8/9/2017

12 Apps to Keep Your Retirement Rockin’

By Dennis LaMantia
Freelance Writer

Breaking free of the 9-to-5 doesn’t mean slowing down for this generation of retirees. It’s often a time of exploration and deepening engagement in the things that interest them the most. The following apps are great for organizing travel, connecting with neighbors, and even learning about the next time the Rolling Stones are playing a show near you.

  • TripIt – Searching through your email to find a hotel address, a dinner reservation time or a flight number can be time consuming. TripIt allows you to keep all your travel plans in one place, eliminating the need to toggle between apps or emails. Also see TripAdvisor for activity and restaurant recommendations for your travel.
  • Bandsintown Concerts – If the Rolling Stones are among your tracked artists, this app will alert you when tickets go on sale in your area. You’ll need a Facebook account to use the app. Also see Songkick, which includes very similar features without the Facebook connection.
  • Nextdoor – Think of Nextdoor as your new neighborhood meeting. The app allows you to join discussions started by people who live near you. You can post to classifieds, respond to recommendation requests and share general information.
  • AllTrails – Finding a nearby walk can be as easy as opening the AllTrails app on your phone. The free version includes user ratings, distances, and difficulty ratings of nearby trails. Also see Strava, which allows you to track, discover, and share bike, running, or swimming routes.
  • Instagram – If you have kids or grandkids, there’s a good chance you’ll find them on this picture sharing app. Instagram allows users to stylize photos and videos and share them with their followers.
  • Meetup – A new hobby or skill can be more fun when you’re learning with other people. Meetup connects people with shared interests online so they can meet in person. Also see Golden, which connects users with local volunteer opportunities.
  • Coursera – If meeting in person doesn’t accommodate your style or schedule, massive online open courses might be a better way to learn a new skill. Coursera is one of the major MOOC providers, and students can use the app to follow lectures and participate in course forums. Also see edX, which also has an extensive catalog of MOOCs.
Retirement is often a time of exploration and deepening engagement in the things that interest you the most.

You can also stay up-to-date with the latest Rolling Stones news and information with the official Rolling Stones app, which is available for iOS and Android.

When you’re looking for some offline fun, visit Exhibitionism—The Rolling Stones. Get tickets today!

The opinions and forecasts expressed are those of the author and individuals quoted and should not be construed as a recommendation or as complete. Dennis LaMantia is not affiliated with Jackson National Life Distributors LLC.

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