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Walking and Jogging Keeps Active Adults Fit

It is common knowledge that exercise keeps you healthy.  Exercise is required for proper blood circulation, controlling your weight, combating heart disease, improving your mood, and the best news – it delays aging.  Engaging in at least half an hour of physical activity every day can be extremely beneficial. What generally happens, in reality, is that even if you have paid attention to keeping fit during your 20’s, 30’s and 40’s – when you reach age 55+, most people tend to let go of a fitness regime.  However, it is especially important for seniors to stay fit and healthy with proper exercise. This does not mean you have to jump around and exert yourself excessively.  It means that half an hour of moderate exercise such as walking or jogging will suffice to give you health benefits.  Furthermore you, as a person over the age of 55, should be careful about your joints.  Therefore, it is highly beneficial for you to consider walking and light jogging instead of any other high impact exercises.

Seniors enjoying playing golf

Find the Best Golf Course Communities for Active Adult Senior Living

When it comes to purchasing the perfect retirement home, there are many things to consider.  However, you no longer have the pressures of living closer to schools, being near your workplace or looking for a home big enough to accommodate parents, kids, and pets as well.  As you reach the empty nester phase of life, finding a perfect home for retirement living should involve selecting a home that offers you opportunities for an enjoyable and active lifestyle.  If you are interested in a lifestyle that includes country clubs, golf courses and neighbors who will join you in a round of golf, then you should certainly look consider a golfing community that is 55 plus age-restricted, or age-targeted for active adults.

There are many benefits to be gained by playing golf.  For one thing, you will be breathing clean, fresh air.  In addition, you will be physically active for at least four hours on a beautiful, sunny day.  Although golfing is not as strenuous and active like swimming or taking a brisk walk, it does provide you with the physical activity you need to get your blood circulation in motion and it’s great for clearing your mind of the daily stresses of life.  If you choose to walk the 18 holes instead of taking a cart, the health benefits of your round of golf are multiplied!  Playing golf is easy on the joints and does burn a significant amount of calories, while also allowing you the social opportunities to bond with your golfing partners. There are many Active Adult Communities that provide 55+ retirees the opportunity to pursue their love for the game of golf. Check out three of the best-golfing communities that are ideal for active and enjoyable senior living.

Using Your Pension Funds Wisely

As you approach retirement, your thoughts will automatically shift from saving your pension to how you will utilize it.  Retirement funds need to be utilized wisely as, unless you have a part-time job, this will be your main source of income for a long time.  This requires you to pay special attention to drawing up a spending plan.  This plan depends on your lifestyle.  How do we wish to live?  Lavishly or frugally?  The best way to utilize your pension is to live within your means without too much overspending and considering proper options.  This does not mean you should compromise on various aspects of good living.  Below are a few methods that can be considered in using your pension funds wisely, so that it lasts a long time.

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.

Houston, Texas

Why Houston Will Be Your Best Move Yet

When they said everything was bigger in Texas, they were probably referring to Houston. Whether you want to call it H-Town or Magnolia City, Houston’s sheer size in terms of population, and geographic stats pales in comparison to places like New York City, and Los Angeles. Ranked the #1 creator of jobs in the nation, with an affordability factor you won’t find in most cosmopolitan destinations, America’s 4th largest city caters to everyone from urban cowboys, and sports fans, to affluent sophisticates – but when it comes to the BBQ scene neither is likely to argue about how amazing it is.

If you’re considering a metropolitan retirement, Houston is a worthy contender. Home to the world’s largest medical facility, Texas Medical Center, and named one of the top 20 cities to retire by Smart Asset, Houston’s nest egg friendly climate scores big with baby boomers. Nothing is more exciting than the bright lights of downtown, but if retreating to the burbs is more your scene, Movoto listed Webster, and Shenandoah in its “best of” list for not just livability, but for their high percentages of senior amenities, and the number of active adults 65 or better. With a median home value of 179,400 according to Zillow, no state income tax, as well as low energy rates, this city gives you more bang for your buck.

Experience the Heart of Texas Hill Country

Texas Hill Country is home to many charming towns, but Georgetown’s nostalgic setting seems frozen in time. It’s one of those places that captures a bygone era of neighborliness and an old-fashioned sense of community. Located just 26 miles north of Austin, Georgetown is a treasure trove of Lone Star history with three historic districts, beautifully preserved the Victorian architecture, and the oldest college institution in Texas, Southwestern University. Named one of the top 25 retirement destinations by CNN Money, and where the state’s largest 55+ community opened its doors, baby boomers continue to flock to Georgetown for the affordable lifestyle, and picturesque small town appeal.

From the fiery display of iconic red poppies, and pastoral farmland, to the San Gabriel River that flows through over thirty miles of scenic trails, and waterfront parks, Georgetown’s infinite charms need no introduction. Sunrise to sunset, fantastic weather attracts snowbirds, and locals to enjoy an abundance of outdoor recreation whether it’s hiking, exploring on two wheels, or taking a boat out onto Lake Georgetown. For active adults that like to mix it up a little, activities like disc golf, rock climbing, or an adrenaline pumping zip lining adventure could be just the ticket.

Del Webb Sweetgrass Now Open!

Del Webb Sweetgrass is now open in the thriving suburb of Richmond, Texas. Imagine coming home to a place that not only boasts maximum curb appeal, and high end design, but also every lifestyle amenity one could ever want within one neighborhood? Not only has this 55+ community exceeded expectations with it’s gorgeous homes, and prime location, but their motto of “loving life to the fullest” couldn’t be more true. From the zen like native landscape that greets residents at the entrance, to the wide range of activities offered, living here feels like being away from it all, while virtually having it all.

Located 15 mile from Houston, in Fort Bend County, this new Del Webb Community couldn’t get any sweeter. Buyers will find 10 single story home designs with elegant brick exteriors, covered entryways, and immaculate landscaping. Starting at $185,990, these beautiful homes feature 2-4 bedrooms, and 2-4 baths, attached two car garages, and range in size from 1,268-2,570 square feet. Sleek, contemporary kitchens open into expansive living spaces, and ample windows let in plenty of natural sunlight. Owners suites are spacious, and bright, with baths boasting granite counters, high quality cabinetry, and spa-like glass enclosed showers. Depending on the model, homeowners have options for thoughtful additions including flex spaces, island kitchens, and sunrooms. Details such as tray ceilings, and crown molding add the perfect finishing touch.

New Community: Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch

Everything’s bigger and Texas, and Taylor Morrison’s newly opened Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch is no exception. Part of the master-planned community of Cross Creek Ranch, Bonterra is a lush, and breathtakingly beautiful community for active adults 55, and better. From the moment residents drive through the gates of Cross Creek Ranch, a resort style setting surrounded by native landscaping, and waterfront views await. Bonterra will feature 700 single family homes each designed with impressive architectural details, and innovative design elements inside, and out. Baby boomers and empty nesters will have the luxury of their own resort-inspired amenities as well as those within the master planned community of Cross Creek Ranch itself.

Located in the charming small town of Fulshear in Fort Bend County, active adult residents will be near unique shopping, and dining with the close-knit atmosphere this destination is known for. Just over 30 miles away, the metropolis of Houston offers exciting attractions and entertainment for a day trip or a night on the town. From sports venues to outdoor recreation, Fort Bend County, and Katy offer a wealth of activities from the Sugar Land Ice and Sports Center, and Equestrian Center, to Historic Downtown Richmond, and Brazos Bend State Park.