Making the Most of Retirement!

April 18, 2017

This is the second in a monthly series featuring Q&A’s with members of the Retire United Committee. Learn more about Retire United, including how you can get involved. MSGT Scott Pavelchik is retired from the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard. Scott currently resides in New Berlin and has been involved with United Way for nearly 10 years.

As a retiree, where and how are you investing your time and energy?

I travel as much as possible, and volunteer as a member of the United Way Retiree Advisory Committee, USO of Greater Wisconsin and am a retired member of the CFC of Greater Wisconsin.

What is your favorite place you’ve travelled?

The islands of the Caribbean.

What is the best life lesson you’ve learned?

Don’t put off doing the things you want to do. There are no “Golden Years.” Go for it…life is short!

What would people be surprised to learn about you? 

I’m challenged when it comes to public speaking.      

 What advice do you have for young professionals?

If possible, do a job you enjoy and plan early for a positive retirement. SAVE for the future!

What one perception of retirement turned out to be different than you imagined?

Time goes by so fast. The extra hours in the day do not happen. There is simply not enough time to do everything you want to do.

What would you say to a person who is concerned that they will be bored in retirement?

BECOME A MEMBER of United Way’s Retiree Advisory Committee. Give back to the community!

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