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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.

Staying Busy during Retirement

All those days of working 7 days a week and doing so almost the whole day are now behind you. The time you spent working and being busy is now considered as your “free” time. But, instead of sitting back and relaxing, you find yourself bored to death. What will you do with your newfound freedom? Apparently, lots of things….. Here are five of them.

2021 New Years Resolution

New Year’s Resolutions for Active Adults

The end of the old year and the dawn of a new… This is when most of us decide to make New Year’s resolutions. What are your New Year’s resolutions? Have you decided to take up something good and give up something bad? If you have not, then this is the best time to do so. Here are five resolutions you can consider sticking to in 2021.

Resolve to Eat More Healthy Foods – Many of us tend to think twice about preparing meals, especially when it is for only one. So, we will consider throwing together some processed foods that are easy to make. Although easy, these come with a load of health issues that you really should try and avoid. So, this coming year, make a promise to eat more healthy foods.

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.

Tips For Your Healthiest Holiday Yet

Tips For Your Healthiest Holiday Yet

If the holiday season has thrown a wrench in your daily routine, you’re not alone. Never has the term burning daylight been more fitting as we try and fit wellness in between gift shopping, spending time with family, and attending social engagements. Making your health a priority this time of year sounds easier said than done, but putting your best foot forward means putting yourself first. Nowadays healthy living is associated with fancy tonics, trendy superfoods, and endless spin classes, but creating realistic health goals you’ll WANT to stick with can be simple to do with these everyday tips.

What NOT to Gift Grand Kids this Christmas

What NOT to Gift Grand Kids this Christmas

The gift-giving season is upon us once again. One of the greatest traditions, and one that brings us closer to our grandkids, is the tradition of gift-giving. This is part of the magic of Christmas. You don’t have to buy the most expensive gift for your grandchild. Instead, the gift just needs to be thoughtful and given with plenty of love. But, no matter what, here are a few gifts you really should NOT gift your grandkids this Christmas.

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.