Making Your Next Fifty Years Your Best Fifty Years

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 having to change their address. That meant a variety of housing options along with an uncompromising collection of features and amenities.

Now, just a few years later, Berry’s vision is quickly becoming a reality. Revel at Carolina Park, a 45-acre active adult gem situated inside one of the Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina’s premier master-planned communities, is just a few months away from welcoming its first residents. Located minutes from historic Charleston and some of the east coast’s favorite beaches, Revel at Carolina Park is preparing to set a new standard for 55-plus living.

Revel at Carolina Park can really change the way people look at living their second 50 years,” said Berry. “We’re creating a thriving, connected, wellness-oriented community for people 55+ who are looking to enjoy a simpler lifestyle and make the most out of every day.”

What Makes an Active Lifestyle Community?

What a 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 provide lavish resort-style amenities, and others are simpler offering only exterior home maintenance. Age-targeted or age-restricted, active lifestyle communities are made for today’s on-the-go boomers, and empty nesters wanting less maintenance and a peer community atmosphere.

Richmond Virginia

How to Fall in love With Richmond

For a city first discovered in 1607, Richmond looks really good for its age. Victorian gothic architecture, federalist mansions, and hallowed Civil War battlefields mingle alongside more than half a dozen Fortune 500 companies and a fresh-faced collegiate crowd. Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia and is one of our country’s old cities, but despite being a metropolitan epicenter, there’s no paving over the remnants of its revolutionary past. Richmond is as intellectual as it is adventurous, so whether you’re a scholar, a foodie, or an outdoor maven, it’s hard not to fall for this kind of Southern charm.

Become an Art Aficionado – Who needs the Louvre when you have the Virginia Museum of Fine Art? Not only does this vast institution house more than 33,000 works of art, but visitors can also tour the exhibits 365 days a year, and never have to pay admission fees. Richmond’s deep-rooted art scene extends beyond the gallery and to the great outdoors where everything from the Romanesque columns of the State Capitol Building, and iconic sculptures along Monument Avenue, to the horticultural wonders of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden breathe life into the city’s rich artistic tapestry.

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo On the Mexican Caribbean

To really spice up your Cinco De Mayo holiday, or elevate your summer vacation plans, imagine sipping a margarita on a sunset cruise, fishing for the ultimate catch in the Riviera Maya, or snorkeling among breathtaking coral reefs. To experience paradise like never before, a luxury trip to Marina La Bonita in Cancun Mexico is a beach getaway with the volume turned up to an unforgettable level. From a variety of water sports, and tours, to incredible food, Marina La Bonita focuses on providing a once-in-a-lifetime experience while protecting the environment and gives guests the A-Lister treatment.

Get Behind the Wheel of Your Next Adventure

You hear of people saying that once they retire they plan to sell everything, and take their golden years out on the open road. Sounds like an extreme dream right? Baby boomers make up a big part of the RV, or “real mobile state” market, particularly the adventuresome snowbird demographic. Being able to go wherever their hearts desire, retirees choosing the RV lifestyle have the freedom to take their homes virtually anywhere, with 55+ RV communities dotted all across the country offering the lifestyle of a traditional neighborhood. Resort-style amenities, championship golf, wait we’re talking RV park justify?

Today’s RV’s are a far cry from the campers we took our family vacations in. No longer your dad’s old Winnebago, the options available offer every luxury one would expect in a home with generous square footage, granite countertops, stainless appliances, and even hardwood flooring. Resembling high-end apartment homes, these mobile resorts offer options for king-size beds, gourmet style kitchens, and the luxury of having your own washer, and dryer. The beauty of the RV lifestyle is the ability to travel anywhere, and for someone that loves to change up their hometown every now and then, it’s the ideal way to go.

Crafts and Other Activities for Active Adults

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 have always liked playing an instrument, you can start doing so now. Learning to play the guitar or piano are activities that can bring you and the listeners immense pleasure. Just think, you can entertain your friends with your musical talents at parties, get-togethers, and any event and have fun while doing it.

Health Benefits of Biking

Biking is a Beneficial Pastime for Active Adults

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, especially for baby boomers. Bike riding is easier on your joints than many other activities. You burn calories, maintain a healthy weight and build up cardiovascular endurance through biking. If you exercise on a bike, you have the added advantage of doing so outdoors and indoors. However, outdoor biking is better as you get to take in fresh air and sunshine, and also enjoy the view. Imagine, riding your bike on a warm, sunny day and feeling the wind rushing up to your face.

What is a Reverse Mortgage?

Understanding Reverse Mortgage and its Suitability

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.

Understanding Assisted Living Care

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

Assisted living homes are not the same as nursing homes. They do not provide you full-time nursing care. Instead, assisted living homes to help you with dressing, bathing, using the bathroom and eating, etc. Some assisted living facilities are part of senior living communities. You may also find assisted living facilities in proximity to nursing homes. Although less expensive than nursing care, assisted living is costly. Health care and insurance cover the majority of the costs.