New Hampshire Makes the Honor Roll for Retirees

New Hampshire captures the best of New England with its scenic beauty and unbeatable quality of life that has moved it to the number one spot for retirees according to a Bankrate survey. Known for friendly people, and endless recreation, the Granite State has so much to offer active adults with a passion for history, and outdoor living. Newsmax named Enfield, Portsmouth, Concord, and Manchester the most popular cities in New Hampshire to retire, and with low cost of living, and no income tax, retirees will appreciate the affordable lifestyle. New Hampshire was named the 3rd safest state by U.S News & World Report, provides high-quality healthcare, and health nuts get ready to unite because this part of the country has some of the best hiking in New England.

Alternative Medicine Popular With Baby Boomers

“Health Isn’t a Goal, It’s a Way of Life.”

Health markets are a mecca for colorful produce, probiotic beverages, and a steady stream of baby boomer clientele. This generation has grown up on grandma’s chicken soup, and bathtubs filled with ice to remedy everything from the common cold to measles, so it’s no surprise many of these health-savvy folks are choosing a holistic approach to what ails them. According to a CNN article, close to a third of Americans seek alternatives to traditional medicine with many 55+ communities getting on board with on-site yoga studios, farm-to-table offerings, and massage services.

Empower Yourself With an Advanced Directive

I’ve worked for a group of surgeons for over thirteen years, and the question that comes up time, and time again for our preoperative patients, is “do you have an Advanced Directive?”  We get a lot of folks who brush it under the rug because aren’t they for old people? Others find it morbid, and many just don’t want to go there. The fact is, this document is not only important to your medical provider, but it protects you, and allows you to dictate your medical treatment should you be unable to do so.

Retirement Destinations for Seniors

Worldwide Affordable Retirement Options

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler, or you’ve saved your big overseas trek until now, what better way to spend your well-deserved retirement than to go abroad? Millions of Americans decide to pack their bags, and venture out of the U.S in the pursuit of their “American Dream.” The cost of living outside the U.S. is surprisingly affordable, so even those with a smaller nest egg can live comfortably. These hot spots offer budget-friendly living, paired with a luxurious cultural experience.

Are the Blues Making You Lose Sleep?

Experts recommend adults get 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night, but how many of us are still lying awake counting sheep? I personally don’t recall the last time I slept in, and it seems like today’s society is all about how much one can get done in a day with sleep deprivation almost becoming a bragging right. Not only are we trying to burn the candle at both ends, but technology is actually sabotaging the ability to wind down, and switch our brains to the off position.

Settling down at night with an e-reader or surfing the net may sound benign, but research has shown that the “blue” light emitted from our devices actually stimulates the brain into wake mode having a profound effect on sleep patterns. Melatonin is the hormone responsible for a healthy sleep rhythm, and according to the National Sleep Foundation, is naturally released into the body as the sunsets. An article published by Harvard University found people losing sleep from nighttime lighting particularly blue light, had an increased risk of pre-diabetes, obesity, and lower levels of melatonin.

What Makes an Active Lifestyle Community?

What a 55+, or age-targeted community is not, is a retirement facility. In fact, most of the people who buy homes in these communities are far from retiring, yet find the lifestyle, and amenities the perfect fit for their active lives. Basically, you get to pick your flavor whether you’re a serious golf enthusiast, a nature lover, or a gym rat. These communities are scattered throughout the country with a variety of geographic locations from urban to rural. Some provide lavish resort-style amenities, and others are simpler offering only exterior home maintenance. Age-targeted or age-restricted, active lifestyle communities are made for today’s on-the-go boomers, and empty nesters wanting less maintenance and a peer community atmosphere.

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.

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo On the Mexican Caribbean

To really spice up your Cinco De Mayo holiday, or elevate your summer vacation plans, imagine sipping a margarita on a sunset cruise, fishing for the ultimate catch in the Riviera Maya, or snorkeling among breathtaking coral reefs. To experience paradise like never before, a luxury trip to Marina La Bonita in Cancun Mexico is a beach getaway with the volume turned up to an unforgettable level. From a variety of water sports, and tours, to incredible food, Marina La Bonita focuses on providing a once-in-a-lifetime experience while protecting the environment and gives guests the A-Lister treatment.