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Best States for Retiring

Born in one place, educated somewhere else, worked in many different places, including foreign postings and now it is time to settle down for your retirement. This is not an uncommon situation today. The past few decades have changed the world so much that we have so many options when we have to take a decision regarding our lives.

A view of the skyline Austin, Texas at twilight

Focusing on Texas for Active Adult Communities

Many baby boomers are left wondering where to set up residence once their children move off to college.  With 50 States plus the District of Columbia to choose from, the choice can get very difficult.  How do you choose a place to plant your roots for an enjoyable and active life during your empty nester phase?  And, more to the point, where?  Various States in the US are suitable for many different tastes and lifestyles.  We’re delighted to be featuring one big and very exciting and entertaining State.  Texas!

What to Expect from an Active Adult Community

An active adult community is an ideal choice for baby boomers reaching 55+.  They are communities where you can pursue your hobbies and passions that you may have put off up until now because you were too busy and saddled with work and family commitments.  Active retirement communities help you forget the burdens that came along with maintaining a home and let you relax and interact with like-minded individuals.  These communities add a whole new meaning to the words “independent and relaxed living”.  You have likely heard by now that more and more of your friends are moving into active retirement communities.  You may also be considering a move into a community that may help you get over loneliness and boredom and help you maintain your independence.  If you are considering a move to a retirement community, you should know what facilities and amenities a community of this type should provide you.

Why do Some Retirees Prefer Urban Living?

Although a major portion of baby boomers look for picturesque country settings, with resort-style amenities to retire to, there are some who do not wish to retire in the countryside. These boomers wish for the hustle and bustle of city living and will not venture far from the city when it comes to retirement options. You have to wonder about the appeal of urban living for these seniors. Why do some retirees prefer urban living as the best of Active Adult Living for their 55+ life?

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.

Cycling or Walking – Which one is Better for the Active Adult?

The value of an active lifestyle cannot be underestimated especially with the onset of aging. An active life inclusive of regular exercise keeps your energy levels high, enables you to be independent and also prevents the onset of aches and pains. Many over 55 active adults either go for a brisk walk or bike a few days a week. But, do you know which form of exercise is the most beneficial for you?

suburban neighborhood in florida seen from high up

What are 55+ Communities?

We have all heard of people who retire to 55+ communities, about all the fun they have playing tennis and lazing around the pool and how much they enjoy their independent lives of relaxation. But, what exactly are 55+ communities, and how do active adults select the right community?

Health Tips for Seniors: How to Strengthen Aging Muscles

One of the greatest concerns associated with aging is the loss of muscle strength and tone. As we age, it becomes harder to keep our muscles healthy. These muscles get smaller and lose their density, decreasing the strength in our muscles and increasing the likelihood of fracture if we fall. What we must realize is that we can still strengthen our muscles and stay fit if we take a few minutes every day to do some muscle-strengthening exercises. A healthy diet in conjunction is a must as well.