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Richmond Virginia

How to Fall in love With Richmond

For a city first discovered in 1607, Richmond looks really good for its age. Victorian gothic architecture, federalist mansions, and hallowed Civil War battlefields mingle alongside more than half a dozen Fortune 500 companies and a fresh-faced collegiate crowd. Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia and is one of our country’s old cities, but despite being a metropolitan epicenter, there’s no paving over the remnants of its revolutionary past. Richmond is as intellectual as it is adventurous, so whether you’re a scholar, a foodie, or an outdoor maven, it’s hard not to fall for this kind of Southern charm.

Become an Art Aficionado – Who needs the Louvre when you have the Virginia Museum of Fine Art? Not only does this vast institution house more than 33,000 works of art, but visitors can also tour the exhibits 365 days a year, and never have to pay admission fees. Richmond’s deep-rooted art scene extends beyond the gallery and to the great outdoors where everything from the Romanesque columns of the State Capitol Building, and iconic sculptures along Monument Avenue, to the horticultural wonders of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden breathe life into the city’s rich artistic tapestry.

The Evergreens at Smith Run – A Luxury, Active Rental Community

One of the best things about living in a luxury, maintenance-free community is the fact that you do not have to spend time mowing your lawn or raking leaves. One of the best things about living in luxury, maintenance-free, rental community is that you get all the above facilities and more AND still get to save your nest-egg without depleting your savings. There are many rental active adult communities out there. One of the best rental communities that deserve to be mentioned is The Evergreens at Smith Run in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Active Adult Community Rentals to Give You a Taste of Fabulous Senior Living

What can be better than the opportunity to live with the least amount of burdens such as home maintenance and lead an enjoyable social life with likeminded people of your own age? Oh, we must not forget to add to this equation the action-packed active adult activities targeted towards the 55+ age group. If you are wondering WHAT in the world are we talking about here, this lifestyle is exactly what senior communities are all about.

Money Saving Tips for Seniors

6 Money Saving Tips for Active Seniors

Active Adult Living Made Better with Money Savvy Measures

The rising cost of living is not easy for most seniors.  You, as an active senior, maybe living on a fixed income and the rising utility bills, gas and food prices may be quite worrying.  This can be true even if you have planned well for retirement.  However, there are ways to stretch that income, if you follow some money-savvy practices. Here are a few methods that you can take into consideration to keep your finances stable and your mind free of worry.

Selling your Home? Here’s What You Can Do

Selling your Home? Here’s What You Can Do

Moving can be a sad, overwhelming, frustrating, and chaotic time.  However, it is something that you need to get through to get on with your life.  Many baby boomers put their homes on the market when they realize it is either too empty or too big – now that their children have left the nest.  They wait in great anticipation for the sale of their old home to come through so that they are able to purchase a new one in a retirement community of their choice.  However, this may take longer than the usual time, if they do not know how to set the stage to sell their homes.

virginia state capital building in richmond, virginia.

Focus on Virginia

If you are looking for a state that is rich with history, natural beauty, and diverse terrains, Virginia might be your answer. This Southern state is where the story of Chesapeake Bay unfolds, and the love story of Pocahontas and John Smith flourish. It is nicknamed the “Old Dominion” and at times referred to as the “Mother of Presidents” with 8 US presidents having been born here. For active adults choosing a state for retirement, Virginia can be a thrilling experience.  There are so many things happening in Virginia that you are unlikely to miss the State that you left behind. Here is some related information on this state that you may need to know in order to make the right decision.

Maintenance Free Communities for 55plus active adult retirees & seniors

Why Do Many Baby Boomers Consider Maintenance-Free Living?

The American Dream is no longer home with a white picket fence, a yard, 2.5 kids and a golden retriever.  Things have changed dramatically in the last decade or so.  Now, more and more Americans are considering a home where there is no lawn to be mowed, fence to be painted and no walking the dog or shuttling kids to school.  Dog walkers and car-poolers may solve the last two problems, but not others.  This is because most Americans do not have the time for or the inclination to take on these tasks anymore.  Active lifestyles of empty nesters, baby boomers and seniors make them want to get the best out of their free time and maintaining gardens and homes is certainly not a fun-filled task! This is especially so if you are in the 55+ age group where home maintenance is certainly more of a chore than a joy. We find many baby boomers considering low maintenance or maintenance-free homes when moving into active adult communities for those very valid reasons.

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.