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Active Living Communities Review: Providence Point, Issaquah, WA – An Extraordinary Over 55 Retirement Community! by Bob Sluys
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As you approach retirement, your thoughts will automatically shift from saving your pension to how you will utilize it. Retirement funds need to be utilized wisely as, unless you have a part-time job, this will be your main source of income for a long time. This requires you to pay special attention to drawing up a spending plan. This plan depends on your lifestyle. How do we wish to live? Lavishly or frugally? The best way to utilize your pension is to live within your means without too much overspending and considering proper options. This does not mean you should compromise on various aspects of good living. Below are a few methods that can be considered in using your pension funds wisely, so that it lasts a long time.
Do Your Part to Save Mother Nature by Living in a Green Home
Are your electricity bills getting you down? Is it cutting into your savings and making you worry? We all know the problems with paying utilities. It is a headache that many of us wish we were not saddled with. If you want to put your electricity bill worries to rest, well, that can be done. How about the choice of living in a “No Electricity Bills Home”? You might go “What are we talking about?”, and we will say, “Yes, it’s possible”, so read on.
As we age, various parts of our bodies start shutting down or slowing down. Out of all common age-related ailments, the most troublesome issue is constipation. Research shows that the average Americans spend more than $700 million on laxatives. Infrequent bowel movements become more and more problematic as you age. What’s worse is that constant straining can stress out your bowel and colon that can lead to various serious problems.
Western Washington’s largest planned community will be officially open for business on Saturday.
Tehaleh, called Cascadia for almost 20 years as it was carved out of the Bonney Lake plateau, will have 10 model homes ready for visitors beginning at 11 a.m. They will range in size from 1,700 square feet to 3,000 square feet. One of the models will be from the active adult neighborhood.
New owner Newland Communities chose five builders in June for the first 350 lots. Although it has been possible for people to buy a home since then, Newland vice president Scott Jones said this week no sales have closed yet — but he didn’t expect any before the grand opening.
“We’re open for sales,” Jones said. “We’d love for people to come take a look.”
Newland has planned a party for about 750 people that includes food trucks, live music and kids activities until 5 p.m. The highlight of the event will be the final race between six final contenders to win a home.
Cascadia was the vision of developer Patrick Kuo when he bought the land from Weyerhaeuser in 1991. He envisioned a 5,000-acre planned community of houses, schools and businesses. Kuo lost most of it to foreclosure in 2009.
San Diego-based Newland snapped up 4,200 acres last year for $49 million, and formed a partnership with Sekisui House, one of Japan’s larger homebuilders.
Tehaleh, pronounced TAY-HA-LAY, comes from Chinook jargon and means “high ground, superior land or land of the gods,” according to Sekisui’s website.
In September, about 1,400 people entered Newland’s contest to win up to $280,000 to put toward a brand new home of their choice. Finalists were narrowed down through various online challenges, one of which was so popular it caused confusion for several hours on who had advanced to the next round.
Jones said although that part of the contest was designed to advance only 100 people, the company ended up advancing 179.
Tehaleh is planned to have about 5,900 homes, a 419-acre employment center, a fire station and up to seven schools. More than 1,000 acres of parks and a trail system are scheduled to be open to the public this weekend, as well as a locally owned cafe in Tehaleh’s main visitor’s center.
Keeping healthy becomes a major priority for seniors once they reach a certain age. This is something that everyone should take seriously. Keeping fit and healthy enables you to enjoy life to its fullest. Good health does not come without effort. It requires the relieving of stress, keeping active, hydrating your body sufficiently and eating the proper foods. When it comes to keeping active and relieving stress, yoga is considered extremely beneficial. It is an active exercise that is almost always recommended for people of all ages, by various healthcare practitioners – because there are numerous health benefits.
Health Benefits of Meditation and Yoga
If you think that yoga is only beneficial in relieving stress, you should know that there are many more benefits that you might not know about. For example, yoga increases your self-awareness. With self-awareness you are aware of your body and thereby, you make improved lifestyle choices. This helps to contribute fully to physical fitness. Yoga is also a form of meditation and body movements. Meditation, through yoga, helps you clear your mind and helps you focus better, and it has been proven that meditation can fight feelings of loneliness and depression. Among other things, Yoga also improves strength and flexibility and helps you with balance. This is extremely helpful at your age. Yoga helps reduce your heart rate, cholesterol levels, glucose levels and blood pressure, improve mood, and enable improved sleep. These factors are extremely important for boosting immunity, managing general health and improving the quality of life. As yoga is mostly about mind control, you can be assured of improved memory and concentration, which are fears that plague almost all adults over the age of 55.
Active Adult Communities Contribute to Good Health
The health benefits of yoga are numerous. This is the reason that many active adult communities provide you with yoga classes almost on a daily basis. Furthermore, these communities also enable you to stay active and healthy by giving you choices where you can be physically fit in various forms of exercise and activity. If you prefer more vigorous forms of exercise, such as tennis or aerobics, you can engage in these in almost all of these communities. Almost every community is equipped with indoor and/or outdoor swimming pools, fitness and training centers, jogging, walking, and bicycling trails etc., that help you to stay healthy. These communities are geared to provide the best for their residents, and that includes insuring their well-being through opportunities to keep fit. This is why they make sure that you are provided with all you need for a healthy and active life when you retire. However, it is important that you obtain your doctor’s approval before beginning any exercise program.
If you are looking for a senior retirement community that provides you with yoga studios or swimming or jogging facilities etc., you can try some of the communities mentioned below.
· Sun City Anthem by Del Webb – Henderson, Nevada
· Trilogy at Redmond Ridge – Redmond, Washington
· Spring Meadow – Smyrna, Delaware
· Alta at Regency Crest– Ellicott City, Maryland
· Cascades at World Golf Village– St Augustine, Florida
These are just a handful of the communities that enable you to enjoy your yoga classes. Visit ActiveAdultLiving.com and find many more communities that offer you yoga studios and other exercise choices to ensure you stay fit and healthy to enjoy a good life. If you have not found that ideal home you are looking for to settle down after 55+, so many options are yours to browse through when you visit the national directory of communities at ActiveAdultLiving.com. Visit this website for a comprehensive look at more than 5,800 communities that are specially geared for active adult senior residencies throughout the USA, Canada and Mexico.