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Making Your Next Fifty Years Your Best Fifty Years

19 April, 2021


When developer Tony Berry of The Berry Companies started thinking about creating his first 55+ active adult community, he knew it would need to be unlike anything he’d seen before. Berry understood that while today’s population is aging, people are living longer and they want those years to be active, productive, and meaningful. On top of that, they want to be able to “age in place,” transitioning as their needs change without havi...read more

Making Your Next Fifty Years Your Best Fifty Years

19 April, 2021


When developer Tony Berry of The Berry Companies started thinking about creating his first 55+ active adult community, he knew it would need to be unlike anything he’d seen before. Berry understood that while today’s population is aging, people are living longer and they want those years to be active, productive, and meaningful. On top of that, they want to be able to “age in place,” transitioning as their needs change without havi...read more

Strength Training for Seniors

19 April, 2021


Strength training is a controlled, slow exercise that makes muscles work against tension. This method of exercise is extremely beneficial for seniors as it improves balance, coordination, and flexibility. Strength training also fights bone mass loss and eases the pain associated with arthritis. Sadly, many seniors are not reaping the benefits of strength training. Although walking and jogging are beneficial, combining them with strength training exercises...read more

Understanding Assisted Living Care

19 April, 2021


Many seniors live in assisted living facilities. These well-equipped facilities provide them the assistance needed to ensure long and comfortable lives, while also enabling them to maintain their independence. When you decide to move into such a facility, you may wish to know how it works. Well, read on to find out.



Assisted Living Home vs. Nursing Homes



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Crafts and Other Activities for Active Adults

19 April, 2021


Retirement is the time you get to do what you have always wanted to do. You are settled, both financially and professionally, and free from all the responsibilities of bringing up children. This is the time to explore your hidden talents and be praised for them. So, what do you think you like to do? Here are some options.



Playing an Instrument



If you ...read more

Crafts and Other Activities for Active Adults

19 April, 2021


Retirement is the time you get to do what you have always wanted to do. You are settled, both financially and professionally, and free from all the responsibilities of bringing up children. This is the time to explore your hidden talents and be praised for them. So, what do you think you like to do? Here are some options.



Playing an Instrument



If you ...read more

Soursop – The Cancer Killer We Never Knew About

19 April, 2021


I have heard many stories about various fruits and vegetables that reduce the risk of cancer. So, when a friend told me about this cancer-fighting fruit called soursop, and to add it to my breakfast routine, I wondered a bit as to why she was insistent on this fruit is such a good preventer of cancer. I was also a bit curious as to why if it was so good, that we don’t hear much about this wonder-fruit. As is the usual case, I conducted a little rese...read more

Soursop – The Cancer Killer We Never Knew About

19 April, 2021


I have heard many stories about various fruits and vegetables that reduce the risk of cancer. So, when a friend told me about this cancer-fighting fruit called soursop, and to add it to my breakfast routine, I wondered a bit as to why she was insistent on this fruit is such a good preventer of cancer. I was also a bit curious as to why if it was so good, that we don’t hear much about this wonder-fruit. As is the usual case, I conducted a little rese...read more

The Benefits of Water Aerobics for Seniors

19 April, 2021


While exercise is a good thing for seniors, it can also be dangerous. Falls and injuries are common with various forms of exercise. The risk of falls increases with jogging, aerobics, and riding bicycles. However, water exercise, such as; water aerobics can be extremely beneficial while being risk-free. Here are some benefits of water aerobics for seniors.



Protects the Joints


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Making Your Next Fifty Years Your Best Fifty Years

19 April, 2021


When developer Tony Berry of The Berry Companies started thinking about creating his first 55+ active adult community, he knew it would need to be unlike anything he’d seen before. Berry understood that while today’s population is aging, people are living longer and they want those years to be active, productive, and meaningful. On top of that, they want to be able to “age in place,” transitioning as their needs change without havi...read more

Making Your Next Fifty Years Your Best Fifty Years

19 April, 2021


When developer Tony Berry of The Berry Companies started thinking about creating his first 55+ active adult community, he knew it would need to be unlike anything he’d seen before. Berry understood that while today’s population is aging, people are living longer and they want those years to be active, productive, and meaningful. On top of that, they want to be able to “age in place,” transitioning as their needs change without havi...read more

Making Your Next Fifty Years Your Best Fifty Years

19 April, 2021


When developer Tony Berry of The Berry Companies started thinking about creating his first 55+ active adult community, he knew it would need to be unlike anything he’d seen before. Berry understood that while today’s population is aging, people are living longer and they want those years to be active, productive, and meaningful. On top of that, they want to be able to “age in place,” transitioning as their needs change without havi...read more

Tips For a Healthy Spring Makeover

05 April, 2021


With winter behind us, and longer days ahead, the coming months are an exciting time to revisit those January resolutions and kickstart our health goals. As markets become more bountiful, and sidewalks thaw out to make way for running shoes, the energy behind this seasonal shift has an irresistible way of getting us off the couch, and out into the open. From cleaning up our diets to developing a solid routine, our homes aren’t the only ones that can...read more

Biking is a Beneficial Pastime for Active Adults

05 April, 2021


An active life is important to ensure health and longevity. For this, the love of the activity, many active adults have taken up biking. Are you a biking enthusiast? Even if you are not, biking is a great way to stay fit and enhance your social life.



Health Benefits of Biking



Biking has a number of health benefits. Plus, it is an ideal way to exercise...read more

5 Myths About Aging and Health

05 April, 2021


The aging process is inevitable. Many people dread this, and this is due to many myths and stereotypes that have been around for generations. These myths also negatively affect how we look at the older generation. Here are five common myths about aging and health you really ought to forget about.




  1. Changing your Lifestyle now has Absolutely no Effect – Many baby boomer...read more

Understanding Reverse Mortgage and its Suitability

05 April, 2021


If you are considering buying a home, a reverse mortgage may sound like an attractive option. It will help with your finances without you having to pay taxes. Getting a reverse mortgage does have its pros and cons. However, this move may be worth a deeper look to some of you irrespective of this factor.



What is a Reverse Mortgage?



If buyin...read more

How to Prepare Financially for Retirement

05 April, 2021


There comes a time in your life when you will either leave work or opt for a quieter and laid-back life. However, unlike in the past, we are no longer assured of living solely on our pensions or retirement savings. Instead, it is up to us to set up the right plan to ensure we live comfortably during retirement. Here are a few steps on ensuring a bright future.



Planning for Retirement


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Biking is a Beneficial Pastime for Active Adults

05 April, 2021


With winter behind us, and longer days ahead, the coming months are an exciting time to revisit those January resolutions and kickstart our health goals. As markets become more bountiful, and sidewalks thaw out to make way for running shoes, the energy behind this seasonal shift has an irresistible way of getting us off the couch, and out into the open. From cleaning up our diets to developing a solid routine, our homes aren’t the only ones that can...read more

Another Great Place to Retire – Florence, South Carolina

05 April, 2021


Best Places For Single Seniors



Hello again with the next segment of best places to retire when you are single. In the last segment, we discussed Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Well, here is another place ideal for 55+ single seniors. This is Florence, South Carolina. Florence too has many places to visit and things to do that can delight you and your date.



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Mental Wellness – Ever Tried Meditating?

22 April, 2019


Meditation is catching on and becoming one of the most common methods of de-stressing your body. Apart from relieving stress, meditation is also known to provide a variety of other health benefits. The effects of meditation come from the almost immediate achievement of deep relaxation. This is a great way to refresh and revitalize your body. The health benefits of meditation are immediate and long-lasting. If you have never tried meditation, you should gi...read more

How to Handle Hair Loss as You Age

22 April, 2019


Loss of hair is a common occurrence with the aging process. Hair loss, in general, is a common process that the body undergoes. 90% of hair on your head is growing as we speak. This growth phase lasts, most often, for two to six years. 10% of your hair only grows for approximately 2 to 3 months after, which it falls. This is replaced by new hair which grows on the same hair follicle. On average, you lose about 50 to 100 hairs a day. Hair usually grows at ...read more

Are Eggs Good for you?

22 April, 2019


To eat or not to eat eggs? That is the question. There has been plenty of controversy regarding eggs over the past years. So much of conflicting information has been provided regarding the goodness and the harm in eggs, that you can be as confused as me about eggs and their implications. Hearing all this information may have stopped you having a nice sunny side up or a good hearty omelet. So, what’s the real deal about eggs? Are we to eat it or are ...read more

5 Best Island Getaways for Summer 2019

22 April, 2019


Are you Ready to Consider Somewhere Different this Summer?



Summer is just around the corner. Before you know it, you will be taking off gum boots and heavy wool coats and putting on shades and a straw hat to go with your shorts and Hawaii shirt! Summer is a time where the beaches are crowded with people; the streets are steaming with vapor and smells of food. Do you want to get away from it all and lie...read more

5 of the Best Ways of Lowering Cholesterol

22 April, 2019


Cholesterol is a prevalent issue, not only among the elderly but also among the young. Suffering from high cholesterol increases your risk of fatty deposit build-up in the blood vessels. This factor increases your risk of heart attack or stroke. Your body needs a certain amount of cholesterol for proper function. However, trouble arises when your body has too much of it. So, what do you do? Here are 5 ways of lowering your cholesterol to ensure a healthy ...read more

Do We Know the State of Our Hearts?

22 April, 2019


If someone asks us “Do we know the state of our hearts?” automatically, you may go all sentimental. It rarely occurs to us that this may actually be a literal question. Do we really educate ourselves on the state of our heart or wait for emergencies to strike before realizing how vital it is to know your heart state well. If you are like me, you would not think that heart disease is a problem that you or anyone in your family will suffer from....read more

Celebrating Earth Day with Green Eco Communities

08 April, 2019


What can you do to Save the Environment and Make a Difference?



April 22nd was Earth Day. This is a day where you and all your friends and family support the environment. This is your chance to organize various activities and festivals to rekindle your commitment to helping save the environment. Earth Day is celebrated around the world by people of different walks of life. If you are concerned about global warming and are willing to save the environment, this ...read more

Massage is Not Just a Touch of Luxury But a Healthy Therapy

08 April, 2019


Most often, when someone talks about a massage, it is considered something of a luxurious activity to be indulged in and be pampered. However, a professional massage session can bring many health benefits that include the reduction of stress and the boosting of the immune system. Staying active is one of the key features of a healthy lifestyle, and this begins to matter more and more as you age. You may consider walking, golf, jogging or swimming to help ...read more

Dental Problems Faced by 55 Plus Seniors

08 April, 2019


As a senior, you may be at risk for a number of dental problems. These problems, most often, do not stem from lack of oral hygiene, but from other factors. Your dental problems are very different from the dental problems you would have experienced in the past. Therefore, it is recommended you visit a dentist at least, once every three months. Early diagnosis of the problem can ensure a quick recovery. Below are six dental problems you need to stay alert t...read more

The Truth About Antioxidants for Aging Well

08 April, 2019


We are all aware of the benefits of antioxidants. These are substances that help the body defend itself against free radicals. Free radicals cause various diseases. Many experts believe antioxidants prevent atherosclerosis – hardening of the arteries, cancer, and arthritis. Antioxidants increase immunity, which prevents free radicals from causing colds, flu, and various other infections. This connection between antioxidants and aging is a new discov...read more

Do You Know About Fibromyalgia?

08 April, 2019


Have you been suffering from chronic pain in your body for some time now? How about tenderness in specific tender points when pressure is applied? Are you experiencing extreme fatigue and sleep disturbances for the past few months? This could be because you have a musculoskeletal condition known as fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is often misdiagnosed and misunderstood. Therefore, awareness of this condition and its symptoms can be helpful to you.read more

Retire to the Luxury Community of Regency at Dominion Valley

08 April, 2019


Many 55+ active seniors feel that Virginia is the perfect state to retire in. Firstly, there is the weather. Virginia offers approximately 205 sunny days per year, which draws in many retirees. Secondly, Virginia offers its residents and visitors a myriad of fun and exciting things to see and do. And, third, there is a fantastic luxury community in Virginia, the read more

Journey To Paradise – Xcaret Eco Park, Cancun

22 April, 2018


Mysterious, enchanting, vibrant. Three words to describe Xcaret Eco Park in Cancun, Mexico. Lush vegetation and ancient archeological attractions will transport you to a world far removed from anything you could ever imagine. When you’re standing in a jungle near a cascading waterfall surrounded by exotic wildlife, and ghosts of a Mayan civilization, you know you’ve reached the end of paradise. Located in the Riviera Maya along ...read more

Thinking About Retiring Off the Grid?

22 April, 2018


Sometimes city life can get a little claustrophobic. Whether you’re dealing with nosy neighbors, obstructed views, or a strict HOA, the desire for more elbow room and the freedom to roam has many empty nesters, and retirees retreating to where the grass is greener- off the grid. To most people, the idea of living off the grid means hunkering down in the middle of nowhere with nothing more than a crackling campfire, but in reality, many have found it...read more

The Artistic Expressions of Grand Rapids Michigan

22 April, 2018


Grand Rapids expresses itself through its many works of art. Beyond what you’d find in a gallery, this industrious mid-western city is a masterpiece for the senses adorned with natural beauty, intriguing sculptural exhibits, and brilliant local talent. From visually captivating botanical gardens, and vibrant downtown murals, to lively art, and music events, Grand R...read more

Tips For a Healthy Spring Makeover

22 April, 2018


With winter behind us, and longer days ahead, the coming months are an exciting time to revisit those January resolutions and kickstart our health goals. As markets become more bountiful, and sidewalks thaw out to make way for running shoes, the energy behind this seasonal shift has an irresistible way of getting us off the couch, and out into the open. From cleaning up our diets to developing a solid routine, our homes aren’t the only ones that can...read more

Discover The Spirit of the Rio Grande

22 April, 2018


Albuquerque, or as locals like to call it ABQ, has a free-spirited character, a vibrant artsy persona, and a centuries-old past. Named one of Sunset Magazine’s best cities to live, boasting more than 310 days of sun, and endless opportunities for recreation and entertainment, stopping to take a raincheck isn’t really on the...read more

Chateau Elan Reinvents Ranch Style

22 April, 2018



Ranch style is the comeback home trend buyers can’t get enough of. A throwback to the 1930’s, this timeless design represents classic Americana, and features a relaxed single-level floorplan that makes it the ideal choice for boomers to age in place, and entertain in style. Anticipated to open May of 2018, Del Webb’s 55+ community of Chateau Elan in Hoschton Georgia, is turning up the volume on the classic ranch with an ...read more

Overture Barrett Opening 2018

27 April, 2017


Is modern, carefree living calling your name? At Overture Barrett, doing more of what you love, and leaving the hard work to the experts is what this vibrant 55+ community does best. Live in a gorgeous apartment that boasts a contemporary elegant design, have access to an endless array of amenities, and enjoy a maintenance free lock it and leave it  lifestyle. Less than ten minutes from the Southern charm of Kennesaw, Georgia, active adults will find historic attractions, uniq...read more

Resort Style to High Rise: How Do You Decide?

27 April, 2017


Navigating the active adult living housing market is like choosing between your favorite menu items, do you want the swimming pool, your own golf club, or the Friday night happy hour?  Many offer it all, some are simplistic.  Age targeted, or age restricted is a matter of personal preference whether you’d rather be surrounded by your age peers, or hang out with the younger generation. What these lifestyle communities do have in common is nobody’s sitting aroun...read more

New Hampshire Makes the Honor Roll for Retirees

27 April, 2017


New Hampshire captures the best of New England with its scenic beauty and unbeatable quality of life that has moved it to the number one spot for retirees according to a Bankrate survey. Known for friendly people, and endless recreation, the Granite State has so much to offer active adults with a passion for history, and outdoor living. Newsmax named Enfield, Portsmouth, Concord, and Manchester the most popular cities in New Hampshire to retire, and with low cost of living, and no ...read more

Master Planned Communities Build Balance

27 April, 2017


Coming home is more than what’s behind the front door. The innovation behind a master planned community takes into account how residents want to live, and play that goes beyond building four walls. Designed with a vibrant, active lifestyle in mind, builders have created these beautiful cityscapes to provide everything from shopping to spa services for the ultimate all-in-one experience.


Unlike a traditional neighborhood that may not have a gym nearb...read more

Coming Soon! Del Webb Tradition Port St Lucie

27 April, 2017


Find your own corner of paradise along Florida’s sparkling Treasure Coast! Coming soon to Port St. Lucie, Del Webb is getting ready to unveil the latest addition to the beautiful master planned community of Tradition. Currently, the site of eleven neighborhoods and resort style amenities, Del Webb at Tradition will add another touch of class to this 8,300-acre community, and feature single family homes with attached villas built with Del Webb’s signature quality, energy...read more

A Happy Home Owner at The Villages of Flowers Mill

29 April, 2016


Tucked away in historic Bucks County, The Villages of Flowers Mill is a beautiful 55+ active lifestyle community within the charming town of Langhorne Pennsylvania. Within easy driving distance to Philadelphia and New York City, this immaculate, gated community gives home owners the opportunity to savor the good life with a wide array of amenities, and never a dull moment!  The Villages of Flowers Mill has won seven Pinnacle Awards by the Association of Home Builders, and features ...read more

A Happy Home Owner at Heritage Ranch, Texas

26 April, 2016


Nestled amongst rolling terrain, and the rural charm of Fairview, is the premier active lifestyle community of Heritage Ranch. This beautiful gated community boasts 575 acres of tree lined nature trails, and ponds, with 1,144 single family detached homes, and villas.  The phrase "everything's bigger in Texas" is the state mantra, and this place is no exception with an impressive array of amenities, and a 24,000 square foot clubhouse complete with gorgeous ...read more

A Happy Home Owner at Frisco Lakes, Texas

15 April, 2016


Nestled amongst rolling terrain, and the rural charm of Fairview, is the premier active lifestyle community of Heritage Ranch. This beautiful gated community boasts 575 acres of tree lined nature trails, and ponds, with 1,144 single family detached homes, and villas.  The phrase "everything's bigger in Texas" is the state mantra, and this place is no exception with an impressive array of amenities, and a 24,000 square foot clubhouse complete with gorgeous ...read more

A Happy Home Owner at Four Seasons at Beaumont

01 April, 2016


From the moment you arrive at the gates of this master planned community, you will witness the craftsmanship and quality of living makes K. Hovnanian's Four Seasons at Beaumont the place to take your hard earned retirement dreams to.  Located in sunny Beaumont, California - just 30 minutes from Palm Springs, residents can enjoy beautiful weather, and a wide array of amenities.  This active adult living community boasts single story homes with thirteen floor plans to cho...read more

Spring Cleaning

01 April, 2016


I love this time of year when the trees are covered in cotton candy pink blooms, and bright yellow daffodils are making their debut.  It's also the time of year when I notice all the dust bunnies in the corners, and the windows that are in dire need of a good scrub.  Spring cleaning always reminds me of Donna Reed sporting a feather duster, and a string of pearls.  There's something about the annual clean that renews the soul, and prepares your home for the mon...read more

Don’t Get Lost In Translation

13 April, 2015


Too late to learn a new language? Think again! Most sources will tell you that adopting a foreign vocabulary can only be done during early childhood but this is not the case at all. Not only is it possible, but it can ward off Alzheimer's disease and dementia.  Sometimes I think we're resistant to learning something new as we get older because of the idea of being set in our ways, and somehow our brain has reached capacity.

Many people take advantage of the...read more

Stop and Smell The Roses!

13 April, 2015


Yes, I realize I'm grasping at cliche phrases here, but when has taking in the sweet fragrance of a rose made you feel stressed? Stopping to take a time-out is almost ancient practice. Most of us are maxed out trying to keep up with life's demands, but it's difficult be there for others if we're not taking care of our own needs right?  Try including these simple tips each day to renew your mind and body.  

Aromatherapy:  Essential oils suc...read more

Reasons to Unplug

07 April, 2015


In this electronic age virtually everyone is plugged in. The fact that we can instantaneously communicate is convenient,  but our constant need to be connected isn't doing our health any favors.  Emailing while eating lunch? You know who you are!

How many of us complain of tired, burning eyes after a few hours on the computer? The American Optometric Association has diagnosed eye strain due to prolonged exposure to a screen as Computer Vision Syndrome.&nbs...read more

Benefits of Dry Brushing your Skin

07 April, 2015


Your skin is the first thing people see. It is a reflection of what is happening inside your body, and speaks volumes about your overall health.  Toxins and impurities are excreted through the skin which can be difficult if it can't "breathe."  As we get older the rate in which our skin cells renew slows down making exfoliation even more important. Dry brushing uses a bristle brush made for exfoliation from head to toe in order to remove dead skin and improve ...read more