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Retirement

Best States for Retiring

Born in one place, educated somewhere else, worked in many different places, including foreign postings and now it is time to settle down for your retirement. This is not an uncommon situation today. The past few decades have changed the world so much that we have so many options when we have to take a decision regarding our lives.

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Taking a Closer Look at 55+ Active Adult Communities

When we talk about 55+ active adult communities, do we really know what we are talking about? What are these communities? What do they offer 55+ adults, such as, us? What are their restrictions and what are the costs associated with living in one of these communities? These are some of the questions many of my friends and I ponder when we discuss our retirement. After some digging around, I sure managed to become better educated on these 55+ communities and thought I should share my finds.

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Should I Retire Near Family or Live in an Active Adult Community?

When you pass 55, you need to consider where you will retire to. Will you stay close to home or live away? Are you up for a change of scenery or would you prefer to stay close to family? Although these decisions are not all that important to some, they are sometimes the criteria many consider when moving to 55+ communities. So, what do you think? Should you retire near the family? Let’s consider the pros and cons.

Why Let Go of Your Crowning Glory After 55?

As we age, our crowning glory, our hair becomes weaker and thinner. Although we exercise and eat well to keep those bumps and lumps away and indulge ourselves in skincare regimes to keep those ever-increasing wrinkles away, we do very little to maintain our aging hair. As we get older the growth cycle of our hair changes. The growth rate slows down considerably. We experience hair and color loss. To combat this, we do perms and color our hair, the result being that it further weakens our hair unless we follow a proper hair care regime.  

Take a Holiday During Your Retirement Years to Recharge your Batteries

Very few people I know are willing to take the time to go on holiday. They rarely take the time for this enjoyable pastime. There are many reasons that very few people take the time to go on holiday. Most of the time, I think, it is because they are so bogged down with their busy schedules and daily routines that they just forget when they last had a holiday. Then there is also the consideration of money. Whatever the case may be, taking a holiday enables you to recharge your batteries. You may wonder why you need a holiday now that you are retired. Well, guess what, you too need a break from your daily routine. Here are some benefits of taking a vacation.

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.

Wii Adds Fun and Entertainment to an Active Adult Life

Who would have thought that Nintendo’s Wii will provide fun and entertainment for active adults?! When this game came into the market, everyone thought only children could and will play this game. However, now, thanks to Nintendo, more and more active adults are finding the Wii a great choice for their pastime.

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Technology for Seniors is Crucial to the Future of Retirement Communities

Technology is something many seniors until recently, could not fathom. However, in the present day, 55+ seniors are not as ignorant about technology as we presumed. They are becoming more and more independent and leading active lifestyles and doing what they want in their own way. In fact, more and more seniors are becoming extremely tech-savvy that it is believed senior living communities are finding it challenging to not only accommodate the lifestyle of these seniors but also to anticipate their preferences and expectations.