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David Letterman, host of the “Late Show”, announced his retirement during the taping of the April 3 episode, ending his 21-year run as the host of the show sometime in 2015.
If you call Tucson home, with its hundreds of parks, excellent public and private golf courses, University of Arizona, local airport, Sonoran desert, mountain vistas and more, you are lucky indeed. With scenic Tucson topping list after list for “Best,” and “Most Affordable Places to Retire,” wondering where geographically to retire is a fairly easy choice. More complex, however, is the where to retire residentially question. With so many different residential options from which to choose, from Continuing Care Retirement Communities to “active adult” living residences, learning to differentiate between the choices is important, but not always easy. Below is an overview of key facts and options you should know and consider before you move.
For hundreds if not thousands of years New Year’s has been celebrated. A more recent phenomenon is the New Year’s resolution. According to a 2011 Forbes article by Gretchen Rubin, only 44 percent of Americans make a New Year’s resolution. Further, according to a 2007 study by Richard Wisemen from the University of Bristol, 88 percent of people that made a New Year’s resolution failed.
In addition to the already daunting task of putting up with men, women face some unique challenges when it comes to retirement planning. According to a recent study conducted by Prudential Financial, women are more likely to be the primary breadwinner and more likely to be single than a generation ago. This is often times not by choice but because of the death of a spouse or divorce. My practice is definitely reflective of this as many of my clients are widowed, divorced, or single women by choice.
Marana General Manager of Public Services Barbara Johnso retired on July 1, ending a 45-year career. For more than five years, Johnson has been responsible for making large and small projects a reality in Marana.
Amphitheater School District Superintendent Vicki Balentine recently announced she would be retiring when her contract expires on June 30 of this year.
Many seniors have been out of the work force for years and because of economic pressures feel compelled to return to the workplace in order the make ends meet. However, it isn’t simply a matter of browsing the help wanted ads, making a few calls, setting up interviews and actually landing a job; that’s doable for many retirees. Things have changed in the workplace over the years, and being able to break old habits and fit in with younger coworkers may be the toughest challenge of all.
The $10 million Desert Springs Retirement Community under construction in Oro Valley is expected to provided quality housing and services to the community’s retired population.
When moving to Tucson, it is easy to assess that there are many different options for retirement living.
My career spanned more than two and a half decades
Psychological baggage is often mentioned when describing our journey through life, and is frequently identified as being the root cause of many human difficulties, especially after retirement.
Are you considering the life of a full-time retiree? Do you fantasize about waking up at a leisurely hour, strolling onto the patio with a cup of freshly brewed coffee in your hand and breathing in a lungful of fresh air as you contemplate your day?
After retiring I assumed life would smooth out and I’d have a handle on it without an unreasonable amount of effort, but, in fact, just the opposite occurred.
I’ve lost count of the number of how-to articles I’ve read concerning retirement. While pondering this experience called retirement, it occurred to me that the reason so many how-to-do-it articles are written is because nobody has clearly identified and defined what retirement happens to be, then conveyed a comprehensible explanation to the throngs of people involved in it or contemplating it.
The Marana Town Council approved an agreement last week that paves the way for Marana Police Chief Richard Vidarri to retire on or before the June 30 expiration of his contract with the town.
Desert Point, the 10-year-old retirement community complex in Oro Valley, is adding 53 apartments to its existing 145-apartment, three-story facility in La Reserve.
The Marana Town Council approved an agreement last week that paves the way for Marana Police Chief Richard Vidaurri to retire on or before the June 30 expiration of his contract with the town.
Marana Police Chief Richard Vidaurri
Dave Perry/The Explorer, Bruce Bucher, general manager at Desert Point, stands in the courtyard with new apartments rising above his hard hat. The retirement care facility is adding 53 apartments and remodeling its existing facility in Oro Valley's La Reserve.
Oro Valley Police Officer Mike Stevenson burst on the media scene for the first time a dozen years ago in an incident that had nothing to do with his role as a cop.
Marana Police Chief David R. Smith, who led the MPD for more than a decade and in the end became a source of controversy within the ranks of his own department, announced he will retire Feb. 28.
“The awards don’t mean that much. What’s really the most important thing in my life, looking back on it, was an opportunity to serve America, its families, and its youth, and to make a difference with my life.”