Retirement Talk

WHAT to do with the rest of your life?


Del Lowery
"Retirement Talk is an audio podcast (written script a click away) intended to help people who are retired, or considering retirement, to examine their own lives. We will consider an active retirement life in all its facets - not just financial. A retirement life-style that has been considered  carefully is our goal. We want to encourage thought and action." Del Lowery - Host


636 Tenting, Biking, Elderhostel Having and maintaining a sense of adventure stays with many of us well into retirement. Here are a few examples of what others have done. That might appeal to you no matter your age.

635 Keeping Up With Technology


Keeping up with changes in technology the effects our lives is not easy. It requires constant attention. Looking at it another way it allows us to continue to be mentally challenged that can last us right into the grave. It is suppose to be good for us to stay mentally active. Keeping up may be a blessing.

634 Downsizing



Moving into different quarters as an older person presents certain challenges. Many times the choice is between a different size and/or a different location. What is one to do? One needs to consider many factors.

633 Reunions


Retirement and reunions seem to go together. For many of us it is a time to look back and review much of our lives. That review may also include the opportunity to attend a reunion of one type or another. "Should we stay or should we go" again comes into play.

632 Choose One


"Should we stay or should we go". We need to make up our minds. The worse thing we can do is not make a choice. Life is filled with choices and rather than just sit there...

631Boring Becomes Enjoyabe


Little things have a way of reappearing on a daily basis. They can become boring. What to do? Thinking about it can make a difference.

630 Heroes


Having someone to look up to seems to be a human necessity. We like heroes. And there are all kinds that might last us a lifetime. Retirement doesn't mean the end of emulating those we admire.

629 Being Taken


Being taken advantage of can become a real problem as we get older and as we care for those that are getting older. High pressure and unethical businesses that are guided by only the morality of making high profits can become a serious threat.

628 The Coffee Shop


Getting out of the house and into the community is one of the issues that can face the retired. We are urged to volunteer or join groups or organizations. We have found that coffee shops can sometimes satisfy this need or opportunity.

627 Guilt


We all have sleepless nights. Some more than others. Feeling guilty about one thing or another often is the cause. We can't seem to escape the feeling we have done something wrong. Why is that?

626 Projects


Retirement requires some careful consideration if you want to do something other than sit in front of the tube and watch soap operas or sporting events. Anything else requires a bit of planning and direction just to get started. Projects are one of the ways to approach this.

625 Neighbors


Neighbors present a special opportunity for all of us. They can really enhance our days. Having a good relationship with your neighbor can make each day of retirement very pleasant.. It is worth giving some thought as to how we might best get along with them before we do something we might regret each and every day.

624 Government?


Today I want to give some thought to that famous or infamous statement, “I'm from the government and I'm here to help ”. Retired people have a little history to inform the validity of our relationship to our government.

623 Exercise for the Brain


Retirement is usually accompanied by getting older. We age. We become a bit more concerned with our health - physical and mental. What to do? It seems like there is one suggestion that improves both. We might do well to make this part of our daily routine.



Road Trip USA Series Many retired folks dream of taking an extended road trip across America. Follow us as we plan our trips and actually ride the road. There are two trips taken and described:

A. Western, Southern and Southeastern Edge of America

B. American West

C. West Coast and East of the Sierra & Cascade Mountains

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"The Voice of SOAR" is a podcast for members of the Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees that is maintained by Charlie Averill. Charlie offers a strong political voice concerning retired folks and politics - insightful and passionate.


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