Tag Archives: Active Living

Community Gardens Growing More Than Local Flavor

Spring is right around the corner, and newness is everywhere from the heavily budded trees to the first buttery yellow daffodils emerging from hibernation. As we’ve existed on hardy winter produce, most of us are anxiously anticipating the arrival of ruby red strawberries, tender lettuces, and sweet peas. Local farms will be gearing up for their community supported agriculture (CSA) season, with many retirement communities catching onto this idea by getting residents involved in growing gardens of their own. It’s no secret that the keys to longevity include fresh air and nutrient dense foods, but it’s also the camaraderie that makes the farm to table movement a great way to cultivate a close-knit community.

In Circleville, Ohio, the middle school turned apartment residence of Everts Hill, has brought community agriculture into its own backyard with a garden, and greenhouse that provides fresh, seasonal ingredients to its residents. Seniors will have access to the kitchen, and cafe that will serve as a catering business as well as give community members the chance for job opportunities.

Travel Tips That Give Jet Lag the Boot

Jet setting season is fast upon us with baby boomers, and retirees heading off to far off places, to explore the world or take a domestic excursion. Traveling is an exciting way to experience life beyond our own backyards, and meet new people, but can also be draining especially when we transition between time zones, and disrupt our normal rhythm. Train, plane or automobile, active adults can learn to outsmart jet lag, and take advantage of every adventurous moment with travel-friendly tips worth packing their bags for.

Travel guide writer Rick Steve’s is most known for his popular European travel television series that takes viewers behind the scenes to explore the roads less traveled through the eyes of a local. One of his most useful tips when traveling abroad is setting your clock to wherever your destination may be, and get moving! Fresh air, and exercise is the best way to combat jet lag, and travel fatigue. Make it a point to drop your things off at the hotel, and lace up your walking shoes. Keeping up with the current time zone will help to regulate your internal clock, and give you more time to soak in your surroundings.

Best Careers for Over 55 Seniors

Many seniors do not wish to sit back and spend their days doing nothing. They prefer to work, or start new careers, to either supplement their income, keep their brains active or to give back to the community. Whatever reason you wish to continue working, here are a few career opportunities for over 55 seniors to consider.

4 Snowbird Destinations for Active Adults

It can be quite tiresome hanging around snow every winter. Why not consider taking a break from it all and going somewhere warm for a couple of days or weeks? Interested? Here are some of the best snowbird destinations for the active adult.

3 Active Adult Communities below 200K

Money worries are the first problems many retirees face when it comes to downsizing. Homes are not cheap, that is a fact. However, there are affordable active adult communities that offer you almost as much as the unaffordable ones. Here are three such active adult communities.

Mental Activities for Seniors

Everyone looks forward to that day when they can relax and enjoy their days peacefully. However, for seniors, too much relaxation is not a good thing. This means the brain is unchallenged, and this can end up in the loss of brain function. Therefore, they need to keep their brains active by engaging in various mental activities.

How to Reduce Expenses in Retirement

Many seniors find it very difficult to manage with the fixed income they have in retirement. This makes a significant impact on how they live during their golden years. If you are worried about your cost of living, during retirement, here are some ways you can reduce expenses in retirement.

Yoga Exercises for Seniors

Yoga is a form of exercise suitable for adults of all ages. It is extremely beneficial for combating fatigue, stress and pain. Yoga exercises for seniors help with core strength and balance minimizing fall-related injuries. Yoga also helps alleviate various health issues and help seniors feel young and vital. Although you may not be able to do some of the various yoga poses, here are some that can improve your wellbeing and quality of life.