Things 55+ Seniors Need to Know About Diabetes

55+ seniors suffer from a myriad of health issues. These can include heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, eye problems, Parkinson’s disease, etc. Diabetes is also a health issue you may encounter. Many 55+ seniors do not understand the serious repercussions of diabetes. They ignore the diagnosis and go about their lives hoping the problem will go away. This is not the way it works. You can avoid serious complications with proper prevention methods and management of diabetes.

Focus on Georgia

Close your eyes and think of Georgia. What comes to mind?  Would it be peaches and peanuts or would it be Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler in “Gone with the Wind”? After all, this is the state where the two fell in love! While it is good to remember the linkage of that epic novel to Georgia, this state has a load of great things to offer, over and above such romantic memories.  It offers you landscape rich with beauty, and a myriad of exciting things to do and see. This is also one of the states with the strongest economies and high growth rates. If you are interested in making Georgia your retirement state, here are some facts that make the “Goober” state an ideal choice.

virginia state capital building in richmond, virginia.

Focus on Virginia

If you are looking for a state that is rich with history, natural beauty, and diverse terrains, Virginia might be your answer. This Southern state is where the story of Chesapeake Bay unfolds, and the love story of Pocahontas and John Smith flourish. It is nicknamed the “Old Dominion” and at times referred to as the “Mother of Presidents” with 8 US presidents having been born here. For active adults choosing a state for retirement, Virginia can be a thrilling experience.  There are so many things happening in Virginia that you are unlikely to miss the State that you left behind. Here is some related information on this state that you may need to know in order to make the right decision.

Focus on Florida

Retirement age can be the time to do new and different things.  Whatever you may have been wishing to do but haven’t ever gotten around to can now be taken up as your empty nester life sprawls ahead of you with nothing but lots of free time.  From interstate travel to globetrotting, or taking up a hobby such as gardening, fishing, etc., or just keeping fit with exercise, yoga or aerobics – there is a host of optional activities for you to engage in.

You may also decide that you have had enough of urban hustle and bustle and want a bit of sunshiny days.  Many 55+ retirees consider moving to warmer, sunnier climes, such as Florida, for just such reasons.  This may be a good move, especially if you suffer from arthritis or other joint diseases.  Warm weather, such as is found in Florida, can be a relief to your aching joints and the salty sea breeze will do wonders for those who are asthmatic.  This, however, should not be your only consideration for moving to the “Sunshine State”.  Why not find out what else is on offer in Florida?

Maintenance Free Communities for 55plus active adult retirees & seniors

Why Do Many Baby Boomers Consider Maintenance-Free Living?

The American Dream is no longer home with a white picket fence, a yard, 2.5 kids and a golden retriever.  Things have changed dramatically in the last decade or so.  Now, more and more Americans are considering a home where there is no lawn to be mowed, fence to be painted and no walking the dog or shuttling kids to school.  Dog walkers and car-poolers may solve the last two problems, but not others.  This is because most Americans do not have the time for or the inclination to take on these tasks anymore.  Active lifestyles of empty nesters, baby boomers and seniors make them want to get the best out of their free time and maintaining gardens and homes is certainly not a fun-filled task! This is especially so if you are in the 55+ age group where home maintenance is certainly more of a chore than a joy. We find many baby boomers considering low maintenance or maintenance-free homes when moving into active adult communities for those very valid reasons.

Philadelphia Pennsylvania skyline

Active Adult Retirement Communities in Pennsylvania

Looking for retirement communities within proximity to New York City or New Jersey?  Do you wish to enjoy your retirement years in a state where peace and tranquility are combined with entertainment and excitement?  You may not have to look far…  Pennsylvania is one of the hot spots where most retirees are considering moving and resettling in.  This is without a doubt a classy, laid back, yet exciting state that can offer a lot to the active adults.  Why?  Well, let’s take a closer look at this state, shall we?

About Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is the 6th most populated state in the US.  It is located in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions.  Pennsylvania borders six states and is full of natural resources and varying landscapes, such as the mountain ranges of Appalachia, the Allegheny and the Poconos.  This state has its roots in manufacturing and is famous for iron and steel, as well as wholesale and service trades.  Pittsburgh is the leading steel producer of Pennsylvania.  If you are into football, and if you live in Pittsburgh, you could surely root for and cheer on their football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Pennsylvania is a state with a rich history and many attractions.  Venture into Lancaster County and you see the Amish people drive by in their horse-drawn carriages.  Visit Valley Forge where you will be awed by the place where Baron Von Steuben trained General Washington’s soldiers.  Visit historic Gettysburg where President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.  You should also not miss the world’s largest chocolate factory, at Hershey Park.  Here, you can watch how chocolate is made and even sample these sinful treats.  The King of Prussia Shopping Mall is where you will find hundreds of shops that cater to all your needs, wants and desires.  You can spend hours here and still not cover the entire Mall.  The historic district of Pennsylvania ranges from Liberty Bell to Independence Hall.  You can spend many enjoyable days visiting museums, historic sites and tours.

Retirement Communities

As you can now know there is much to see and do in the state of Pennsylvania.  You will be amazed at the way the day goes.  If you are considering moving to a retirement community within the state of Pennsylvania, there are plenty of excellent communities for you to choose.

Life is sure to be exciting and entertaining if you consider a move to one of these adult communities.  What’s more, there are many (in fact, hundreds) more senior living community options in the state of Pennsylvania.  Visit the Pennsylvania state directory page of the ActiveAdultLiving.com directory for more details on all of these communities. Below are few that we have randomly chosen ones for your review:

These are just some of the communities available in Pennsylvania.  For more information on communities all across the US, you can visit ActiveAdultLiving.com.  This website will provide you information on more than 5,800 senior home communities that are age-targeted or age-restricted, making them ideal for 55+ people looking to relocate and turn a new chapter in life.  Our Active Living Newsletter brings you exciting news each month and is e-circulated to over 34,000 subscribers.  Subscribe for your own copy and all the latest news on new communities, launches, promotions, etc. will arrive at your inbox, absolutely free.

Keeping Fit Beyond Middle Age

Life, as it approaches the 55+ mark, leads to giving up on various activities, including working full time.  While retirement is part and parcel to life, it is meant to give you more time for doing things you want to do but never had the free time for.  While you may be letting go of certain routines, you should never give up your fitness routine.  Hitting the 55+ mark means you may not any longer be vigorously training 2 hours a day!  Yet, you still need to exercise so that you stay fit and trim.  You may not have had time to exercise with your busy schedule before.  However, now that you have the time in your retired life, it is suggested that you to carve out some time for exercise so that you can live beyond your middle age keeping fit as a fiddle.

Why do 55+ Seniors Prefer Renting Homes to Buying?

Several things change when you reach retirement age. Out of all the changes that overtake your life, the most significant is your decision of housing. You may decide to relocate to quieter areas which are more scenic, or areas which provide you better chances of living an active life. Either way, you may have to make the decision of renting or buying a home. In my opinion, many seniors prefer renting a home than buying it. This choice has been baffling me for some time, and I decided to ask a few seniors about it. Below is a list of my findings on why 55+ seniors prefer renting their homes to buying.