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Attractions You’ll Only Find in Everett

18 September, 2018

With the beauty of Puget Sound, and enchantment of the San Juan Islands just a ferry ride away, Everett sits at the doorstep of the natural wonderland that epitomizes the Pacific Northwest. Less than an hour from the espresso-infused streets of Seattle, Everett ha...read more

Arizona’s Wild West is Alive and Kicking

18 September, 2018

Wickenburg - Chasing gold since 1863, and channeling the old west into the modern generation. Cowboys, rodeos, kicking up dust on horseback - the gold rush might be over but if you’re ready to trade your sneakers in for Spurs, this town’s got a saddle with your name all over it. Less than an hour from the Valley of the Sun, near the banks of the Hassayampa Riv...read more

Centerville by Lenape Coming Soon!

18 September, 2018

Lenape Builders will soon be bringing the appeal of single family living together with the ease of a duplex style home with the debut of its newest Centerville neighborhood. Located in the historic town of Smyrna Delaware, a beautiful collection of presidentially inspired twin homes will be a welcome addit...read more

Simple Solutions to Green Up Your Nest

18 September, 2018

Going green is more than just about saving energy. Taking a deep breath of clean air at the end of a day is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle, and why builders like Kolter Homes believe that wellness should begin at home. As buzzy as the phrases eco-friendly, and clean living have become, feeling our best goes beyond the food pyramid to include the home innovations, and technologies th...read more

Why Houston Will Be Your Best Move Yet

18 September, 2018

When they said everything was bigger in Texas, they were probably referring to Houston. Whether you want to call it H-Town or Magnolia City, Houston’s sheer size in terms of population, and geographic stats pales in comparison to places like New York City, and read more

It’s Always Surf Season at Huntington Beach

18 September, 2018

Not ready to bid farewell to summer? Between Newport and Sunset Beach, one town is riding the wave one laid-back day at a time. Named one of Wallet Hub’s top 10 happiest cities, and fondly dubbed “Surf City USA”, Huntington Beach has an irresistible carefree vibe, and a youthful, effervescent energy. As you wander around downtown - a refreshing froz...read more

Arizona’s Wild West is Alive and Kicking

18 September, 2018


Wickenburg - Chasing gold since 1863, and channeling the old west into the modern generation. Cowboys, rodeos, kicking up dust on horseback - the gold rush might be over but if you’re ready to trade your sneakers in for Spurs, this town’s got a saddle with your name all over it. Less than an hour from the Valley of the Sun, near the banks of t...read more

Attractions You’ll Only Find in Everett

18 September, 2018


With the beauty of Puget Sound, and enchantment of the San Juan Islands just a ferry ride away, Everett sits at the doorstep of the natural wonderland that epitomizes the Pacific Northwest. Less than an hour from the espresso-infused streets of Seattle, Evere...read more

Centerville by Lenape Coming Soon!

18 September, 2018


Lenape Builders will soon be bringing the appeal of single family living together with the ease of a duplex style home with the debut of its newest Centerville neighborhood. Located in the historic town of Smyrna Delaware, a beautiful collection of presidentially inspired twin homes will be a welc...read more

Simple Solutions to Green Up Your Nest

18 September, 2018


Going green is more than just about saving energy. Taking a deep breath of clean air at the end of a day is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle, and why builders like Kolter Homes believe that wellness should begin at home. As buzzy as the phrases eco-friendly, and clean living have become, feeling our best goes beyond the food pyramid to include the home innovations, and techno...read more

Why Houston Will Be Your Best Move Yet

18 September, 2018


When they said everything was bigger in Texas, they were probably referring to Houston. Whether you want to call it H-Town or Magnolia City, Houston’s sheer size in terms of population, and geographic stats pales in comparison to places like New York City, and read more

It’s Always Surf Season at Huntington Beach

18 September, 2018


Not ready to bid farewell to summer? Between Newport and Sunset Beach, one town is riding the wave one laid-back day at a time. Named one of Wallet Hub’s top 10 happiest cities, and fondly dubbed “Surf City USA”, Huntington Beach has an irresistible carefree vibe, and a youthful, effervescent energy. As you wander around downtow...read more

Top Canadian Provinces for Expats

26 September, 2016

Fall is finally here, and that means Canadians are gearing up for their Thanksgiving holiday on October 10th. Our neighbors to the north are blessed with drop dead gorgeous scenery, and storybook destinations that make you want to buy all the cozy scarves, and pack your bags. Whether you’re considering becoming an expat, or you’re already lucky enough to call Canada home, these destinations are a must see for active adults who love the outdoors, and a culturally rich lifestyle.
Prin...read more

The Midwest’s Best Kept Secret: Illinois

26 September, 2016


The Windy City of Chicago, and metropolitan capitol of Springfield, is just a glimpse into what the Midwest destination of Illinois offers 55+ retirees.  The Land of Lincoln is rich in farmland, historic attractions, and Americana. While Illinois may not be the first state that springs to mind when deciding on where to retire, low cost of living, and tax friendliness makes it an attractive option especially for those on a fixed income.  It may not be sunny California, but...read more

Finding Your Heart in San Francisco

26 September, 2016


San Francisco encompasses all things diverse, and cultural.  It’s a youthful, and vibrant city designed to cater to all walks of life.  The city by the bay became a part of the World Health Organization’s network of age friendly cities, and continues to gain in popularity amongst those 55 and better for it’s amenities, and services. San Francisco has an irresistible energy, and beauty whether you’re watching the fog roll in over the Golden Gate Bri...read more

Top Canadian Provinces for Expats

26 September, 2016


Fall is finally here, and that means Canadians are gearing up for their Thanksgiving holiday on October 10th.  Our neighbors to the north are blessed with drop dead gorgeous scenery, and storybook destinations that make you want to buy all the cozy scarves, and pack your bags.  Whether you’re considering becoming an expat, or you’re already lucky enough to call Canada home, these destinations are a must see for active adults who love the outdoors, and a cultur...read more

Age Friendly Living in Henderson Nevada

26 September, 2016


Listed the second safest city by Forbes, and rich in amenities, and entertainment, it’s no surprise that Henderson Nevada became the destination of choice for Del Webb’s luxury 55+ community of Sun City Anthem.  Henderson is the state’s second largest city, and caters to boomers, and retirees offering a wealth of attractions, recreation, and affordable housing. This Mojave Desert oasis became a member of  AARP’s age friendly communities in 2015, an...read more

Forget Downsizing Boomers Want More Square Footage

26 September, 2016


What constitutes a happy, and fulfilling life? Quality of living is having healthy social relationships, including exercise each day, and loving your surroundings.  This concept is why active lifestyle communities do what they do. Recognizing what’s important to today’s discerning baby boomers, active adult communities are designed to meet their needs, offering an all encompassing experience for this next chapter. 


Back in the day &l...read more

How A Reverse Mortgage Can Equalize the Distribution to Heirs

09 September, 2016


We hear and have seen when the last parent dies, the subsequent concern of equal distribution of the estate proceeds among the siblings and family heirs.  Before this happens, take this into consideration.  One parent has died and the pension and social security goes away as well.  Accordingly, the surviving parent needs financial assistance each month to cover the small mortgage and other costs to maintain their own health and lifestyle.  One of the four siblin...read more

What Makes an Active Lifestyle Community?

07 September, 2016


What an 55+, or age-targeted community is not, is a retirement facility. In fact most of the people who buy homes in these communities are far from retiring, yet find the lifestyle, and amenities the perfect fit for their active lives.  Basically you get to pick your flavor whether you’re a serious golf enthusiast, a nature lover, or a gym rat. These communities are scattered throughout the country with a variety of geographic locations from urban to rural.  Some pr...read more

Ageless Living in the City of Roses

07 September, 2016


Portland, Oregon has it all for Baby Boomers and beyond.  This city is vibrant, and trendy with a youthful vibe that’s hard to beat.  Pedestrian friendly with a walkable downtown, convenient public transit, and high ranking medical facilities make Portland the perfect spot to age in place.  Boasting amenity rich 55+, and age targeted communities such as Claremont, and King City, this thriving Northwest destination is gaining in popularity amongst retirees looki...read more

Empower Yourself With an Advanced Directive

07 September, 2016


Having worked for a group of surgeons for over thirteen years, the question that comes up time, and time again for our preoperative patients, is do you have an Advanced Directive?  We get a lot of folks who brush it under the rug because aren’t they for old people? Others find it morbid, and many just don’t want to go there. The fact is, this document is not only important to your medical provider, but it protects you, and allows you to dictate your medical treatme...read more

Empower Yourself With an Advanced Directive

07 September, 2016


Having worked for a group of surgeons for over thirteen years, the question that comes up time, and time again for our preoperative patients, is “do you have an Advanced Directive?”  We get a lot of folks who brush it under the rug because aren’t they for old people? Others find it morbid, and many just don’t want to go there. The fact is, this document is not only important to your medical provider, but it protects you, and allows you to dictate your m...read more

Destinations for Great Weather & Healthy Living

07 September, 2016


It's almost time for snowbirds to be making plans on where to escape the big chill, or maybe you’re ready to ditch your snow tires for good. Fabulous year round weather means more time enjoying the great outdoors, and getting more movement in, because an active adult lifestyle should be about making the most of your next chapter. For fitness, and mild temps let’s find out which states won’t leave you stuck inside.


Oregon might seem l...read more

Benefits of Raw Honey

28 September, 2015


Raw unfiltered honey in all its golden glory is one of nature's most precious foods.  It's antibacterial, and beneficial enzyme properties have been recognized since biblical times as a medicinal elixir, and revered for it's beautiful sweet taste. You'll find it looks different from the usual store bought honey,  because it has not been heated through a pasteurization process. Sometimes it's solidified with a creamy opaque appearance, and can vary in col...read more

Smoothie vs. Juicing

23 September, 2015


Anyone who's spent time perusing social media photos on Instagram or Facebook, knows what I mean by saying it's a green smoothie, and juicing jungle out there.   Either one is a great way to pack several servings of fruits, and vegetables into a single glass.  It can be difficult to eat the nine plus servings the FDA suggests we consume in a day, so being able to drink your nutrients is convenient, and delicious!

Which is more beneficial? The diff...read more

Amazing Apple Cider Vinegar

23 September, 2015


Anyone who's spent time perusing social media photos on Instagram or Facebook, knows what I mean by saying it's a green smoothie, and juicing jungle out there.   Either one is a great way to pack several servings of fruits, and vegetables into a single glass.  It can be difficult to eat the nine plus servings the FDA suggests we consume in a day, so being able to drink your nutrients is convenient, and delicious!

Which is more beneficial? The diff...read more

Weight Lifting for Seniors

23 September, 2015


Thought lifting weights was just for twenty somethings? Think again.  Strength, and resistance training is as beneficial at 75 and it was at 25.  Older adults who participate in muscle building exercises can rebuild lost muscle mass, and improve endurance.

Sarcopenia is the medical term for muscle loss that occurs as we age.  After age 30, muscle mass starts to break down, and is exacerbated by lack of physical activity.  Today's sedentary lifest...read more

Amazing Apple Cider Vinegar

15 September, 2015


Apple cider vinegar or ACV goes way beyond salad dressing. It's an all purpose elixir that lends its health benefits inside and out from an effective hair rinse to banishing indigestion.  The type of vinegar i'm referring to, is the raw unfiltered variety that has that strange looking sediment at the bottom called the "mother".  This floating anomaly  is actually a natural chain of protein enzyme molecules giving the vinegar it's highly regarded n...read more

Improve Your Immunity

15 September, 2015


As we transition into fall, and winter, it's the perfect time to take inventory of our health.  Cooler weather, and the impending holiday season brings with it annual flu shot reminders.  Older adults with compromised immunity are particularly susceptible especially with the grand kids back in school, and a busier social calendar.

Seniors with existing respiratory illnesses such as asthma, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), must take special ...read more