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55+ and Hating Computers? Here are Some Encouragements to Brush up Your Techy Skills

Technology is becoming a part of our everyday life whether we like it or not. As seniors, we may not wish to embrace this new concept, but what choice do we have. As the saying goes “we have to move with the times, or be left behind”. So, what should seniors do? Do we embrace technology and learn all we can on how to operate a computer and its many search engines? Yes! Let’s become more tech-savvy and “chat” with our friends on Skype, be “friendly” on Facebook and stay connected with family, friends, and caregivers through the internet while learning all we can about what this great invention can do.

Live Long and Prosper in an Active Adult Community

Many baby boomers today are planning hard to retire to a community where they can make the most of their retirement years.  These baby boomers are making the right move.  They know that retirement communities provide them the resources and the amenities they need to make sure that they live long and prosper.  What makes them wise to this secret formula of good health, fun, and joy?  How is it possible to live long and prosper in an active adult community?

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.

Gardening as a Stress Reliever for Active Adults

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Gardening as a Stress Reliever for Active Adults

Most people think retirement means no stress and no worries. How wrong they are! Just because you retire does not mean your life is stress-free. Although work-related worries and stress may disappear, there are other worries and stressors that occur in your life. For example, you may have an ill sibling or child. You may have financial worries. You may also have an illness that worries or bothers you constantly. Stress is a part of everyday living. However, it is how you handle the stress that matters.

Mental Exercises to Keep Your Mind From Aging

Mental Exercises to Keep Your Mind From Aging

The days of having a mind as sharp as a tack are falling behind you. Those days you could remember all your friends’ phone numbers easily. Now you can barely remember your own phone number let alone the entire list of contacts. How often do you have to go through your phone book to look up a number you could have dialed in your sleep? How often do you miss your children’s or friends’ birthdays and find yourself buying belated birthday cards? A little bit of forgetfulness does not mean you are on the fast track to Alzheimer’s. It is nature’s way of reminding you that, sadly, yes, you are aging. But wait. Before you start feeling sorry for yourself, think about what you can do to prevent further memory lapses.

Five Ways of Minimizing Stress in Your Life

Many people assume retired seniors have absolutely no stress. They have a pension, don’t have work-related problems, etc. How can they have stress? How wrong they are! Seniors experience heaps of stress. These are related to bill payments, mortgages, debts and medical problems. If you are a senior, and you are reading this article, here are a few ways to minimize stress in your life.

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Questions for Active Adults Considering Snowbird Rentals

If you are looking for snowbird rentals this late in the season, you may have to work hard at it. Do not despair! If you are very, very lucky, you just may find the perfect snowbird rental this year. So, we suggest you get on it now without wasting any time and also consider next year too.

Hot Winter Travel Destinations for 55+ Seniors

Hot Winter Travel Destinations for 55+ Seniors

Life, for many retirees, is all about enjoying the golden years. This means you don’t have to spend this winter, in your over 55 communities, watching snowdrift up on your roof and fight the icy highways. This winter, you have many options to choose from where the sun shines warmly all winter.