Category Archives: Nevada

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.

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.

Reno Nevada

There’s More to Reno Than Rolling the Dice

Showy desert sunsets, the glitz of Harrah’s and Circus Circus illuminating the night sky, hundreds of hot air balloons racing to the finish line – Nevada’s “Biggest Little City in the  World” is a jackpot not to be missed. Most associate Reno with trying their luck at a slot machine or feeling the rumble of Hot August Nights beneath their feet, but behind all the vivid neon glamour is a culturally rich, highly livable city abundant in natural beauty. An ideal city for any age, Reno is a fantastic spot for retirees, or empty nesters to take a vacation or perhaps find the home of their dreams in a 55+ community, but whatever brings them to this buzzing little metro they’ll discover it’s not just about cashing in their chips.

New Home Community Heritage at Cadence, NV

The Mojave Desert oasis of Henderson has earned kudos for being the second safest city to live according to Forbes, as well as being a member of AARP’s list of age-friendly communities. Offering a wealth of attractions, recreation, and affordable housing, it’s no surprise this hot spot for snowbirds, and retirees is also home to the new home community of Heritage at Cadence. Situated within the picturesque master planned community of Cadence, this premier community is uniquely designed from the guard gated entrance to Lennar’s thoughtful innovations, and signature design elements to indulge active adult buyers.

This expansive new home community features a 20,000 square foot recreation center designed with active adults in mind boasting an indoor, and outdoor resort style pool, exercise classes, a ballroom, billiard room, and more! Heritage has it’s very own cafe where 55+ residents can relax with a cappuccino after an invigorating workout, and provides plenty of space to host a gathering. Designed for the ideal lifestyle, Cadence gives residents an extensive array of fresh air amenities with a fifty-acre park, a bike share program, and an abundance of open areas to take a walk or enjoy a picnic.

Regency at Summerlin is a Class Act

Toll Brothers has done it again with their debut of Regency at Summerlin, a 55+ master planned oasis part of Summerlin’s 450 acre Cliffs Village development featuring contemporary new home designs, resort style amenities, and the attention to detail this builder is known for. From executives, to retirees, Regency at Summerlin provides the low maintenance, carefree lifestyle active adults desire in a home.

With over 425 single family homes priced in the 400-600’s, and ranging from 1,665 to 2,424 square feet, Regency’s featured collections include the Summit, Palisades, and Pinnacle, each with three gorgeous floor plans, and high quality finishes throughout. Perfect for hosting family, and friends, home options include spacious great rooms, covered outdoor entertaining areas, and gourmet kitchens to allow one’s culinary imagination to run wild. Indoor, outdoor living is made seamless with wide sliding doors that transition into backyard living spaces ideal for weekend barbecues, or relaxing after a busy day. Buyers will also find oversized garages, low maintenance landscaping, and streamlined modern architectural details.

There’s More to Nevada than Vegas

Nevada’s claim to fame is Sin City, its arid desert climate, and the Biggest Little City in the World aka, Reno. What most people don’t know, is retirement living in the Silver State offers every amenity imaginable, with outdoor recreation that ranges from cross country skiing, and hiking to fishing, and paddle boarding. According to AARP, the 65 and better demographic is projected to increase by 264% by 2030, making Nevada a hot spot for baby boomers in the market for a retirement destination. From age friendly Henderson, to gorgeous Sierra Nevada views, retirees will ask themselves what isn’t there to do?

Bordered by California, Arizona, Utah, Oregon, and Idaho, Nevada’s geography is varied with majestic mountain ranges, vast deserts, and lake regions. Nevada actually means covered in snow, and lives up to its namesake with areas like Kirkwood Mountain Resort, and Mount Rose. Named one of the sunniest states to retire by U.S News & World Report, Nevada is one of the driest states in the country, boasting nearly 300 days of sun annually. Summer temperatures vary, with Las Vegas well over 100 degrees, and high 80’s and 90’s in the state capitol of Carson City. Snowfall ranges from a gentle dusting to a white-out ideal for 55+ ski enthusiasts, and snow shoers.

Age Friendly Living In Henderson Nevada

Listed the second safest city by Forbes, and rich in amenities, and entertainment, it’s no surprise that Henderson Nevada became the destination of choice for Del Webb’s luxury 55+ community of Sun City Anthem. Henderson is the state’s second largest city, and caters to boomers, and retirees offering a wealth of attractions, recreation, and affordable housing. This Mojave Desert oasis became a member of AARP’s age friendly communities in 2015, and is committed to proving an active, and accommodating lifestyle with an efficient public transportation system, and programs designed for older adults.

Becoming a member of AARP’s list of age friendly communities means cities are dedicated to serving all age groups, with services, and amenities available to seniors, and retirees. Henderson’s 29,667 square foot Heritage Park Senior center has it all for active lifestyles with everything from a fitness center, and dance room, to a commercial kitchen, cafe, and wellness center. Available to anyone 50 or better, this facility is a great place to escape the desert heat.