Category Archives: Maine

A Coastal Life for the Active Adults

Did you know that living near the ocean has a number of health benefits, especially for those entering the 55+ age phase in life? The sound of the waves itself is known to relax the mind and take away the stresses of life. This form of relaxation is better than the relaxation you will get at a spa!  The sea air enables you to sleep better and time at the coast gives you the opportunity to obtain a tan which is beneficial for getting vitamin D.  Sea air is also thought to be beneficial for many who suffer from allergies. The sea breeze is supposed to do wonders for asthma too. Sea baths are also beneficial for many skin issues that no ointment or cream is able to.

New England’s Coastal Jewel

When you’re sitting beneath a sapphire blue sky looking out upon a sparkling boat studded harbor, you know you’ve found a special place. Camden Maine is the storybook New England town everyone dreams about, beloved for its close-knit community, unique local shops, restaurants, and panoramic views of Penobscot Bay. Although Maine is best known for summer holidays spent kayaking, hiking, and eating gourmet ice cream, this captivating destination has an ever-changing seasonal beauty. “Where the mountains meet the sea,” as they say, defines a historic coastal town made famous for its stunning peninsulas, lush trees, and friendly locals.

Camden is quintessentially New England both romantic, and adventurous where visions of lighthouses, a rugged coastline, and an expansive network of trails offers active adults the outdoor experience of a lifetime. Whether it’s taking a day trip on a schooner through the pristine waters of Penobscot Bay, hiking and mountain biking through Camden Hills State Park, or heading to the Camden Snow Bowl to board a toboggan, abundant outdoor recreation goes from spring to mid-winter. Nature lovers can go all out on a cliff diving venture, or enjoy a picturesque picnic in Barrett’s Cove Park, but however one chooses to immerse themselves in the Maine lifestyle, the magic is in the landscape. Named one of Maine’s top travel destinations by Fodor’s for its postcard-worthy scenery, and popularity with tourists, Camden draws visitors to its maritime charms all year long.

Portland Maine: A City to Sink Your Roots Into

The secret lies in the charm, and small town vibe of this New England destination. Portland’s eclectic downtown areas, and rugged coastline beckons boomers, and retirees to experience its rich history, cultural attractions, and who can forget the infamous lighthouses, and lobster rolls? Named one of the nations most affordable cities by AARP, and featuring twenty six active adult communities, 55+ boomers will find Maine’s largest city to be the perfect place to explore picturesque scenery, enjoy outdoor recreation, and savor a life of leisure in a town designed for all ages.

Adopting its namesake from England’s Isle of Portland, this east coast gem became a member of AARP’s age friendly community roster in August of 2014. With plenty of outdoor space to take a bike ride, enjoy a stroll, or do some shopping, it’s no surprise that Portland is an idyllic location to age in place. The median home listing price is $395,495 according to Trulia, which is surprisingly less expensive than most cities along the east coast, and depending on income, seniors 62+ may be eligible for subsidized housing assistance. ITNPortland is the city’s efficient public transit system serving those 65 and better, or disabled individuals. Providing affordable discounted fares, and door to door assistance, getting around the city is made easy, and accommodating.