Category Archives: Colorado

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?

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.

happy seniors talking about the good old days

Talking About The Good Old Days

Having Friends to Talk About the Good Old Days is Therapeutic and Enjoyable

Talking about good old days is a popular and pleasing pastime, especially when you get older. People usually begin talking about good old days when they are middle-aged. If you have had good old days you re-live them by telling others. Of course, you should be able to remember and recollect those happy moments you spent together with your family, friends loved ones and the places you visited. To keep yourself and your audience happy, and not to hurt the feelings of others, it may be necessary to edit the true happenings. Talking about the good old days is an art that you should learn. It is not only a pleasurable thing to do but also therapeutic. This is because keeping engaged in social interactions is vital for senior years to ensure good mental health and wellbeing.

Superb Colorado Active Adult Living in the Shadows of the Rockies

Selecting the right community to live in can begin a wonderful new chapter in your senior years.  The place you choose to nest will be your safe haven and hopefully be surrounded with the amenities that make life easy and fun to live an active life after 55+.  It will be a place with new friends and neighbors and a new way of life.

There are literally thousands of active adult communities located throughout the United States, affording you plenty of choices to find a state and community that you may have always wanted to or dreamed about living in.  You should consider the climate, the types of social and recreational activities and lifestyles supported by the community, the quality of the homes as well as the location and cost of the homes.

You may prefer to live in a sprawling large community with more than 1,000 residents or a cozy community with less than 100 homes.  The choice will depend in part on your personal preferences, but any type of Active Adult community will bring common benefits typically including access to a variety of amenities and activities as well as the chance to mingle with people from the same generations and with similar lifestyles.

Happy senior man and woman couple together playing golf on a course near a lake

​Why You Won’t Need a Gym Membership in Aurora

Colorado is home to an avid crowd of recreationists who’s license plate frames have one thing in common. They’d rather be skiing, golfing, boating, hiking, or anything else that indulges their spirit of adventure. Voted “The Most Active City in America” by BetterDoctor.com,  Aurora’s baby boomers are getting in their 10,000 steps (and then some), but then again,  standing in the shadow of the mighty Rockies is bound to inspire some serious motivation.  Twenty minutes south of Denver, Colorado’s third largest city has a reputation for outstanding quality of living, unbridled nature, and when it comes to experiencing that Rocky Mountain  High, the options are endless.

There’s Room to Roam

The first thing you’ll learn when you move to Aurora is your backyard goes on for miles. With over 5,000 acres of wide open space and 97 parks including everyone’s favorite, Cherry  Creek State Park, treadmill doldrums are history. From morning jogs to strapping a kayak to the roof of the car, outdoor recreation is infinite. Aurora Reservoir is a popular spot for any type of activity whether its scuba diving, canoeing, or cycling along a waterfront trail, while Quincy  Reservoir offers an urban playground with a 5-mile trail and plenty of serene fishing areas. If packing a pair of binoculars is more your style, abundant nature preserves from the Sand Creek  Riparian and Ponderosa Preserve to the sweeping prairie of Plains Conservation Center show  off the diversity of Aurora’s natural habitat.

senior couple at ski resort

Vail Is Nothing Short of Extraordinary

Wandering through alpine villages surrounded by fallen snow, twinkling lights, and a majestic snow capped mountain evokes visions of old world Switzerland, but this prized European inspired town can be experienced without a passport. Attracting visitors from all over the world, Vail Colorado is undoubtedly the most beloved ski resort town in the U.S, and is an absolute highlight for winter sports enthusiasts, and holiday travelers. Nestled amongst the Colorado Rockies, this breathtaking destination is best known as a mecca for avid skiers, and snowboarders, but if hitting the slopes isn’t your thing, Vail offers an abundance of year round activities from magical sleigh rides, and ice skating, to panoramic hiking trails.

Standing at an awe inspiring 11,570 feet at its peak, Vail Mountain is an evergreen studded paradise with more than 5,300 of varied terrain for outdoor lovers of all skill levels from advanced downhill skiers, to cross country beginners. Vail Village is at the heart of this small town where visitors will find primary ski lift access, the legendary Vail Ski Resort, and storybook streets lined with fine restaurants, unique shops, and day spas. The nearby villages of Lionshead, and Golden Peak also provide a gateway to the mountain along with luxurious lodging, ice rinks, and beautiful residential neighborhoods. A brilliant public transportation system runs past midnight giving visitors a convenient way to get around, and keeps its charming streets congestion free.

Healthy Living is the Heartbeat of Boulder

Boulder Colorado is synonymous with spectacular scenery, a focus on education, and most known for promoting a healthy lifestyle. Anyone who’s visited this city can say it doesn’t take much persuasion to get out into the mountain air. With views of the breathtaking Rocky Mountains and an undeniable energetic vibe, Boulder has a reputation for making an outdoor enthusiast out of just about anyone. Whether it’s hitting the slopes, or hiking the steepest summit, living the good life is savored one awe-inspiring view at a time. Named one of the best states to retire by CNN Money, Colorado is a haven for health nuts, artists, and anyone looking to put the “active” back into their daily life.

If someone in Boulder tells you to take a hike, the next question is where? From easy, to strenuous, hikers have 150 scenic trails to choose from, and the best part is being able to experience a fresh air adventure any time of year. The city sits 5,430 above sea level and boasts panoramic views of the Rockies, and the mystical Flatiron Mountains with over 300 days of sun for whatever outdoor adventure one can dream up. For someone with a passion for sports, and fitness, Boulder is at the top of the list for just about everything from cycling, and rock climbing, to kayaking, and cross-country skiing. Ranked one of the nation’s healthiest cities by USA Today, the opportunities to lead an active lifestyle are virtually limitless.

Rocky Mountain National Park Evokes Pure Magic

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better” – Albert Einstein.

There’s no denying the cathartic effect nature has on the mind and body, and one mountain retreat is known for being a place of true enlightenment. Attracting millions of visitors to its majestic, rugged beauty, Rocky Mountain National Park is a spectacular paradise where outdoor lovers will experience that signature Rocky Mountain High.

Since the Rocky Mountain National Park Act was signed in 1915, efforts to conserve and create what is now one our nation’s most sought after destinations has evolved into an almost infinite network of trails, roads, and diverse eco-systems inviting visitors to experience its unmatched spiritual beauty. Located within a few hours of Denver, nestled between Estes Park, and Grand Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park is home to breathtaking waterfalls, over 350 miles of hiking trails, and is a natural habitat for hundreds of wildlife, and plant species. More than 50 pristine lakes and streams ripple against the dense evergreen-studded shoreline, and offer the perfect venue for sports fishing, or enjoying a leisurely waterfront picnic.