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Keeping Fit Beyond Middle Age

Life, as it approaches the 55+ mark, leads to giving up on various activities, including working full time.  While retirement is part and parcel to life, it is meant to give you more time for doing things you want to do but never had the free time for.  While you may be letting go of certain routines, you should never give up your fitness routine.  Hitting the 55+ mark means you may not any longer be vigorously training 2 hours a day!  Yet, you still need to exercise so that you stay fit and trim.  You may not have had time to exercise with your busy schedule before.  However, now that you have the time in your retired life, it is suggested that you to carve out some time for exercise so that you can live beyond your middle age keeping fit as a fiddle.

Buying a Home

Things to Consider when Looking for a Home

Empty nesters may find their old homes too large or empty after their children have left their nests.  Folks often consider moving to a smaller home where they can enjoy the good life.  Many senior retirement communities offer a variety of styles of homes for your consideration.  These homes may feature two or three bedrooms, dens, separate living and dining areas or an open plan ‘great room’ concept, and two or three-car garages, etc.  However, your final choice may well depend on your budget and the expectations you have in our mind with regards to how you wish to live your 55+ lifestyle.  Here are some essential factors to consider before making your choice.

Location, Location, Location

Where would you like to live?  This is an important question.  Many baby boomers prefer to move to an area where they will be in proximity to existing friends and neighbors.  This means you have to select a community close to your neighborhood.  However, if you are not really interested in staying in touch, the sky is the limit.  Then, where do you wish to go?  What State?  Do you wish to live in sunny California in a community such as Barcelona by Shea Homes in Brentwood, where the sun shines nearly every day of the year, or Alaska’s Mountain Rose Estates, Palmer, where you could have snow for much of the year?  This is the first step to take before going any further in your investigations of an active adult community.

Budget

The next item on your agenda is your budget.  How much is too much for a home in a retirement community?  This depends on how much you are willing to spend to ensure a life of leisure and excitement.  Most communities you will find online are reasonably priced unless, of course, they are luxury communities.  However, luxury communities, such as Regency at Dominion Valley by Toll Brothers in Haymarket, VA, do have their comforts that make it all worthwhile.  But, you are in luck, as you may be able to find communities that sell homes, such as Trilogy at Redmond Ridge – Redmond, WA, where the starting price is just $150,000.

Requirements and Needs

You should not move into a community just because the price is right.  You should always consider a community where you get what you want.  Are you interested in playing golf?  If this is so, you should consider communities such as Trilogy at Verde River by Shea Homes in Rio Verde, AZ, Trilogy at Redmond Ridge in Redmond, WA, or Heather Gardens in Aurora, CO.  What type of adult community are you looking for?  Is it a resort-style community, waterfront community, or mountain community?  Should it be in proximity to doctors’ offices, a hospital, grocery store, pharmacy, etc.?  Once you consider these requirements and needs, you will be able to find a community that suits you.

There is nothing like an active adult community to spend your retirement years.  Each active adult community caters to a set of differentiated needs of 55+ active adults.  You will find fitness centers, pools, tennis courts, billiards, games, card rooms, and libraries in and around the clubhouses of these communities so that you never have to spend a dull day at home.

Many more active adult communities are available for your consideration through our website ActiveAdultLiving.com.  Visit our website to look at details on more than 8,500 communities and select the community that best fits your requirements.  We are sure you will find many that will accommodate your preferences.

Benefits of massage to seniors

Massage is Not Just a Touch of Luxury But a Healthy Therapy

Most often, when someone talks about a massage, it is considered something of a luxurious activity to be indulged in and be pampered. However, a professional massage session can bring many health benefits that include the reduction of stress and the boosting of the immune system. Staying active is one of the key features of a healthy lifestyle, and this begins to matter more and more as you age. You may consider walking, golf, jogging or swimming to help keep you active. Regular massage therapy to is a great way to be active and ensure better circulation and rejuvenation of your cells.

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.

Why shopping can be good for you and what impact it carries on your health

Shopping your Way to Good Health, Advice for Senior Living

Your health is certainly a very important aspect of your life. As you know, when you age, your health state becomes more delicate. So, if you have not been taking care to preserve your good health up to this point, now is essentially a time to consider it and no time to spare either. While various healthy diets and all forms of suitable exercises are in the cards, have you thought of how to shop your way to good health? How can it affect your health? Yes, it can affect our wealth, if we go overboard in shopping sprees but how would our health be linked? Here are some insights into why shopping can be good for you and what impact it carries on your health.

seniors with pet dog

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.

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.