Benefits of Going Back to School

Are you Ready to go Back to School?

We never stop learning. We are always learning new things even when our academics are complete. We learn at home, when working, through our interests and hobbies, etc. But, going back to school gives us an added advantage. This enables us to gather more knowledge, through a course or degree that can help us improve our lifestyle. So, why not consider going back to school, now that you are retired and have the time?

Senior playing a musical instrument

The Benefits of Learning to Play a Musical Instrument

The melodious strains of a piano or a guitar conjure images of sitting by a fireplace, enjoying a cup of hot cocoa, on a cold winter day. Music has always been a pleasure and way of escaping for many. Listening to music or playing a musical instrument has many benefits. It brings joy to you and to those around you. Do you know how to play a musical instrument? If you were too busy before, now is the perfect time to learn to play a musical instrument. Here are some benefits of doing so.

What to Expect from an Active Adult Community

An active adult community is an ideal choice for baby boomers reaching 55+.  They are communities where you can pursue your hobbies and passions that you may have put off up until now because you were too busy and saddled with work and family commitments.  Active retirement communities help you forget the burdens that came along with maintaining a home and let you relax and interact with like-minded individuals.  These communities add a whole new meaning to the words “independent and relaxed living”.  You have likely heard by now that more and more of your friends are moving into active retirement communities.  You may also be considering a move into a community that may help you get over loneliness and boredom and help you maintain your independence.  If you are considering a move to a retirement community, you should know what facilities and amenities a community of this type should provide you.

Why do Some Retirees Prefer Urban Living?

Although a major portion of baby boomers look for picturesque country settings, with resort-style amenities to retire to, there are some who do not wish to retire in the countryside. These boomers wish for the hustle and bustle of city living and will not venture far from the city when it comes to retirement options. You have to wonder about the appeal of urban living for these seniors. Why do some retirees prefer urban living as the best of Active Adult Living for their 55+ life?

Health Benefits of Using the Steam/Sauna Room

Steam and sauna rooms have begun taking on a new meaning in this day and age. Most gymnasiums and hotels are all equipped with them and this enables you to sit back and relax and sweat your stress and worries away. According to sources, heating the body above its normal temperature, as in steam rooms and saunas, activates various bodily functions and produces chemicals and enzymes that help fight pain and infection. If you were hesitant about using steam rooms and saunas, you shouldn’t be. So, next time you get the opportunity, make the most of it and see how it can benefit your system.

Escape To The Sonoran Desert

Are you looking for the perfect springtime getaway? While boomers love their poolside margaritas, and spray tans, as much as the next vacationer, they also don’t want to be wading through dense crowds of college students to enjoy some much-needed downtime. Luckily, popular spring break destinations like South Beach and Cancun aren’t the only places to thaw out and leave winter behind. If more than 300 days of sun, exciting nightlife, and off-roading through sand dunes sounds like your idea of a good time, there’s no better place to shed your winter layers than in Yuma, Arizona.

When you’re looking forward to blue skies, and eternal warmth, Yuma is your golden ticket. This southwestern oasis is the land of endless sunshine, historic sites, and offers a multitude of outdoor activities you won’t need your snow boots to enjoy. Water recreation isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of visiting the desert, but with the mighty Colorado River flowing through the heart of the city, this geographically blessed part of the state is made to be explored one waterfront view at a time. The West Wetland offers the best riverbank seat in the house to relax with a fishing reel in hand, or witness wildlife in its a natural habitat, but for something a little more adventurous, the river is the perfect setting for taking a day trip in a canoe, a kayak, or maybe a pair of waterskis.

Benefits of Grapefruit

Health Benefits of Grapefruit

Grapefruit has been around for decades. I think the fruit was discovered in Barbados. It is believed to be a crossbreeding between the orange and the pomelo. Ok, so the breading of the fruit is not all that clear, but I have to tell you that one thing is quite clear. This is one fruit considered to be one of the healthiest on the planet. There are really powerful health benefits in this fruit that you really have to read this article to know. One thing you should keep in mind though, grapefruit or grapefruit juice can interact with certain medications. So, I advise you to speak to your doctor before you make the most of its health benefits.

Happy healthy senior couple

Are you at Risk of Developing Diabetes?

Have you noticed when you pass 50+ our list of medications increases with every passing year? First, we start with medication for managing HP and heart conditions and then move on from there to medication for arthritis, bladder issues, digestion problems, etc. etc. Well, let me add another medication to this long list. How about diabetes medication? According to the New York City Health Department, as of June 10th, diabetes is at an all-time high. It contributed to 5,695 deaths in the past year. Furthermore, diabetes claims at least one life every 90 minutes. Aren’t these appalling statistics? What should we do?