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CoHousing: Seniors Find Independence Aging in Community

08 February, 2021


Remember the days when asking your neighbor for a cup of sugar, or ride to the market was a day in the life? The support of neighbors especially as we age is priceless particularly for those without family nearby, or who live alone. For the residents of Glacier Circle in Davis, California, the concept of senior co-housing has created a commune of active adults living independent lives, with fellow age peers nearby to lend a helping hand. As the country’s first &...read more

CoHousing: Seniors Find Independence Aging in Community

08 February, 2021


Remember the days when asking your neighbor for a cup of sugar, or ride to the market was a day in the life? The support of neighbors especially as we age is priceless particularly for those without family nearby, or who live alone. For the residents of Glacier Circle in Davis, California, the concept of senior co-housing has created a commune of active adults living independent lives, with fellow age peers nearby to lend a helping hand. As the country’s first &...read more

Feeling Puzzled May Boost Your Brain Power

08 February, 2021


If you though the therapeutic effect of crossword, and jigsaw puzzles was all in your head, you’re absolutely right. Carefully strategizing the answer to 35 across or lining up your edge pieces is like calisthenics for your brain, and something you should be doing more often. Working on a puzzle reduces stress in a way that hours spent watching mindless television can’t do, and according to researchers may also improve your long term cognitive...read more

This Dynamic Duo Rated #1 For Healthy Living

08 February, 2021


The new year has just about everyone looking to give their lifestyle a healthy facelift from 30-day diets to starting a workout regimen. Depending on where you live, some cities seem to naturally cater to the wellness world giving health enthusiasts access to plenty of bike trails, fitness studios, and healthy food options. Places like L.A and South Beach may be synonymous for their beach bodies, and juice bars, but for one metro area, the pursuit of well...read more

Ways to Share the Love This Valentine’s Day

08 February, 2021


While the lines at See’s Candy are wrapped around the block, and local florists are in a frenzy of ribbon, and rose petals, this very loving time of year could be spent giving back, and spending time with friends. You don’t have to be hitched to celebrate Valentine’s Day, in fact not being committed to a dinner reservation gives you the freedom to use your talents, and connect with those around you. Get creative this year with some heartfelt ways to ...read more

Retirement Communities Give Back to Their Hometowns

08 February, 2021


Housing designed for baby boomers and empty nesters takes the term “senior” out of the equation, focusing on promoting an active lifestyle, and offering amenity-rich neighborhoods. While 55+ communities continue to enhance the lives of residents, they have an even greater impact on the surrounding city. Many don’t ...read more

Winter Wellness Rituals

08 February, 2021


Depending on where you are in the world, chances are you’re cranking up the heat, and seeking refuge under a warm blanket, living on hot soup, and perhaps a Netflix marathon. This time of year is dead of winter at its peak, and New Year resolutions that promised a brisk walk, and lots of salads might be fizzling out as our bodies brave the cold. The good news is that going strong with your wellness resolutions can easily be done in the great indoors with some si...read more

Winter Wellness Rituals

08 February, 2021


Depending on where you are in the world, chances are you’re cranking up the heat, and seeking refuge under a warm blanket, living on hot soup, and perhaps a Netflix marathon. This time of year is dead of winter at its peak, and New Year resolutions that promised a brisk walk, and lots of salads might be fizzling out as our bodies brave the cold. The good news is that going strong with your wellness resolutions can easily be done in the great indoors with some si...read more

The Importance of Social Media for Social Citizens

10 February, 2020


Surprisingly, based upon the newest statistics on several websites, seniors are the fastest-growing demographic on Facebook. Initially, it seemed difficult to believe, one tends to think of teenagers holding this marker, but upon research this is factual. Thanks to the availability of the internet for everyone, seniors are easily being introduced to this amazing world of communication.



Social media is no...read more

Is a Side Income a Good Idea after Retirement?

10 February, 2020


Cash may be tight after retirement. However, you may not want to consider working after retirement. After all, this is the time to enjoy life, right? But, enjoying retirement can be tough without the funds to do so? You may have to, grudgingly, consider a side income. Let me tell you, aside income after retirement may not be so bad, guys. Here’s why….



Keeps you Productive ...read more

Travel Tips for Active Seniors

10 February, 2020


Retirement is the best time to enjoy life. Retirement allows you to do things you could not do before. Travel is one of the most popular past-times for seniors. They have the time and, most often, the resources to enjoy travelling now that life is slowing down. However, when considering travelling, it is important that you plan for travel accordingly. If you don’t, you will be in for some taxing experiences.


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6 Reasons Why Retired Seniors should Consider Volunteering

10 February, 2020


Upon retirement, you may have considerations about volunteering. This is a great idea, although bear in mind, volunteering is not for everyone. In addition, although there are various types of volunteerism, you should be aware you may not be up to some forms of volunteerism. Therefore, you should always consider your strengths, abilities, and personality before proceeding. The final take on the subject is that although volunteering can be sometimes a chal...read more

Considering Going Back to School?

10 February, 2020


Retirement is not only about moving to warmer climes and playing golf all day. It can also be a time for considering continuing your education. If you didn’t have time to get a degree, retirement promises to be the best time to pursue it. Many colleges and universities have made it easier for retirees to go back to school and obtain their degrees. Although it can be a bit intimidating, it is well worth it. Here are a few points to consider if you ar...read more

How to Stay Young at Heart

10 February, 2020


Your Age should not Limit your 55Plus Active Lifestyle and Hamper your Activities



Some make the mistake of thinking that they are over the hill when you enter their 40s. But what happens when you enter your 50s and 60s? Have you crossed the hill and climbed a mountain? The aging process can be either received with happiness and contentment or with sadness and depression. When you think about it, age is...read more

Online Telecommuting for Seniors

08 February, 2019


Retirement is all about relaxing and enjoying life. However, there might be a time when you are either a bit bored from sitting around home enjoying the good life or when you need a few extra dollars to supplement your income. Either way, you can still choose to work and earn an income, even past 55+ age. There are many activities or jobs you can consider engaging in without sacrificing your new-found freedom. One of the best options might be to find a te...read more

What do Female Seniors look for in a Retirement Home?

08 February, 2019


Active adult communities are designed and built to suit the requirements of both male and female seniors. Most often, homes in these communities please both parties. However, there are times when women prefer different things in their homes than men. Women, no matter what age, tend to be quite choosy and adamant of what they want in their homes. Here are some key features that 55+ ladies would love to have in their senior homes.


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Decorating Your Home with Common Sense

08 February, 2019


10 Decorating Tips to Ensure a Safe Home



Lovely home is what everyone wants; a home where everything has its place, where everything looks beautiful and is the envy of your friends. Making your home lovely is all well and good. However, practicality and common sense are necessary, and in most cases, essential when you are decorating a new home or redecorating. Let’s face it, what you need above a...read more

Decorating Your Home with Common Sense

08 February, 2019


10 Decorating Tips to Ensure a Safe Home



Lovely home is what everyone wants; a home where everything has its place, where everything looks beautiful and is the envy of your friends. Making your home lovely is all well and good. However, practicality and common sense are necessary, and in most cases, essential when you are decorating a new home or redecorating. Let’s face it, what you need above a...read more

Prioritizing Muscular Health for an Active Senior Life

08 February, 2019


Can you Stand up with no Hands?



Have you needed help getting up off the floor or chair once you have sat on it? This is a warning to many seniors that they may not be as healthy as they think. If you cannot get up off the floor without using your hands for support or without the help of your grandchildren, studies show that you could be heading for an early grave. Worried? Well, read on and find some i...read more

Shopping your Way to Good Health, Advice for Senior Living

08 February, 2019


Your health is certainly a very important aspect of your life. As you know, when you age, your health state becomes more delicate. So, if you have not been taking care to preserve your good health up to this point, now is essentially a time to consider it and no time to spare either. While various healthy diets and all forms of suitable exercises are in the cards, have you thought of how to shop your way to good health? How can it affect your health? Yes,...read more

Home Remedies for Senior Health

08 February, 2019


With the staggering health care costs and evidence of long term side effects of certain medications, the trend towards adopting natural home remedies is gaining more and more popularity these days.  These can be easily made at home with natural ingredients from your own backyard or grocery store.  Home remedies have been in use for hundreds of thousands of years.  There are a myriad of home remedies that have been known to cure various illn...read more

City Living in the Heart of Amish Country

20 February, 2018

Lancaster, Pennsylvania encompasses more than just Amish country and rolling farmland, but if rural tranquility is your idea of perfection, you’ll find a preserved pastoral beauty that’s still close enough to the city. Ranked one of the top 50 places to retire by U.S News & World Report, Lancaster has a reputation for sustainable living through its visionary Green Infrastructure program, thriving agricultural industry, and support of family-owned businesses. Active adults will discover a g...read more

Feeling Puzzled May Boost Your Brain Power

20 February, 2018

If you though the therapeutic effect of crossword, and jigsaw puzzles was all in your head, you’re absolutely right. Carefully strategizing the answer to 35 across or lining up your edge pieces is like calisthenics for your brain, and something you should be doing more often. Working on a puzzle reduces stress in a way that hours spent watching mindless television can’t do, and according to researchers may also improve your long-term cognitive health. Need a lift? Instead of looking for the ...read more

Uncovering the Magic of Sedona

20 February, 2018

You’ll hear about people traveling from place to place in the pursuit of self-enlightenment, but wherever their road may lead, the red rocks of Sedona should undoubtedly be a stop along the way. It’s one of those travel experiences that people can’t stop talking about and whether they were looking for a spiritual awakening, or a panoramic, ends of the earth kind of adventure, there’s a mystical energy about Sedona that makes everyone catch their breath. Maybe it’s the way the majestic...read more

3 Reasons Airbnb Has An Advantage

20 February, 2018

Booking travel accommodations via the internet is convenient, and easy, but depending on your destination it can be an expensive way to way to go. If you’re looking to stretch your travel dollars, and try something out of the ordinary, consider making reservations with the vacation rental brand that has taken the travel industry by a storm, Airbnb has introduced an ingenious alternative to pricey hotels, and bed and breakfasts, giving travelers a budget-friendly way to see the world. Developed...read more

Carlsbad Inspires a Life of Leisure

20 February, 2018

Just under 40 minutes from San Diego, the Village By the Sea is one of those places you can’t help but fall for. It’s the perfect mix of everything a Southern California town should be, boasting youthful vibes, a touch of European class, and pristine coastal scenery. For many it’s just a vacation spot to visit popular attractions like Legoland, and the Sea Life Aquarium, but for long time residents of Carlsbad, this beachfront charmer is a safe, and friendly community with an affinity for ...read more

Winter Sports To Challenge Your Inner Olympian

20 February, 2018

All eyes are on the 2018 winter games, and as we watch global talent compete for the medal, it’s inspiring many of us to get out on the snow, and ice, to try it out ourselves. While quadruple toe loops and freestyle ski acrobatics are probably best left to the pros, there are still plenty of high-intensity winter sports that older adults can get in on. Boomers love a fitness challenge, and it’s not surprising that gyms and ski resorts are finding the majority of their clientele to be 55 or b...read more

City Living in the Heart of Amish Country

20 February, 2018



Lancaster, Pennsylvania encompasses more than just Amish country and rolling farmland, but if rural tranquility is your idea of perfection, you’ll find a preserved pastoral beauty that’s still close enough to the city.  Ranked one of the top 50 places to retire by U.S News & World Report, Lancaster has a reputation for sustainable living through its visionary Green Infrastructure program, thriving agricultural industry,...read more

City Living in the Heart of Amish Country

20 February, 2018



Lancaster, Pennsylvania encompasses more than just Amish country and rolling farmland, but if rural tranquility is your idea of perfection, you’ll find a preserved pastoral beauty that’s still close enough to the city.  Ranked one of the top 50 places to retire by U.S News & World Report, Lancaster has a reputation for sustainable living through its visionary Green Infrastructure program, thriving agricultural industry,...read more

Feeling Puzzled May Boost Your Brain Power

20 February, 2018



If you though the therapeutic effect of crossword, and jigsaw puzzles was all in your head, you’re absolutely right. Carefully strategizing the answer to 35 across or lining up your edge pieces is like calisthenics for your brain, and something you should be doing more often. Working on a puzzle reduces stress in a way that hours spent watching mindless television can’t do, and according to researchers may also improve your long...read more

Uncovering the Magic of Sedona

20 February, 2018



You’ll hear about people traveling from place to place in the pursuit of self-enlightenment, but wherever their road may lead, the red rocks of Sedona should undoubtedly be a stop along the way.  It’s one of those travel experiences that people can’t stop talking about and whether they were looking for a spiritual awakening, or a panoramic, ends of the earth kind of adventure, there’s a mystical energy about Sed...read more

3 Reasons Airbnb Has An Advantage

20 February, 2018



Booking travel accommodations via the internet is convenient, and easy, but depending on your destination it can be an expensive way to way to go. If you’re looking to stretch your travel dollars, and try something out of the ordinary, consider making reservations with the vacation rental brand that has taken the travel industry by a storm, Airbnb has introduced an ingenious alternative to pricey hotels, and bed and breakfasts, giving...read more

Carlsbad Inspires a Life of Leisure

20 February, 2018



Just under 40 minutes from San Diego, the Village By the Sea is one of those places you can’t help but fall for. It’s the perfect mix of everything a Southern California town should be, boasting youthful vibes, a touch of European class, and pristine coastal scenery. For many it’s just a vacation spot to visit popular attractions like Legoland, and the Sea Life Aqua...read more

Winter Sports To Challenge Your Inner Olympian

20 February, 2018



All eyes are on the 2018 winter games, and as we watch global talent compete for the medal, it’s inspiring many of us to get out on the snow, and ice, to try it out ourselves. While quadruple toe loops and freestyle ski acrobatics are probably best left to the pros, there are still plenty of high-intensity winter sports that older adults can get in on. Boomers love a fitness challenge, and it’s not surprising that gyms and ski r...read more

Latitude Margaritaville, Daytona Beach FL

22 February, 2017

Pool parties every day of the week, and sun drenched beach umbrellas is a classic spring break dream, but what if I said this will be a day in the life for 55+ retirees? Coming this fall to Daytona Beach, home will be in Margaritaville. Yes, to the tune of Jimmy Buffett, but in this case Latitude Margaritaville where active adults will be basking under the Florida sun in a sprawling 6,900 home community developed by Margaritaville Holdings Inc., and Minto Communities LLC. Get ready to shake up ...read more

The Villages of Seloy, St Augustine FL

20 February, 2017


The Villages of Seloy in the “ancient city” of St. Augustine, Florida, is a beautiful 55+ community set against a historic backdrop of old world ambience,  From the moment residents approach the artfully designed gated entrance surrounded by waving palms, and a bubbeling fountain, The Villages promises a low maintenance lifestyle rich in amenities, pride of ownership, and the incredible climate Florida is known for.  Buyers will find modern condo designs with ...read more

The Grand Monarch Senior Living, Lakewood CO

20 February, 2017


Thought single family dwellers had all the fun? Apartment communities have moved up the ladder as a popular housing option for baby boomers, and retirees looking to downsize, or seeking a maintenance free lifestyle.  The lock up and leave aspect of apartment living is attractive to snowbirds on the move, and busy 55+ executives who just want to come home, and relax. Six miles from downtown Denver, The Grand Monarch Senior Living in Lakewood, Colorado is gearing up to unveil an...read more

The Crest of Alexandria, Alexandria VA

20 February, 2017


Coming 2018 The Crest of Alexandria!  Alexandria, Virginia brings vibrant energy to a historic stage, attracting visitors, and 55+ residents alike to experience a lifestyle where the ghosts of yesteryear, and modern amenities coexist. Founded in 1749, this charming waterfront destination on the Potomac River, is just minutes from D.C, and where the beautiful active adult community The Crest of Alexandria will debut in 2018.  Named one of the 10 most walkable cities by AAA...read more

The Crest of Alexandria, Alexandria VA

20 February, 2017


Coming 2018 The Crest of Alexandria!  Alexandria, Virginia brings vibrant energy to a historic stage, attracting visitors, and 55+ residents alike to experience a lifestyle where the ghosts of yesteryear, and modern amenities coexist. Founded in 1749, this charming waterfront destination on the Potomac River, is just minutes from D.C, and where the beautiful active adult community The Crest of Alexandria will debut in 2018.  Named one of the 10 most walkable cities by AAA...read more

The Crest of Alexandria, Alexandria VA

20 February, 2017


Coming 2018 The Crest of Alexandria!  Alexandria, Virginia brings vibrant energy to a historic stage, attracting visitors, and 55+ residents alike to experience a lifestyle where the ghosts of yesteryear, and modern amenities coexist. Founded in 1749, this charming waterfront destination on the Potomac River, is just minutes from D.C, and where the beautiful active adult community The Crest of Alexandria will debut in 2018.  Named one of the 10 most walkable cities by AAA...read more

The Crest of Alexandria

20 February, 2017


Coming 2018 The Crest of Alexandria!  Alexandria, Virginia brings vibrant energy to a historic stage, attracting visitors, and 55+ residents alike to experience a lifestyle where the ghosts of yesteryear, and modern amenities coexist. Founded in 1749, this charming waterfront destination on the Potomac River, is just minutes from D.C, and where the beautiful active adult community The Crest of Alexandria will debut in 2018.  Named one of the 10 most walkable cities by AAA...read more

Reinventing Your Retirement

22 February, 2016

When you've spent the better part of your life as a devoted employee, the final clock out can feel liberating, and yet somehow bittersweet.  Many say their jobs have defined who they are, and no longer being Mary or Joe in the corner cubicle can feel like an identity crisis. Back in the day, retirement meant you moved to Florida, and took up golf right? This might be the case for some, but baby boomers are taking this opportunity to reinvent themselves, pursue dreams, and show society t...read more

Adopting a Minimalist Mindset

22 February, 2016


To quote Madonna, we really do live in a material world.  By the time you drive your new car off the lot, there's a bigger, and better model coming off of the assembly line, or when you buy the latest cell phone, the next one is on the way.  It's gone far beyond keeping up with the Jones's, but rather keeping up with society, and the constant feeling of inadequacy.  How many of us sit in our warm homes, with a fridge full of food, two cars in the driveway, and...read more

How to Get More Turmeric in Your Diet

15 February, 2016

Turmeric has been revered for over 5000 years in Ayurvedic, and Chinese medicine. This potent spice known for its deep golden color is used in curry powder, prepared yellow mustard, and is most recognized as a powerful anti-inflammatory.  Turmeric contains Curcumin which research suggests may be as effective as taking non steroidal anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen.  Studies have shown turmeric to aid in liver detoxification, slowing tumor growth, lowering cholesterol, and protecti...read more

Finding Love in Cyberspace

15 February, 2016

Whether you're newly single, or have been flying solo for a while, getting back into the the dating scene can be a bit intimidating. Think you're too old to date, or you've lost your mojo? Not true at all! With age comes wisdom, and experience, so why not get out there and show all those twenty somethings how it's done? Here are some reasons why online dating is perfect for you.


You know what you want.  Older adults have learned a thing or two about the qualities, ...read more

Mastering the Art of a Multi-Generational Vacation

09 February, 2016

Why wait for the holidays to get together? Let someone else do the dishes for a change, and consider a multi-generational getaway. With older adults fitter than ever, grandparents are getting on board with the family vacation. Where to go, and what activities to include, requires consideration, and planning especially if you've got a toddler, and day of vigorous hiking on the agenda! It's a good idea to map out your itinerary based on everyone's physical capacity, and personal interests. Keep...read more

Being a Long Distance Grandparent

09 February, 2016

One of my fondest memories as a kid was the road trip to visit my grandparents. We would round a certain corner, and I would catch a glimpse of the local amusement park tower, knowing that being spoiled was only moments away. Whether us kids drove them crazy or not, which I am sure we did on occasion, they were all smiles, and had a way of making store bought cookies taste like heaven. The upside to traveling in order to see them was that the novelty never wore off, and we never took them for gr...read more

Health Benefits of Spirulina

04 February, 2016

Spirulina is a blue-green algae or cyanobacteria, that is one of nature top super-foods. You hear algae and imagine murky lakes, and floating anomalies, not a powerhouse supplement. The use of Spirulina for medicinal, and nutritional purposes has been around since the Aztecs began using it in the 14th century. Research has shown blue green algae to have a host of benefits that may have you adding this to your daily supplement regimen.


In an article written by the Journal of N...read more

Raising the Barre on Your Workout

01 February, 2016

I recently had the misfortune of throwing my back out, and by "out" I'm talking use of a wheelchair, a walker, my friends, and becoming one with a bottle of muscle relaxers. After an MRI revealed a disc herniation, I though I'd never get back in the fitness groove again. Ironically it was a badly performed yoga move that got me there in the first place! From there on out, no more half moon pose for me.



One tip I learned from my physical therapist was not ...read more

You are what you eat

24 February, 2015


Maintaining that youthful glow and feeling energized begins with what we put on our plates. Focusing on whole foods and eating a wide variety of colorful fruits and vegetables can help reduce heart disease, lower cholesterol and boost overall health inside and out.

Lets talk packaged processed foods for a moment:  We've all seen those packages that promise only 100 calories per serving, fat free, sugar free, low carb, and the list goes on. Let me tell you that ...read more

North Woods of Colchester's award-winning year

23 February, 2015


North Woods of Colchester announces another award-winning year! The HOBI awards are the most prestigious awards presented in Connecticut for excellence in design, construction, sales and marketing and financing by members of the Home Builders Association of Connecticut- HBA of Connecticut INC. chosen from a field of entries from across the State. North Woods of Colchester has been awarded three new awards for 2014: • 2014 Best Detached 55+ Community • 2014 Best 55+ Detached...read more

Home Swaps for Exciting Holidays

10 February, 2015


The cost of holiday accommodation today has risen up so fast that sometimes it is not ideal to book a hotel when having a vacation. In addition to that, most hotels today do not show their potential clients the extent of their offers and services. This leads to clients not knowing what they’re getting until they arrive at their holiday accommodation.Because of this, there is a recent surge in house swaps. House swaps mean that you are going to live in someone’s home for t...read more

The Benefits of Dance

10 February, 2015


Physical fitness at a more advanced age is just as – or even more - important as when we were younger. Constant physical activity of any form has many beneficial effects on muscular, cardiovascular, and bone health. The benefits of exercise are not limited to physical condition though. There are a lot of studies showcasing the mental benefits of physical activities. The lasting effects from physical activities make it a great tool to stay physically fit and mentally sharp.Any t...read more

Internet Security for Seniors

02 February, 2015


Just like any other public environment, use of the internet requires caution and awareness. Just as you use home security to keep criminals out of your home, you need internet security to secure your internet usage. A lot of crimes today are facilitated through the internet so you need to be extra vigilant when browsing and especially if [unsolicited] you are asked for personal details. The major reason why online crime is on the rise today is because of its widespread use. Almost ev...read more