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Get a Jumpstart on Your Retirement Plan

According to an article published by San Diego University, your “golden years” or the Third Age, are linked to better self-esteem, well-being, and feelings of stability. This phase of life post-retirement is for many a period of reflection, and planning for the future especially when it comes to where, and when? Healthy lifestyles and self-awareness have active seniors looking, and feeling better than ever with thoughts of getting older on the distant horizon. In the same way that keeping a first-aid kit on hand is a good idea in case of illness or injury, knowing that your home and community will be ready for you in the coming years is peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

It isn’t as motivating to prepare when you’re feeling robust, but life happens, and having a safety net that’s ready to catch you is something to consider. Financial planning is critical, but evaluating your living environment is going to have the greatest impact on day to day life. Do you live in a rural location far from medical facilities, and shopping or in an apartment with stairs? As comforting as aging in place is, remaining in your current home may not be realistic in the long term placing the burden on both you, and your family.

Bon Ayre by Lenape Builders

Bon Ayre is an active adult living community in the small and peaceful town of Smyrna, Delaware which was recently ranked 31st overall in 100 Best Small Towns in America. Bon Ayre is one of the best retirement communities in Delaware as it offers a serene and relaxing ambiance. Its calm surroundings and four gorgeous climates make the best Delaware living for the adult community.

For an active adult and lifestyle community, great amenities are very essential. Bon Ayre actually features a community building with a clubhouse, exercise room, large meeting room, card room, and billiard room- perfect for the retirees’ active lifestyle. Moreover, Delaware is known for its gorgeous beach resorts, museums, leisure parks, wildlife refuges, and historic places. It is also home to various festivals and fun events.

Should Snowbird Travel Should You Rent or

Snowbird Travel Should You Rent or Buy?

Playing golf in the dead of winter instead of being huddled around the fireplace has prompted active adults to seek refuge in warm, sunny destinations like Florida, California, and Arizona. If this is your first snow season, and you’re considering a part-time residence, is it more practical to rent or buy?

Each option has its perk. On one hand, homeownership is a rewarding investment with the benefit of tax deductions, building equity, and being a master of your own domain in terms of customizing your home. The downside to owning a seasonal home is less freedom to pick up and change locations, and if you don’t live in a 55+ community that offers home maintenance, your lawn may be really overgrown by the time you get back. Alternatively, a condo or apartment might be a great choice since many of these complexes provide maintenance services and the added security of a multi-unit dwelling. If you have a go-to destination that you love to return to each year, delving into the buyers market might be your best bet from a financial standpoint.

Beating the Winter Blues

Beating the Winter Blues

Transitioning into the winter solstice means even shorter days and chillier weather that makes us want to huddle under a blanket with a plate of cookies instead of making a green smoothie, and tackling a morning workout. Seasonal Affective Disorder is better known as S.A.D is the culprit behind the case of the blues many people experience this time of year and leaves many of us feeling lackluster and unmotivated. The good news is that you’re not alone, and there are some great tips to get you out of hibernation mode, and feeling your best.

Are You Ready For Ski Season?

Are You Ready For Ski Season?

This winter you could do the stationary bike or treadmill thing, but if you’re lucky enough to find some snow this season, hitting the slopes is an exhilarating way to stay fit, and take advantage of the senior discounts offered by many ski resorts across the country. High altitude adventures aren’t just for kids, and boomers are tackling their Olympic freestyle dreams one mountain at a time.

Innovative Technologies for Seniors

Innovative Technologies for Seniors

According to the Pew Research Center, 71% of web-savvy seniors use the internet on a near-daily basis. Whether for entertainment, social media, or business, technologies like smartphones, and tablets have become commonplace amongst today’s active adults. Keeping in touch with friends, and loved ones via the internet, or reading digital versions of books, and magazines is easy, and practical. For seniors opting to age in place, the latest, and greatest tech gadgets can be life-saving, and a convenient way to perform daily tasks such as managing appointments and keeping up on medication schedules.

So You’re Retired: Where to Next?

So You’re Retired: Where to Next?

Remember that game where you threw a dart at a map, and that’s where you ended up? Deciding where to retire can feel a bit like that. Do you stay in your hometown, become a European ex-pat, or move closer to the family? When you’re caught up in the minutiae of which location has the finest healthcare, the best weather, plentiful amenities it can get a bit overwhelming. To make the transition towards a fulfilling retirement, here are some important factors boomers should be adding to their checklists.

Weight Training For a Healthy Brain

Next time you go to the gym, you might want to skip your treadmill workout in favor of a few bicep curls. Researchers are linking weight training to better brain function, and a lower risk of diseases such as dementia, and Alzheimer’s. It’s a known fact that physical fitness and longevity go hand in hand, but resistance training is proving to be particularly beneficial for older adults. Baby boomers are getting younger by the second, surpassing millennials in many aspects including signing up for gym memberships. Fitness centers across the country are seeing an increase in 55+ members, many becoming personal trainers.