Category Archives: Baby Boomers

Why Choose an Age Restricted Community?

Sun City Arizona was the country’s first 55+ community and has since inspired the development of active adult communities coast to coast. While some residents are retirees, many are on the go baby boomers still working a 9-5 job, and seeking the active lifestyle, and amenities many communities provide. With the focus on a healthy, social lifestyle, calling them “senior” living communities might get you a few eye rolls since many resemble a resort getaway, they’re more like a 24/7 vacation.

According to the Housing for Older Persons Act or HOPA, eighty percent of units within an age-restricted community must be occupied by someone 55+ or better. Some communities set their minimum age requirement at 60+ which they are welcome to do so long as they satisfy HOPA regulations. Depending on the community, there is often a limit to how long younger visitors can stay so keeping the grandkids all summer might be an issue.

Is a Condo Lifestyle Right For You?

Downsizing, less maintenance, or desiring a second vacation home are just a few of the great reasons baby boomers and retirees are choosing condominium communities for their active lifestyles. Buying or renting a condo in a 55+ retirement community can be the perfect option to a single family home in terms of both price, and convenience. Some offer features such as underground parking, elevators, or a doorman, and many communities are located near exciting local attractions with amenities such as fitness centers, and clubhouses. If retiring the lawnmower, and show shovel sound like a great idea, then condo life could be for you!

Focus on State of Pennsylvania

Most baby boomers look for a change when they find their nests empty.  This can be a change of lifestyle, a change of hobbies or even a change of home.  Some may even consider uprooting themselves and moving to a whole new State.  This is an exciting and, often, the right decision for many 55+ adults.  If you have always wondered about making the “move” and doing so to the state of Pennsylvania, let us reiterate why this is an excellent idea. 

Focus on State of Tennessee

When you think of Tennessee, it is sure to conjure the image of Elvis, the late king of rock and roll. Yes, this is the place of his birth. However, Tennessee offers much more than rock and roll memories for you, especially if you are choosing to move to Tennessee for your retirement living. Tennessee is a state full of beauty, southern hospitality and serene weather. This is a state that offers just about anything for everyone. If you are considering moving to Tennessee in your retirement years, let us provide you a few more reasons to add more weight to your decision.  

Senior Dating

Are you Up for Dating after 50?

Dating in your 20s and 30s was complicated enough. Now, you may have to consider dating in your 50s. Does the idea give you goosebumps and a migraine? Fear not! It is not that difficult to date after 50 these days. And of course, let’s not forget the excitement, the chills and shivers, and happiness that comes with all the dating complications, when you find the right person to spend your time. There are many possible partners out there, doing the same thing as you; looking for some companionship in this later stage of life. However, being an empty nester reduces your chances of meeting possible dates through parental get-togethers. But, there’s good news! If you are living in a 55+ Active Adult Living community, there are plenty of opportunities to socialize and mingle with the same aged people, that you can meet new people. Or, you can try online dating.

Ideal Hobbies for 55+Plus Seniors

When you retire, the world is open to you to do many things; things you never thought you would have the time for or the freedom to do. Now that you are retired, are you finding home life a tad boring and dull? If so, consider taking up a good hobby. Yes, it can be a brand new hobby. Something that you may not ever consider in the first place… something, unlike your normal self… So, why not give a shot at one of these hobby ideas?

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.