Category Archives: Arizona

3 Minutes a Week of Exercise for Better Health – Is that All?

Active adults, who do not have the time to exercise for long hours, will be happy to hear recent research has indicated that short bursts of intense exercise have many health benefits. Yes, it is true! All you need to do is take three minutes off your busy schedule to do some high-intensity training (HIT), a week for four weeks, and you will start seeing the benefits. For example, in some research institutes, participants experienced an average of 24% insulin sensitivity with just 3 minutes of exercise. So, how do you do this? Let’s take a look.

Two smiling seniors walking with their dog in a forest in summer

55+ Healthy Living – Walking That Extra Mile

Exercise is a major health booster and essential for seniors who wish to lead a healthy life. Yes, it’s true that exercise is good for you whether you are 8 or 80, but at 80 you will realize the benefits it brings to you while when we are young, we hardly realize the need for it. One of the best methods of exercising is walking. Walking, at a brisk pace, for at least half an hour a day has significant health improvements. It is an ideal form of cardio exercise that can be engaged in, even when you have various health concerns. For you, as an active adult, the health benefits of walking are immense.

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.

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.

On The Greens - Manufactured Homes

Welcome to “On The Greens” Where Your Best Life Comes Manufactured

You deserve to retire in style -so whether your homebuying dreams include a wrap-around porch or space to entertain, the active adult community of On the Greens is putting the fab back in prefabricated. A far cry from the trailer on wheels you remembered as a kid, the craftsmanship of these beautiful manufactured homes takes the term “mobile home” and turns it on its ear. Not only do these custom homes rival their brick and mortar counterparts, but the engaging all-inclusive lifestyle offered makes this neighborhood a fantastic option as a primary residence or snowbird retreat.

Set amongst Sedona’s rust-hued rocks, and watchful eye of Mingus Mountain, Cottonwood is the perfect setting for 55 or better residents to bask in Arizona’s incredible year-round weather while being close to activities and entertainment – essential to any active lifestyle! This close-knit community features a collection of pre-owned, and new models, with options for 2-3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and spacious garages or carports. Architectural details such as nine-foot ceilings, granite countertops, recessed lighting, and elegant crown molding give a modern, yet timeless finish to each floor plan and age-friendly features including generously sized entryways take the hassle out of future renovations.

Chandler AZ

Making Snowbird Plans? Chase the Sun to Chandler Arizona

The 55+ set loves the Arizona lifestyle, and who can blame them? With cities like Chandler making it easy to settle in and spend more time out on the course, relaxing poolside or taking advantage of its robust job market, snowbirds, and full-time residents agree there’s no better place to jumpstart their next chapter. Just 20 minutes from Sky Harbor International, and  Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airports, and 22 miles outside the Valley of the Sun, Chandler is the suburb named one of Arizona’s best by, and has been a resounding favorite with a  growing number of technology, and manufacturing enterprises. Progressive, and brimming with activity, Chandler is all about having everything at arm’s reach.

Established in 1912 by veterinarian Alexander John Chandler after purchasing an 18,000-acre piece of land known as Chandler Ranch, agriculture played a key role in the city’s burgeoning economy. Not straying too far from its homegrown roots with events like the Chandler Ostrich  Festival paying homage to over a century of ranching history, Chandler has quickly grown into a high-tech Silicon Valley of sorts – home to business giants like PayPal, and Intel Corporation.  Not ready to call it quits, many baby boomers relocate to cities like this long before they plan to retire not just for the endless recreation, but also for the opportunity to launch new careers or explore entrepreneurship.

Sonoran Desert

Arizona’s Wild West is Alive and Kicking

Wickenburg – Chasing gold since 1863, and channeling the old west into the modern generation. Cowboys, rodeos, kicking up dust on horseback – the gold rush might be over but if you’re ready to trade your sneakers in for Spurs, this town’s got a saddle with your name all over it. Less than an hour from the Valley of the Sun, near the banks of the Hassayampa River, few places let you explore authentic mining remnants by day, and watch a world-class dance performance by night. Open spaces with room to roam, downtown streets straight from a John Wayne movie set, welcome to the “Dude Ranch Capital of the World.”

A glimpse into Arizona’s prosperous mining past, Vulture City, and abandoned Vulture Mine, is a glimpse into Wickenburg’s boom-town history. Tucked amidst the spectacular Sonoran Desert landscape, the spirit of the American West comes alive as you wander through the restored cabin of Henry Wickenburg, and Assay House – once a thriving business hub. From shopping along Frontier Street, and historic walking tours, to the Del Webb Center for the Performing Arts rolling out an exciting schedule of events, Wickenburg is anything but a tumbleweed scattered ghost town. The city’s economy flourished when the Santa Fe Railroad came to town, and visitors can learn more about Wickenburg’s rough and tumble glory days at the Old Santa Fe Rail Depot- turned visitor center.

Arizona Phoenix

Sun City and Beyond Phoenix is Still Topping the Charts

Over 300 days of sun, a new golf course to try every week, and silhouettes of ancient saguaros at dusk, sometimes diamonds are found in the middle of the desert— as in Phoenix Arizona, the birthplace of the country’s first ever active adult community, Sun City, and one of the trendiest destinations to ever hit the retirement scene. Named the Valley of the Sun, (leave your umbrella at home) and in the top most affordable cities to retire according to CBS News, this high energy city is ultra modern with state-of-the-art medical facilities, major sports, and entertainment venues, and has a winter climate that will make you the envy of your east-coast friends.

Aside from occasional monsoons which seem to dissipate as quickly as they roll in, year-round sunny days are why thousands of snowbirds leave their turtlenecks behind and flock to Arizona’s capital. Even during the dead of winter, temperatures hover around 60-70 degrees – shorts weather for the rest of the country, and idyllic for participating in an endless number of outdoor activities. From hiking Camelback Mountain, paddle-boarding through the Salt River, to cruising around downtown on a rental bike, and horseback riding through South Mountain Park’s winding trails (also the largest municipal park in the world), metro Phoenix has quite the adventurous side.