55+ Communities & Active Lifestyle New & Resale Homes + Manufactured Homes + Rentals

Suburban Living With the Volume Turned Up

29 October, 2017

Arizona is known for balmy summer breezes, breathtaking Sonoran Desert views, and the kind of on the go lifestyle baby boomers crave. A suburb of the sun-drenched city of Phoenix, Peoria is a fast growing community that’s taking “getting older” out of retirement living. Named one of the top 25 cities to retire by Forbes, this thriving desert community earned the spotlight for livability with its low cost of living, abundant outdoor activities, and exciting entertainment. Active adults will...read more

Spend a Night Out Under the Stars 

29 October, 2017

Pitch a tent, and saddle up, because this campground is not your average night under the stars. Tucked away amidst the breathtaking wilderness of Richmond, Minnesota, El Rancho Mañana Campground, and Riding Stable, offers 1,208 acres of natural wonderland, and exciting outdoor recreation. From meandering through lush wooded trails on horseback, or enjoying a hike, to getting out on the water in a kayak, El Rancho Mañana has something for every level of adventure. Whether exploring it solo, or ...read more

Retire to Your Happy Place

29 October, 2017

The season for snow-birding is soon upon us, and for those flocking to the tropics, renting out one’s own home, or purchasing a vacation property can be a fantastic way to earn income, and give guests a welcoming alternative to staying in a hotel. With careful research and planning, becoming a seasonal landlord can be a lucrative opportunity. While getting into this business is rewarding, it isn’t without reading the fine print, so following some important tips can turn your vacation rental ...read more

Retire to Your Happy Place

29 October, 2017

The season for snow-birding is soon upon us, and for those flocking to the tropics, renting out one’s own home, or purchasing a vacation property can be a fantastic way to earn income, and give guests a welcoming alternative to staying in a hotel. With careful research and planning, becoming a seasonal landlord can be a lucrative opportunity. While getting into this business is rewarding, it isn’t without reading the fine print, so following some important tips can turn your vacation rental ...read more

Retire to Your Happy Place

29 October, 2017



If you’re considering taking your retirement abroad, why not venture across the pond to where most say is the happiest place in the world? Scandinavia is renown for outstanding healthcare, a generous pension program, and friendly locals that know how to live well. This corner of the globe is made up of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland, along with some of the most spectacular scenery you’ll ever witness. From its s...read more

Your Passport to Scenic Adventure

29 October, 2017

Maybe it’s the rain washed air, serene, sparkling lakes, or the evergreen studded mountains, but when it comes to living in Lacey Washington, a bike rack for the car and a sturdy pair of hiking boots is how the Pacific Northwest is won. Located on the southern end of Puget Sound, Lacey is a dream come true for the adventurer seeking the ultimate outdoor experience. It’s quaint, yet modern, weaving small-town culture with big city amenities, and boasts a thriving art scene, an efficient publi...read more

Your Passport to Scenic Adventure

29 October, 2017

Maybe it’s the rain washed air, serene, sparkling lakes, or the evergreen studded mountains, but when it comes to living in Lacey Washington, a bike rack for the car and a sturdy pair of hiking boots is how the Pacific Northwest is won. Located on the southern end of Puget Sound, Lacey is a dream come true for the adventurer seeking the ultimate outdoor experience. It’s quaint, yet modern, weaving small-town culture with big city amenities, and boasts a thriving art scene, an efficient publi...read more

Cold Weather Fit-Spiration

29 October, 2017

With a chill in the air, and darker days ahead, we’re spending less time outdoors, and more time cozied up inside. Freezing morning temperatures don’t exactly inspire a 6 a.m jog, and finding the motivation to exercise this time of year can be more than a little challenging. Staying active is one of the most important ways to boost immunity, improve cardiovascular health, and maintain a healthy weight. Studies have also shown exercise to enhance mood during the darkness of winter when the se...read more

Cold Weather Fit-Spiration

29 October, 2017

With a chill in the air, and darker days ahead, we’re spending less time outdoors, and more time cozied up inside. Freezing morning temperatures don’t exactly inspire a 6 a.m jog, and finding the motivation to exercise this time of year can be more than a little challenging. Staying active is one of the most important ways to boost immunity, improve cardiovascular health, and maintain a healthy weight. Studies have also shown exercise to enhance mood during the darkness of winter when the se...read more

Suburban Living With the Volume Turned Up

29 October, 2017



Arizona is known for balmy summer breezes, breathtaking Sonoran Desert views, and the kind of on the go lifestyle baby boomers crave. A suburb of the sun-drenched city of Phoenix, Peoria is a fast growing community that’s taking “getting older” out of retirement living. Named one of the top 25 cities to retire by Forbes, this thriving desert community earned the spotlight for livability with its low cost of living, abund...read more

Spend a Night Out Under the Stars 

29 October, 2017



Pitch a tent, and saddle up, because this campground is not your average night under the stars. Tucked away amidst the breathtaking wilderness of Richmond, Minnesota, El Rancho Mañana Campground, and Riding Stable, offers 1,208 acres of natural wonderland, and exciting outdoor recreation. From meandering through lush wooded trails on horseback, or enjoying a hike, to getting out on the water in a kayak, El Rancho Mañana has ...read more

Retire to Your Happy Place

29 October, 2017



If you’re considering taking your retirement abroad, why not venture across the pond to where most say is the happiest place in the world? Scandinavia is renown for outstanding healthcare, a generous pension program, and friendly locals that know how to live well. This corner of the globe is made up of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland, along with some of the most spectacular scenery you’ll ever witness. From its s...read more

Your Passport to Scenic Adventure

29 October, 2017



Maybe it’s the rain washed air, serene, sparkling lakes, or the evergreen studded mountains, but when it comes to living in Lacey Washington, a bike rack for the car and a sturdy pair of hiking boots is how the Pacific Northwest is won. Located on the southern end of Puget Sound, Lacey is a dream come true for the adventurer seeking the ultimate outdoor experience. It’s quaint, yet modern, weaving small-town culture with big c...read more

Cold Weather Fit-Spiration

29 October, 2017



With a chill in the air, and darker days ahead, we’re spending less time outdoors, and more time cozied up inside. Freezing morning temperatures don’t exactly inspire a 6 a.m jog, and finding the motivation to exercise this time of year can be more than a little challenging. Staying active is one of the most important ways to boost immunity, improve cardiovascular health, and maintain a healthy weight. Studies have also shown ...read more

Cold Weather Fit-Spiration

29 October, 2017



With a chill in the air, and darker days ahead, we’re spending less time outdoors, and more time cozied up inside. Freezing morning temperatures don’t exactly inspire a 6 a.m jog, and finding the motivation to exercise this time of year can be more than a little challenging. Staying active is one of the most important ways to boost immunity, improve cardiovascular health, and maintain a healthy weight. Studies have also shown ...read more

Friendships Are the Spice of Life

10 October, 2017

True friendship is finding those people who can stop by at a moment’s notice whether or not you did your hair that day, or cleaned the house. They are there when you’re at your best, and are there to lift your spirits at your worst. In today’s fast-paced technology-driven society, cultivating that Lucy and Ethel dynamic can feel like finding the proverbial needle in a haystack, but once you find it, the positive effect friends have on our physical, and emotional health is worth its weight ...read more

Experience Vermont’s Storybook Charm

10 October, 2017

Sweet apples, cooler days, and rustling leaves encompass all things fall, and few places evoke the crisp, brilliance of the season like Vermont. Located near the Canadian border, Vermont is synonymous with autumnal glory from its spectacular foliage, and historic covered bridges, to the flowing maple syrup that makes this storybook region the darling of New England. Whether it's a picturesque hike surrounded by a showcase of trees, or taking a walk down memory lane to explore art galleries, and ...read more

Cities For Art Lovers

10 October, 2017

Whether you’re an aspiring artist, or love getting lost in a gallery, there’s no need to go across the pond to experience spectacular museums, grand architecture, and awe-inspiring exhibits. There is no denying the mental, and visual benefits of being surrounded by art, and having the tangible experience of seeing it face to face. From the grandeur of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to the iconic Smithsonian in D.C, some of the best destinations to channel your inner impressionist do...read more

Thinking About Owning a Vacation Property?

10 October, 2017

The season for snow-birding is soon upon us, and for those flocking to the tropics, renting out one’s own home, or purchasing a vacation property can be a fantastic way to earn income, and give guests a welcoming alternative to staying in a hotel. With careful research and planning, becoming a seasonal landlord can be a lucrative opportunity. While getting into this business is rewarding, it isn’t without reading the fine print, so following some important tips can turn your vacation rental ...read more

Working With Kids Proves Good For the Soul

10 October, 2017

Whether we like to admit it or not, we’re all kids at heart, and who better to teach us the importance of play, and laughter than youngsters themselves? It’s no secret that engaging with children is good for our health, in fact, according to a study out of Berlin, grandparents involved with babysitting their grandchildren had a 37% lower mortality rate, including those who spent time with children in general. Whether someone lives alone, or near loved ones, these ideas for getting out into t...read more

Greensboro Is The City You’ll Want to Call Home

10 October, 2017

Greensboro North Carolina captures the definition of the perfect hometown. Welcoming, and familiar, it’s the small town with a big personality. Known for friendly locals, and affordable living, it’s no surprise this cultural city was featured as one of the best cities for livability by U.S News & World Report. From its beautifully preserved turn of the century homes to its thriving downtown business district, Greensboro weaves urban functionality with a rich history. This idyllic location is...read more

Friendships Are the Spice of Life

10 October, 2017



True friendship is finding those people who can stop by at a moment’s notice whether or not you did your hair that day, or cleaned the house. They are there when you’re at your best, and are there to lift your spirits at your worst. In today’s fast-paced technology-driven society, cultivating that Lucy and Ethel dynamic can feel like finding the proverbial needle in a haystack, but once you find it, the positive effect fri...read more

Experience Vermont’s Storybook Charm

10 October, 2017



Sweet apples, cooler days, and rustling leaves encompass all things fall, and few places evoke the crisp, brilliance of the season like Vermont. Located near the Canadian border, Vermont is synonymous with autumnal glory from its spectacular foliage, and historic covered bridges, to the flowing maple syrup that makes this storybook region the darling of New England. Whether it's a picturesque hike surrounded by a showcase of trees, or t...read more

Experience Vermont’s Storybook Charm

10 October, 2017



Sweet apples, cooler days, and rustling leaves encompass all things fall, and few places evoke the crisp, brilliance of the season like Vermont. Located near the Canadian border, Vermont is synonymous with autumnal glory from its spectacular foliage, and historic covered bridges, to the flowing maple syrup that makes this storybook region the darling of New England. Whether it's a picturesque hike surrounded by a showcase of trees, or t...read more

Cities For Art Lovers

10 October, 2017



Whether you’re an aspiring artist, or love getting lost in a gallery, there’s no need to go across the pond to experience spectacular museums, grand architecture, and awe-inspiring exhibits. There is no denying the mental, and visual benefits of being surrounded by art, and having the tangible experience of seeing it face to face. From the grandeur of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to the iconic Smithsonian in D.C, ...read more

Thinking About Owning a Vacation Property?

10 October, 2017



The season for snow-birding is soon upon us, and for those flocking to the tropics, renting out one’s own home, or purchasing a vacation property can be a fantastic way to earn income, and give guests a welcoming alternative to staying in a hotel. With careful research, and planning, becoming a seasonal landlord can be a lucrative opportunity. While getting into this business is rewarding, it isn’t without reading the fine print...read more

Working With Kids Proves Good For the Soul

10 October, 2017



Whether we like to admit it or not, we’re all kids at heart, and who better to teach us the importance of play, and laughter than youngsters themselves? It’s no secret that engaging with children is good for our health, in fact, according to a study out of Berlin, grandparents involved with babysitting their grandchildren had a 37% lower mortality rate, including those who spent time with children in general. Whether someone liv...read more

Greensboro Is The City You’ll Want to Call Home

10 October, 2017



Greensboro North Carolina captures the definition of the perfect hometown. Welcoming, and familiar, it’s the small town with a big personality. Known for friendly locals, and affordable living, it’s no surprise this cultural city was featured as one of the best cities for livability by U.S News & World Report. From its beautifully preserved turn of the century homes to its thriving downtown business district, Greensboro weav...read more

There’s More to Nevada than Vegas

31 October, 2016


Nevada’s claim to fame is Sin City, its arid desert climate, and the Biggest Little City in the World aka, Reno.  What most people don’t know, is retirement living in the Silver State offers every amenity imaginable, with outdoor recreation that ranges from cross country skiing, and hiking to fishing, and paddle boarding.  According to AARP, the 65 and better demographic is projected to increase by 264% by 2030, making Nevada a hot spot for baby boomers in the...read more

Seattle Only Gets Better With Age

21 October, 2016


Seattle, Washington reminds me of rainy days, cozy coffee shops, and lively city life. A member of AARP’s age friendly community initiative, and a Pacific Northwest haven for 55+ active adults, the city offers all things metropolitan while being surrounded by lush green, hence its namesake the Emerald City.  Senior living in this corner of the world offers walkable downtown areas, with convenient public transit, and state of the art healthcare facilities. As the baby boo...read more

Play an Active Role In Your Parent’s Healthcare

21 October, 2016


It’s happened to all of us. You’re at your doctor’s appointment, and you walk out with questions you meant to ask, wondering whether you needed a follow up visit, or what was called the pharmacy. I’ve had many occasions when having someone with me would’ve saved me forgetting important information.  If you’re a child of an aging parent, keeping track of appointments, and attending office visits has probably become commonplace, and finding wa...read more

Finding Your Hoosier Spirit in Indiana

21 October, 2016


What makes Indiana a great place to retire? Becoming a fellow 55+ Hoosier means living in a state rich in natural beauty, exciting outdoor recreation, and a wealth of historical landmarks.  Being young at heart is easy to do considering there’s a town called Santa Claus, plenty of sports venues to visit, and endless outdoorsy destinations for an active adult lifestyle. From the urban capitol of Indianapolis, to the suburb of  Carmel, boomers, and retirees have 128 a...read more

Finding Your Hoosier Spirit in Indiana

21 October, 2016


What makes Indiana a great place to retire? Becoming a fellow 55+ Hoosier means living in a state rich in natural beauty, exciting outdoor recreation, and a wealth of historical landmarks.  Being young at heart is easy to do considering there’s a town called Santa Claus, plenty of sports venues to visit, and endless outdoorsy destinations for an active adult lifestyle. From the urban capitol of Indianapolis, to the suburb of  Carmel, boomers, and retirees have 128 a...read more

Finding Your Hoosier Spirit in Indiana

21 October, 2016


What makes Indiana a great place to retire? Becoming a fellow 55+ Hoosier means living in a state rich in natural beauty, exciting outdoor recreation, and a wealth of historical landmarks.  Being young at heart is easy to do considering there’s a town called Santa Claus, plenty of sports venues to visit, and endless outdoorsy destinations for an active adult lifestyle. From the urban capitol of Indianapolis, to the suburb of  Carmel, boomers, and retirees have 128 a...read more

Finding Your Hoosier Spirit in Indiana

21 October, 2016


What makes Indiana a great place to retire? Becoming a fellow 55+ Hoosier means living in a state rich in natural beauty, exciting outdoor recreation, and a wealth of historical landmarks.  Being young at heart is easy to do considering there’s a town called Santa Claus, plenty of sports venues to visit, and endless outdoorsy destinations for an active adult lifestyle. From the urban capitol of Indianapolis, to the suburb of  Carmel, boomers, and retirees have 128 a...read more

Experiencing the Heart of Sonoma County

21 October, 2016


Sonoma County is synonymous with wine tasting, lush greenery, and quaint towns.  Winding roads lined with majestic redwoods lead to vineyard covered hillsides as far as the eye can see, with a hint of Pacific Coast air wafting through. This stunning California destination is located near the bustling city of San Francisco, Santa Rosa, and eclectic Sebastopol. Age friendly living particularly for 55+ active adults is what makes Sonoma an appealing location to put down roots. &n...read more

The Future of Baby Boomers

21 October, 2016


With baby boomers more active, more tech savvy than ever, and many still working 9-5, 55+ communities are faced with meeting the demand of this discerning go-getter generation. Active adult home buyers are repaving the road to retirement, and expecting builders to step up to the plate designing communities where boomers can be near the office, entertainment, and even close to universities for college bound retirees.  Today’s active adult wants a home in a desirable locat...read more

Ballroom Dancing is More Than Just Fancy Moves

10 October, 2016


Ever wonder why many 55+ communities offer a ballroom in their list of amenities? Aside from being a fun, and social opportunity, dancing can also provide a healthy alternative to spending a mundane hour on the treadmill proving fitness can, and should be enjoyable.  While the gym has it’s rightful place in one’s exercise regime, dance is particularly beneficial for older adults to improve cognitive, and physical health.  Don’t be intimidated by the fanc...read more

Coloring Books Aren’t Just For Kids

10 October, 2016


Earlier this year I was perusing my local craft store feeling nostalgic as I looked at the rows of vibrant colored pencils, and crayons remembering how exciting it was to open a new box with a coloring book in hand. Then I spotted them. Coloring books for grown-ups?  Not that I needed permission to go nuts perfecting my coloring skills, but somehow knowing they made these things for adults intrigued me. I suddenly found myself at the checkout with four books, a box of colored ...read more

How Aging In Place May Benefit Seniors

10 October, 2016


Anyone who’s spent time in a hospital facility knows how comforting coming home to your own surroundings, and most importantly to your own bed feels.  Seniors able to “age in place” with the assistance of in home care are able to receive the attention they need all in the comfort of their own homes.  Families, and friends can also benefit from having a loved one at home in a familiar environment without worrying about visiting hours. According to The Uni...read more

Surf, Sand & Age Friendly Living in Honolulu

10 October, 2016


Mahalo or thank you to the initiative put into place making Honolulu, Hawaii an age friendly paradise for everyone, particularly 55+ retirees. Honolulu is the vibrant capitol of Hawaii located on the Polynesian island of Oahu. Rich in amenities, spectacular scenery, and the welcoming spirit Hawaii is known for, this island destination is healthy active adult living at its best. 


In May of 2013, Honolulu became a member of AARP’s list of age fri...read more

Experience Resort Style Living at Buttonwood Village

10 October, 2016


Beneath blue skies, and waving Florida palms, the Gulf Coast town of Punta Gorda is where 54 acres of resort style living awaits.  At Buttonwood Village, 55+ homebuyers will experience a vibrant, active lifestyle surrounded by natural beauty in the home of their dreams.  This beautiful high end community will change what you thought about manufactured homes with its gorgeous low maintenance floor plans, and picturesque setting. Buttonwood Village features new, and resale ...read more

What is Umami?

27 October, 2015


You're not going to find this in the spice aisle or in the Joy of Cooking.  Umami is a Japanese term meaning "delicious", and is a flavor profile that can't quite be described, but makes us ask, what is that?  If you've ever eaten foods that you find yourself in love with, and can't figure out why, then it's probably high in umami. 

Our tastebuds are designed to recognize four tastes, sweet, salty, bitter, and sour.  Uma...read more

Morning Ritual to Live By

27 October, 2015


On our countdown to the holiday season, I wanted to touch on how starting your morning on the right note can make or break the healthy choices you make throughout your day.  The holidays are all about spending time with family, and friends, and with that comes a whirlwind of activities, and maybe not so great food choices.  Set yourself up for success, and change the way you wake up and face the world.

Get up earlier:  Sleeping in is fine occasionally, bu...read more

Getting Fit for the Holidays!

20 October, 2015


Did you know most people who sign up for gym memberships in January often give up come February? Despite well intentioned plans to change bad habits for the new year, going from no physical activity at all to an hour on the treadmill every day can be difficult to maintain.

Shorter days, and cold nights make it all too tempting to curl up on the sofa after a busy day with a big bowl of comfort food.  Keeping your blood circulating will actually warm you up, so befor...read more

Discovering Pomegranates

20 October, 2015


Pomegranates are as good for you as they are beautiful.  Who can resist those jeweled ruby seeds that turn any dish into a work of art?  When you start to see them in stores stock up! They are in season October-February depending on your area.  When choosing pomegranates, select fruits that are deep red, and are heavy for their size.  They can be a bit of work to seed, but i've found the best way is to fill a bowl with water, and tap the cut halves under the s...read more

Adrenal Health

13 October, 2015


Our adrenals are the little triangular shaped glands above the kidneys responsible for giving us those bursts of energy, and provide the adrenaline needed to handle life's challenges. I like to think of them as my army backup when i'm dealing with a situation that requires to me to be energized, and on my game. If you've heard of a fight or flight response, that's your adrenals kicking into action releasing cortisol to cope with the task at hand. The problem lies in c...read more

Stocking Up for the Holidays!

13 October, 2015


It's officially twelve weeks until Christmas.. really it is.  If you've been inside Costco lately you can hardly squeeze past the wrapping paper, wreaths, and ornaments just to get to the checkout!  Along with festive decor as far as the eye can see, one is also faced with towering boxes of chocolates, cookies, and bags of sugar the size of a small child.  The goal of retailers keeping tempting treats smack in the middle of the store?  Getting you to sabot...read more

Stocking Up for the Holidays!

13 October, 2015


It's officially twelve weeks until Christmas.. really it is.  If you've been inside Costco lately you can hardly squeeze past the wrapping paper, wreaths, and ornaments just to get to the checkout!  Along with festive decor as far as the eye can see, one is also faced with towering boxes of chocolates, cookies, and bags of sugar the size of a small child.  



The goal of retailers keeping tempting treats smack in the middle of the store? &n...read more

Adrenal Health

13 October, 2015


Our adrenals are the little triangular shaped glands above the kidneys responsible for giving us those bursts of energy, and provide the adrenaline needed to handle life's challenges. I like to think of them as my army backup when i'm dealing with a situation that requires to me to be energized, and on my game. If you've heard of a fight or flight response, that's your adrenals kicking into action releasing cortisol to cope with the task at hand. 


<...read more

Stocking Up for the Holidays!

13 October, 2015


It's officially twelve weeks until Christmas.. really it is.  If you've been inside Costco lately you can hardly squeeze past the wrapping paper, wreaths, and ornaments just to get to the checkout!  Along with festive decor as far as the eye can see, one is also faced with towering boxes of chocolates, cookies, and bags of sugar the size of a small child.  


The goal of retailers keeping tempting treats smack in the middle of the sto...read more

Adrenal Health

13 October, 2015


Our adrenals are the little triangular shaped glands above the kidneys responsible for giving us those bursts of energy, and provide the adrenaline needed to handle life's challenges. I like to think of them as my army backup when i'm dealing with a situation that requires to me to be energized, and on my game. If you've heard of a fight or flight response, that's your adrenals kicking into action releasing cortisol to cope with the task at hand. 

...read more

Natural Aromatherapy

10 October, 2015


There's nothing more inviting than filling your home with cozy autumnal fragrances.  Stores are packed with plug ins, candles, and sprays all promising to entice your airways with pumpkin pie, and apple spice.  The issue with these products, is that most commercial brands are made with harmful chemicals, and toxins that are better suited to a lab, than in your house.

If you look at the labels on traditional air fresheners, most contain phthalates, and dich...read more

Preventing Heart Disease in Women

10 October, 2015


Believe it or not, breast cancer is not the leading cause of death in women.  According to the American Heart Association, statistically 1 out of every 3 women dies of heart disease.  This number is staggering compared to a 1out of 31 mortality rate for breast cancer.

It used to have the reputation for being a "man's" ailment, however research shows women over 65 are equally at risk for developing heart disease.  Genetic factors such as chol...read more