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In The Shadows of Majestic Rocky Mountains

When you think of Colorado, you picture vast, Rocky mountain terrain and high desert plateaus with a scattering of forests along the way.  When you think of Colorado, you may think of skiing, tobogganing and ice fishing.  Colorado is a state that offers these amenities and much more.  If you are considering moving to Colorado for your retirement years, you are making an excellent choice.  There is so much that you can see and do, that you will rarely have time to miss your old home and State.

Retiring in an RV

The time to travel is a major perk of retirement. Many retirees do so and enjoy every moment of it. However, some retirees take it one step further by retiring to an RV. This may not appeal to some, but there are many perks of retiring in an RV and those who do so find that this is the perfect way to see their country.

RVs have come a long way since its inception. Nowadays, you can find plush and comfortable RVs that feel like home. Just imagine traveling to far off places and coming back whenever you feel like it to see your grandkids, and then, going off again to enjoy a week at the beach. Ahh…. This is what retirement is all about. If you are considering living in an RV, here are some of its advantages.

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.

Home Remedies for Senior Health

With the staggering health care costs and evidence of long term side effects of certain medications, the trend towards adopting natural home remedies is gaining more and more popularity these days.  These can be easily made at home with natural ingredients from your own backyard or grocery store.  Home remedies have been in use for hundreds of thousands of years.  There are a myriad of home remedies that have been known to cure various illnesses.  Below are four home remedies that are effective in helping with common ailments that afflict the elderly.

What Makes an Active Lifestyle Community?

What an 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.

How to Reduce Expenses in Retirement

Many seniors find it very difficult to manage with the fixed income they have in retirement. This makes a significant impact on how they live during their golden years. If you are worried about your cost of living, during retirement, here are some ways you can reduce expenses in retirement.

Do we Know what Thanksgiving is all about

Thanksgiving is just a few days away now. For most of us Thanksgiving is a holiday to be enjoyed with good food amongst family and friends. It is a time to prepare the turkey and enjoy the company of your family and loved ones. The question is though, what do we really know about the history of Thanksgiving?