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

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. 


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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. 

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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