Category Archives: Baby Boomers

Find Your Happy Place In Naples Florida

Tax-friendly, and health-minded, Florida’s coastal lifestyle attracts droves of baby boomers from snowbirds to empty nesters with one city, in particular, coming out on top in all its white-sanded glory. Rated the number one city by the Gallup Well-Being index, and featured by Forbes, and Kiplinger as one of the best destinations to retire, Naples is as close to paradise as it gets.

Located 40 miles south of Fort Myers, this gulf town is one of the few places where balmy tropical breezes, flip-flops, and beach days are enjoyed even in the dead of winter. Retirees are not only attracted to the flawless aesthetic of Naples with its palm-lined streets, upscale plazas, and colorful Neapolitan architecture, but the lifestyle itself is one that promotes healthy living, rich culture, and a positive perspective. With a laid-back vibe, and clear aquamarine waves brushing up against the white sand, it’s easy to understand why they call it the Paradise Coast.

A Coastal Life for the Active Adults

Did you know that living near the ocean has a number of health benefits, especially for those entering the 55+ age phase in life? The sound of the waves itself is known to relax the mind and take away the stresses of life. This form of relaxation is better than the relaxation you will get at a spa!  The sea air enables you to sleep better and time at the coast gives you the opportunity to obtain a tan which is beneficial for getting vitamin D.  Sea air is also thought to be beneficial for many who suffer from allergies. The sea breeze is supposed to do wonders for asthma too. Sea baths are also beneficial for many skin issues that no ointment or cream is able to.

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.

Why Retired Seniors should Consider Volunteering

6 Reasons Why Retired Seniors should Consider Volunteering

Upon retirement, you may have considerations about volunteering. This is a great idea, although bear in mind, volunteering is not for everyone. In addition, although there are various types of volunteerism, you should be aware you may not be up to some forms of volunteerism. Therefore, you should always consider your strengths, abilities, and personality before proceeding. The final take on the subject is that although volunteering can be sometimes a challenge, it can be extremely rewarding.

Earning Extra Credit On Your Home

Tax season is here, and as a homeowner you’ll be checking off the list of deductions from paid interest to property taxes, but what about that new water heater you installed? Depending on the home improvement project, or modification, you may be eligible for a tax credit to start a vacation fund, or purchase that sofa set you’ve been eyeing.

Cosmetic Or Credit?
While applying a fresh coat of paint, or installing granite counter tops can boost the resale value of your home, they won’t qualify as a write off. According to Turbo Tax, improvements that change the aesthetic of the home like putting in a pool contribute to the structural appeal only, but can’t be counted as a deduction. On the flip side, making modifications to improve a home’s accessibility could pay off. Aging in place is becoming a popular trend with baby boomers, and renovations such as zero threshold showers, or opening up entryways to accommodate a wheelchair can be considered deductible medical expenses. Before you embark on a big change, it’s a good idea to consult with a financial advisor to help get the most out of your investment.

Coffee health benefits and risks

Is Coffee Healthy or Not for the Over 55 Active Adults?

We Americans are known for guzzling down at least 4 to 5 cups of coffee a day. This is apart from the cappuccinos, espressos, and the coffee lattes. There are varied views about the health benefits of coffee. Some may proclaim that coffee is bad for your heart while others say it is good. If you are an avid coffee drinker over the age of 55 and are worrying about your coffee consumption – handling all these positive and negative comments can be extremely confusing. Let’s take a look at some of the coffee’s health benefits and its health risks.

Coffee is a stimulant and falls into the same category as chocolates. Firstly, it should be noted that excessive consumption of anything can be harmful to your health. Having said that, getting a basic idea of what is good and bad about coffee will be beneficial in helping you make your mind up about whether to forego that morning pick-me-up with a strong cup of black coffee.

Focus on Indiana

Living in Indiana is a wise choice for seniors looking for retirement properties that are especially master-planned for over 55 retirees. This is a beautiful place, with plenty of things to see and do and with best of all, 55+ seniors are eligible for a tax deduction on the property and household income. In addition, you are not taxed on social security either. So, are you interested in considering Indiana to purchase your retirement properties? If so, you should know a bit about the state and various retirement villages and communities in this state. Here are some insights into what senior independent living in Indiana has to offer.

The Importance of Drinking Water

The Importance of Drinking Water for Seniors

Water is an all-important component in our lives.  Drinking water is vital to our health and lack of it for more than 24 hours becomes a life-threatening situation. 2/3 of the body consists of water and various tissues and organs in the body are made up of water.  As we age, there is a shifting in our need for water and thirst for water.  For example, you would notice that the less water you drink the less thirsty you are.  This can lead to dehydration and serious health complications.  If you are a senior, you should know water is essential for you and strive to consume it, even without a thirst cue coming from the body.