasn’t enough, so he started a blog, RetireFabulously.com
Dave is part of the LGBT community, and started his blog with the intention that he would discuss LGBT retirement lifestyle.
It turns out that retirement issues are the same for everyone, and now only about 40% of his audience are LGBT.
He told me about how we need to start preparing several years in advance to figure out what we are going to DO in retirement. We need to consider our retirement lifestyle, not just money. Dave and I are kindred spirits in that regard, and I’m glad that I’m not alone in my quest to spread the word on this issue.
Dave explained that the issues in retirement are about 95% the same for everyone, whether they are in the LGBT community or not. I asked about the other 5% and it turns out, it’s HOUSING and COMMUNITY.
I never thought about this before, but the LGBT retirement lifestyle is similar, but they have fewer options. Even though only 30% of retirees actually move after retirement, we all like to dream right? I don’t know about you, but I’ve dreamed about moving to Ecuador. Living on the equator and never being too cold or too hot really appeals to me.
Members of the LGBT community might have to worry about moving to a foreign country…OK…WE have things to worry about in foreign countries like slow internet and slow service and slow lifestyles that we aren’t used to, but LGBT community members have much bigger issues (like for example being killed or jailed). So they wouldn’t move to certain countries, or even certain U.S. states that aren’t “gay friendly”.
Whether you are LGBT or not, your housing needs to be appropriate to your lifestyle and you need community that supports you.
Imagine that you don’t eat gluten. You check out a retirement community and the only thing to eat is pizza, bread, beer, etc. That community wouldn’t be a very good place for you, no matter how nice it is. Weird example, I know… but it’s the same with the LGBT crowd. It would be very difficult for them to move into a community with no understanding or compassion for the way they live.
I actually learned a little about this several months ago when someone from GSDBA spoke to The Caregiver’s Coalition, a group that I’m part of. GSDBA is dealing with the LGBT Retirement Lifestyle issue, and they have a certification program for people who work with this community to help them show compassion and understanding, especially when we get into the nursing home question.
Mentions on the show:

* Design Your Dream Retirement
* FountainGroveLodge
* CCRC
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What he is saying now about Volunteering in Mongolia: RE004 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/volunteering-in-mongolia/ Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:00:49 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=2128 <p>Stan tells how his wife Jenny wanted to volunteer overseas to help others. He didn’t care about volunteering in Mongolia so he didn’t go….at first. He missed his wife so finally after a few months he followed her to the orphanage where she was the health officer.  That’s when his adventures began. Now Stan has some […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/volunteering-in-mongolia/">What he is saying now about Volunteering in Mongolia: RE004</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Henry Shapiro interviews Stan Brown about his Retirement Lifestyle. Stan and his wife Jenny went to Mongolia to volunteer. He missed his wife so finally after a few months he followed her to the orphanage where she was the health officer.  That’s when his adventures began.
Now Stan has some very sound advice for people considering volunteering in Mongolia.

* Go with a reputable and recognized agency.
* Obtain as much information as you can about the agency and it’s programs before you go.  Talk to people who have volunteered through that agency.  Get the fact of how it really plays out, not what the brochure promises.
* Be sure you understand the details.  This includes your accommodation, pay, food, insurance and so on.
* Also be sure to understand the procedure of what happens in case of an emergency.
* Be sure to understand your obligations to the agency and your host country, as well as their relationship to you.  Stan mentioned that some volunteers could not hack the simple living conditions on site, and were eager to go home.
* Perhaps the most important advice Stan and Jenny give prospective volunteers concerns your attitude.  Do NOT go overseas believing that you are going to “save the world”, and expect to be honored by a grateful community.

Go to provide what help you can.  Try to fit in with the local customs, laws and reality of the situation.  You are going to eat what the locals eat, drink what the locals drink, and dance when the locals dance.  The drink in Mongolia included a mildly alcoholic brew of fermented milk boiled up in a big pot.  You are going to have the local standard of washing facilities and accommodation.
If that doesn’t sound good… don’t go.
On the other hand Stan and Jenny absolutely loved their time in Mongolia, loved the people, loved the country and would go back in a heartbeat.  They have volunteered in other places since that trip, and enjoyed every experience.
Special Thanks to:

* Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track
* Les Briney who edits the show and makes my guests and me sound terrific
* Lesinda Tubalado who helps keep the website up to date
* Henry Shapiro, host of Retired Excited that airs on Fridays
* YOU the listener for sharing on social media, and telling your friends about it


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How do I find a Home for Mom? Episode 62 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/find-home-mom-episode-62/ Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:00:03 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=1996 <p>How do I find a home for Mom when she needs more help than I can give? Today’s guest of the Rock Your Retirement show was Sydney Kennedy.  She specializes in answering the question, “How do I find a home for Mom?”.  Sydney immigrated to the USA in 1987 and worked with animal causes in fundraising […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/find-home-mom-episode-62/">How do I find a Home for Mom? Episode 62</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Retirement Lifestyle is just as important as money. Today our guest is Sydney Kennedy, who helps us understand what to look for when assessing the needs of our mom or dad when its time to get some help. Today’s guest of the Rock Your Retirement show was Sydney Kennedy.  She specializes in answering the question, “How do I find a home for Mom?”.  Sydney immigrated to the USA in 1987 and worked with animal causes in fundraising and development.  She has experience developing conferences and workshops for UCSD CONNECT (and Sydney and I have a connection here that you can learn about by listening to the show).  In 2006 started devoting her time, knowledge, and experience to Elder Care and senior housing.
As a Certified Senior Adviser (CSA) she is well equipped to assist families:

* Find a home for Mom
* Understand the difference between referral and placement
* Assess the needs of the family

* Take into consideration including health status
* Assumed future health status based on current condition


* Assess the financial parameters of the family including Long Term Care Insurance, Veterans Benefits and other programs
* Understand the geographical needs of the family
* consider family involvement or potential lack therof in assessing where the family member should be placed
* Understand that important background and other interests such as:

* Places to gather such as Pubs or coffee shops inside the community
* Gaming groups for socialization such as bridge groups or card groups
* Other background that is important



We also discussed how someone would avoid pitfalls when they need to find a home for mom and simplify the process when you need to find a home for mom or other loved one.
These services are typically free to the family since the communities will pay (similar to a travel agent or realtor).
Senior Housing Experts often can provide referrals that will help your loved one stay in their own home as long as possible.   Additionally, a CSA can save you time by considering the following:

* Do you need a community that is specifically designed for wheelchairs?
* What is your budget? Can you afford the community?
* Reputation of the community
* Government reports – how to zero in on the information the family needs to know
* Caregiver training and temperament
* Board and Care versus Assisted Living and Nursing Homes
* Special considerations for Dementia

* Concussions and how they relate to Dementia



The family makes the final decision, but it’s nice to have someone that holds your hand, especially when the family is in crisis.
Sydney has some personal experience with Dementia and is involved in that community. Her mom is in assisted living in Canada and she told us her story. She also told us a few other stories that showed us why it’s important to watch out for our seniors.
Mentioned in the show:

* CSA – Certified Senior Advisor
* San Diego Dementia Consortium
* UCSD CONNECT
* Lisa Woodruff, professional organizer (break) Organize 365
* Fiduciary
* Therapy Dogs
* Freebie: http://RockYourRetirement.com/seniorliving

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Retired Excited: Learn to Ride a Motorcycle Later in Life: RE002 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/learn-to-ride-a-motorcycle-later-in-life/ Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:00:58 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=2120 <p>Henry Shapiro interviews Leda Sant who wanted to learn to ride a Motorcycle later in life. Leda had worked in the freight department for Qantas, and told us about some interesting things about working there.  She needed to understand what could fit in the freight area of the airplane.  Henry shared that he used to […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/retired-excited-with-henry-shapiro/learn-to-ride-a-motorcycle-later-in-life/">Retired Excited: Learn to Ride a Motorcycle Later in Life: RE002</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Henry Shapiro interviews Leda Sant about her Retirement Lifestyle. This includes riding motorcycles with a motorcycle club in Australia. Leda had worked in the freight department for Qantas, and told us about some interesting things about working there.  She needed to understand what could fit in the freight area of the airplane.  Henry shared that he used to be a deer farmer and that they moved them via planes.  Leda said that every day at Qantas was a different day, and she even moved a small aircraft inside another airplane!
Retired twice, because of boredom, she knew she had to have something to keep her busy.
Her second retirement was planned so that her husband would retire, but that’s not happened as of the recording of the episode! She indicated that retirement lifestyle includes activities to keep your mind alert and to keep physical.  Start ticking things off your bucket list.  One of those for Leda was to learn to ride a motorcycle later in life.
She started riding at 45 with menopause (about 14 years now). She said it keep her mind active because you have to be alert when you are riding a bike. Henry learned how to ride when he was 18.  He rode until he was 22 and stopped when he got married.  He met Leda and started riding again when he was 62.
They discussed the following:

* Women on Motorcycles
* Riding in Thailand, Vietnam, and Tasmania
* Health Benefits of riding a Motorcycle
* Learning how to Ride
* Benefits of Motorcycle clubs
* Staying Safe
* BMW F 800
* BMW 1200
* Harley Davidson (for short rides)
* Mentors
* Falling
* Riding in the Rain
* Fingernails
* Size of your Bike
* Being Time Poor (Leda’s business)

During the interview Leda mentioned that men’s brains were in boxes, which caused Henry to say bzzz.  Ninety nine percent of you will probably be wondering what that is all about.  It comes from a hilarious YouTube clip about the difference between men and women.  Here is the link, I guarantee you will like it.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XjUFYxSxDk
If you think you want to learn to ride a motorcycle later in life, here are some links:

* Ulysses Club  :  http://www.ulyssesclub.org/
* Motorcycle safety information.  I learned a heap from this site.  :  http://www.msgroup.org/default.aspx
* Twist of the Wrist:
* For clubs in your area just search ‘motorcycle club + your suburb’ in Google or Facebook.  Social motorbike clubs will always welcome new members and help inexperienced riders.

Special Thanks to:

* Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track
* Les Briney who edits the show and makes my guests and me sound terrific
* Lesinda Tubalado who helps keep the website up to date
* Henry Shapiro, host of Retired Excited that airs on Fridays
* YOU the listener for sharing on social media, and telling your friends about it

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Joan, who is an “advocate for ageless sexuality”, has written numerous books, and in fact, she has been called the “senior sexpert”.   When I met her online I knew that I just had to have her on the show!
We discussed the fact that NO, we don’t have to sit in a separate bathtub holding hands with our partner (think Cialis commercials) and in fact, we don’t even need to have partner at all!  Think about it, if you are a woman, chances are your partner (if you have one) is going to predecease you if you are around the same age since women live longer than men.
Senior Sex?  I have so many questions!

* What do you think about drugs like Cialis and Viagra?
* Should these senior sex drugs be covered by Medicare?
* What made you start writing about senior sex in the first place?
* How can we spice up our sex lives?
* Why do we tend to put our sex lives on hold as we get older?
* What do we do if we don’t have a partner (Joan has a lot to say about this subject!)
* If you’re shy, what do you do?
* How can you talk to your doctor and what should you say?
* What do you do with all those adult toys after you review them?

We talked about the fact that she writes reviews of sex toys from a senior perspective.
I asked her what the difference would be between a non-senior and a senior perspective and she was happy to tell me.

* We lose sensitivity as we age, so senior sex toys should be really powerful.
* For the same reason, they have to go a long time. We don’t want the battery dying at a critical moment.
* An adult toy should be comfortable for arthritic hands (ergonomic).
* The controls should be easy for aging eyes to see.
* We need to be able to hold on to them with slippery fingers, so they should be easy to hold.
* These devices should be made with non-toxic materials. There are no laws governing this like there are for dog toys or baby toys.  (Who knew?)
* Aging women may prefer slimmer senior sex toys.

Joan has several books including:

* Ultimate Guide to Sex After 50: How to Maintain – or Regain! – a Spicy, Satisfying Sex Life;
* Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud 
* Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk about Sex After Sixty

She also offers classes and webinars, and you can find out more information on her websites:
www.joanprice.com  or  www.nakedatourage.com
Download today’s FREEBIE:
33 reasons that sex is good for you (especially at our age) HERE.
Special Thanks to:

* Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track
* Les Briney who edits the show and makes my guests and me sound terrific
* Lesinda Tubalado who helps keep the website up to date
* YOU the listener for letting other people know about this show by sharing on social media, and telling your friends about it

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Friday Retired Excited Show: Introduction to Henry: RE001 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/friday-retired-excited-show-introduction-to-henry/ Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:00:18 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=2109 <p>We’ve brought on a new host to Rock Your Retirement.  Henry Shapiro, host of Retired Excited. Henry IS retired, and when he started thinking that managing a show was too much for him, I invited him to bring his past episodes to Rock Your Retirement so they wouldn’t be lost. We’ll be bringing an archived show […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/friday-retired-excited-show-introduction-to-henry/">Friday Retired Excited Show: Introduction to Henry: RE001</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Henry Shapiro joins the Rock Your Retirement show. He will be interviewing retired guests and asking them about their own retirement lifestyle. Henry IS retired, and when he started thinking that managing a show was too much for him, I invited him to bring his past episodes to Rock Your Retirement so they wouldn’t be lost. We’ll be bringing an archived show over each week for your enjoyment.  Then as he has times, he may bring some additional episodes over. We hope he does.  So when you hear “Retired Excited” don’t feel that you’re lost.  Our plan is to release the Retired Excited episodes with Henry on Friday’s, and you’ll still get your weekly dose of Kathe on the Monday shows.
Henry’s First Episode :
In this archived session, Henry introduces himself with a short first episode of Retired Excited.  He invites us to his world of retirement, and let us know what to expect in future sessions.
He talks about his experience of many people being afraid of retiring.  Although they anticipate it, they don’t know what they are going to do with their time. Henry’s aim was to provide inspiration for every one of the listeners to have an excellent retirement.  Sound familiar?  That is the aim of the Rock Your Retirement show as well!  What a perfect pairing.
Henry went on to say that many people who retire have no plan for the future.  He talks about how their purpose dissolves and how they need to reestablish their focus and meaning.
The goal of the Friday show is to look at the options and see how happy retired people are creating their lives.  Mr. Shapiro interviews regular people, not high fliers.  He finds out what gets them up excited every morning.
Henry Shapiro’s own story is fairly simple. He comes from a normal family.  And his parents struggled to establish themselves in Australia, having migrated here from Europe after the second world war.  His parents managed to put Henry and his brother through school, and gave them the best start they could.
Like many of us, Henry has had a variety of jobs and businesses throughout life and is now fully retired and living with ‘She Who Must Be Obeyed’ in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia.
So the theme is … there is lots to do, lots to occupy retirees, lots to learn, and a world of fun and comradeship to be enjoyed.
Henry and Kathe
Special Thanks to:

* Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track
* Les Briney who edits the show and makes my guests and me sound terrific
* Lesinda Tubalado who helps keep the website up to date
* Henry Shapiro, host of Friday’s Retired Excited Show
* YOU the listener for sharing on social media, and telling your friends about it

 

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Special Announcement: Henry Shapiro - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/blog/special-announcement-henry-shapiro/ Wed, 08 Feb 2017 08:00:01 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=2116 <p>This is a special announcement about Henry Shapiro, who will be joining the Rock Your Retirement show, with his own show:  Retired Excited.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/blog/special-announcement-henry-shapiro/">Special Announcement: Henry Shapiro</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Henry Shapiro Announcement
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How to find a Caregiver: Douglas Breuer Episode 60 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/how-to-find-a-caregiver/ Mon, 06 Feb 2017 08:00:03 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=1334 <p>This Caregiver Agency provides a free venue for people to get to know caregivers Douglas Breuer started MyCareMatch.com with one objective: Make the process of finding the right care solution less complicated for seniors, people with disabilities and their loved ones. Douglas’ motivation stems from his direct experience in senior care and case management over the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/how-to-find-a-caregiver/">How to find a Caregiver: Douglas Breuer Episode 60</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Retirement Lifestyle Douglas Breuer started MyCareMatch.com with one objective: Make the process of finding the right care solution less complicated for seniors, people with disabilities and their loved ones.
Douglas’ motivation stems from his direct experience in senior care and case management over the last 10 years.  He started his career in Adult Protective Services. Doug investigated cases where vulnerable adults were being exploited or abused.  He then moved on to act as District Manager for the State of Oregon (“DHS”).  While there, he directed the delivery of long term care services throughout the Central Oregon region. Douglas had the opportunity to work with seniors and adults with disabilities as well as their families.  In his role he coordinated with staff, individual care providers, home care agencies, care communities and countless other service providers to develop care arrangements for seniors and adults with disabilities.
In our interview, Doug explains what MyCareMatch does that is different from home care agencies.  He also talks about why you might want to use it.
Caregivers can build profiles detailing their experience, education, photos, references, resumes and even videos.  If you’ve ever tried to find a caregiver, you’ll probably see how this is helpful.
The organization also can provide extensive background checks with the caregiver’s permission. They also provide reference checks and can even provide DMV checks all at very reasonable prices.
We discussed the Caregiver Registry for the state of California..
Caregivers now go through an intense State screening process. Doug recommends that even if a Caregiver has had a background check a few months ago it is always best to get a more recent one.
The website offers a search tool and educational resources you can explore. If you decide you want to contact a caregiver or care agency, you contact them directly. It is a one to one process.
We also discuss “Ray” who was one of his first clients when working for the state of Oregon. Ray was developmentally disabled.  Ray, who was also a senior, didn’t let his disability stop him.  He lived in the home his parents left him, and some people wanted to take that away from him. Doug would get lots of calls about people trying to take advantage of Ray. He talks about the relationship he built and how he helped intervene to keep him protected, and helped maintain his independence
Find out more at http://www.mycarematch.com
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Military Transitions with Doug Nordman: Episode 59 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/military-transitions-doug-nordman/ Mon, 30 Jan 2017 08:00:39 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=1501 <p>Doug Nordman is the author of ‘The Military Guide To Financial Independence And Retirement’. Doug’s writing has to do with Military Transitions. If you think he’s doing it for the money, you’re wrong.  All of his writing revenue is donated to military charities. He’s a retired submariner who’s been living in Hawaii for over fourteen […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/military-transitions-doug-nordman/">Military Transitions with Doug Nordman: Episode 59</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Retirement Lifestyle Doug’s writing has to do with Military Transitions.
If you think he’s doing it for the money, you’re wrong.  All of his writing revenue is donated to military charities. He’s a retired submariner who’s been living in Hawaii for over fourteen years. So if you hear the birds in the background, it’s because he is in a tropical area!  He and his wife, (who is a retired Navy Reservist), raised their daughter in the islands.    They enjoy slow travel all over the world (some of it on military Space A flights) and DIY home-improvement projects.  After retirement, he was “bit” by the surfing bug and learned to surf with his family.  Their daughter is now on Navy active duty with her spouse.
Doug gives great advice about military transitions for services members and their families
A few years after retirement, Doug stumbled into writing and became an author. His book provides service members, veterans, and their families information on military transitions into retirement or a new bridge career. Some advice Doug offers in our interview:

* Prepare 18 months in advance if possible
* There are a lot of Clubs and Associations for people after they leave the military. The common goal is to assist with military transitions.
* Both the active service members and their spouse should attend military retirement transition seminars. Doug mentions that there is a lot of written material online.  He thinks that attending a live seminar is best.
* There are numerous options for military retirees who want to start their own businesses

Being alone together in the same house
I asked Doug about spending so much time with his spouse now that they are both retired. He says he doesn’t get tired of spending too much time together. It is important to have a plan before retirement and talk with our spouse about it. Doug and his wife still have alone time even when they are both home. Learn to adapt to renegotiating roles as things change in your lives. Doug also says it is ok to keep separate interests and priorities.
What advice would you give to a retiree who feels stuck? 
You’ve already worked out the finances, and now you’re “working” on your lifestyle.  Make the time to practice it before you permanently retire.  Take at least 2-3 weeks of vacation to fully unplug from your career. Give plenty of time for contemplation and thoughtful discussions with your family.  Don’t take on huge projects during this time. Instead try to catch up on your sleep, enjoy some long walks, and build a list of activities that you’d like to try.
If you would like a copy of Doug’s Book, The Miliary Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement, go to Amazon or Impact Publications (Which sells a 64-page “Pocket Guide”) You can also find it in the GSA catalog if you are on a military base or check your local public library or military base library
Contact information: nordsnords@gmail.com or you can use the contact me section on his website at http://the-military-guide.com
Get today’s Freebie, 10 tools and tactics for your military transition at http://RockYourRetirement.com/MilitaryTransition
Links to the  people/organizations we mention in the interview

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Why not write a book in retirement? Episode 58 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/why-not-write-a-book-in-retirement/ Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:09 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=1358 <p>Why not write a book in retirement? In this episode, my guest was John Grantham. I usually conduct my interviews via Skype, but John and I did a face to face interview on a ship. I met John on a Celebrity Cruise that my husband and I enjoyed, where he was the cruise director. John’s […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/why-not-write-a-book-in-retirement/">Why not write a book in retirement? Episode 58</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Retirement Lifestyle In this episode, my guest was John Grantham. I usually conduct my interviews via Skype, but John and I did a face to face interview on a ship. I met John on a Celebrity Cruise that my husband and I enjoyed, where he was the cruise director.
John’s an interesting guy…In the past, he was a stunt man appearing on shows such as Days of our lives, Get Shorty, and Will and Grace just to name a few.
Now,  on top of being a cruise director, he wrote a book called The World’s Hardest Music Trivia. John was doing music trivia on his ship and he came up with the idea to write a book about it. The book is not just a trivia book, but has a lot of fun behind the scenes information on music from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.
 No story is undeserving of being told…
This interview is full of information on how to write a book. We go over the following tips:

* Determine your story. Remember it is the story that sells not only factual information.
* What is your platform that is going to attract publishers and readers?
* Should you self-publish or go out and solicit a publisher?
* How to get an agent
* How to write the book it self!
* Be passionate and bring your love of your subject to the reader

All though actually getting a book published can be difficult, John says to be patient and be persistent. It takes time and you may get a lot of “No’s” before you get one yes.
Where to buy John’s Book:
Nautilus Publishing Company
Amazon
Contact information: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/theworldshardestmusictrivia/
Other links and sites we mention in our interview:
Bill Hancock- Riding with the Blue Moth
The writer’s market place
Celebrity Cruises
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Making a Move: Episode 57 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/making-a-move-episode-57/ Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:00:15 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=1409 <p>Are you Making a Move soon?  This is the episode to listen to!  Jami Shapiro is the owner of Silver Linings Transitions. She is a single mother of three girls, an 11 year thyroid cancer survivor, a community volunteer and a Realtor. Believing everything happens for a reason, Jami discovered the National Association of Senior Move […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/making-a-move-episode-57/">Making a Move: Episode 57</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Retirement Lifestyle Believing everything happens for a reason, Jami discovered the National Association of Senior Move Managers in 2014. They were holding the national conference in San Diego.  She attended the conference, met other Senior Move Managers and knew she’d found the work she was meant to do.
Silver Linings Transitions is a bright spot for people facing difficult transitions AND making a move.
The company specializes in seniors who are downsizing or making a move into senior communities as well as couples going through divorce. As someone’s who’s faced cancer and divorce, Jami understands personally how important it is to find the “silver lining” when life doesn’t go the way we’d hoped.  When working with clients through their transition, the Silver Linings Transitions team focuses on what’s positive during a difficult time and helps the client navigate through the move as gently as possible.
The most important work we do is helping people with the emotional aspect of making a move.
In this episode Jamie and I talk about:

* The secret of getting 3000 square feet worth of stuff into a 1200 square foot apartment.
* What can I do now if I don’t want to move, but I just have a lot of clutter that I want to get rid of?
* How do you deal with those boxes and boxes of photos?
* What is the difference between a mover and a move manager such as Silver Linings Transitions?
* How to diffuse any needless fighting over belongings and keep the stress level down for everyone.

Be mindful of how much “stuff”  you buy. Spend money on experiences rather than stuff.
Spend more time focusing on the present and what you are able to do. Don’t worry about the future or the past. Focus on what you can do and not what you can’t do. Do something you have never done and always wanted to try.
Contact Information: Phone 858 522-9518 * Email: info@SilverLiningsTransitions.com * Website: www.SilverLiningsTransitions.com
National Association of Senior Move Managers  https://www.nasmm.org/
Get Today’s Freebie, “10 Steps to get ready for a move” at http://RockYourRetirement.com/ready
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There is always something new to learn: Ep. 56 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/there-is-always-something-new-to-learn/ Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:00:41 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=1307 <p>Aimee Davis began her role as director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at San Diego State University in October 2015. She has been working as a director for SDSU for three years in the College of Extended Studies after having worked for San Diego Hospice for 9 years as a volunteer coordinator and […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/there-is-always-something-new-to-learn/">There is always something new to learn: Ep. 56</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Aimee Davis began her role as director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at San Diego State University in October 2015. She has been working as a director for SDSU for three years in the College of Extended Studies after having worked for... This is learning for the sake of learning and is strictly for fun…
OLLI courses are very reasonably priced and membership is only $30 per semester for new members and $25 per semester for renewing members. Membership is not required, but there are some good benefits to having one.

* Early registration the following semester (so you get to register before everyone else and get first dibs on seats for the most popular courses that tend to sell out quickly)
* Exclusive access to book clubs
* Plus the cost of the membership goes towards all courses, lectures, and edventures. What are edventures? These are various offsite learning events including things like a Culture and cuisine series or The Old Globe – Sense and Sensibility.

Yes, at OLLI there is always something new to learn.
However, it’s more than learning. You can also volunteer. There are various committees people volunteer for. This includes the “curriculum and instructor community where volunteers give feed back and on courses and instructors. There are also opportunities to help with events and marketing.
Aimee says the classes build learning, connections and friendships!
What do you think people should know BEFORE they retire? If you haven’t already, learn to say no! Once people find out you’re retiring they start to ask for your help with all sorts of things.  It’s easy to get pulled in a lot of different directions. Here at OLLI we have lots different volunteer opportunities and our students have so much experience and talent to bring to the table. But I’m always careful to check-in with people and make sure they don’t feel any pressure to help.
What advice would you give to a retiree who feels stuck? Take time to learn about who you are as a person right now. What are you passionate about? What brings you joy and energy? Figure out what those things are and spend your time doing that.
Contact information: 619-594-2863 * osher@mail.sdsu.edu * http://neverstoplearning.net/olli
Get Today’s Freebie, “Five Fabulous Reasons to never stop learning” at http://RockYourRetirement.com/Olli  (And it includes a FREE guest pass to OLLI)
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Stuff and Retirement: Hillbilly Nerd Talk: Episode 55 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/stuff-and-retirement/ Mon, 02 Jan 2017 18:53:35 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=1474 <p>Here’s a sneak peak at the interview that Kathe did on Hillbilly Nerd Talk.  Hank and Petra talked to me about their own retirement.  During the interview, we wondered if stuff and retirement don’t go together.  And, is “Retirement” even the right word? Many Baby Boomers are redefining what they want to do in their […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/stuff-and-retirement/">Stuff and Retirement: Hillbilly Nerd Talk: Episode 55</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Your Retirement Lifestyle might include getting rid of some of your stuff! We talked about the fact that there are two types of Baby Boomer Retirements:  Those who planned financially and those who didn’t.  For those who have the financial resources, their retirement is more like a teenager’s life, but with the ability to do more.
Even though the show, Rock Your Retirement, doesn’t specifically discuss finances, it is true that if you are completely financially strapped, you’ll be thinking about putting food on the table and a roof over your head.  We assume that the listeners to Rock Your Retirement have already done some financial planning and that they are looking for different information. We have discussed Stuff and Retirement in the past.  Check out the episode on Downsizing.
Stuff and Retirement:
We Americans are tied to our STUFF.  We talked about Wendy Holt (episode 9) who moved to Costa Rica.  She gave up all her stuff, along with the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles.
Speaking of stuff…Hank and Petra DO live differently than most of their peers.  Hank drives Elmer, a twelve year old pickup truck.  At ages 47 and 44 they could have “retired” earlier.  Living a less extravagant lifestyle gives you freedom.  Hank said that objects tie us down.  Petra said that they are invigorated by the next phase of their life.
Every town in America has storage facilities where we have to store extra stuff. People keep their stuff in their garage, and their cars on the street. Petra brought up that people could probably clear out a bedroom to keep extra stuff in, but we just have so much!
Frank brought up “First World Problems”.
Imagine trying to explain to a person in Africa or Nigeria how we have a problem in America where we have too much stuff, and we have to rent extra boxes to store it all.   Petra also talked about how you can rent shipping crates to store your stuff in your yard.
Just think:  If you die and haven’t gotten rid of it, someone else will have to go through your stuff.  Your stuff will wind up in an Estate Sale.  Frank said that you can retire earlier if you didn’t have so much stuff as you went along.  Again, Stuff and Retirement don’t go together. Your STUFF can impede your retirement, and your life!
Hank brought up the Maslow theory, that once you reach a basic level of survival, more stuff has zero effect of being happy.  Petra said that when you get to a certain point, there is nothing to strive for.  It even might impede your happiness.  We all agreed that more stuff actually causes less happiness, not more.
He also said to be proactive, not only with what to do with your money, but also with what to do with your time.  Hank brought up the fact that he cannot podcast 10 hours a day (although they have a great show, check it out).
If you like the Rock Your Retirement show, please tell a friend! That’s the only way we grow, one listener at a time.
Listen to Hank and Petra’s show, Hillbilly Nerd Talk, HERE.
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Corny Jokes Episode: Episode 54 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/spirit-and-soul/corny-jokes-episode/ Mon, 26 Dec 2016 08:00:56 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=1427 <p>Is the holiday season getting you down? Let us help you through it with our dumb and corny jokes episode! Les and Kathe tell corny jokes that a 10 year old boy might laugh at (or maybe not). To listen, click on the little arrow thingy or get the episodes on your smartphone.  Don’t know […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/spirit-and-soul/corny-jokes-episode/">Corny Jokes Episode: Episode 54</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Is the holiday season getting you down? Let us help you through it with our dumb and corny jokes episode! Les and Kathe tell corny jokes that a 10 year old boy might laugh at (or maybe not). To listen, click on the little arrow thingy or get the episod... Is the holiday season getting you down? Let us help you through it with our dumb and corny jokes episode!
Les and Kathe tell corny jokes that a 10 year old boy might laugh at (or maybe not).
To listen, click on the little arrow thingy or get the episodes on your smartphone.  Don’t know how to do that?  These videos will teach you how to SUBSCRIBE to the podcast, and you can listen on your phone or tablet.
Don’t forget to rate and review the show on iTunes! Don’t know how?  Click HERE, and we’ll teach you with a different video!
Next week the show will stop the corny jokes (thank goodness!) and resume to normal programing.
The corny jokes on this episode were taken from “Jokelpedia, The Biggest, Best, Silliest, Dumbest Joke book Ever, 2nd edition, compiled by Ilana Weitzman, Eva Blank, Alison Benjamin, and Rosanne Green. Book Copyright by Somerville House 2000, 2006 by Ken Porter and Workman Publishing Co.
 
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Taking care of aging parents: Episode 53 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/sandwich-generation/taking-care-aging-parents/ Mon, 19 Dec 2016 08:00:12 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=1354 <p>How to take care of aging parents? Iris Waichler, MSW, LCSW is with us today to give us tips on what to do in taking care of our aging parents. You can listen to the show by clicking the little arrow button. Iris Waichler, MSW, LCSW has been a well-known patient advocate and licensed clinical […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/sandwich-generation/taking-care-aging-parents/">Taking care of aging parents: Episode 53</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Baby Boomers who are taking care of their parents are known as the "Sandwich Generation". Iris tells us what she learned when thrown into this role, and how you can prepare. Iris Waichler, MSW, LCSW has been a well-known patient advocate and licensed clinical social worker for the last 40 years. She has worked with patients and families who have experienced catastrophic illnesses like strokes, cancer, amputations, and head injuries. She also worked with people battling infertility. Ms. Waichler is an author and a Mom’s Choice Gold Award Winner. She was also the winner of the (NAPPA) Gold Award for best book of the year, and winner of the finalist award for Foreword Magazine 2007 non-fiction Book of the Year. Her newest book, “Role Reversal, Taking Care of Yourself and Your Aging Parents” arrived on bookshelves August 2016.
So many people are taking care of aging parents and still have children of their own living at home. This is the “Sandwich Generation”
Iris was involved of taking care of both of her aging parents. She tells a story about noticing her father was wearing two watches while at a doctor’s visit. This small detail leads to an emergency surgery for a hemorrhage in his brain.
Things to look for when visiting an aging parent or loved one:

* Demeanor
* Does their personal care seem to be getting worse?
* How are they eating?
* Condition of their home – Is the house in disarray?
* Are they showing any signs of memory loss?
* Do you see any physical symptoms or balance issues?
* Have there been changes in social behavior?
* Do you see changes in emotional status?
* Are there scratches and dents in their car?

How to bring up the difficult conversations that go along with taking care of aging parents.

* Driving and are they safe to continue to drive?
* Wills
* Advance directives
* Wishes upon death
* Power of attorneys
* Staying in their own home and whether or not is safe.

Iris also tells us about Geriatric Care managers. They can help with putting a game plan in place if it gets to be too overwhelming.
Iris’s Books: 
Role Reversal: How to Take Care of Yourself and Your Aging Parents

Riding the Infertility Roller Coaster: A Guide to Educate & Inspire
Contact information for Iris:  Website iriswaichler.wpengine.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RoleReversal1/
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Life Begins At Seventy: Alan Mindell Episode 52 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/life-begins-at-seventy-alan-mindell/ Mon, 12 Dec 2016 08:00:01 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=1347 <p>Alan Mindell is our guest for today. He’s the one who taught us that life begins at seventy.  Alan Mindell’s novel, The Closer, became a bestseller, including being listed on Amazon as the number one paperback in new sports fiction. His new novel, The B Team, about horse racing, also became Amazon`s number one bestselling paperback […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/life-begins-at-seventy-alan-mindell/">Life Begins At Seventy: Alan Mindell Episode 52</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Episode 52 Alan Mindell is our guest for today. He’s the one who taught us that life begins at seventy.  Alan Mindell’s novel, The Closer, became a bestseller, including being listed on Amazon as the number one paperback in new sports fiction. His new novel, The B Team, about horse racing, also became Amazon`s number one bestselling paperback in new sports fiction.
For Alan, his speaking topic of “Life Begins at Seventy” certainly fits.
Besides writing novels, he also dances regularly in the San Diego area, and works as a tour guide for Friendly Excursions, the tour company he founded more than forty-five years ago.
One of the things that he has been doing and getting great pleasure from lately is conducting beginning creative writing workshops.  Today he gave us some tips on writing a novel or memoir.
Alan has been writing since his late 20’s. when he turned 60, he decided to take it seriously. He found a publisher and got his first book published. Alan always has a notebook and pencil with him so he can write anywhere he is. His goal is to get people to write. He doesn’t care how they write or what they write. One of his students wrote about a pet turkey which lead me into my story about living on a commune (yes a commune) and my pet sheep.
What are 5 tips to writing a book?
Our Freebie, 5 Tips on Writing That Novel or Memoir You Know You Have in You. Can be found at http://RockYourRetirement.com/Novel but here is a brief synopsis of what we talked about.

* Don’t Edit. Don’t get stuck. Flow with your ideas. Don’t stop and edit every word that you write.
* Decide whether to write in first person or third person. All of Alan’s novels have been written in third person but he enjoys writing in first person
* Never be afraid of dialogue. Stay true to the character
* You do not have to go in time sequence. You can start in the future and then go back to the beginning. Flashbacks or backstories then you can bring the story to the present
* Have fun!

Today’s Freebie, 5 tips on writing that novel can be downloaded for free at http://RockYourRetirement.com/novel
So what if you can’t join Alan’s writing workshop or you want to find your own? Alan says you can find a lot of workshops in your area online. He said Meetup is also a good way to find these or, form your own! You can find Meetup at https://www.meetup.com/

Remember, Life begins at seventy!
Get Alan’s books!

* The B Team:
* The Closer: A Baseball Love Story

Contact information for Alan: solanabeachalan@yahoo.com
If you would like to check out the tour company go to http://friendlyexcursions.net/
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Rocking Your Retirement by Volunteering Overseas: Ep. 51 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/volunteering-overseas/ Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:00:08 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=1068 <p>Let’s take a look at why Bill Manassero chose to volunteer overseas. You can listen to the show by clicking on the arrows below or finding it on your podcast app in your Smartphone. Volunteering Overseas: How it can give you a better retirement Bill Manassero is the President and Founder of Child Hope International. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/volunteering-overseas/">Rocking Your Retirement by Volunteering Overseas: Ep. 51</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Retirement Lifestyle Volunteering Overseas: How it can give you a better retirement
Bill Manassero is the President and Founder of Child Hope International. It’s a charitable organization that works with orphaned, abandoned, and at-risk children on the streets of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. The Manassero family’s unique ministry, helped street children get off the streets, and build a promising life for themselves in the Haitian society. Bill and his family served as missionaries in Haiti from 2003 to 2015. Transitioning back to the states for retirement, he began investing in real estate as a means to fund their retirement and help fund their Haitian Mission. He now shares his real estate knowledge with other seniors through his Old Dawg’s REI Network – a website, blog and weekly podcast.
Bill tells us some amazing and touching stories of his time spent Volunteering Overseas.
Before Bill and his family went to Haiti, they had a children’s music ministry. They traveled all around the world doing family concerts for various camps, schools, and groups. Bill noticed one of his daughters saving money. He asked her what she was saving for. His daughter said she wanted to build an orphanage, a school, and a church in Haiti. She was only nine years old at the time! This was the catalyst to start their Haitian Mission.
His organization is very much volunteer driven — A good majority of the volunteers are retired. The volunteers commit to anywhere from 1 week to 2 years of service. The volunteers help with things such as teaching life skills such as baking and sewing. They also show the children how to set up a business so they can become self sufficient. The volunteers feed hundreds of children every week. It was fascinating to hear how much volunteering overseas has impacted not only the Haitian Children, but the volunteers as well.
We asked, “What do you think people should know BEFORE they retire?” and he responded with:
Look forward to it. Prepare yourself for a new adventure to do anything you want to do. Take a look at the spiritual and emotional side.  Start getting excited. Don’t get hung up on the money aspect. Focus on the freedom you will have.  You can use that freedom to help others and help yourself.
What advice would you give to a retiree who feels stuck?
Try to change your perspective on your retirement. Spend time with those in need.
Contact Information: bill@olddawgsreinetwork.com or www.childhope.org
Download TODAY’s freebie at: http://RockYourRetirement.com/volunteeroverseas
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You can find a Fulfilling Life in Retirement! Episode 50 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/fulfilling-life-in-retirement-ep-51/ Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:00:17 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=1294 <p>Janelle  Anderson helps people discover their pathways to a fulfilling life in retirement. Ms. Anderson works with women find a fulfilling life in retirement.  She is a Certified Professional Coach through her business, Emerging Life Coaching. Janelle typically works with women who are transitioning into a new season in life, whether that is from the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/fulfilling-life-in-retirement-ep-51/">You can find a Fulfilling Life in Retirement! Episode 50</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Retirement Lifestyle Show Janelle  Anderson helps people discover their pathways to a fulfilling life in retirement.
Ms. Anderson works with women find a fulfilling life in retirement.  She is a Certified Professional Coach through her business, Emerging Life Coaching. Janelle typically works with women who are transitioning into a new season in life, whether that is from the “busy mother raising children season” to an “empty nest” season or from “busy career life” to the season of retired life. And…she helps them discover a new game to play and who they truly want to be in this “third act of life.” Her work with clients includes one-on-one private coaching sessions, as well coaching groups, workshops and personal development classes.
She developed a retirement transition course called “Pathways to a Fulfilling Life in Retirement.” This course was featured in Virginia Tech’s Lifelong Learning Institute this past Spring.
She has created a personalized coaching program from this course called “Redefine Your Retirement.”
Janelle’s Pathways to a Fulfilling life in Retirement course is a 6 week course that goes through the following:

* Week 1 – Assessment. This is spent doing various types of assessments to determine where people are in their transitions. She uses “REC” which means:

* Release – Letting go of your past life
* Explore – What do I want to do now
* Create – Setting out steps and goals to create a new life in retirement


* Week 2 – Envisioning which is setting the vision of where you want to go and who you want to be. Dream and paint a big picture of what’s possible.
* Week 3 – What’s stopping you? “GAILS”

* Gremlins
* Assumptions
* Interpretations and
* Limiting beliefs


* Week 4 – Work on removing the roadblocks in your life. Create possibilities and figure out how to write a new story for your life.
* Week 5 – This week is spent looking at key relationships in your life. Where are they?  Are they draining you? Are they energizing you?
* Week 6 – Create your best life by coming up with a plan, action steps, and goals to create the life you want to live in retirement

I’m not unhappy, I’m doing things I enjoy like gardening and going out with my friends, but I just keep asking myself is this all there is?
Janelle talks about her client Margie who was struggling with becoming an “empty nester” and she also talks about Sandra who felt unfulfilled in her retirement.
Margie had just entered the “empty nest” when she came to me. The last of her children had just moved out and she was really floundering with her life, not knowing what to do with herself.
Know that there is not just one transition that is going to happen. There are many transitions and that it is normal and you may need time to re-adjust to figure out where you are and what you want to do.
We asked, “What advice would you give to a retiree who feels stuck?”  She answered, “Appreciate the moment. Live in the present moment, live every moment to the fullest and learn how to find joy right now.”
Contact information: 540-391-0332  janelle@emerginglifecoaching.com  www.emerginglifecoaching.com
Today’s Freebie can be downloaded at: http://RockYourRetirement.com/Roadblocks
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Assisted Living Facilities and what you should look for - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/assisted-living-facilities/ Mon, 21 Nov 2016 08:00:01 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=1059 <p>Of course we wanted the best for our parents and choosing an assisted living facility can be tough. Christine Murphy gives us an advice on what too look for when choosing the perfect facility. You can listen to the show at : http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/assisted-living-facilities-and-what-you-should-look-for In episode 49 of Rock Your Retirement we talked with Christine Murphy […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/assisted-living-facilities/">Assisted Living Facilities and what you should look for</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Of course we wanted the best for our parents and choosing an assisted living facility can be tough. Christine Murphy gives us an advice on what too look for when choosing the perfect facility. You can listen to the show at : http://rockyourretirement. http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/assisted-living-facilities-and-what-you-should-look-for
In episode 49 of Rock Your Retirement we talked with Christine Murphy about Assisted Living Facilities and what you should look for.
Christine has held a RCFE Administrator’s Certificate since 2007. Her thesis work was documented in “An Exposition of Irregularities in Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs) in San Diego and Imperial Counties” (Montezuma Publishing, SDSU, 2010).  This was based on original research conducted on the public files of 354 Communities located in San Diego and Imperial counties.
She is CARR’s Program Manager in the County of San Diego. CARR is developing a website with a rating system for assisted living facilities in San Diego county.
Chris placed her mom in an assisted living facility, but she saw things she didn’t like.  She felt that her mom was in danger at the facility.  Indeed, Mom’s health and safety were being jeopardized.
Mom passed away, and then Chris filed a lawsuit. Two years later the law suit settled, and she started looking for ways to leverage what she had learned. Chris wanted to benefit other families who had to make assisted living placement decisions.
Their hope is that their work levels the playing field.  They want to advocate for consumers of assisted living services. They want them to be empowered and knowledgeable advocates for their resident in assisted living.
We created the freebie for you, “5 things to look for in an Assisted Living Community: hint: it’s not the beautiful chandelier!”  To download the freebie, just go to http://RockYourRetirement.com/assistedliving. In case you are wondering, those five things are:

* Administrator Information
* Food
* Staffing
* Medication assistance
* Personal care

The freebie goes into a bit more detail.
On the show, Chris goes through all of these items to help us find what questions to ask when looking at an assisted living facility.
Did you find that you don’t understand the terminology?  Me neither!  I frequently call “assisted living facilities” by the wrong name!  (My bad.) That’s why her organization created a free Android App called Assisted Living 101.  It’s available at the Android Play Store (sorry iPhone users, but they are still working on the iPhone version).  So download that today.
To end the show, Chris said that you DON’T have to RETIRE!  Working can be a reason to get up in the morning.
Contact information:  http://rcfereform.org
 
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How to Live in an RV: Episode 48 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/how-to-live-in-an-rv/ Mon, 14 Nov 2016 08:00:35 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=703 <p>Living in an RV sounds like fun! But how much does it cost? What if you have too much stuff? Jerry Minchey is with us today to give us an advice on how we can live in an RV. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/how-to-live-in-an-rv On today’s episode of Rock Your Retirement, we’re […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/how-to-live-in-an-rv/">How to Live in an RV: Episode 48</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Interview with Jerry Minchey http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/how-to-live-in-an-rv
On today’s episode of Rock Your Retirement, we’re learning about how to live in an RV!
Jerry Minchey, #1 Best Selling Author, is the author of several books about the RVing lifestyle, and about retirement living. He lives full time in his 34-foot Class A motorhome. He has a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, an MBA from USC, and an OPM degree from Harvard Business School.
Jerry  has worked for NASA and worked for many years as a computer design engineer. He holds five patents, and he has a private pilot license with an instrument rating.  (Let’s go flying!)
He has owned several engineering and marketing businesses, and he is the founder and editor of the website, LifeRV.com.  How did he decide to live in an RV?  He tells us on today’s episode.
After Jerry retired he bought a motorhome and started living full-time in it.
He started following several RVing blogs and forums. After a couple of years of following the RV forums he realized that there were a lot of people who had tons of questions about the RVing lifestyle, what’s it like, how much does it cost, etc. That’s when he decided to write his first RVing book (Motorhome and RV Retirement Living – The most Enjoyable and Least Expensive Way to Retire). Jerry has since written three more books about motorhome and RV living.  If anyone is an expert on how to live in an RV, it’s him.
He sells his books (both the printed versions and the eBooks) through Amazon. He also has links to the Amazon sales pages for his books on his website www.LifeRV.com
Jerry says, “Probably the most interesting response I get from people when I tell them about living full time in an RV is that they say, “I could never live in an RV. I have too much stuff.”
“They say it with so much conviction it’s like saying one leg is longer than the other one. They act like they were born that way and there’s nothing they can do about it. Getting rid of your stuff is one of the most liberating things you can do.”
“Since I live full-time in my motorhome, my typical day varies a lot depending on where I’m camped. Sometimes I’m in a campground and sometimes I’m camped in a state park or a National Forest all by myself. Either way, I do a lot of writing and I like to hike.”
Jerry gave us a lot of great information and we also created a freebie, 5 steps to living in an RV Full Time, that you can get by going to http://RockYourRetirement.com/RV
Jerry’s Book(s):

* Motorhome and RV Retirement Living: The Most Enjoyable and Least Expensive Way to Retire
* Advantages of Moving into a 55+ Park: How to Enjoy Your Retirement Even on a Budget
* Young RVers: How to Enjoy the Freedom of the RV Lifestyle While Making a Living on the Road Kindle Edition
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What a Retiring Executive needs besides money - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/retiring-executive/ Mon, 07 Nov 2016 08:00:35 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=664 <p>Joyce Richman is with us today to talk about Retiring Executive. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/what-a-retiring-executive-needs-besides-money Are you a Retiring Executive?  Are you within 5 years of that goal? There are special issues associated with a retiring executive.   Joyce Richman has worked with individuals as an executive coach for more than 30 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/retiring-executive/">What a Retiring Executive needs besides money</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Joyce Richman is with us today to talk about Retiring Executive. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/what-a-retiring-executive-needs-besides-money Are you a Retiring Executive?  Are you within 5 years of that goal? http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/what-a-retiring-executive-needs-besides-money
Are you a Retiring Executive?  Are you within 5 years of that goal?
There are special issues associated with a retiring executive.   Joyce Richman has worked with individuals as an executive

coach for more than 30 years. In addition to her private practice, Joyce has worked with hundreds of clients across the United States and internationally.
Joyce gave us some great advice that she specific uses with executives preparing for retirement, but anybody can use it really.
She said that if you are a retiring executive, you should really have the conversation a couple of years in advance.
So for example, if you are 60 years old, and planning on retiring at 62, you need to start talking about what your perfect retirement looks like, NOW.
A retiring executive should bring his or her spouse into the conversation.
Discuss what you expect, and be honest.  If you plan on traveling, discuss this with your spouse, who’s perfect executive retirement may have meant having you around the house and snuggling on the couch watching television.  Get these things worked out now.
Consider also what gives you energy.
What do you love to do naturally?  How does this play out?  If playing the guitar gives you a buzz, consider taking lessons or joining a garage band if you know other aspiring musicians.
Also, some executives don’t want to just stop working when they retire.
Their perfect retirement might mean volunteer work or business consulting.  A hobby might take up more of your time, but most of us can’t golf for 10 hours every day.
Consider the top challenges that married couples need to overcome as they move through retirement.
If you are a retiring executive, be sure to talk it through with your spouse.  Many people assume that their spouses wants to do what they want to do, and they are used to being in control.  Your spouse may be used to doing things at home, and now there is someone that they need to get used to in their territory.
Joyce’s Book(s):
Author of Roads, Routes and Ruts:  A Guidebook to Career Success  co-author of Getting Your Kid Out of the House and Into a Job
What do you think people should know BEFORE they retire?
If in a marriage/committed relationship, couples should have candid conversations (preferably facilitated by someone objective) about “what’s next?”; what each person wants for those years free from the obligations of paid employment for self, and for each other. This conversation is in addition to planning with a financial advisor so there’s no misunderstanding around finances… what is within bounds… and what is outside those bounds. If single, (and in addition to financial planning) who and what do you need in your life to feel a sense of belonging and involvement in lives outside your own? What stimulates, energizes, focuses your attention in positive ways. Identify it.. all of it… and realize your role in initiating the outcomes you seek.
What if you feel stuck in Retirement?
Think back… to those moments and times when you have been most happy. What was happening? What were you doing? Who was there? What value or benefit came from that experience? You job now… is to find ways to recreate those experiences… if not for you,]]> Kathe Kline, host of the Rock Your Retirement Show, interviews Joyce Richman about what executives need besides money when they retire. clean 24:31 664 The Silver Hour: Episode 46 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/the-silver-hour/ Mon, 31 Oct 2016 08:00:19 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=643 <p>Death is something everyone fears to discuss. Let’s take a look at what happens before and after we die. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/the-silver-hour-what-happens-during-death The Silver Hour – 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after death In this episode of Rock Your Retirement we talked with Dr. Marilyn Stoner. She is a […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/the-silver-hour/">The Silver Hour: Episode 46</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Interview with Dr. Marilyn Stoner http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/the-silver-hour-what-happens-during-death
The Silver Hour – 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after death
In this episode of Rock Your Retirement we talked with Dr. Marilyn Stoner.
She is a professor at California State University San Bernardino, and before that she was on Faculty at CSU Fullerton. She was also the Vice President for Ramona Home Care and Hospice in Hemet, California.
Dr. Stoner’s  passion is about end of life care and she has been working with seniors and in the senior care industry since 1998. Her grandparents owned a funeral home so she is also familiar with death. She is a Professor now and has discovered something called the SilverHour which is the 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after death. She developed a unified vision of what the last moments of life and the first moments of death are so that every care giver knows what to do.
The Silver Hour includes three phases, namely dying, death, and dead:
1st 20 minutes (Pre-mortem)

* Loose conciseness
* Changes in body temperature
* Breathing changes
* Make sure family and care givers knows death is imminent
* Reassuring patient

Declared dead (Mortem)

* Position body
* Wash body/prepare body
* Position body
* Prayers

Post mortem

* Family begins life as grieving relatives
* Transport of body

Dr. Stoner also discusses that if you get some warning of death it is a gift. Use this time to have conversations with your loved one about end of life and what they would like. Start the conversations lightly and don’t try to discuss every detail all at once. Give your love one time and space if needed.Also, ask them if there is anything they would like to do. Complete items on a bucket list, or travel somewhere if they are able
Something people should know before they retire:
Think about what you want and start working on it. Research or watch YouTube videos and what you think you may like to do. Think about what your goal is.
How to get “unstuck” in your retirement:
Focus on how absolutely precious life is and it is not going to go on forever. Identify people you admirer. Is your life going to be spent on the couch or doing something?
Contact information for Dr. Stoner
Phone: (951) 534-9014
Email: nursestoner@gmail.com
Twitter and Pinterest: @drmstoner
Website: http://silverhour.info/
Links mentioned in the interview
POLST- http://www.polst.org/
Today’s Freebie is 5 things you can do NOW to help your loved ones after you’ve passed away: http://RockYourRetirement.com/LoveGift
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Non financial aspects of retirement: Alan Spector - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/non-financial-aspects-of-retirement/ Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:00:50 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=650 <p>Retirement isn’t just about money. Alan Spector is our guest for today’s podcast episode to talk about retirement. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/non-financial-retirement-aspects The basis of the Rock Your Retirement show is that retirement isn’t just about money. This is basically the non financial aspects of retirement. Alan Spector agrees.  He and […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/non-financial-aspects-of-retirement/">Non financial aspects of retirement: Alan Spector</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Alan Spector Episode 44 http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/non-financial-retirement-aspects
The basis of the Rock Your Retirement show is that retirement isn’t just about money.
This is basically the non financial aspects of retirement.
Alan Spector agrees.  He and his partner created the Critical Decisions Matrix and Crucial Conversations.  These ideas help everyone understand what the expectations are in retirement.  Alan co-authored the book, Your Retirement Quest with Keith Lawrence, and you can find the book on Amazon.  This is a great book to read if you are considering retirement in the next five years.
Alan wasn’t always a retirement coach.
He worked at Proctor and Gamble for 33 years as an executive. After that, Alan founded and managed three business, and authored five books.  Alan also blogs on retirement issues on three sites, and is deeply involved in his community.  He’s also very active physically and likes to travel.
Alan and Keith interviewed their colleagues about their thoughts on retirement.  Shortly after they realized that they were dismayed at the results.  This started their quest to educate people about the non financial aspects of retirement so they started conducting workshops.  They kept getting requests for their book…but it hadn’t been written yet!  So… they knew they had to write it.  And they did. They named the book “Your Retirement Quest”. This book talks about the non-financial aspects of retirement, and it includes well-being, connectedness, growth, and fun among other things.  Some of the other non-financial aspects of retirement include physical, emotional, mental, and something he calls “energy of purpose”.
Alan recommends that you have written goals.  He recommends that you include the non financial aspects of retirement in these goals.
Mr. Spector says that if you write something down you are five times more likely to get it done.  Your written goals should include all of the ten elements of retirement into your life.
In addition to working with individuals, he and his partner work with financial planning firms to help them understand the non-financial parts of retirement.  Let’s hope he starts a movement with us.
Today’s Freebie is: The 10 Key Elements of a Fulfilling Retirement and you can get it at: The 10 key elements of a Fulfilling Retirement 


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ABCs of Alzheimer’s: Interview with Dave Jackson - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/abcs-alzheimers-dave-jackson/ Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:02:25 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=612 <p>On the 10/17/16 episode of the Rock Your Retirement show, Kathe interviewed celebrity Dave Jackson about his experience with Alzheimer’s disease. Dave Jackson runs the School of Podcasting.  Frances McGrogan, a previous guest, and I talked about how he helped us learn how to podcast in episode 21. This chat wasn’t about podcasting though. It was […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/abcs-alzheimers-dave-jackson/">ABCs of Alzheimer’s: Interview with Dave Jackson</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Interview with Dave Jackson Dave Jackson runs the School of Podcasting.  Frances McGrogan, a previous guest, and I talked about how he helped us learn how to podcast in episode 21.
This chat wasn’t about podcasting though. It was about his experience with Alzheimer’s Disease, which is a form of Dementia.  Dementia is a heartbreaking disease, and Dave tells his story about how he was able to deal with it.
Dave told us about his father, and his experience with Alzheimer’s.  The family thought that the symptoms were due to a mugging that he had experienced earlier in his life.   As his father got older, Dave and his brother realized that something was wrong.  Dad was always bringing up certain stories and repeating them. (But we all do that, right?)
Dad went to the hospital for colon cancer.  The hospital diagnosed him with dementia, and Dad couldn’t be left alone.
The family had to do some quick planning.  They only had a week to find a place for him to stay.
A common side effect of Alzheimer’s is inappropriate sexual behavior.  It’s also common for Alzheimer’s patients to form a new love relationship while they are in memory care. This can be a problem if the spouse is still alive.  Dave’s Dad got “frisky” in the memory care unit.
Every time he visited, Dad gave Dave a tour.  it was brand new to Dad.  His Dad also introduced him to the nurses each time.  He also told him who was in the photos on the wall each time Dave visited.  This is also common in Alzheimer’s patients.
The staff coached the family on how to deal with Dad.  “Don’t correct him”, was one their advice.
It’s difficult for the family.  People are bound to have mixed emotions.  Dementia patients need a lot of sleep. It is exhausting for them to try to do things, and their brains work differently than ours do.  So you go to visit, and Dad is asleep.  That’s hard to deal with if you’ve come a long way to see him or her.  You don’t want to wake them up.  Then when he wakes up, you get the tour again!
A great piece of advice from Dave:  There may be a day when your Dad might not recognize you.  Don’t take things personally because it’s not you, it’s the disease.
To get the our free guide, ABC’s of Dementia, just click HERE. You can also listen to the episode on your favorite smartphone podcast app, or click on the player at the top of this page.
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You’re closer to Scammers than you think: Ep 43 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/scammers/ Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:00:34 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=585 <p>Scammers are everywhere. Here’s Curtis Bailey in our today’s episode to  discuss how we can deal with them. My interview with him was jam-packed with information, but here are a few things we discussed: Preventing SCAMMERS from Scamming your loved ones Seniors need to have a team of professionals. Don’t let someone cut you out of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/scammers/">You’re closer to Scammers than you think: Ep 43</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Scammers are everywhere. Here’s Curtis Bailey in our today’s episode to  discuss how we can deal with them. My interview with him was jam-packed with information, but here are a few things we discussed: Preventing SCAMMERS from Scamming your loved ones... Preventing SCAMMERS from Scamming your loved ones

* Seniors need to have a team of professionals.
* Don’t let someone cut you out of your social circles because this is a common practice of scammers.
* Be sure and talk to your family members because they can help you determine if something is a scam.
* Scammers use emotions to scam people who are lonely. They also prey on fear, so let your rational side tell you what is happening.
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Is someone overly nice and charming? Scammers can spend HOURS talking to seniors.

* Don’t keep secrets because scammers often ask their victims to keep secrets.
* They may ask you to receive money from people you don’t know because then they’ll have your banking information.
* We can protect our assets with a living trust, but the living trust can also be revocable.
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You can create a Power of Attorney with scams in mind.

* Every year you can get a free credit report with each of the three credit rating agencies at http://AnnualCreditReport.com so you can see if your credit is being used by someone else.
* Allow family members to receive notifications if anything strange starts happening with your finances so that they can help you spot a scammer.

Mr. Bailey practices estate planning and elder law at Huffman Law Offices, PC, and he is a member of Missouri Bar Association and the Illinois Bar Association.  Curtis is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and not only that, but he is also a member of the Advisory Council of the Area Agency on Aging of Southwestern Illinois.  He is very active in his community and is a member of his Chamber of Commerce and Rotary International.
Curtis is the co-founder of Senior Scam Action Associates.  They help people recognize, prevent, and recover from scams.
Email: cbailey@huffmanlawoffices.com
For today’s freebie, the 10 dead giveaways of a scam, go to http://RockYourRetirement.com/scam
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It’s never too late to date! Senior Speed Dating - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/its-never-too-late-to-date-senior-speed-dating-episode-42/ Mon, 03 Oct 2016 08:00:41 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=1195 <p>Steven Loring, award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter, filmed “The Age Of Love”, a documentary which follows 30 people in their 70’s and 80’s participating in a senior speed dating event.  New love can be found at any age.  Listening to Steven tell his story will definitely make you want to see his film! After discovering that […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/its-never-too-late-to-date-senior-speed-dating-episode-42/">It’s never too late to date! Senior Speed Dating</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Steven Loring, award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter, filmed “The Age Of Love”, a documentary which follows 30 people in their 70’s and 80’s participating in a senior speed dating event.  New love can be found at any age. After discovering that a senior speed dating event was to take place, Steven had the challenge of getting all participants to agree to his filming.  The responses surprised Steven and will surprise you as well.
Many seniors have resigned themselves to thinking that finding love is not possible.  There is a general feeling that after a certain age desire for both physical and emotional love fades away.  To make things worse, seniors tend to keep quiet about their feelings of loneliness.
In filming “The Age Of Love” Steven made the following observations:

* The desire for both physical and emotional love is still present regardless of age.
* The desire for something as simple as touch can cause feelings of loneliness and isolation.
* The need is much deeper than what society terms as “companionship.”
* Age strips away looks, status, and financial compatibility.  This leaves only the desire to connect with someone who understands us and who will be there we need it.
* You can feel the same emotional giddiness that we all have felt as teenagers!

People in more than 14 countries have seen it.  It moves past age, sex, economic level, and social background of the viewers.  Age is the great equalizer and it will affect all of us.
You can find the films at venues that have scheduled screenings, but it may be available in the future via streaming or DVD.

* Find a list of future screenings at:  http://theageoflovemovie.com/.
* Watch the trailer at:  http://bit.ly/1zntID1 or https://vimeo.com/61764746.

For more information please go to:

* Website:  http://theageoflovemovie.com/
* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheAgeofLoveMovie
* Twitter: @AgeofLoveMovie

And don’t forget to get your free copy of “8 Senior Dating Tips” at http://rockyourretirement.com/love.
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2-1-1 San Diego-find your volunteer home - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/2-1-1-san-diego-find-your-volunteer-home/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 02:00:50 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=596 <p>San Diego has it’s own 9-1-1. Yes! You read that right! Alana Kalinowski will give us an idea on what it does and how it is a big help. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/211-san-diego-find-your-volunteer-home 2-1-1 San Diego’s mission is to help people by connecting them to services and provide vital data and […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/2-1-1-san-diego-find-your-volunteer-home/">2-1-1 San Diego-find your volunteer home</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> San Diego has it’s own 9-1-1. Yes! You read that right! Alana Kalinowski will give us an idea on what it does and how it is a big help. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/211-san-diego-find-your-volunteer-home 2-1-1 San ... http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/211-san-diego-find-your-volunteer-home
2-1-1 San Diego’s mission is to help people by connecting them to services and provide vital data and trend information for proactive community planning.
Alana Kalinowski manages the Community Outreach Program at 2-1-1 San Diego. 2-1-1 San Diego is a resource and information hub that connects people with community, health and disaster services through a free, 24/7 service.  This service includes stigma-free confidential phone service, and it also includes a searchable on line database. It’s also important to note that 2-1-1 serves the entire population of the County.
2-1-1 San Diego has a staff of 150 people who take about 1200 calls per day.
They have approximately 1,500 organizations in their database that they can refer people to. The majority of their referral sources are non-profit and government agencies. Their vetting process includes; checking licenses, certificates, and making sure they provide the services they say they provide.
98 % of the US is under 2-1-1 jurisdiction however, the programs can vary drastically in each state.
Just some of the referral services that 2-1-1 San Diego offers are:

* Cool Zones-residents can use the Cool Zones to escape the heat and reduce their own air conditioning use.
* It provides locations on where you can your taxes filed for free.
* 2-1-1 provides locations for flu shots.
* It also provides locations for free blood pressure checks.
* Fix-It Service -provides volunteers to help with minor home modifications or repairs.
* 2-1-1 provides Courage to Call-which is a veteran staffed helpline dedicated to assisting active duty military personnel, veterans, and their families.
* They have a seat at the counties information center and get real time information during a disaster to provide non-emergency resources.
* Health Navigation Program- this is a program that serves as a single access point information and referral system for San Diego County, connecting anyone to available health services.

For more information Call 2-1-1 or go to their website at: http://211sandiego.org/new/
To get today’s FREEBIE,  “How Retirees can use 211 to find a place to volunteer” go to: www.RockYourRetirement.com/volunteer211
Click the link below if  you would like to download a copy of the 2-1-1 Disaster Response Checklist. Alana thought this would be a good tool for people to have.
211 Disaster Response
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Playing with Cars! Bill Bennett Ep: 40 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/playing-with-cars/ Mon, 19 Sep 2016 08:00:21 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=378 <p>Do you love cars? Let’s take a look at how Bill Bennett is enjoying his retirement by “Playing with Cars”. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/playing-with-cars-episode-40 I had a difficult time naming this episode but decided on “Playing with Cars”. There was so much that Bill and I talked about it was hard […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/playing-with-cars/">Playing with Cars! Bill Bennett Ep: 40</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Do you love cars? Let’s take a look at how Bill Bennett is enjoying his retirement by “Playing with Cars”. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/playing-with-cars-episode-40 I had a difficult time naming this episode but de... http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/playing-with-cars-episode-40
I had a difficult time naming this episode but decided on “Playing with Cars”.
There was so much that Bill and I talked about it was hard to decide.   Let’s tell you a little bit about Bill first:
After graduating from college Bill Bennett went into the flight program in the Marine Corps. He spent 4 1/2 years flying helicopters. He then went into sales and marketing for a number of companies and became an executive for a fortune 500 company before he retired. His wife of 42 years passed away a year and half ago and Bill decided he had to grab himself by the bootstraps and decided to get going.
Bill bought a Miata for $107.   That’s right.  He purchased a Miata for $107.  You’ll have to listen to the episode to find out how, but let’s just say that he is an expert at playing with cars.  He is in a group of sport car enthusiasts who enjoy doing things like racing in parking lots and driving up winding roads in the mountains to get some pie at the Julian Pie Company. He and his friends are constantly playing with cars.
Speaking of playing with cars, he likes to spend time re-building cars, because he’s working on another one now!
Another way he is playing with cars, is Bill started writing for a magazine about one of his hobbies which is collecting high-end model cars.  Think of it – he got to collect cars for free just for writing about them!  That’s the way to start playing with cars!
HEALTH


Bill started skiing after 20 years by going on a 4-month ski trip in Colorado.  He was sore for the first few weeks, but after that he really got into the sport.  He’s thinking of taking his grand-kids skiing, just like he used to take his own kids, when they are old enough.  In between ski trips, he keeps active by doing things such as walks on the beach and hiking.  You don’t need a lot of money to keep busy.
What do you think people should know BEFORE they retire?
Prepare for your retirement financially so you don’t have a constant grey cloud over your head of not being able to afford to do the things you want to do.  Look at monthly or weekly expenses and figure out how you are going to satisfy those financial needs. Downsize so you have the money to do what 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?
Do what makes you happy and be selfish with your time.
Freebie:  None mentioned on the show, but if you need a Life Plan, go to http://RockYourRetirement.com/lifeplan
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Working with seniors for his own Retirement: Ep 39 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/working-with-seniors/ Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:00:49 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=576 <p>Steve Pettersen is with us today to talk about what he is doing after retirement and he gives us an advice on what to do before or after retirement. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/working-with-seniors-for-his-own-retirement-ep-39 Steve Pettersen is working with seniors for his own retirement. Steve is now 66 years old and semi-retired. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/working-with-seniors/">Working with seniors for his own Retirement: Ep 39</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Steve Pettersen is with us today to talk about what he is doing after retirement and he gives us an advice on what to do before or after retirement. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn. http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/working-with-seniors-for-his-own-retirement-ep-39
Steve Pettersen is working with seniors for his own retirement.


Steve is now 66 years old and semi-retired. He spent the last ten years volunteering for Junior Achievement and the City of Carlsbad. He worked for UPS for 18 years in Sales/Marketing and in Logistics/Supply chain solutions division. He was part of
the Logistics Group that change the strategic direction of UPS.
Why is he working with seniors?
Steve has been a caregiver for the last three years.  He provides seniors non-medical services so the senior clients can stay at home. He also works part time in Sales/Marketing for seniors and been doing this for 3 months now.  He talks about the daily challenges of working with people who have dementia and how it takes patience and loving kindness.
Steve told us a couple of stories.  To hear the stories, be sure to listen to the show.  You can get instructions to listen on
your smartphone HERE, otherwise you can click on the player and listen on your computer.
One of his clients was a man with sleeping sickness “Bob”.  That’s crazy right?  Who knew that we had sleeping sickness in San Diego?  Bob left a big impression on Steve, who was very impressed with “Bob’s” courage.  Coast News even created a news story about Steve and “Bob”.
Steve said that it takes a “certain type of individual” to do continue working with seniors.
He learned patience, love, kindness, and compassion.  It has made him a better person, Steve said.  He also that it is important to have engaged caregivers.  I can understand that because it didn’t seem like my father in law’s caregiver was engaged in her job at all.
In addition to working with seniors, he’s done the following activities during his retirement:

* Steve worked in the kitchen at the Carlsbad Senior Center preparing and serving lunch.
* He taught a cooking class to a group of 25 seniors for 2 years.
* He taught 3rd graders a course called “City Stuff” for the last seven years in Carlsbad.
* Steve taught Junior Achievement business courses to both middle school and high school Students all over North County.
* Steve also volunteered at Scripps Memorial in Encinitas for 4 years.

What do you think people should know before they retire?
Steve said it’s important to have a life plan or activity plan. I’ve gotten requests before for help with this, so I created a guide for you, and you can download it for free at http://RockYourRetirement.com/lifeplan
What to do if you feel stuck?
When we retire we have fears to engage the unknown.  The desire to do other meaningful things can get lost.   So stay physically active, and give back by volunteering or working part time.

* Contact information:  http://seniorshelpingseniors.com
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Shhhh… Listen! Do You Hear The Sound Of Harp Therapy? Ep. 38 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/harp-therapy/ Mon, 05 Sep 2016 08:00:21 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=563 <p>Sound Therapy? That’s something new! Geraldine “Geri” Afshari will talk to us in today’s episode how she uses Harp as a therapy. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/shhhh-listen-do-you-hear-the-sound-of-harp-therapy-ep-38 Listen to the Interview with Geraldine “Geri” Afshari, Harp Musician and Speaker on iTunes, Stitcher, or Podcast Addict. For instructions on how to do that, go […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/harp-therapy/">Shhhh… Listen! Do You Hear The Sound Of Harp Therapy? Ep. 38</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Sound Therapy? That’s something new! Geraldine “Geri” Afshari will talk to us in today’s episode how she uses Harp as a therapy. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/shhhh-listen-do-you-hear-the-sound-of-harp-therapy-ep-38... http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/shhhh-listen-do-you-hear-the-sound-of-harp-therapy-ep-38
Listen to the Interview with Geraldine “Geri” Afshari, Harp Musician and Speaker on iTunes, Stitcher, or Podcast Addict.
For instructions on how to do that, go HERE.  She played a song for us, and we can’t put that into words!
Geri Afshari is a musician and plays the Paraguayan harp professionally, travels extensively and lived in Iran, is a writer/editor/photographer, a lay counselor, a life-long activist, an avid SUP paddler, and hunts sea glass for her sea glass mosaic artwork.  She is also retired from working because she has to for money.  What a great place to be!
Geri has been the featured speaker for numerous parent classes and teacher workshops over the years, including MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers), various women’s ministries, annual Pre-12 th grade conventions for ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International), and many K-12 school and home school groups.
She loves to SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board), and tells people to slow down, use the luxury of time, understand how sound healing works, and she also volunteers for the palliative care team at Scripps Encinitas.
Her newest passions include harp therapy and sound meditation, besides whatever her family is doing.

* Geri is the mother of 2 grown children and has 2 grandsons. They all live near her in North San Diego County and share her love for the ocean and nature in general. She loves taking them with her on trips.
* She plays her Paraguayan harp at all types of events besides harp therapy and sound meditation.
* Jesus follower
* prayer group

Geri says that eating, cleaning, epigenetics, yoga and meditation all can help improve your health.  Of course, listening to music (and in particular harp music) can’t hurt either!
What do you think people should know BEFORE they retire?

* Geri thinks people should know how free and giddy they’ll feel to own their own time. She also thinks retirees should remember that the best things in life really are free. You will find your new self, your significance, your purpose and you don’t need much money. She also says to spend time in nature.

What if you feel stuck:

* Give yourself permission to return to your basic self. Your health is your responsibility, so take ownership of it, don’t outsource it anyone. Research, learn, grow, heal and seek joy. Do things that line up with the heart of God. Time is the treasure so use it well. Serve others and you will be blessed.

Contact information: geri.harp@gmail.com
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Palliative Care is Pain Control: Ep. 37 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/palliative-care-pain-control/ Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:00:49 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=554 <p>What is Palliative Care? Pastor William “Bill” Harman is our today’s guest and he’ll tell us more about Palliative Care. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/palliative-care-is-pain-control What the heck is Palliative Care?  I’d never heard of it before 2016. Pastor William “Bill” Harman came on the show to explain Palliative Care to us. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/palliative-care-pain-control/">Palliative Care is Pain Control: Ep. 37</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> What is Palliative Care? Pastor William “Bill” Harman is our today’s guest and he’ll tell us more about Palliative Care. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/palliative-care-is-pain-control What the heck is Palliative Care... http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/palliative-care-is-pain-control
What the heck is Palliative Care?  I’d never heard of it before 2016.
Pastor William “Bill” Harman came on the show to explain Palliative Care to us.


His background is long so I’ll summarize his current activities:

* Center for Global Awareness
* Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
* Lives in Encinitas, CA

Bill Harman is the Chaplain with the Palliative Care Team at Scripps Encinitas Hospital. He came on the show to talk to us
What is it?
Palliative Care is not hospice.  It is specialized medical care to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life.  This is for conditions that won’t be cured but can be managed. Some of the diseases include COPD, other respiratory disorders, and cancer.
Why would someone want it?
Palliative care is designed for comfort and pain management. It is for the seriously ill, but for those who are trying to get better.  Palliative care helps minimize pain and discomfort.  90% of hospitals that have over 300 beds have a palliative care program.


What does a Chaplain do?
Chaplains are educators.  Chaplains provide spiritual care, and educate people about end of life.  Bill is familiar with 55 religious preferences and helps facilitate the dying’s wishes.  Bill said that according to the “happiness index”, Bhutan is the happiest country because of how they deal with death. Chaplains deal with human issues, not necessary religion.
Why does it even exist?
In the 1950s, people died earlier.  Now we are extending life.  As we extend life we need to answer questions for ourselves.  If we want to extend our own lives longer, then palliative care can help with the discomfort and pain we feel because of disease.
Who pays for it?
Although Medicare pays for the bulk of palliative care, there are pediatric palliative care teams at certain hospitals.
Stories:
To hear the both stories in full, listen to the episode on iTunes, Stitcher, or Podcast Addict.  For instructions on how to listen on your smartphone, go HERE.
Surfer Story:  Bill told us a story about a surfer who had cancer.  He wasn’t going to survive and he wanted to spend one more night on the beach.  The team was able to get him to the beach to help accommodate his last wish.
Hawaii Story:  Bill told us of another patient who wanted to go to Hawaii.  The team wasn’t able to send him to Hawaii, but they DID throw a Hawaiian party for her.
Marriage:  Another story was how a patient wanted to see his daughter get married.  Many of the things that the team did was similar to Make a Wish.
Bill can be reached at Harman.William@ScrippsHealth.org
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Hearing Impaired: Can you see it? Ep. 36 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/hearing-impaired-can-see-episode-36/ Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:00:32 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=522 <p>TJ Barnes is with us today to talk about Hearing Impairment. She will give us tips from her personal experience. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/hearing-impaired-can-you-see-it Did you know that 10% of the population is hearing impaired and that 1% is deaf? I met TJ Barnes at The Hearing Experience at an event. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/hearing-impaired-can-see-episode-36/">Hearing Impaired: Can you see it? Ep. 36</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> TJ Barnes is with us today to talk about Hearing Impairment. She will give us tips from her personal experience. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/hearing-impaired-can-you-see-it Did you know that 10% of the population ... http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/hearing-impaired-can-you-see-it
Did you know that 10% of the population is hearing impaired and that 1% is deaf?
I met TJ Barnes at The Hearing Experience at an event. I had to interview her because of her story.  She’s been an RN for over 20 years, and is the CEO of HEARCommunication.
TJ understands this disability personally, because she was born with a hearing loss.
She’s been working over 20 years with the hearing impaired as a nurse, and she also has a personal story.  She told the story of how she was run over by a skier who didn’t understand that she couldn’t hear him yelling at her to get out-of-the-way.
Her friend said, “He couldn’t see that you can’t hear” and that’s what gave her the idea for a world-wide symbol for the hearing impaired.
Hiking trails can use the symbol.  Biking trails can use the symbol. Businesses can use the symbol.  Any place where hearing impaired people might be can have a symbol.  TJ is on a mission to get these hearing impaired symbols installed in public places because if we know that there are hearing impaired people there, we can watch for them.
TJ’s interview gave us great information including “10 foods that you can use to help reduce hearing loss” so I created that freebie for you, and you can download it HERE.
She also gave us some other great tips.  Let the hospital know if your loved one is hearing impaired so that they can take measures to keep him or her comfortable.  From personal experience, I can’t hear my chiropractor when she puts her hands over my ears to do an adjustment so I let her know.
I couldn’t capture all of the information she gave us, because the interview was so jam-packed.  Listen to the episode yourself for more great tips!
Teresa “TJ” Barnes is a Registered Nurse / Keynote Speaker / Consultant / Trainer / HearC Products  


Contact information:  (800) 491-9483  info@hearcommunication.com  www.hearcommunication.com
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Muscle Re-calibration: Episode 35 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/muscle-re-calibration-episode-35/ Mon, 15 Aug 2016 08:00:51 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=513 <p>How to help with symptoms of Parkinson’s? Neil Denaut is here to teach us how we can re-calibrate muscles. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/muscle-re-calibration Muscle Re-calibration:  How to help with symptoms of Parkinson’s. Neil moved to San Diego from New York in September of 2014.  He says he was called there in […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/muscle-re-calibration-episode-35/">Muscle Re-calibration: Episode 35</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> How to help with symptoms of Parkinson’s? Neil Denaut is here to teach us how we can re-calibrate muscles. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/muscle-re-calibration Muscle Re-calibration:  How to help with symptoms of Par... http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/muscle-re-calibration
Muscle Re-calibration:  How to help with symptoms of Parkinson’s.
Neil moved to San Diego from New York in September of 2014.  He says he was called there in a dream.  He kept dreaming about  missing his flight to San Diego. This dream went on for four years until he finally made the move and relocated his family.  After that he started working more with extreme injuries. His purpose is to find more ways to help the injured.  He wants to help 1000 people become pain free.
Why Muscle Re-Calibration?
Neil has been correcting injuries for the past 16 years. He has amassed over 25,000 hours of personalized exercise and injury work. Furthermore, during the past 5 years he has been incorporating Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching into his work and the results have been profound!  This technique helps with Muscle Re-calibration.
Some of his clients were told that they’d never run again and they began running in as little as 8 weeks. He has seen how muscle re-calibration has dramatically improved their ability to do daily activities in as little as two months.  Muscle Re-calibration has helped them to become increasingly stronger.   Muscle Re-calibration seems to have slowed the physical symptoms of Parkinson’s disease!
Neil’s life is dedicated to helping others in extreme need.  He wants to teach others how the GREAT methods that he has learned can help.
A story about Muscle Re-Calibration:
Neil told us the story about Dan, who was his first Parkinson’s patient.  He had a great sense of humor and had spent his life in the gym.  Dan worked with Neil so that he “could get back to working out”.  Dan’s attitude never weakened, and he always saw himself getting better.  The most profound thing that Neil saw about their work together was that even though Dan’s body was shutting down, it still responded to the treatment.  Dan passed away, but was pain-free.  Neil’s experience with Dan that made him realize just how powerful the technique is.
That’s why he helps people with muscular re-calibration, through the stretching technique.
What do you think people should know BEFORE they retire?  They should know that they don’t have to live in pain. They don’t have to accept where their bodies are. There is a great method that can give them a greater quality of life and it happens extremely quickly.
What advice would you give to a retiree who feels stuck?  Today is the first day of the rest of your life. You have every opportunity to live the life that you desire if you just focus on what’s possible and not what your current situation is. The solutions are there and the results are yours for the taking.
Contact information:  619-736-8995  MuscletherapySD@gmail.com  www.muscletherapysandiego.com
*Note:  Rock Your Retirement makes no health claims on this technique.  Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns
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How to age at home: Episode 34 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/helping-your-parents-or-spouse/how-to-age-at-home/ Mon, 08 Aug 2016 08:00:33 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=507 <p>One of the toughest things to decide about after retirement is where to stay. Fritzi Gros-Daillon will talk to us in today’s episode how we can age at home. You can listen to the show at : http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/how-to-age-at-home Age at Home:  Fritzi Gros-Daillon knows how to do it.  She is a former senior move manager […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/helping-your-parents-or-spouse/how-to-age-at-home/">How to age at home: Episode 34</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> One of the toughest things to decide about after retirement is where to stay. Fritzi Gros-Daillon will talk to us in today’s episode how we can age at home. You can listen to the show at : http://rockyourretirement.libsyn. http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/how-to-age-at-home
Age at Home:  Fritzi Gros-Daillon knows how to do it.  She is a former senior move manager and has worked with 1000 families while being a long-distance caregiver for her parents in California.
Fritzi founded Household Guardians in 2013 as an age at home consulting firm. Her passion for keeping family members safe in their own home environment for as long as possible has grown from years watching families struggle to make the best decisions. Her environmental business background, certification as a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and years of experience bring a combination of expertise and perspective to the current aging in place issues.
Her book, “Grace and Grit: Insights to Real Life Challenges of Aging for Adult Children and their Parents”, has won three national awards since publication in June 2014.
Fritzi’s interview on how to age at home was jam-packed full of information, so I was furiously writing it down.  Some great information she gave us:

* There are Toilet Paper Holders that can be used as balance bars. They can support 250 pounds of weight and look great.
* Call them BALANCE bars, not grab bars. Our aging population doesn’t like these old sounding words.
* Easy things to do related to lighting:

* LED lighting on railings help.
* Toe kicks can help.
* Motion sensor lights help to raise our consciousness.
* Motion sensor lights help us see where to put our feet and help reduce falls.


* Add railings to hallways above the wainscoting.
* Look ahead 6 months to see what needs to be done.
* Smart soles are shoe inserts that work with an alert system.
* Change lighting to reduce glare.
* Cover or remove mirrors and reflective surfaces.
* Remove family photos and replace them with pictures of flowers and landscaping.
* Remove busy patterns on walls floors and furniture.
* Use color to differentiate items such as plastic glasses and plates.
* Be conscious of odors and sharp sounds. Use lavender, not rosemary.
* Install soft background music.

These are just a few items.  She has a 240 point assessment that she does to help you age at home.
What do you think people should know BEFORE they retire?  An assessment of your home can give you ideas for now and the future; it can increase the “visitablility” of your home for all family members.
What if someone is “stuck in their retirement?   Stay engaged. Find a place to volunteer or learn a new skill…
The experts are looking at this next generation of retirees to provide $2 Trillion of value in expertise to the national economy through volunteering and mentoring..it is a part of the national conversation.
Contact information:  800-984-1186  fritzi@householdguardians.com  www.householdguardians.com
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One Word: happiness Episode 33 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/happiness/ Mon, 01 Aug 2016 08:00:31 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=498 <p>Happiness is what everyone wants. Have you found your happiness? Maura Sweeney is with us today to talk about that in today’s podcast episode. You can listen to the show at : http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/one-word-happiness-episode-33 Maura is called the “Happiness Ambassador”. How did she become the happiness ambassador?  Maura Sweeney was called “water works” by her grandmother […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/happiness/">One Word: happiness Episode 33</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Happiness is what everyone wants. Have you found your happiness? Maura Sweeney is with us today to talk about that in today’s podcast episode. You can listen to the show at : http://rockyourretirement.libsyn. http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/one-word-happiness-episode-33
Maura is called the “Happiness Ambassador”.
How did she become the happiness ambassador?  Maura Sweeney was called “water works” by her grandmother because she was always crying.  She made a decision when she was young to become a happier person, and she did!  She watched older people and found out that those who were following their own minds were happy, and those who were following what someone else wanted them to do weren’t.
Maura Sweeney is a Happiness Expert and Next Generation Thought Leader:
She is an:  Author | Podcaster | International Speaker | Huffington Post Contributor | Media Guest with focus on Influence, Leadership, Emotional Intelligence and Personal and Career Branding. Featured in over 100 media outlets including Tampa Bay Times, Match.com, Midlife Boulevard, BBC Radio and overseas TV news.
We had a great conversation about how to become happy.  If you need a little extra happiness in your life, head over to the podcast and take a listen.
Maura helps people find their own happiness through her blogs, videos, books, media interviews, e-courses and Lectures and she helps them connect with their inner selves.  She calls it the GPS of happiness.
She has a podcast where she asks a question each week and talks about it for about 10 minutes.  Short and sweet and makes you think.  It’s called “Living Happy from the Inside Out”.
Also, you can buy Maura Sweeney’s Books HERE.
What do you think people should know BEFORE they retire?  Instead of complicating things, ask what you most value.  Simplify your life and move on to what’s next.
If you are stuck:  Most of all, don’t get down on yourself.  Listen to the podcast to hear the instructions, but you can also think about your childhood and find out what you used to play with, create, or think about.
Maura’s Freebie:
Maura is giving away a free e-book to our listeners.  You can email her at Maura@Maura4u.com and put “Rock Your Retirement” in the subject line, and just ask for the book, “Exiting the Comfort Zone – Dance or Die”
Contact information:  Maura@Maura4u.com  www.Maura4u.com
Bonus Freebie:
Get today’s Rock Your Retirement Freebie, “The ten episodes to increase your happiness”, by going to http://RockYourRetirement.com/happiness.

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Why did Beth write the book, Deserving Desire?
Beth Montemurro is a sociology professor at Penn State University.  During the last 15 years she’s been studying gender and sexuality.  She has studied bridal showers and bachelorette parties (which was her doctoral dissertation), male exotic dancers, reality television, and attitudes.
She is interested in the ways that people learn about and develop sexual selves through interaction with culture and the
ways gender norms are created and sustained in everyday life.
I spoke with her because of her book, Deserving Desire: Women’s Stories of Sexual Evolution.
I loved this paperback book cover!  Although it’s considered a text book she can help the non-academic as well, and I plan to purchase a copy of this book for my kindle.
We live in a youth oriented culture.  How does this affect women and our desire
as we age?
Beth told me several stories about some of the women she interviewed.  Please listen to the episode to hear those stories.  We talked about how our partners mold our definitions of who we are sexually.
When a woman goes through menopause there is no change in desire, unless she isn’t active sexually, in which case her desire tends to lesson.
Beth sent me a beautiful signed copy of her book, Deserving Desire, to give away in a drawing.
If you read this before 8/12/16 there is still time to enter to win it!  Just go to http://RockYourRetirement.com/drawing to enter.  Note: You must be residing in the USA in order to win.  Good luck!
Author’s Book(s):

* Something Old, Something Bold: Bridal Showers and Bachelorette Parties
* Deserving Desire: Women’s Stories of Sexual Evolution
* Something Old, Something Bold: Bridal Showers and Bachelorette Parties

What do you think people should know BEFORE they retire?
Maintaining sexual desire is normal as people age and no one should feel limited by stereotypes about aging.
What to do if you feel stuck?
Stay engaged in relationships.  Seek out new relationships.  Accept that the way your sexuality is expressed may change, but that does not mean sexual intimacy becomes unimportant or non-existent.
Contact information:
If you are a man in your 50s and 60s, Beth wants to interview you about a research study she’s conducting!  Please email her to set up a phone appointment.
Phone: 215-881-7566   Email: eam15@psu.edu   Website: abington.psu.edu/beth-montemurro   www.facebook.com/deservingdesire
Don’t forget to enter the drawing!   http://RockYourRetirement.com/drawing
 
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It gets better! Retirement Gets Better Ep 32 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/it-gets-better/ Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:00:28 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=488 <p>Some of us may think that after retirement, we’d just be sitting around and do nothing but Noel Baker talks to us about how after retirement, it gets better. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/it-gets-better-episode-32 Today we interviewed Noel Baker, a retiree who has some advice for us.  It gets better! It gets […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/it-gets-better/">It gets better! Retirement Gets Better Ep 32</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Some of us may think that after retirement, we’d just be sitting around and do nothing but Noel Baker talks to us about how after retirement, it gets better. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn. http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/it-gets-better-episode-32
Today we interviewed Noel Baker, a retiree who has some advice for us.  It gets better!
It gets better!
Noel grew up in Minnesota and attended college at the University of Minnesota. After college, she worked for about a year before getting married. In 1970 she moved to Colorado with her husband where she spent the next 8 years raising her 2 children and was very involved in politics.
Once she and her husband divorced, she had to gain employment. She worked a few different jobs including work at a bill collecting agency and as a counselor at a detox center for alcoholics. She worked as a Senior Administrative Assistant for KPMG which is an accounting firm for 26 years. The firm decided to downsize in the fall of 2009 and Noel was forced to retire at 64 years old she wasn’t ready for it and like many retirees, became depressed. She didn’t let that stop her though and soon she was up and about rocking her retirement.  it gets better.
It gets better!
SOCIAL AND FAMILY
She joined her local recreation center where she made a circle of friends, and they enjoy going to the movies.  She also enjoys going to lunch with the ladies from the recreation center.  Now that she has friends, she knows that it gets better.
ADVENTURE AND TRAVEL
Noel does like to travel inside the USA and a year ago made a trip to see her youngest daughter in Utah.  She also travels to Minnesota to see her sister.  AND…she is also hoping to take a Cruise sometime.  We discussed  Costco Cruises and Celebrity Cruises. 
Travel…it gets better!
HEALTH
Eating healthy and exercising are very important to her. She didn’t exercise at all until she retired as she felt like she had no time.  Noel gave up smoking and put on some weight. She goes to the recreation center to get exercise and go swimming.  Her doctor told her if you do nothing else, drink lots of water.  Good advice Noel!  When you take care of your health…it gets better!
What do you think people should know BEFORE they retire?
It gets better. There are friends to be made, places to go, and things 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?
Look around at the possibilities. Volunteering or take a class. Find something you love and do it!
To find out about Senior Centers near you, do a search of your area or you can go HERE.
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Retirement and Meetup: Episode 31 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/retirement-and-meetup/ Mon, 18 Jul 2016 08:00:17 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=464 <p>Of course you can meet new friends even after you retire. Debbie Sanford will share with us how she managed to make new friends after she retirement. You can listen to the show at : http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/retirement-and-meetup-episode-31 Debbie Sanford teaches us about Retirement and Meetup, and how they go together. Debbie Sanford is a native Californian […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/retirement-and-meetup/">Retirement and Meetup: Episode 31</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Of course you can meet new friends even after you retire. Debbie Sanford will share with us how she managed to make new friends after she retirement. You can listen to the show at : http://rockyourretirement.libsyn. http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/retirement-and-meetup-episode-31
Debbie Sanford teaches us about Retirement and Meetup, and how they go together.


Debbie Sanford is a native Californian who lived in the Bay Area for 64 years. She retired in June of 2014 after teaching preschool for 24 years. Shortly thereafter, her long term marriage broke up and her youngest daughter became pregnant. She decided to purchase the “beach house” of her dreams which was a lovely manufactured home within blocks of the beach. It had always been a fantasy of hers to live near the beach and she wanted to be close to her daughter. Three weeks after she moved her first grandchild was born.
SOCIAL AND FAMILY
Debbie didn’t know anyone in the area other than her daughter. Already feeling like her life had gone full circle but she needed friends, she joined the activities in her 55+ living community, met some fun women her age, and shared happy hours and fun times with them. But other things were missing such as a book club, bunko, and volunteering. Which she had all participated in the Bay Area for the last 35 years.  Enter the world of Meetups!!  She joined a variety of meetup groups including Hiking, Book club, and Random acts of kindness.   Retirement and Meetup certainly go together!
VOLUNTEER AND PHILANTHROPY
In addition to spending time in Retirement and Meetup, Debbie loves to volunteer and believes by volunteering you are really helping yourself by helping others. Some of the places she volunteers for are:

* Meals on Wheels
* Encinitas Lions Club
* Kiwanis
* After school programs teaching children who speak Spanish to read English

Before You Retire:  Before retirement, Debbie was nervous and a little anxious. She wishes she would have known how happy she would be in retirement.
Getting “unstuck” in your retirement:  Look for a meeting in a city you live in for the volunteer bureaus. This meeting will tell you all of the volunteer opportunities in all of the cities in your area. Volunteering doesn’t have to be a physical activity. There are a wide range of different opportunities you can pick something based on what you like to do.
Remember, you can Rock Your Retirement too, but finding something you love.  Perhaps Meetup.com is the place to find it!
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Retirement as a Couple: Episode 30 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/retirement-as-a-couple/ Mon, 11 Jul 2016 08:00:39 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=454 <p>How to survive retirement as a couple? Let’s find out in today’s episode. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/retirement-as-a-couple-episode-30 Miriam Goodman is the author of “Too much Togetherness:  Surviving Retirement as a couple”. This book teaches us how to survive retirement as a couple.  I asked her to come on the show because […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/retirement-as-a-couple/">Retirement as a Couple: Episode 30</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> How to survive retirement as a couple? Let’s find out in today’s episode. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/retirement-as-a-couple-episode-30 Miriam Goodman is the author of “Too much Togetherness:  Surviving Retirement... http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/retirement-as-a-couple-episode-30
Miriam Goodman is the author of “Too much Togetherness:  Surviving Retirement as a couple”.
This book teaches us how to survive retirement as a couple.  I asked her to come on the show because I’ve seen marriages break up after retirement she shared her insights on how to prevent that.  As you know, Retirement is not just about money.  Retirement includes all the other things that your financial advisor never told you about.  Miriam can help us stay together after we retire.
To prepare for the book, Miriam interviewed couples with different situations, but many situations included the husband being retired, but the women weren’t ready to retire.
One thing to watch for when one member of a couple retires is that a job gives you structure, community and purpose.
In order to survive retirement as a couple, you need to replace that structure, community and purpose, or your relationship may take a hit.
Neither the wife nor the husband is apt to say, “I don’t want to be with you for 24 hours a day”, so have a plan.
Miriam suggests that to survive retirement as a couple you need to schedule time to be together.  You also need to schedule time to be apart and to do your own thing.  It is usually the role of the women to schedule these activities.  It’s also usually the role of women to make sure that the husband is still feeling vibrant after retirement.  Baby Boomer men still have their identity wrapped around what they do for a living.  Retirement can cause men of this age to have a self-image problem.  Once he is no longer the “big cheese” it can also be reflected in the sexual relationship.
Also remember that if something new doesn’t work out you can always try something else.
Before you Retire: Make sure that you have a plan.  Taking long walks is not a plan!  Cleaning out the garage is not a plan!
If you are stuck: For some it might mean therapy. She told a story of how one wife went to the first session with her husband because she wanted to make sure that the therapist was aware of his behaviors.
For others it can simply mean a new activity such as dance, tennis or golf.  You can also join a book club, read a book together, or simply get out of the house.   Additionally, its important to keep your appearances up and not just let yourself go.
Miriam’s Books:

* Too Much Togetherness: Surviving Retirement as a Couple
* Reinventing Retirement: 389 Bright Ideas about Family, Friends, Health, What to Do, and Where to Live

Miriam’s contact information: email: yourprexpert@aol.com  website: www.toomuchtogetherness.com
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People Need YOU: Episode 29 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/people-need-you/ Mon, 04 Jul 2016 08:00:54 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=324 <p>Why do people need YOU? Tweet is our today’s guest and she will talk about why people need you. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/people-need-you-episode-23 Tweet was born and raised in Illinois and moved to California in 1988 where she lives with her husband and cat. Even then she said that People Need […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/people-need-you/">People Need YOU: Episode 29</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Don't just sit there, someone needs you! http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/people-need-you-episode-23
Tweet was born and raised in Illinois and moved to California in 1988 where she lives with her husband and cat. Even then she said that People Need YOU.  She managed an RV park in El Cajon for 17 years and had one of the top rated parks in the state. They even won an award for one of the best parks in the nation. Tweet retired from the RV park and then worked with her husband who was a construction claims consultant and expert witness.
FAMILY
Tweet and her sweetheart have been together for 30 years. She says the key to a happy marriage is to have your own interests, love each other, but give each other some time to do activities on their own with their own friends.
ADVENTURE AND TRAVEL
Although she’s the first one to tell you that people need you, sometimes you just need to get away from it all.  Tweet and her husband love to travel, whether it’s exploring San Diego or taking trips to the Desert. They visit Palm Springs and Palm Desert frequently and they love it there!! Johnny Mathis performed at Aqua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage on 2/13/16. The couple they were with and they all got to go back stage and not only did she get to meet him she got a hug and kiss!   Her age group grew up with Johnny Mathis. Tweet says that Johnny Mathis was with her for her first date, first dance, and first kiss. She’s flying to Illinois to see a lifelong friend in May and will be seeing…. You guessed it Johnny Mathis!
She loves the following businesses in Palm Springs:
Tylers for hamburgers
Kitchen-Kitchen for kitchen items
Serena’s for jewelry
VOLUNTEER AND PHILANTHROPY
She walks her talk.  She says that people need you and she does what she can to help.  Look at all the volunteer work that she does!

* Volunteers for The Lake church helping with the monthly coffees and also the Newsletter
* Secretary of her HOA and she also organizes a luncheon for the HOA members each month, in addition she helps with landscaping and works with Arbor Well to help preserve the trees.
* She is also active with Mom’s warehouse which gives supplies to Active Duty junior enlisted military family on camp Pendleton.
* Belongs to a group called the Questers which is a group concerned with the preservation and restoration and education about collectibles.
* Every year Tweet and her husband host several Marines every Thanksgiving. Tweet bakes dozens of cookies and cooks pounds of bacon, and Mark Country Club is kind enough to freeze these for her.  Tweet said that she’s not very good at making gravy (even though she collects gravy boats) so Mariahs has donated gallons of gravy for her Marines. Then when the Marines come, they can have a home cooked meal.  Some of them have never had a Thanksgiving meal before.  She said that this has been a tradition that she and her husband have enjoyed for many years.

What do you think people should know BEFORE they retire?
People need YOU
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Jim Sweeney: Mike Raffone Episode 28 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/jim-sweeney-mike/ Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:00:03 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=422 <p>Jim Sweeney is our guest for today’s podcast and he will talk about his successful company and what he is doing now. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/jim-sweeney-mike-rafone-episode-28 Jim Sweeney:  Mike Rafone Cartoon Character Jim Sweeney sold his successful company, Sweeney Sales, in May 2005. So what is he doing now?  He has […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/jim-sweeney-mike/">Jim Sweeney: Mike Raffone Episode 28</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Jim Sweeney is our guest for today’s podcast and he will talk about his successful company and what he is doing now. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/jim-sweeney-mike-rafone-episode-28 Jim Sweeney:  Mike Rafone Cartoon... http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/jim-sweeney-mike-rafone-episode-28
Jim Sweeney:  Mike Rafone Cartoon Character
Jim Sweeney sold his successful company, Sweeney Sales, in May 2005. So what is he doing now?  He has created his Trademarked MIKE cartoon sports character to become the first universal animated brand in sports.
Besides penning 800 blogs, Jim has published 38 MIKE Sports Comic Books. All of the eBooks contain clever sports comics and light-hearted commentaries on unique observations about sports.
The 58 year-old Sweeney still participates in sports (slowly!) as a masters athlete and serves as Head of USA for FIMBA – the governing body for masters basketball tournaments around the world.
 ADVENTURE AND TRAVEL
Jim Sweeney was a 1980 recipient of the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award as the United States’ top collegiate basketball player under 6’0″ tall. He was the captain of the Boston College Eagles. He was nominated by Boston College as a Rhodes Scholar candidate. Raised in Trenton, New Jersey, he attended the Lawrenceville School before receiving an athletic scholarship to Boston College.
Following his 1980 graduation from BC, Jim Sweeney played basketball briefly in Sweden. He returned to the States, got married to his sweetheart, and spent the following years as a manufacturer’s rep in the computer industry. While still in his forties, Sweeney and his wife Maura closed their computer firm to launch New Vision Entertainment, a Florida-based LLC focused on the development and promotion of entertainment properties that positively impact culture.
Jim Sweeney: Mike Rafone:
Jim wanted to do something totally different of a creative nature that would be fun and exciting and had the potential to positively impact others.  He created an animated cartoon character named Mike Rafone..
SPIRIT & SOUL 
Yes, this is the same Jim Sweeney that was involved in a scandal about 35 years ago. He tells us how he got through that scandal (it still comes up even today) and how with the help of his friends, his family, and his faith, the scandal made him a better man. He had testified as a witness in the 1978–79 Boston College basketball point shaving scandal in which members of organized crime schemed to control the outcomes of several games. Jim was neither charged nor offered immunity in exchange for his testimony.
Jim says that everyone makes mistakes. The best way to get through something is to move forward, and not dwell on the past.  Good advice Jim.
HEALTH & SEX
At age 58 Jim still wakes up with the sun.  He plays basketball several times a week and travels to other countries to play in masters level tournaments,
Jim inspires and motivates others and lets them know that they, too, can do something totally outside-the-box.
What should retirees know before they retire?   Retirement is an exciting new chapter in life. Life doesn’t stop. Seize the opportunity that retirement and all your new-found time present.
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Go Do Enjoy! Episode 027 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/go-do-enjoy/ Mon, 20 Jun 2016 08:00:44 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=393 <p>Enjoy your life to the fullest. Listen to this podcast as Stella says her motto is “Go Do Enjoy!”.  You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/go-do-enjoy-ep-27 Stella Kanterakis says her motto is Go Do Enjoy! How did Stella get the motto Go Do Enjoy?  Stella was originally from Michigan. She was married for 35 years and […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/go-do-enjoy/">Go Do Enjoy! Episode 027</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Enjoy your life to the fullest. Listen to this podcast as Stella says her motto is “Go Do Enjoy!”.  You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/go-do-enjoy-ep-27 Stella Kanterakis says her motto is Go Do Enjoy! http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/go-do-enjoy-ep-27
Stella Kanterakis says her motto is Go Do Enjoy!
How did Stella get the motto Go Do Enjoy?  Stella was originally from Michigan. She was married for 35 years and is now divorced. She has 2 great sons with 2 wonderful daughter-in laws, and 1 beautiful granddaughter. She taught 3rd grade for 10 years and then retired to raise her son’s. (Which was her 2nd career). Then, she took a job at Bullocks (now Macy’s) for a short term position which turned into a 3rd career of 19 years.
Stella was so ready for retirement she even made a big production on her last day of work including music, props, audience & video made for posterity, and that’s why her motto is Go Do Enjoy!
SOCIAL AND FAMILY
Stella just recently attended her son’s wedding which was on a yacht. She said you could feel the whole room was full of love. One of the highlights for her was the Mother Son Dance.  She rocked the mother son dance, and you can say that she lives by her motto, Go Do Enjoy!
Her parents lived with her the last 5 years of their lives. After they passed, (within 6 months of each other) Stella hit a wall but was able to move forward from it.  Learn how she did it by listening to today’s episode.
Go Do Enjoy!
She enjoys a variety of activities including:

* Dancing
* Being on the back of a Harley Davidson Motorcycle
* Attending Free concerts
* Hosting parties at her house including her “Big Fat Greek Happy Hour” and a 50 Shades of Grey Party.

If YOU put your mind to it, you can think of things that can help YOU Go Do and Enjoy as well!
VOLUNTEER AND PHILANTHROPY
Stella also lives her motto of Go Do Enjoy by being a Volunteer:

* She is an usher for live theater.  This is how she is able to go do enjoy without having to spend a lot of money! She gets to see the show and helps the theater out at the same time.
* Brother Benno’s at Christmas time to serve free meals
* Dove Library
* Encinitas Kiwanis Club: She is able to live her motto of Go Do Enjoy by spending her time volunteering with the Kiwanis, and through the club, she helps with Captain Book by visiting schools to put on programs and give away free books

SPIRIT / SOUL / HEALTH
Stella believes in always trying to look your best, and to embrace the aging process. She takes care of herself by eating healthy and takes a body conditioning class at her local senior center.
Something people should know before they retire:  Life is not over when you retire, it’s just the beginning of a new & wonderful chapter!! Go…Do…Enjoy!
How to get “unstuck” in your retirement:  Go to a Meetup group or church or anywhere this a group of people to meet new people and make friends. Stella says you are the only one who can cure your own boredom.
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Laughing with Parkinson’s Episode 26 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/laughing-with-parkinsons/ Mon, 13 Jun 2016 08:00:08 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=380 <p>We all heard that Laughing is the best Medicine. Vikki is with us today to teach us how we can laugh away our problems. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/laughing-with-parkinsons-episode-26 Vikki is an international best-selling author, humor blogger, and inspirational public speaker. She wrote the book, “Shake, Rattle, and Roll with It – […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/laughing-with-parkinsons/">Laughing with Parkinson’s Episode 26</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> We all heard that Laughing is the best Medicine. Vikki is with us today to teach us how we can laugh away our problems. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/laughing-with-parkinsons-episode-26 Vikki is an international bes... http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/laughing-with-parkinsons-episode-26
Vikki is an international best-selling author, humor blogger, and inspirational public speaker.
She wrote the book, “Shake, Rattle, and Roll with It – Living and Laughing with Parkinson’s”.  Of course since my father has Parkinson’s Disease, I had to get her on the show!  She did not disappoint!  We talked about her book, her life, and our ailments, including my own dystonia.
Shake, Rattle, and Roll with It- Living and Laughing with Parkinson’s:
A few weeks after her first book, “Shake, Rattle, & Roll With It, Living & Laughing with Parkinson’s”’ came out, she received an email from a woman who said, “My mother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s ten years ago. Since then, no one in the house has ever been allowed to talk about it, or even mention the word ‘Parkinson’s.” This created a lot of stress for the family as we all tried to pretend she wasn’t shaking or stumbling. Any reference to her condition was immediately shut down. I bought her your book and set it on her nightstand. She read the whole thing in one sitting that night. The next morning, she came down for breakfast and began talking about her Parkinson’s like it was the weather. She now talks about it, and even laughs about it, easily. The elephant in the room is gone. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
We wanted to bring Vikki’s award winning humor to our audience, considering that many of us have parents and loved once with Parkinson’s Disease (including myself).  I wanted to find out how she is laughing with Parkinson’s, and she sure let us know! After all, her name has “laugh” in it!
Vikki gives us a glimpse into what it’s like to have the disease, and how anyone can kick their troubles in the butt by continuing to laugh, regardless of your circumstances.
Vikki lives in Hood River, OR, where she writes the award-winning humor blog Laugh Lines: Humorous thoughts and advice on how to live young when you’re…well…not, where she doles out irreverent advice on marriage, offers humorous how-to lists galore, and shares her most embarrassing midlife moments. She talks about mastering midlife with a little common sense and a lot of laughter.
She has been featured on the Michael J. Fox Foundation website, Erma Bombeck’s Writer’s Workshop, The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, Generation Fabulous, Midlife Boulevard, Better After 50, and Funny Times Magazine. She also received a BlogHer14 “Voices of the Year” Humor award. Vikki’s first book, Shake, Rattle & Roll With It: Living & Laughing with Parkinson’s chronicles her hilarious, and sometimes poignant journey, about living with Parkinson’s disease. Her newly released book, Who Left the Cork Out of My Lunch? Middle Age, Modern Marriage & Other Complications is available now on amazon.com. You can find more of Vikki’s writing at http://laugh-lines.net
Vikki’s Books:
Shake, Rattle & Roll With It: Living & Laughing with Parkinson’s Chronicles
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Stop! This ElderHelp of San Diego Information Could Change Your Life! Ep: 25 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/elderhelp-of-san-diego/ Mon, 06 Jun 2016 08:00:35 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=372 <p>Have you heard of ElderHelp? Carrie is with us today to explain how she is helping seniors through ElderHelp. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/stop-this-elderhelp-of-sd-info-could-change-your-life-ep-26 Carrie McClellan is helping seniors through ElderHelp of San Diego. Elderhelp is a non-profit organization that helps seniors live independently and with dignity. Carrie started her career as […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/elderhelp-of-san-diego/">Stop! This ElderHelp of San Diego Information Could Change Your Life! Ep: 25</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Have you heard of ElderHelp? Carrie is with us today to explain how she is helping seniors through ElderHelp. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/stop-this-elderhelp-of-sd-info-could-change-your-life-ep-26 Carrie McClella... http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/stop-this-elderhelp-of-sd-info-could-change-your-life-ep-26
Carrie McClellan is helping seniors through ElderHelp of San Diego.
Elderhelp is a non-profit organization that helps seniors live independently and with dignity.
Carrie started her career as a Social Services Director in a Skilled Nursing Facility.
She worked with many older adults and their families to develop a safe discharge plan when they were ready to return home again. This was an eye opener for her as she realized that  many older adults were going home with little to no support from family or friends. If someone was on a fixed income, it was even more difficult. This is when she learned about ElderHelp of San Diego and she’s been the Outreach Manager for nearly 5 years now. She works in the community to ensure those in need are aware of all of the programs and services that ElderHelp of San Diego has to offer.  She also recruits the volunteers who help provide many of these services.  They are always looking for volunteers!
We talked about Mary who has been member for 10 years. She is in her 80’s and has several health conditions that have impacted her life. Throughout the years, Mary has added different services that ElderHelp of San Diego offers. Her family does not live close.  They appreciate and take comfort knowing that there is someone looking out for her.
Learn about some of the services and programs they offer such as:

* Seniors A Go Go provides escorted transportation.
* Concierge Club offers help with the basic necessities of life such as Grocery Shopping, Friendly Visits, Minor Home Repairs, and more.
* Home Share matches seniors who want to rent a room in their home with adults of all ages who are in need of housing.
* RUOK makes phone calls to people Monday through Friday to check in on them and make sure everything is OK.

For more information or to learn how to volunteer:
For information about programs: (619) 284-9281 or info@elderhelpofsandiego.org
To volunteer, call Carrie directly at: (858) 380-5245 or email her at: cmcclellan@elderhelpofsandiego.org
Their website is: http://www.elderhelpofsandiego.org
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Helping Seniors Stay Safely in their Homes:
Jonna Overson is the founder of Green Tree Homecare. She discovered her passion for helping seniors stay safely in their homes several years ago. She worked to develop a strong understanding of the home care environment and resources that are available to clients and their families. She takes an educational approach to home care advisement and loves giving clients the tools that they need to create a home care plan that is best for them.
Jonna considers the day a success when they can help a family feel secure that their loved one is comfortable and cared for in the security of their own home.   She helps seniors stay safely in their homes.  Their own homes.  Often retirees are torn between their own retirement needs and the needs of their parents.
We discuss Enduring Care which offers reduced rates for people on a fixed income.
We also discuss the full range of services Green Tree Home Care can provide. These can range from having someone for just a few hours a day to shop with groceries or just provide companionship all the way to or full time care for your loved one.  All of these services deal with helping seniors stay safely in their own hones,
One of the things I found most interesting is that they provide specific activities to improve or sustain memory.  Not all home care agencies do this.  Jonna also discusses the difference between using a licensed agency and hiring an independent home care giver and what you need to look out for.
What do you think people should know BEFORE they retire?
Smart planning and dialogue early with family members regarding your long term care as you age.
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?
Find something that interests you and get involved. Find ways to help your community.
Contact information for Jonna Overson:  www.Greentreehc.com  Phone: 858-231-7676
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Veterans Benefits for Memorial Day Ep. 23 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/veterans-benefits/ Mon, 30 May 2016 08:00:57 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=430 <p>What are the benefits of a Veteran? Tony Bevin educates us about this in today’s podcast episode. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/veterans-benefits-for-memorial-day-ep-23 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 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/veterans-benefits/">Veterans Benefits for Memorial Day Ep. 23</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> What are the benefits of a Veteran? Tony Bevin educates us about this in today’s podcast episode. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/veterans-benefits-for-memorial-day-ep-23 Memorial Day Special on Veterans Benefits: Ton... http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/veterans-benefits-for-memorial-day-ep-23
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. His knowledge, experience, and depth of understanding of the process and paperwork required is exceptional.  He says that he enjoys the environment and working with the elderly.
He helps take the burden off of Baby Boomer children by helping to determine the resources available for their parent’s situation.   Tony gives great information on how to qualify for Veteran’s Aid and Attendance, along with California’s state Medi-Cal program to help pay for Long Term Care.  Sometimes it’s better to go for Medi-Cal benefits,and sometimes it’s better to go for Veteran’s benefits.  Tony can assist your parents with either, since he’s been working with both programs for a very long time.
What do you think people should know BEFORE they retire?

Most people think that because they have a trust they are covered, but they are often wrong because the language in the trust does not meet the requirements needed to obtain benefits.
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?
Be sure to pre-plan for long-term care needs so that you aren’t caught off guard.
Tony’s Contact information:   Phone: 858-673-8448  Email: Fsdmedical@aol.com  Website:  http://www.vabenefitsonline.com
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Acupuncture to keep healthy: Ep. 22 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/acupuncture-for-pain-and-injuries/ Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:55 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=223 <p>Michael is our guest for today’s podcast and he will talk about Acupuncture and it’s use. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/acupuncture-to-keep-healthy Have you thought of acupuncture to keep healthy? Micheal Julien provides acupuncture for pain and injuries. He specializes in the treatment of orthopedic pain and disorders as well as sports injuries. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/acupuncture-for-pain-and-injuries/">Acupuncture to keep healthy: Ep. 22</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Michael is our guest for today’s podcast and he will talk about Acupuncture and it’s use. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/acupuncture-to-keep-healthy Have you thought of acupuncture to keep healthy? http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/acupuncture-to-keep-healthy
Have you thought of acupuncture to keep healthy?
Micheal Julien provides acupuncture for pain and injuries. He specializes in the treatment of orthopedic pain and disorders as well as sports injuries. He helps active people and athletes of all levels.  This includes retirees, weekend warriors to professional athletes. He has had regular success for 10 years healing injuries associated with golf, tennis, running, surfing, swimming and more.
A Certified Sports Medicine Acupuncturist, he employs a specific assessment protocol to identify the underlying cause of the issue and heal the patient quickly. Michael’s personal experience as an aging athlete and his experience recovering from chronic pain helps him in his daily practice. In addition to operating his private practice Michael has been an Intern Supervisor and UCSDs Athletic Training Facility.
Micheal became an acupuncturist because of his own pain.  In the 90’s he ended up with an un-diagnosable condition and had a long period of chronic knee pain. Someone introduced him to acupuncture. After 3 treatments the pain went away and never came back. He wanted to share that with people, and his love for his work translates into a thorough, calm and caring approach to patient treatment.
HEALTH & SEX
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

What do you think people should know BEFORE they retire?
Don’t throw in the towel. There are health issues that come up in life that are limiting but don’t stop activities that bring you joy. Seek thinks outside of your comfort zone, get empowered and stay active.
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?
Figure out what success means to you. Figure out what makes you happy and gives you a sense of well-being.
Contact information:
Phone Number : 858-216-4419  Email : michael@cypressacupuncture.com  Website: www.cypressacupuncture.com
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Podcasting in Retirement: Episode 21 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/podcasting-in-retirement/ Mon, 23 May 2016 08:00:52 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=306 <p>Podcasting in retirement? Let’s take a look at how Frances ended up doing podcasts after retirement. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/podcasting-in-retirement 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 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/podcasting-in-retirement/">Podcasting in Retirement: Episode 21</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Podcasting in retirement? Let’s take a look at how Frances ended up doing podcasts after retirement. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/podcasting-in-retirement Would podcasting in retirement be a good way for you to Roc... http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/podcasting-in-retirement
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 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.
SOCIAL AND FAMILY
She enjoys playing darts with friends and even created a website for their dart games to keep track of players and stats.
VOLUNTEER AND PHILANTHROPY
Frances was fascinated when she saw her first computer in her office in 1986. She would start pushing buttons to see what would happen. Once someone told her to type in “DIR” (the DOS command for Directory) she was hooked!
She loves photography and is a contributing photographer on iStock photo. 
Frances has been podcasting in retirement:
In fact, she and Kathe met at Dave Jackson’s School of Podcasting. and Frances has her own podcast called Stand Curious where she discusses people’s hobbies and interests with them with a goal to discovering new or unconventional things. She says she has interviewed some fascinating guests on her podcast, and she loves to learn new things about people.
Have you considered creating a podcast in your retirement?  This could be one way that you Rock your Retirement!
If you are stuck in retirement:

Frances says to look for new ideas and Learning something new.
Contact information:  http://www.standcurious.com/
Today’s Sponsor:   http://lightheartedfitness.com/Rock
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The Senior Real Estate Specialist: Episode 20 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/senior-real-estate-specialist/ Thu, 19 May 2016 08:00:56 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=157 <p>What’s a Senior Real Estate Specialist? Patti Phillips talks about being a Senior Real Estate Specialist. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/the-senior-real-estate-specialist What does a Senior Real Estate Specialist do? Patti Phillips never thought she would become a Senior Real Estate Specialist.   When Patti was younger she always thought she would be a […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/senior-real-estate-specialist/">The Senior Real Estate Specialist: Episode 20</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> What’s a Senior Real Estate Specialist? Patti Phillips talks about being a Senior Real Estate Specialist. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/the-senior-real-estate-specialist What does a Senior Real Estate Specialist do?... http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/the-senior-real-estate-specialist
What does a Senior Real Estate Specialist do?
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.
Its also different when helping a senior sell a home that they’ve been living in for 40 years.  Selling a home after living in it for so long can be a difficult and emotional decision. Many of her clients are widows who have never had to sign documents alone.
Patti Phillips is very involved in the senior community. Not only does she specialize in working with seniors in her business, but every month she brings people who work with seniors together in her networking group called Serving Seniors Networking Breakfast.
And if she wasn’t busy enough, she is also a standup comedian and President of the Encinitas Kiwanis Club
SOCIAL AND FAMILY:
A Senior Real Estate Specialist such as Patti helps many families by helping their parents sell their homes when they live out of state.   She lives in an upscale senior mobile home park, and does a lot of business in her own park.  She says that she markets these mobile homes the same way she would a two million dollar home.   This helps bring in more money for the family when the senior can no longer live alone (or no longer wants to live alone), and move into an independent or assisted living facility.
She becomes friends with many of her clients, especially when they move into her community, especially since many senior communities also have lots of events that people can participate in, and being social is one of the things that can help keep you healthy.
 ADVENTURE AND TRAVEL:


Patti is not only a Senior Real Estate Specialist, but she is also a comedienne.  That’s adventurous in itself!
VOLUNTEER AND PHILANTHROPY:


Patti volunteers at the Encinitas Kiwanis Club.   She’s very involved in her community.  When she retires she’ll be ready to Rock her own Retirement with all the outside activities she’s doing.
SANDWICH GENERATION ISSUES:
Think about your parents.  Are they living in the home that they can stay in?   Are there stairs that they will need to climb?  Can they “age in place” in their current home?  Do they want to plan ahead or do they want to wait until their is a crisis that forces them to leave?
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Acting in Retirement: Episode 19 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/acting-in-retirement/ Mon, 16 May 2016 08:00:27 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=218 <p>Bobby Erdrich talks about Acting in retirement. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/acting-in-retirement-episode-019 Have you ever thought about acting in Retirement?  Bobby Erdrich and I met at The Hearing Experience’s symposium and I was very impressed with how outgoing and friendly she was.  She was born in New York in 1925 and started […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/acting-in-retirement/">Acting in Retirement: Episode 19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Have you ever thought about taking up acting? http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/acting-in-retirement-episode-019
Have you ever thought about acting in Retirement?  Bobby Erdrich and I met at The Hearing Experience’s symposium and I was very impressed with how outgoing and friendly she was.  She was born in New York in 1925 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 in her one woman show.
She loves her Senior Apartment at Woodland Village and said that there is so much to do there that no one could ever be bored if they wanted to get out and meet people.  She loves putting on shows and displaying her acting in retirement skills at the Woodland Village.
SOCIAL AND FAMILY
When her husband retired as a fire fighter, they moved to Oregon and started a farm raising sheep.  She learned to buck hay, birth babies and shovel, well, you know….  They lived on the farm for 20 years before his back made it impossible to work there. They lived in Washington State, where her husband passed away. About 9 years later, she finally settled in the San Diego area.
She doesn’t believe in following her children when they move, she says that they can come visit her where she lives!
One of the most interesting things that I found about Bobbie is that she does not have a computer, nor does she have a smart phone.  If she wants to listen to the interview, she’s going to need to go to a Senior Center (we did the interview at the San Marcos Senior Center) or listen to it on one of her children’s smartphones
HEALTH
She does have a love interest, whom she met after she moved to the community, so it goes to show that one can find love at any age!
VOLUNTEER work-honing her Acting in Retirement Skills


She was a mentor at a grade school in Washington State where she told stories about Hinkle and Pinkle’s Rainbow Trip among other stories that she made up for them.  The children loved her for her stories and sense of humor.
Something people should know before they retire:
Don’t take things too seriously.  Greet each new day as something exciting, and have lots of laughter.
How to get “unstuck” in your retirement:
It was difficult for Bobby to come up with something because she’s having such a great retirement.  However, I asked her to put her acting skills to work and she said that if she was stuck in her retirement, she would try to find some people who were not stuck, and do what they do.
Bobby will be appearing in a one-woman play called “Madam, she’s an off key” on May 31st at Woodland Village.  For more information on the play and showing dates, you can contact Woodland Village at 760-975-0000.
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The Gift of Grief: Episode 18 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/helping-your-parents-or-spouse/the-gift-of-grief/ Thu, 12 May 2016 08:00:02 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=212 <p>Death of a friend or a loved one of the toughest things we have to face in the future. Samantha Betten is our guest in today’s episode to talk about the gift of grief. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/the-gift-of-grief The Gift of Grief You can give a gift to your family, the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/helping-your-parents-or-spouse/the-gift-of-grief/">The Gift of Grief: Episode 18</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Death of a friend or a loved one of the toughest things we have to face in the future. Samantha Betten is our guest in today’s episode to talk about the gift of grief. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn. http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/the-gift-of-grief
The Gift of Grief
You can give a gift to your family, the gift of grief.  We cannot escape death but we can embrace the process. Samantha Betten helps people give one of the greatest gifts they can give to their family, the gift of grief, or pre-planned funerals.
When someone has pre-planned their funeral, they give the gift of grief to their family members. If the funeral is not pre-planned, then instead of being able to grieve, someone has to make all of the arrangements and not everyone is able to do
that.
Her motto is as follows:

* Protecting the people you love, the businesses you build, and the causes you care about.
* When life hits those lows, use that opportunity to convert sadness into strength.

At speaking engagements her goals are to: “Rock the talks, engage the audience, speak with purpose, and make a wonderful warm impression even if it’s not a happy, palatable topic”.

Taking care of families and helping folks in difficult times takes integrity, ethics and trust.

She has over 20 years’ experience in community outreach, marketing, insurance and finance.

Her specialties are: Community Outreach, Pre-planning: Life and Death, and a Licensed Funeral Director. She also speaks both English and Spanish
SPIRIT / SOUL / HEALTH
Samantha has been helping people with their life choices since 1988. It all began with life insurance choices and progressed into end of life full circle options.
Samantha’s father was her first influence to catapult her into this path.  She helps families with the passing of their loved ones in large part, because of her experience with her father.  Her family was paralyzed with grief and so she had to do all the planning.  She wasn’t allowed to grieve on her own because she had to be the strong one for her mother and the rest of her family.  She knows that family ties are key.  She also assists the family of veterans to help get them the resources they need.
Samantha helps people plan the funerals that they want based on their own religious convictions, if any. She has also helped with funerals where there was more than one faith involved.
It’s usually one person in the family that has to take charge of the funeral.   Many times they have to do this while they are grieving.  It’s a gift to do some pre-planning so that your family can focus on comforting each other instead of trying to make arrangements.  You are giving the gift of grief.
Something people should know before they retire:
Most people plan their retirement, their money, long term care, their housing but they don’t plan for the inevitable. They need to plan their funeral the way that they want it.
How to get “unstuck” in your retirement:
Successful retirement to me is when your dreams and plans come together and your worries minimize.  Retirement should be a wonderful time when cares and worried are minimized. Do whatever you can do so that you have minimum worries so that you can enjoy life to the fullest.
Contact information:
Phone: 619-913-3834 or 619-280-0101
Email: preplanwithsam@gmail.com
Website:  http://sandiegofuneralservice.com
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What do you do after a career at BMW? Ep 17 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/what-do-you-do-after-a-career-atw/ Mon, 09 May 2016 08:00:13 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=205 <p>What to do after retirement? Tom McGurn will talk to us about finding our passion. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/what-do-you-do-after-a-career-at-bmw 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 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/what-do-you-do-after-a-career-atw/">What do you do after a career at BMW? Ep 17</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> How to reinvent yourself after being in the corporate world http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/what-do-you-do-after-a-career-at-bmw
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 volunteered on the board at MiraCosta college


* 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.


* He is a member of the Cal State San Marcos Foundation Board serving on the marketing committee and is a member of the Athletic Director’s Council.

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 whether 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/
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Sex is not just for young people! Ep 16 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/sex-is-not-just-for-young-people/ Thu, 05 May 2016 08:00:03 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=199 <p>Yes! Sex is not just for young people. Dr. Susan Writer is going to talk to us about how we can have a vibrant exciting sex life. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/sex-isnt-just-for-young-people-episode-016 Sex is not just for young people! Dr. Susan Writer has her Ph.D. in clinical psychology and has been working […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/sex-is-not-just-for-young-people/">Sex is not just for young people! Ep 16</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Sex and Intimacy can improve your health http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/sex-isnt-just-for-young-people-episode-016
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
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Full Time Social Director: Debbie Brown Episode 15 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/teacher-turned-church-social-director/ Mon, 02 May 2016 08:00:39 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=194 <p>Debbie Brown will talk to us about how you can become a full time social director in your own church. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/full-time-social-director-episode-015 How did Debbie Brown Become a Full Time Social Director of her church? Debbie Brown started her career as a banker teaching computers to other bankers.  After […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/teacher-turned-church-social-director/">Full Time Social Director: Debbie Brown Episode 15</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Debbie Brown will talk to us about how you can become a full time social director in your own church. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/full-time-social-director-episode-015 How did Debbie Brown Become a Full Time Socia... http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/full-time-social-director-episode-015
How did Debbie Brown Become a Full Time Social Director of her church?
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, whose 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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The Best Gift to your Grandchild: Ep 14 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/the-best-gift-to-your-grandchild/ Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:00:01 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=172 <p>Thinking about the best gift to your grandchild? Enjoy today’s podcast episode as Mira Simons gives an advice on what’s the best gift you can give to your grandchild/ren. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/the-best-gift-to-your-grandchild-ever-episode-14 The Best Gift to your Grandchild Mira Simon can help you give the best gift to your grandchild […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/the-best-gift-to-your-grandchild/">The Best Gift to your Grandchild: Ep 14</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> How a College Coach Can help your Grandchild for the Rest of his or her Life http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/the-best-gift-to-your-grandchild-ever-episode-14
The Best Gift to your Grandchild
Mira Simon can help you give the best gift to your grandchild EVER.
She is a professionally trained coach from the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), and an independent educational consultant who specializes in helping High School Students to go through the college planning, preparation and application process without overwhelm, so that they feel excited and confident that they have what they need to choose a college that is best for them.  How is her service the best gift to your grandchild?  Mira’s coach training provides the unique foundation that helps students to explore their talents, strengths and passions, discover their purpose and use that to develop their vision for the future so that they can design the path that helps them to find their college, IN college and throughout their life.
When she first started working as a coach, she worked with pre-retirees.  These were adults, who weren’t ready to retire yet and were looking for the next chapter in their careers. She noticed a lot of them had unfulfilled goals or dreams from their college. Let’s face it, how many of us really knew what we wanted to do in college?
SANDWICH GENERATION ISSUES

* Mira answers the question:  What is a Pre-Retirement Coach and how one can help you?
* How you can give the Best Gift to your Grandchild ever by helping them create their college plan
* How college coaching can help high school students go through the college planning, preparation and application process without overwhelm.  Again, how this is the best gift to your grandchild-Ever!
* How Mira helps your grandchildren explore their passions and discover the colleges that would be best for them.

What do you think people should know BEFORE they retire?
Understanding what it is that you would love to have your retirement look like. Enter your retirement with a goal, a plan, and an intention.
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?
Have a passion scavenger hunt!
Contact information:
Mira@CoachMira.com
858-437-4500
www.CoachMira.com
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Raising Alpacas in Retirement: Episode 13 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/raising-alpacas/ Mon, 25 Apr 2016 08:00:52 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=187 <p>Did you ever think about taking care of Alpacas? Julie Roy talks about it in this podcast episode.  You can listen to the show at the bottom of the page or on your smartphone. Rocking Retirement by Raising Alpacas! In 2004 Julie and her husband left their corporate jobs in San Diego to live on […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/raising-alpacas/">Raising Alpacas in Retirement: Episode 13</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Rocking it with Alpacas! or on your smartphone.
Rocking Retirement by Raising Alpacas!
In 2004 Julie and her husband left their corporate jobs in San Diego to live on 10 acres. At the time, she was still the president of the San Diego Professional Coaching Alliance which had 200 members.  She drove 90 miles every month to lead the meetings. She still coached some of the time, yet yearned for more. Enter raising alpacas!
They converted 2.5 acres into what is now Alpacas of Anza Valley.
SOCIAL AND FAMILY

* Julie spends time with children who want to see the animals.
* She enjoys writing and talking to people about them.
* Don and Julie have been married for 25 years.
* They are both enjoying their retirement doing something they love and are passionate about!

ADVENTURE AND TRAVEL

* Julie and her husband raise show quality alpacas.
* They board, breed and assist other new comers to the industry.
* Educational programs on the best ways to be successful with an alpaca business.
* She has assisted with some of the 138 babies delivered at their ranch.
* Julie also runs a successful Boutique filled with handmade items created with yarn from her own herd, or imported from Peru. Including dryer balls!
* They give guided educational and hands-on tours to local groups and individuals year round.



VOLUNTEER AND PHILANTHROPY

* Julie is the Director of Education at Southern California Alpaca Breeders association.
* She also volunteers for Alpaca Fest West.

HEALTH

* Julie meditates.
* They raise their own vegetables.
* Taking care of these lovable creatures is great exercise!

Julie had a plan and knew what she wanted to do before she retired. She thinks having a plan is the best advice.  Figure out what your passions are and what gets you excited. Listen to your heart and take chances.
www.AlpacasAV.com  www.alpacas4less.com  www.profitingwithalpacas.com  http://alpacadryerballs.com/  Email: Julie@AlpacasNextDoor.com
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Fountain of Youth: Episode 12 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/fountain-of-youth/ Thu, 21 Apr 2016 08:00:17 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=177 <p>People have been searching for the fountain of youth for a long time. In this podcast, Christine Burke will talk to us about the fountain of youth. You can listen to the show at the bottom of the page or on your smartphone. Christine Burke is a fitness trainer and coach at San Diego Premier Training in Carlsbad, CA which is in […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/fountain-of-youth/">Fountain of Youth: Episode 12</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> People have been searching for the fountain of youth for a long time. In this podcast, Christine Burke will talk to us about the fountain of youth. You can listen to the show at the bottom of the page or on your smartphone. or on your smartphone.
Christine Burke is a fitness trainer and coach at San Diego Premier Training in Carlsbad, CA which is in San Diego, California’s North County.
As an un-athletic child and overweight young adult, Christine understands first hand the obstacles in losing weight, learning to exercise and making the time for healthy habits. Her customized fitness programs are designed to find the fun in your journey for good health.
Are you looking for a fountain of youth?
Try exercise

* Christine is an expert in different types of training. She does not cater to one specific type of person. She has clients ranging in age from 20’s all the way up to their 90’s with varying levels of abilities
* Older adults need to be trained differently than younger adults
* Exercise can increase your mobility, quality of life, and health
* Exercise is the fountain of youth
* She talks about how in some cases, you can reverse some of the effects of aging with exercise– again exercise is the fountain of youth!
* She has a client who, at the age of 72, has gone hiking in the Himalayas
* What is a standing or treadmill desk?

You are going to live a long time and don’t neglect your health.  Get up and start moving. Don’t sit as much as there is more to life than TV so go get out and do stuff.
You can learn more about Christine and her light hearted approach to fitness by contacting her: Cell: 760-575-4277 (Text)
christine@lightheartedfitness.com
www.lightheartedfitness.com
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SCORE San Diego and Sally Broff: Episode 11 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/score-san-diego-sally-broff/ Mon, 18 Apr 2016 08:00:15 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=168 <p>Let’s talk about SCORE with Sally Broff. You can listen to the show at the bottom of this page, or on your smartphone. Raised in the Pittsburgh area, she left for college in 1967 attending Brandeis University. She followed that with a Master’s Degree at Boston University. Sally lived in Boston until 1993 working for […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/score-san-diego-sally-broff/">SCORE San Diego and Sally Broff: Episode 11</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Score San Diego's First Female President on your smartphone.
Raised in the Pittsburgh area, she left for college in 1967 attending Brandeis University. She followed that with a Master’s Degree at Boston University. Sally lived in Boston until 1993 working for some very small manufacturing companies.
In 1986 she and her partner founded a manufacturers representative’s company specializing in selling power sources to manufacturers.
Then in 1993 she sold her portion of the business to her partner and moved to Southern California where she and her life partner founded a company. They ran that company for 10 years and sold it in 2007.  This is where her retirement began.  After that, Sally joined SCORE which is a national organization that serves small businesses.
SOCIAL AND FAMILY



* Sally and her partner Bob have a 12-year age difference and age has not been an issue for them.
* Sally does a variety of activities with friends in the community she lives in

ADVENTURE AND TRAVEL



* Sally likes to take one big trip each year and has been to some fascinating places such as; a trip to the Middle East last year, a cruise around South America, a land tour in China, and the Greek Islands.

VOLUNTEER AND PHILANTHROPY: SCORE San Diego



* She is the very first female president of the SCORE San Diego chapter. Learn what SCORE is and how she helps people through her volunteer work.
* Once she steps down from SCORE as president in October of 2016, she is not settling down! Sally plans to look into more volunteering opportunities including American Association of University Women (AAUW) and she would like to work with kids who are aging out of the foster care program.

HEALTH
Sally and Bob, along with two other couples in their community, exercise every other day. Their ages range from 60 to 80 years old. Exercising helps keep her healthy, helps with balance and her core strength.
She wishes she knew that in retirement she would be able to stay so busy. Sally was worried she was going to end up being a couch potato with nothing to do.  She recommends that you find something that gives you the feeling that you are still making a contribution to society.  This can be a hobby, volunteer work, or even a new business venture.
If you would like to contact the San Diego SCORE chapter you can go to www.sandiego.score.org and the National SCORE website is: www.score.org
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Downsize with Senior Move Masters: Episode 10 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/downsizing-with-senior-move-masters/ Thu, 14 Apr 2016 08:00:14 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=162 <p>Downsizing may be hard for some people and in this episode, Susi Vine will give us tips on how to downsize and de-clutter. You can listen to the show at by clicking the link at the bottom of this page, or by subscribing on your smartphone. Susi Vine began helping others downsize in November 2010, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/downsizing-with-senior-move-masters/">Downsize with Senior Move Masters: Episode 10</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Move from a 3000 square foot house to a 1200 square foot senior living community subscribing on your smartphone.
Susi Vine began helping others downsize in November 2010, and since then, she has led crews as Team Leader, and she provides consultations for new clients who are considering their move.
Her crews pack and unpack and help people downsize.
Susi earned a BFA and has studied Residential Design.  The company looks for people with her experience in design, space planning, and universal accessibility.  That experience supports the needs of their clients looking to de-clutter, downsize, and relocate to a new home or age in place.
They not only help people with downsizing and moves, but they also build lasting bonds with them.
Did you know that this kind of service existed to help others downsize?   Neither did I.  Senior Move Masters helps their clients go from a 3000 square foot house into a 1200 square foot senior living facility.  It almost seems like magic.
In the episode:



* Tips to downsize and de-clutter.
* What services are offered by these types of agencies.
* How Senior Move Masters provide as much or as little support you may need for your move.
* Family members can provide stress free help with a move.
* How to Find resources for the extra pieces of a move.



This is an exciting time because there are many more choices than we ever had before!  These include co-housing, aging in place modifications, and retirement communities.  Active Living Communities can remove all of the obligations and details and make life as carefree and active as you want it to be!
Don’t be afraid to try new things, and take advantage of all of the resources that are available.  As our population redefines aging, senior service businesses are growing at a rapid-fire rate. Decide what you enjoy doing for yourself, and look into outsourcing the rest.
Contact information: Phone: 800-545-4775 Email: info@seniormovemasters.com Website: http://SeniorMoveMasters.com
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Retire at Age 40: Episode 009 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/retire-at-age-40/ Mon, 11 Apr 2016 08:00:36 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=147 <p>Want to retire at 40? Find out how Wendy Holt did it. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/wendy-holt Do you want to retire at Age Forty?  Wendy Holt did it! Wendy Holt picked up everything and was able to retire at age 40. She downsized, moved to Costa Rica and is enjoying the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/retire-at-age-40/">Retire at Age 40: Episode 009</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Interview with Wendy Holt http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/wendy-holt
Do you want to retire at Age Forty?  Wendy Holt did it!
Wendy Holt picked up everything and was able to retire at age 40. She downsized, moved to Costa Rica and is enjoying the retirement of her dreams.
So I guess that you could say that she is completely rocking it in the adventure area of retirement!
Wendy is from Los Angeles, CA and she went from the hustle and bustle of big city life, working over 2000 hours a year in a
high stress job to living in a 500 square foot home in the rural jungles of Costa Rica.
Wendy and her husband at the time, always wanted to retire early, but didn’t know that they could retire at age 40. They had traveled a lot over the years, but they really loved Costa Rica. They decided to visit Costa Rica to just do research on the housing market with no intention of buying a home. During that trip, they ended up finding their perfect home and bought it. They went back to Los Angeles, sold their house, sold their cars, quit their jobs and left to retire at age 40!
What’s happening now?  How is she Rocking her Retirement other than the fact that she lives a less stressful life?
Social and Family

* Wendy created a social club when she first moved to Costa Rica to meet new people and make friends.
* The marriage however, didn’t work out. Wendy says that there is a high divorce rate among expatriates, usually because one of the two likes the lifestyle more than the other.
* Selling Real Estate in a small town helps her meet new people.
* Running a vacation rental on her property http://www.thevillahermosa.com/home.html helps her keep connected with visitors and also gives her the opportunity to show them the sites and charitable activities when they desire. She lets the guests decide what kind of interactivity that they want with her.  Some want her to show them around, and some want privacy.  Wendy is ok with it either way.

Adventure and Travel

* Wendy is obviously adventurous or she wouldn’t have picked up and left the work world and the home she knew to retire at age 40!
* She can’t travel as much as she used to, because of course she doesn’t make the same amount of money she used to make, but she does plan on taking some trips to South Africa, Madagascar, and California to visit family and friends.

Volunteer and Philanthropy

* Her love for nature and animals drew her to Costa Rica and she wanted to help people and animals.  Now she does!
* She does charity work at a wild animal rescue and has gotten to hold animals that you and I would never dream of holding!
* She is designing and donating a website to an orphanage http://www.lafortunaorphanage.com/

* This orphanage needs your help!  If you ever go to Costa Rica, see what supplies they need and stuff a few into your suitcase!



Wendy is full of energy, full of life, and keeping her mind and body healthy. She is making the least amount of money she has ever made in her life but is the happiest she has ever been.
Like Wendy says, if there’s a will, there’s a way and she has definitely mastered finding a way.  If you want to retire at age 40 you can do it too, but you may have to be willing to give some of the other things in your life up. Tim Ferris actually discussed how this in his book, 147
Save headaches and money problems! Episode 008 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/save-headaches-and-money/ Thu, 07 Apr 2016 08:00:06 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=138 <p>Brenda Geiger talks about things we didn’t know about estate planning. You can listen to the show by subscribing on your iPhone or Android or scrolling to the bottom of this page and hitting the little arrow play button. Brenda Geiger helps save headaches and money problems for her clients and their families! She wanted […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/save-headaches-and-money/">Save headaches and money problems! Episode 008</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Interview with Brenda Geiger iPhone or Android or scrolling to the bottom of this page and hitting the little arrow play button.
Brenda Geiger helps save headaches and money problems for her clients and their families!
She wanted to be a figure skater when she was little, but instead she grew up to be an Estate Planning Attorney. Brenda has been helping her clients for over 12 years.
In California, if you have done no planning, your family could wind up paying up to 8% of your gross estate! The GROSS estate is the value of your property, without subtracting what you owe on it.    This causes headaches and money problems for your family!
Brenda’s practice focuses on Trusts, Estate Planning, Trust Administration, Business, and Elder Law.
Brenda Teaches us how to save headaches and money by explaining:
• The difference between a Trust and Probate, and how choosing the wrong one can cost your family thousands of dollars.

• Why leaving children or grandchildren large sums of money is not a good idea.

• What is Protective planning?

• Share of Cost in California and what it means for Medi-Cal purposes.
Brenda is also an accomplished author and has also written several books which can save headaches and money problems for your family:

* Secrets of Great Estate Planning
* Safeguarding The Nest 2nd Edition (Pb)
* The Smart Family’s Guide to Protecting An Aging Parent from a Long Term Care Financial Crisis In California
* How to Avoid the Catastrophic Costs and Effects of Long Term Care: A California Elder Law Guide
* Protecting You and Your Business: A Practical Guide for California Business Owners
* Protect Your Children’s IRA Inheritance: with a Retirement Protector Trust

As a special offer to our listeners, Brenda has graciously offered to give a FREE copy of her newest book,

Estate Planning Secrets of the Affluent: Protecting Your Family and Preserving Your Wealth  but ONLY when you call her office and use a special code mentioned in the podcast. Listen to the show to get it and receive your free book!
Brenda can be reached at 760-448-2220

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Get out and Do Something!
Why is Teri’s advice to get out and do something?  Before Teri Lippert retired always had a volunteer spirit.  She worked for the Girl Scouts program and had planned on working for a few more years before retirement.  However, after working 14
hour days and dealing with some difficult work situations, she decided to retire early while she was still young enough to travel and do other things that she wanted to do.
Luckily she had planned well financially and was able to do this.  But what was she going to do with her time?  When she was working she had NO HOBBIES.  Her work was her entire life.  After a year, she started feeling depressed and figured that she’d better figure it out, so used her work skills to find out how to Rock her Retirement.   She knew that she had to get out and do something.  So she did.  She is now Rocking her Retirement in the following areas:
Social and Family:

* Teri did some research and joined the Riverside Women’s Club. The Riverside Women’s club is celebrating their 128th The group is under the California Federation of Women’s Clubs, which is under the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.  There are Women’s Clubs all over the Unites States, and  you do not have to be retired to join.
* The Riverside Women’s club was formed in 1896 and now has about 62 members. Terri will find out if she gets elected as President of the club in April of 2016.
* Teri was elected to the to serve as membership chair with the club which was honored by earning the coveted SHOE award and is currently serving as the first Vice President or Dean.
* The club serves over a hundred charities in the Riverside area.
* Teri mentioned that she cannot have the club be her entire social life because she doesn’t feel that this is healthy so has outside activities that she does as well
* Teri realizes that she needs to balance the time she spends with her social activities, hobbies, and still have time for her family. She schedules time in her calendar so that she makes time for everything and everyone in her life , including her sister, Barbara Lippert.

Adventure and Travel:

* Teri and her partner travel extensively, mostly throughout the USA since they have a time share. They normally take one big trip a year and 3 smaller trips.  This definitely helps her get out and do something!
* Since they have a time share there are over 300 properties where they can stay, and they enjoy finding new places to visit.
* Her favorite trip so far was New Orleans. They loved it because of the jazz music, the above ground cemeteries, and of course the food.  Not only do they travel by land, but they are also planning a cruise for September 2016.

Volunteer and Philanthropy:

* Teri found the Women’s Club by going to VolunteerMatch.com
* Many times you can also find ways to volunteer by going to your city’s website.
]]> Rocking Retirement Gal clean 29:18 126 Technology can help your parents stay in their home 006 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/technology-can-help-your-parents-stay-in-their-home/ Thu, 31 Mar 2016 08:00:38 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=106 <p>Did you know that technology is not just for young people? Toby Cohantz developed a technology that can help us in taking care of our parents. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/technology-can-help-your-parents-stay-in-their-home Technology can help your parents stay in their home. Toby Cohantz’s  technology can help your parents stay in their home longer.  […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/technology-can-help-your-parents-stay-in-their-home/">Technology can help your parents stay in their home 006</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Did you know that technology is not just for young people? Toby Cohantz developed a technology that can help us in taking care of our parents. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn. http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/technology-can-help-your-parents-stay-in-their-home
Technology can help your parents stay in their home.
Toby Cohantz’s  technology can help your parents stay in their home longer.  How does he do this?  He works with several organizations that work with seniors, and particularly, Fall Prevention.  These organizations include:

* Life Support Medical, a research and development company where he is the director of the Mobile Fall Risk Assessment Lab
* San Diego Fall Prevention Task Force
* Aging and Independent Services
* Electronic Caregiver Company

All of these companies can help your parents stay in their home longer than if they were trying to do everything on their own. The reason why many people need to leave their home is because it is no longer safe to live there.
Toby runs the first mobile gait lab in the country, run in conjunction with the New Mexico State University.  The lab collects data on how seniors walk.  They generate a report on the spot, that gives a risk assessment for falls.  That data is now being used to create products and services for seniors, and will be launching in the 3rd quarter of 2016.
These will include Smart Phone and Tablet apps that can help your parents stay in their home.
For example, the app will monitor your loved one’s gait, and if it changes, an alert will be generated.
It will also work as a medical alert system, that will alert you (or someone else) if there is a fall. Because their current in home systems have alerts that go out in case the battery begins to die, Toby expects that the apps will have similar features.  Systems like this are called PERS, or Personal Emergency Response Systems.
Toby’s company has backup systems that catch additional activity such as when someone cannot push a button because they’ve had a stroke or have fallen out of bed.  they’ve also considered the fact that many people will remove their devices so can install buttons in areas of the house such as near the bed, in the shower, and in the kitchen.  These are the places where most falls happen.
Virtual Care Givers (remember the Jetson’s TV show?) are coming out at the end of the year.  Stay tuned in to his website to hear more about that as the technology develops.
This is a much needed service, and if you’d like to contact Toby, you can reach him at http://www.ElectronicCaregiver.com or tcohantz@lifesupportmedical.com
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Playing Softball to keep Young 005 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/playing-softball-to-keep-young/ Mon, 28 Mar 2016 08:00:00 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=82 <p>Keeping physically active is a great foundation in aging well. Let’s take a look at how Ed Elliott discovered that playing softball can not only keep you young, but can also help you meet and make a lot of friends. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/playing-softball-to-keep-young-episode-005 Today I spoke with Ed Elliott, who […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/playing-softball-to-keep-young/">Playing Softball to keep Young 005</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Keeping physically active is a great foundation in aging well. Let’s take a look at how Ed Elliott discovered that playing softball can not only keep you young, but can also help you meet and make a lot of friends. http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/playing-softball-to-keep-young-episode-005
Today I spoke with Ed Elliott, who wanted to be a singing cowboy when he grew up, changed his mind to become a “cementing cowboy”, and then became a teacher.  He is now retired and is playing softball to keep young.
Ed retired from teaching severely handicapped children and then became a Principal, hearing officer, and Director of Special Education Programs. He worked in the industry after 40 years.
He and I have something in common as I worked for Harborview Developmental Center in Valdez Alaska right after high school, which was an institution for severely mentally disabled adults.  Harborview has since closed, and there are no more institutions such as that in the United States.
He planned for retiring when he was sixty two until he went to a faculty meeting and found out that he should look carefully at the retirement chart and not to forget that he could retire at age sixty one and a half, so he didn’t wait.
Ed retired without a plan, except he needed to wrap up some loose ends, which he is still in the process of doing (aren’t we all!).
Ed is Rocking his Retirement by playing softball to keep young.
He found the softball league in the newspaper.  He and a friend scoped it out first, to make sure that there were no former star baseball players in the league!  It seemed fine, so they went to a batting cage to assess their skills.   They could both still hit a ball (after fifty years) so decided to purchase the equipment needed to play the game.
The average age of the players (which includes women) in his league is seventy one.  The majority of the team-mates who are playing softball to stay young are from sixty five to seventy five years old, but they do have some fifty five and fifty six year old players who are the stars of the game.  Most of the young ones are still working in their business.  They even have a player who is ninety!
Ed said that the main benefit of joining the league, in addition to the health benefits, is the advantage of spending time with friends every week.  He also gets to find out about new activities when members invite each other to activities that they might not have known about.
They are all playing softball on Tuesdays and Thursdays and so they know where they are going to be on those two days.  Otherwise they might not know what day it is!
Another way Ed Rocks his Retirement is by volunteering to spend time doing things for others, such as walking his wife’s dogs, spending time with grandchildren, and generally helping people who are still working.   Ed can now do what he wants to do.
That’s not all that Ed does.  He’s considering becoming an Ombudsman for people who live in Senior Communities.   He also is trained in a type of dyslexia called Irlen syndrome, which is a reading problem (words swimming, words curling up, etc.) that can be easily remedied by using colored transparencies.  He is considering helping others who have this syndrome, which is so easy to correct.
Listen to Ed’s story on today’s episode of Rock Your Retirement.
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Help your Parents find a safe Place to Live #004 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/help-your-parents-find-a-safe-place-to-live/ Thu, 24 Mar 2016 08:00:24 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=87 <p>What are the things we need to consider in finding a safe place for our parents to live? Mitch Au will be talking about this in today’s podcast. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/help-your-parents-find-a-safe-place-to-live-episode-004 Mitch Au is very close to his family.  His own grandmother had Alzheimer’s disease, and he watched her suffer […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/help-your-parents-find-a-safe-place-to-live/">Help your Parents find a safe Place to Live #004</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> What are the things we need to consider in finding a safe place for our parents to live? Mitch Au will be talking about this in today’s podcast. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn. http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/help-your-parents-find-a-safe-place-to-live-episode-004
Mitch Au is very close to his family.  His own grandmother had Alzheimer’s disease, and he watched her suffer for 20 years.  His family is most important to him, so when his aunt and uncle needed a break, additional family intervention was needed.  Because of this, he moved to help with the care giving and to give his aunt and uncle some respite care when they needed a break.  During this time he learned a great deal about caring for the elderly.  His aunt had a 24 hour care giver and was able to stay in her own home.
This was when he first learned about how to help your parents find a safe place to live (or grandparents as the case was here).
Mitch and I discussed the differences between having a 24 hour caregiver and having more social interaction through senior living or adult day care facilities.  Your parent’s own home may be safe, but it might not provide the social interaction that a loved one needs.
Due to the experience with his grandmother, he realized that he really liked the senior care industry.  Mitch went into business for himself and opened a couple of board and care homes.  Highly regulated, these homes must be certified with an RCFE (residential care facility for the elderly) and licensed.
During the day he had two caregivers and a cook in each facility.  There was also “awake” staff 24 hours a day in each business.  Both of the homes were in Arizona, and they found out that moving from San Diego to Arizona was too much of a culture shock, so they moved back to San Diego.   It’s tough to move from perfect weather to anywhere other than San Diego!
He moved back to San Diego for the perfect weather, and normally works with the adult children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or friends of elderly adults who are no longer safe to live at home.  He helps you help your parents find a safe place to live.  The organization that he works for is called “A Place for Mom” which is a national placement agency that can help your parents find a safe place to live.
Many people call when they are in crisis, but you don’t have to wait until they are is a crisis to start speaking with them about their living situation.
One benefit of working with Mitch is that he can help your parents find a home even if they do not live in the same state you live in.
Listen to today’s episode to find out more about your options for Senior Living Communities and also Home Care.
http://traffic.libsyn.com/rockyourretirement/004_V_Mitchell_Au_160210_IFinal.mp3
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Deal with Pain through Hugs and Laughter #003 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/deal-with-pain-through-hugs-and-laughter/ Mon, 21 Mar 2016 08:00:50 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=80 <p>Dealing with pain is one of the toughest thing to do. But did you know that you can make it easier to deal with through hugs and laughter? You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/deal-with-pain-through-hugs-and-laughter-episode-003 Joyce Leverich was working as a Legal Secretary for the corporate department of a large law firm.  Her friends […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/deal-with-pain-through-hugs-and-laughter/">Deal with Pain through Hugs and Laughter #003</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Dealing with pain is one of the toughest thing to do. But did you know that you can make it easier to deal with through hugs and laughter? You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/deal-with-pain-through-hugs-and-laughter-episo... http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/deal-with-pain-through-hugs-and-laughter-episode-003
Joyce Leverich was working as a Legal Secretary for the corporate department of a large law firm.  Her friends were met at work.  Gradually she found that her back problems caused her to need to retire in her early 60s.   The pain was so great that she found it difficult to do anything.  Because of the pain she became depressed and wasn’t sure what she was going to do to get out of her slump.  Not only that, but all of her friends were working, and she was home alone.  She went through a pain management clinic who taught her how to cope with the pain and how “getting out” is the most important thing to dealing with depression.  She still deals with chronic pain, but she learned how to deal with pain through hugs and laughter.
Socializing is a great way, according to Joyce, to deal with depression.
After she moved to San Diego with her husband, she searched the internet for social groups.  She found some couples groups, but also found a group that was specifically for women.  An opportunity arose that allowed her to take over that Meetup group that was floundering.  After taking over the group, she decided that she would have activities, and if even ONE other woman decided to join her in an event, she would get together and spend time with that woman.
The group started off slow, and the first woman she met for coffee never came back.  Joyce was afraid that the group would end because of that, but she didn’t despair.  She kept posting events, and the group flourished.
She took that group and turned it into a massively successful, and very active woman’s group that meets weekly.  Not everyone attends weekly, but all of the members are active in the group.
And they all deal with pain through hugs and laughter.
Some of the pain is physical, and some of it is emotional.  Really, the group is about having friends and having fun!
The group volunteers, has line danced, gone bowling, and does all kinds of things.  There are 20 or 30 women who help post activities.   A lot of women in the group deal with their own pain by using hugs and laughter.
Learn how she grew the group in today’s episode of Rock Your Retirement.
http://traffic.libsyn.com/rockyourretirement/003_R_Joyce_Leverich_060212_IFinal.mp3
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Dad finally got a Stair lift: Safe at Home #002 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/safe-at-home/ Thu, 10 Mar 2016 18:14:28 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=75 <p>Do you care about your parents’ safety? Of course we all do. Let’s take a look at how one family managed to get their dad a stair lift. The family was very nervous and wanted to make sure he wasn’t going to fall down the stairs.  They wanted him to be safe at home.  Dad […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/safe-at-home/">Dad finally got a Stair lift: Safe at Home #002</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Do you care about your parents’ safety? Of course we all do. Let’s take a look at how one family managed to get their dad a stair lift. The family was very nervous and wanted to make sure he wasn’t going to fall down the stairs. The family was very nervous and wanted to make sure he wasn’t going to fall down the stairs.  They wanted him to be safe at home.  Dad was stubborn and didn’t want to admit that he was getting older, and they were nervous knowing that he
could fall down the stairs at any moment.
How did they do it?
What did they say to him to get him to ride the stair-lift to find out that it was safe for him and his beloved dog?  How were they able to make him safe at home?  You’ll have to listen to the podcast to find out.
Kindra at 101 mobility makes it easy for her clients to keep their parents’ homes safe.  101 Mobility is a national franchise that assists elders in the area of:

* Aging Safe at home
* Stair lifts
* Ramps
* Auto Lifts
* Platform Lifts
* Everything but Face Lifts!

Her company does a free home assessment to let you know where the dangers lie in your parent’s home.  In my own case, I knew that the throw rugs in my father’s home was dangerous, and it would have been nice to have a professional tell that to my father.
You can help free your parents from their home. It happens to elders as they become less and less mobile.  Kindra tells us how we can help.  She knows how because she is a certified aging in place specialist.
They can widen doorways, add grab bars, and complete other work that will make your parent’s home safe to live in.  After all, we all want to live in our own homes, right?  We all want to be safe at home.
Hear about how you might be able to get your own reluctant family member into 101 Mobility or another organization that can help.  It can be done.
You will have peace of mind and will be able to Rock Your Retirement when you know that your parents are safe at home.
http://traffic.libsyn.com/rockyourretirement/Kindra_French_160213_Final_with_intro.mp3
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Reinventing Life after Grief: Madilyn Troike #001 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/reinventing-life-after-grief/ Thu, 10 Mar 2016 17:50:14 +0000 http://rockyourretirement.com/?p=73 <p>Madilyn talks about Reinventing Life after Grief. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/reinventing-your-life-after-the-death-of-your-spouse   I met Madilyn at the San Marcos Senior Center.   She stopped by my table and we started to talk.   This 78 year old woman was such an inspiration I had to interview her!  She is the epitome of reinventing […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/reinventing-life-after-grief/">Reinventing Life after Grief: Madilyn Troike #001</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Madilyn talks about Reinventing Life after Grief. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/reinventing-your-life-after-the-death-of-your-spouse   I met Madilyn at the San Marcos Senior Center. http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/reinventing-your-life-after-the-death-of-your-spouse
 
I met Madilyn at the San Marcos Senior Center.   She stopped by my table and we started to talk.   This 78 year old woman was such an inspiration I had to interview her!  She is the epitome of reinventing life after grief.
Her husband died after they were married for almost 60 years.
Stricken with grief, she didn’t know what to do.  He was her dance partner, her business partner, and her friend.  They had
lived a wonderful life, and had done almost everything on the 101 things on your bucket list.
Once he died, Madilyn didn’t know what to do.  She had grown up with him, she had cared for him, and now he was gone.   As a woman of faith, she knew he was in a better place, but how was she to go on without him?  How was going to be able to begin reinventing life after grief?  They had been friends and lovers for such a very long time.
Her story literally made me cry.  I had to interview her so that my listeners could get over their own grief when they had lost a spouse.
After about a year of grieving, Madelyn decided that it was time to start living again.  She sold her husbands tools and created a dance studio (for her own use) in the garage.  She started volunteering again at the San Marcos Senior Center, and she started taking care of her body and now runs 3 miles every day.
Madilyn is also an organic gardener and loves her pet turtle, Nessie, who has had 50 babies in the time that she has had her.  She’s in a constant battle with the raccoons in the neighborhood, but thankfully, Nessie is too big for the raccoons to eat.
At age 78 Madilyn has also started using the computer and is now on Facebook so that she can keep in contact with her friends and family.
Listen to Madilyn tell her story of the two different worlds that she has lived in.  Her story will inspire you.
http://traffic.libsyn.com/rockyourretirement/Madilyn_Troike_160216_Final_with_intro.mp3
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Why Rock Your Retirement? An FAQ- #000 - Rock Your Retirement Show http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/why-rock-your-retirement-2/ Fri, 04 Mar 2016 07:20:42 +0000 http://8c2e096094391106dceed52826da116a <p>Why Rock your Retirement?  A FAQ Retirement is not just about money. Why Rock Your Retirement?  Hi, I’m Kathe Kline and I’ve been working with retirees and pre-retirees since 1990.  Over the years I’ve noticed that happiness in retirement had very little to do with how much money you had, (unless you are living in […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com/podcast/why-rock-your-retirement-2/">Why Rock Your Retirement? An FAQ- #000</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rockyourretirement.com">Rock Your Retirement</a>.</p> Retirement is not just about money Retirement is not just about money.
Why Rock Your Retirement?  Hi, I’m Kathe Kline and I’ve been working with retirees and pre-retirees since 1990.  Over the years I’ve noticed that happiness in retirement had very little to do with how much money you had, (unless you are living in poverty) and had a lot more to do with what you decide to do with your time after you retire.  I had clients who had huge houses who were not having a good retirement, and clients who were living in tiny mobile homes who were having the time of their lives.  What was the difference?  Why were some having a great retirement and others were miserable?
In 2015 I gave up my securities license and decided to live a slower paced life.  I wanted to help people, but in a different way than I was doing it before.  Although I still have a small financial planning practice, I generally do not accept new clients.
How can I help you?   Many times it is difficult for people to go from working 2000 hours to zero.  It’s great for the first few months, but then some of us hit a wall.   Depression sets in.  Sometimes it even leads to divorce because two people who were apart for 8-10 hours a day suddenly find themselves together for 24 hours a day.  For some that works… but for others it doesn’t.
What do we talk about at Rock Your Retirement?
We talk about retirement in a different way.  Each week I interview two types of guests.  The first are the Retirees that are “Rocking their Retirement” in some way.  The Rock Your Retirement Show focuses on:

* Social and Family
* Adventure and Travel
* Volunteer and Philanthropy
* Spirit/Soul/Health Issues
* Sex (But we usually don’t ask our Retirees about this!)
* Baby Boomer/Sandwich Generation Issues (Taking care of your children AND your parents at the same time)

How often are the Rock Your Retirement shows released?
Rock Your Retirement Retiree Interviews:
My intention is to release these interviews on Mondays.   These will be interviews with people who can show you how to Rock Your Retirement, because they are rocking their own retirement in one of the ways we discuss.  Are they traveling?  Did they get closer with their spouse or children because they had more time to do that?  Whatever the retiree is doing, we want you to hear about it so that it will spark something in YOU so that you can decide how you want to live in retirement…regardless of the amount of money you’ve saved.
Rock Your Retirement Vendor Interviews:
These interviews are with people or businesses that can help with the issues of helping your family members.  Most people who find out that they need to help a parent or spouse do not understand all of the options available to them.   For example, my own father has Parkinson’s Disease and I did not find out about Adult Day Care (I hate that name) until 2015.  Adult Day Care is not only is a less expensive alternative to Home Care, but I think it provides better care for your loved one because of the socialization aspect.  One would think that 1:1 care would be better, but often it is not.  When people are together in groups they often have better outcomes than when they are sitting at home with one caregiver.
How long are the Rock Your Retirement Shows?
We strive to keep these shows at about a half hour, give or take.
How can I listen to the Rock Your Retirement Show?
You have several options.  Once the show is released, you’ll be able to listen on iTunes, Stitcher, Podcast Addict, and all the Podcast apps that go on a smart phone.  If you don’t have a smart phone you can listen on your Android or Apple device.  If you don’t have either of those,]]>
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