Category Archives: Active Adult Communities

Retire to the Luxury Community of Regency at Dominion Valley

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 Regency at Dominion Valley in Haymarket, Virginia.

How to Make your Home more Energy Efficient

How to Make your Home more Energy-Efficient

Many seniors, when buying their homes, look for energy-efficient homes. This is certainly so where the nature-loving, socially conscientious Baby Boomers are concerned. For those boomers in retiring age, many homes come with all types of energy-efficient features. However, what if you were living in the same home and your house does not come with all the new energy-efficient features? Then, you look for alternative methods to go green and, not only minimize your household bills but also conserve the planet’s resources. There are a number of ways to make your home more energy-efficient. Below are a few easy methods you can consider when going green.

Using Your Pension Funds Wisely

As you approach retirement, your thoughts will automatically shift from saving your pension to how you will utilize it.  Retirement funds need to be utilized wisely as, unless you have a part-time job, this will be your main source of income for a long time.  This requires you to pay special attention to drawing up a spending plan.  This plan depends on your lifestyle.  How do we wish to live?  Lavishly or frugally?  The best way to utilize your pension is to live within your means without too much overspending and considering proper options.  This does not mean you should compromise on various aspects of good living.  Below are a few methods that can be considered in using your pension funds wisely, so that it lasts a long time.

Choosing to Live in a Manufactured Home

In the past, active adults had no choice about the homes they had to live in. Now, however, they have a wide variety of choices available thanks to all of the various senior retirement communities that have been developed across the United States. These superb senior homes come in a variety of types. They include cottages, ranch style homes, bungalows, apartments, condominiums, and chalets etc. As an active adult, you have a choice of homes available to you in a variety of communities. One of the options is the manufactured homes.

Quit now if you are Still Stuck on the Stick

Quit now if you are Still Stuck on the Stick

According to the CDC, one in every five deaths in the United States is related to cigarette smoking. 443,000 deaths occur annually from first-hand or second-hand smoke inhalation. With all these statistics available, people are still smoking. The question is, “why can’t we just quit?”

Do you Know Why it’s Difficult to Quit Smoking?

Many people would have tried quitting cigarettes only to come back to it, sometime later. Have you ever wondered why? This is because nicotine, one of the main ingredients in cigarettes, is highly addictive. Nicotine stimulates the pleasure sensors in the brain. Discontinuation of cigarettes results in withdrawal symptoms. This can prompt you to smoke again simply to get out of the withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms vary from person to person. You may feel ill as if you have the flu, suffer from aches and pains, and the craving for a cigarette will be incredible. Because you are unable to get a cigarette, you will become irritable and have all sorts of other problems that include the inability to sleep and fatigue. You will also have difficulty concentrating without lighting up, and headaches etc. may plague you.

Northeast United States

The Northeast region of the United States consists of eleven states.  The oldest and largest being the home of the Big Apple, officially known as The Empire State (New York).  Rhode Island is the smallest state in the northeast region.  Six states in the northeast are known together as the New England states.  These are Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire.  The Middle Atlantic States, which are the last five, comprised of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania.  The northeast part of the United States is connected in the north by Canada and east by the Atlantic Ocean. The American South borders the southernmost part of the northeast region and the American Midwest borders the west.  More than 2/3 of the American population resides in the northeast region of the United States.  The northeast states are rich in history as all these states belonged to the Thirteen Colonies although Maine and Vermont were part of other colonies before independence.

happy senior couple hiking on the mountain park

Hiking is a Fantastic Pastime for Seniors

Hiking in beautiful natural environments can freshen up the mind and the body. It is very beneficial for over 55 people who like to keep their bodies fit for a couple of decades more. If you have experienced the joys of hiking, you know how enjoyable a day hike on a trail through breathtaking views of beautiful wooded areas or through a savanna landscape can be. Seniors who are beginners at hiking should first think about their capabilities and the limitations. While the lighter physical activities like walking and hiking on established trails, sightseeing, fishing and boat trips are good for the health of seniors, strenuous activities such as trekking, biking, and rock climbing are not suitable for those having hypertension or a history of heart problems.

senior couple doing the income tax declaration online

Georgia Tax Benefits for Seniors

More and more retirees are considering moving to the wonderful state of Georgia. Why? Apart from all that ‘the Goober state’ has to offer, Georgia also has excellent tax benefits for seniors. If you are senior over the age of 65, you would understand the lure of Georgia. Most seniors live on a fixed income. Taxes and other extra expenses can cut into their income and lifestyle. This is one of the main reasons why seniors are moving to Georgia.