Category Archives: Baby Boomers

Creekside at Bethpage Is Living the Resort Life

For homes that look like an HGTV after photo, with a mile long schedule of exciting activities look no further than Creekside at Bethpage. This exciting 55+ community located within the highly desirable Raleigh-Durham metro area is a North Carolina charmer that combines an atmosphere of scenic beauty, and resort style living with urban amenities, and endless social opportunities. Home to 650 sites featuring four Ranch Editions, and beautiful single story townhomes, Creekside at Bethpage is like being on vacation every day of the week.

Home is where memories are made, and dreams are inspired which is why AV Homes designed each model to have an open, and airy layout filled with natural light, and elegant detailing from the crown molding, to the high-end countertops, and flooring. These gorgeous homes are available in 2-bedroom, and 2-2.5 bath floor plans each with spacious two car garages. Buyers will love walking into their open living, and dining spaces with options for elegant built-in shelving, breakfast bars, and retreat to their luxurious large master suites. Maintenance free landscaping, and spacious outdoor entertainment areas with options for covered patios, and fire pits give homeowners the freedom to entertain guests without the hassle of weekend yard-work.

Spokane Keeps the Winter Magic Alive

Warm weather retreats get all the attention this time of year, but some cities are so enchanting during the winter months that snowbirds may want to stay put. The Northwest city of Spokane Washington is one such destination known for its wintery charm and reputation for outdoor living. Named one of the best places to retire by Time Magazine, and a haven for active retirees, Spokane has the curb appeal of a big city yet maintains its small-town character. As Washington’s second largest city, 55+ residents don’t have to go far to find an abundance of amenities, entertainment, and affordable real estate. Northwest living is living as close to nature as possible, and from skiing to snowmobiling, winter in Spokane is an experience not to be missed.

Strolling along the tranquil riverbank, or witnessing the power of Spokane Falls, the natural beauty of Riverfront Park runs through the heart of the city, and when temperatures dip below freezing, a winter utopia awaits. The Ice Ribbon is a 650-foot paradise for ice skaters to meander in and out of frosted trees, take advantage of free skating lessons, and cozy up to a mug of hot chocolate around the fire pit. This iconic park is a postcard-worthy attraction home to the forty mile Centennial Trail, and Spokane River that turns a casual jog, or bike ride into a sensory experience.

Budget Friendly Travel Hacks

Whether you plan to travel for the holidays, or you’re daydreaming about a summer getaway, traveling in your 50’s and beyond is an exciting time for adventure. Maybe you’re an empty nester, or recently retired, but wherever you find yourself, now is the perfect time to pull out the map, and start setting some goals. While jet-setting to Tahiti, might be a little extravagant, there are a few savvy strategies to get you out and exploring the world, or maybe your home state that won’t exhaust your resources.

Take Advantage of Senior Discounts
Becoming eligible for senior discounts may not always feel like a privilege, but when it comes to scoring deals on travel, dining, and shopping, you might find your boomer status can really work in your favor. Beyond just getting the “early bird special”, Many airlines, hotels, and car rental agencies offer reduced rates, and incentives for those 55+, and if you’re a retired veteran, additional discounts may also apply.

Give Your Retirement the Royal Treatment

Ever come home after a vacation wishing you’d taken the room service with you? Combine everything you love about a posh resort, and a high end 55+ community, and you have Canvas Valley Forge. If move-in help, and grocery shopping service sounds too good to be true, sit back and relax, this one’s the real deal. Luxury communities like this are designed to cater to the boomer who’s spent the better part of life working hard for themselves, and their family, giving them the carefree lifestyle they deserve. Located in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, these gorgeous apartment homes have the convenience of smaller scale living without sacrificing comfort, and style.

If amenities had a grading scale, this Valley Forge location would be off the charts. Canvas has a list of activities not seen in many towns let alone an active adult community including a fitness center, community garden, infinity pool, and a Makers Space for woodwork, and mechanics. An on site salon keeps residents looking their best, ready to meet for a party in the courtyard, or a meal at the demo kitchen followed by a gathering in the private dining room. Humans aren’t the only ones being pampered, this pet friendly community also offers a dog park, and even a pet spa to freshen up after a rough, and tumble frisbee session.

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Millsboro Captures Old Fashioned Values

As much as we love the bright lights, and vibrant energy of the big city, it’s the simple, small-town ambiance many of us associate with “home.” One Delaware city has the best of both worlds, being close enough to the action, yet still retains that Ozzie & Harriet sense of community. Rural, and progressive, Millsboro is a small gem of a town that everyone needs to know about. It’s one of those places you can pop into the hardware store or the grocery market, and people know you by name versus just one in a crowd. It’s a quiet city, but the locals consider it an ideal place to put down roots.

Founded in 1792, Millsboro’s agricultural industry thrived for more than century and continues to be a major economic contributor to this day. This Sussex County charmer is located in Rehoboth Beach and Ocean City, Maryland with U.S Route 113 providing easy access to all the cities in between. Boasting no sales tax, low property taxes, and overall affordability, it comes as no surprise Millsboro is a fantastic destination for boomers and retirees. For someone seeking an exciting all-inclusive lifestyle, the 55+ community of Independence by Schell Brothers is just one of the many reasons why active adults love living here. With a 24,000 square foot clubhouse, exciting amenities, and lively happy hours, this community is a prime example of the quality of life that awaits in Millsboro.

NewStyle Communities

NewStyle Takes the Hassle Out of Home Maintenance

Rather than spend every Saturday morning working on your house, why not take a weekend getaway instead? NewStyle communities by Epcon Homes know what 55+ buyers want in a home offering the freedom of maintenance-free exteriors, along with high end, thoughtfully designed floor plans. Less time cleaning gutters means more time to savor the fulfilling, active lifestyle this home builder strives for. These days downsizing, and sitting back aren’t part of baby boomer vocabulary, and thanks to the innovative ways NewStyle makes “retirement” trendy, coming home has never looked this good.

With locations in North, and South Carolina, each of NewStyle’s five communities incorporates aging in place innovations that blend seamlessly into every design giving buyers the peace of mind knowing their home will be ready when they are. Zero entry showers, spacious doorways, and convenient single story layouts are both aesthetically pleasing, and will accommodate active adults both now, and in the future. Each beautiful home features a timeless, elegant brick exterior, a classic, modern layout, and is equipped with the most up to date finishes.

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This Extreme Sport Takes Boomers to New Heights

The term “second youth” is more than just a buzzword that defines the baby boomer generation. These go-getters have spent decades planning for what they’d consider the best years of their lives, and there’s no limit to what they’re dreaming up. Reinventing their parent’s retirement is what they do best, and today’s boomers are taking on everything from advanced degrees to skydiving? Yes, hardcore sports may not be for the faint of heart, but older adults are proving that the sky’s the limit.

If making the leap into the wild blue yonder with a parachute in tow sounds a bit too extreme, companies like SkyVenture Arizona are taking the adventure inside.  For anyone wanting to learn, or craving the adrenaline boost without braving the real thing, indoor skydiving venues are a fantastic way to experience this type of extreme sport while in a controlled environment. Whether someone is a first-timer or an experienced flyer, places like SkyVenture cater to all levels of expertise offering specialized coaching from basic maneuvers to advanced aerial skills.

Why Social Media Is Worth Logging Into

Why Social Media Is Worth Logging Into

Many would argue that social media and the worldwide web has taken the personal touch out of how we communicate, but let’s face it, it’s our preferred mode of sharing with one another. Popular sites like Facebook may have started out as a platform for college alumni to stay in touch, but we’re finding it’s not just millennials planning high school reunions, and posting spring break photos. According to a Pew Research study, over 60 percent of social media users are 65 or better, and this generation is proving to be the most tech-savvy group yet.

Even though society has become all about instant gratification when it comes to connecting with long lost friends, or grandkids, having it all right at our fingertips may not be such a bad idea after all. One thing the internet is great at is bridging the geographic gap for older adults living apart from their families, and friends. Granted it doesn’t replace physical contact, but having videos, or pictures posted right away whether it’s a birth announcement, or a piano recital gets grandparents involved even when they can’t be there.