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Easy and Tasty Labor Day Weekend Barbeque Ideas

Easy and Tasty Labor Day Weekend Barbeque Ideas

It is time to put away the bikinis and board shorts and sunscreen and pull out coats, scarves, and hats. The Labor Day weekend is almost upon us, and if you have decided on a barbeque to celebrate the end of the summer, here are a few ideas for a tasty Labor Day weekend barbeque.

Grilled Steak Burgers with Port Wine Spread

This is a tasty Labor Day weekend treat that will have your neighbors and friends coming back for more every year. All you need are well-grilled and seasoned patties, Ciabatta bread, melted cheese, and a port wine spread. The port-wine spread can be made by heating 1 tbsp of olive oil and adding shallots and cooking for 1 -2 minutes under medium heat. Pour in the wine once translucent and add beef base and water after a quick boil. Stir. Simmer the mixture for 20 – 25 minutes and remove from heat and cool once the mixture has thickened. Mix this slowly into mayo and place in a container and refrigerate until ready to use. Season beef patties and grill and place in Ciabatta bread and serve hot. Yummy!

How to Make New Friends in an Active Adult Community

Meeting new people and forming new friendships can be a great experience for some 55+ seniors. Others feel nervous about this aspect most of the time. Moving to a retirement community is an excellent way to make new friends, especially as they share the same interests as you.

4 Signs Why You Should Consider Assisted Living Care

A host of problems arises with age. One of these is considering whether you should consider assisted living care. Your inability to live alone may not be so prominent to you. However, your family members may see it, and this, can cause them to worry. If you find your children visiting you more often than they did, it is time to think about the reason they are doing so. Here’s how you decide whether you should consider assisted living care.

Health Benefits of Playing Tennis

Tennis is a low-impact sport and does not depend on the strength of the player and can be played at any skill level. Many baby boomers play tennis either for fun, competitively, or simply to keep moving or to get some exercise. Whichever way you play tennis, it has great benefits for the body, as well as, the mind. Here are five of these benefits…

10 Great Places to Retire for Active Adult Sports Fans

Retirement gives you many options. It leaves you with time to do just about anything you want. So, if you are a serious sports fan and want to live in a city where you can live and breathe basketball or football, or tennis, here are 10 great retirement options.

  • Raleigh – Durham, N.C. – This is an avid spectator sports town if you’re interested in watching extreme sports (Monster Jam), NCAA basketball, NCAA football, NHL hockey they are all available to you here. Another appeal to this city is that it was voted by Forbes Magazine as the number one place in the US for business and careers. Raleigh – Durham offers active adults an abundance of recreational opportunities and cultural attractions.

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.

Health Benefits of Biking

Biking is a Beneficial Pastime for Active Adults

An active life is important to ensure health and longevity. For this, the love of the activity, many active adults have taken up biking. Are you a biking enthusiast? Even if you are not, biking is a great way to stay fit and enhance your social life.

Health Benefits of Biking

Biking has a number of health benefits. Plus, it is an ideal way to exercise, especially for baby boomers. Bike riding is easier on your joints than many other activities. You burn calories, maintain a healthy weight and build up cardiovascular endurance through biking. If you exercise on a bike, you have the added advantage of doing so outdoors and indoors. However, outdoor biking is better as you get to take in fresh air and sunshine, and also enjoy the view. Imagine, riding your bike on a warm, sunny day and feeling the wind rushing up to your face.

What is a Reverse Mortgage?

Understanding Reverse Mortgage and its Suitability

If you are considering buying a home, a reverse mortgage may sound like an attractive option. It will help with your finances without you having to pay taxes. Getting a reverse mortgage does have its pros and cons. However, this move may be worth a deeper look to some of you irrespective of this factor.