We are excited to be back with the first Boomer Client Story of the year!
It is inspirational to see the adventures that so many of our clients are setting out on after 65. Today we are sharing Johanne and Mark’s story.
The Boomer Benefits CST team recently tipped us off to a client that was setting out to hit the open road FULL-TIME and the best part… there was going to be a blog documenting the whole adventure.
How could we not learn more?
We reached out to Johanne and we were immediately intrigued. As she filled us in on her life before 65 and now life in retirement, it was easy to see she has lived a full life of adventure.
Johanne and Mark came to the U.S. from Canada in 2005. They fell in love with Seattle and the U.S. culture (the good and odd) and became U.S. citizens. After putting in hard work over the years to accumulate their 40+ quarters, it was time to retire and start a new adventure.
They are living life by the mantra, “you only live twice!”
One of the most surprising things about their adventure is the amount of preparation that goes into deciding to live life on the road. Johanne detailed the hours they spent calculating every aspect and decision that went into making this a reality. Notably, she mentioned that even with all the preparations… there are some things you just can’t prepare for.
She discusses some of those lessons learned in greater detail on her latest blog post: https://redbirdrv.com/2019/02/13/245/
Johanne explained how they have connected with many people on this adventure, that are doing the very same thing in retirement. It made us wonder, how many other Boomer clients do we have out there exploring the United States in an RV?
Of course, we couldn’t leave the conversation without asking Johanne what kind of Medicare plan she chose and how its working in accordance with their mobile lifestyle. She said she went with a Plan G and hasn’t looked back! They chose a city to establish primary care doctors and love that they are covered anywhere they are travelling.
“you only live twice!”
Follow Johanne & Mark's Journey
It was so much fun learning about Johanne and Mark’s adventure. If you want to follow along in their journey throughout the U.S., you can subscribe to the blog at https://redbirdrv.com/
Thanks for letting us learn more about you, Johanne! Our team looks forward to serving you, wherever you and Mark might be.
Are you on or planning a post-65 adventure? Let us know about it!