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Importance of Pets for Healthy Happy Senior Living

As we grow older, the need to feel loved and cared for, and to feel appreciated and needed will heighten but not dwindle. Although the family may provide us with these feelings and emotions, one of the best ways of feeling needed and appreciated is by having a pet. These pets can come in canine or feline forms but there are also other pet options. Whether you raise a cat or a dog or a bird or any other pet, they are dependent on their owners for their lives and in return, they provide their owners with the feelings that they are needed, loved, and appreciated. Apart from these feelings, pets add to the lifestyle of any human, whether or not they are seniors.

Green Eco Living

55+ Senior Living in Green Communities

With global warming and environmental pollution being a much-discussed topic these days, are you wondering of how to go green when you are looking for relocating after 55+? If you want to contribute to a greener world, then start from where you are going to live in your retired years. If you are of retirement age and looking for that perfect home where you can live in peace and tranquility, then choose a green community. Here are a few points to help you in your green quest.

Maintenance-free living

Help for Seniors to Deal with Winter Aches and Pains

Extra soreness and pain is almost guaranteed in senior lives during the cold winter months. If you have arthritis, welcome to the world of pain. Apart from arthritis pain, you may be plagued with colds, flus, and all other ailments that occur in winter. Although winter is a time of joy, your aches and pains can significantly hamper your joy towards the season. So, are you ready to give in and feel sick or would you wish to battle it out and come out winning?

Northeast United States

The Northeast region of the United States consists of eleven states.  The oldest and largest being the home of the Big Apple, officially known as The Empire State (New York).  Rhode Island is the smallest state in the northeast region.  Six states in the northeast are known together as the New England states.  These are Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire.  The Middle Atlantic States, which are the last five, comprised of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania.  The northeast part of the United States is connected in the north by Canada and east by the Atlantic Ocean. The American South borders the southernmost part of the northeast region and the American Midwest borders the west.  More than 2/3 of the American population resides in the northeast region of the United States.  The northeast states are rich in history as all these states belonged to the Thirteen Colonies although Maine and Vermont were part of other colonies before independence.

happy senior couple hiking on the mountain park

Hiking is a Fantastic Pastime for Seniors

Hiking in beautiful natural environments can freshen up the mind and the body. It is very beneficial for over 55 people who like to keep their bodies fit for a couple of decades more. If you have experienced the joys of hiking, you know how enjoyable a day hike on a trail through breathtaking views of beautiful wooded areas or through a savanna landscape can be. Seniors who are beginners at hiking should first think about their capabilities and the limitations. While the lighter physical activities like walking and hiking on established trails, sightseeing, fishing and boat trips are good for the health of seniors, strenuous activities such as trekking, biking, and rock climbing are not suitable for those having hypertension or a history of heart problems.

senior couple doing the income tax declaration online

Georgia Tax Benefits for Seniors

More and more retirees are considering moving to the wonderful state of Georgia. Why? Apart from all that ‘the Goober state’ has to offer, Georgia also has excellent tax benefits for seniors. If you are senior over the age of 65, you would understand the lure of Georgia. Most seniors live on a fixed income. Taxes and other extra expenses can cut into their income and lifestyle. This is one of the main reasons why seniors are moving to Georgia.

Best Places to Retire

What are Some of the Best Places to Retire?

When you reach retirement age, you may worry about where you should retire to.  These places should be safe with a very low crime rate, should have low taxes, low cost of living, reasonably priced homes with opportunities to stay active, plus have quality health care and good weather etc.  There are a number of states that provide you all of the above and more.  According to Forbes Magazine’s June issue of 2012, there are many places that are suitable for retiring.  Below are some of the best states to retire to.

New Mexico is not only Forbes’ best places to retire; it is also vouched for by us.  This is a state that has many things to offer a retiree.  It is an enchanted state with breathtaking sunsets and fabulous, delicious cuisine. With a low 4.9% income tax rate, fantastic weather, cultural diversity, low crime rate, and high-quality medical care, New Mexico is rated as the Top state for retirement. If you are interested in a life of fun and frolic with many activities and amenities, you should consider a retirement community in New Mexico. One of the best retirement communities in this great state is Del Webb at Mirehaven in Albuquerque. This gated community offers you high desert views, mountain trails and plenty of open space to make the most of your days. Homes are affordable, priced at mid $200’s and you can enjoy your day just relaxing by the pool in the 10,000+ sq. ft. clubhouse.  Life is easy, fun and exciting in New Mexico making it an ideal place to retire.

Taking Care of Mental Wellness with Reiki

Your mental health has a huge impact on your life. Good mental health ensures you are able to be a productive and happy person. You have a better self-image, better relationships, better sleep, and better physical health. Bottom line, to achieve an overall balance in your life, you need both physical wellness and mental wellness. You know physical wellness can be achieved through exercise and proper diet, but, what about mental wellness? What options are there to enhance your mental wellbeing and health? May we suggest you take a look at Reiki?

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a non-invasive, ancient form of healing. Reiki works on enhancing every aspect of your life. What Reiki does is that it uses the ancient art of healing using energy to balance the body and mind. This practice is extremely beneficial for your physical and mental health. It can be beneficial in relieving stress and increasing mental clarity. Reiki has been proven to help anyone with major or minor ailments. If you are worried about Reiki and whether it is safe, be assured that Reiki is practiced in many hospitals today. With Reiki, you are assured of inner peace and harmony. Reiki can heal and strengthen personal relationships. It helps relationships to grow and prosper. In a nutshell, it can increase your feeling of wellness and equilibrium.