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Mental Exercises to Keep Your Mind From Aging

Mental Exercises to Keep Your Mind From Aging

The days of having a mind as sharp as a tack are falling behind you. Those days you could remember all your friends’ phone numbers easily. Now you can barely remember your own phone number let alone the entire list of contacts. How often do you have to go through your phone book to look up a number you could have dialed in your sleep? How often do you miss your children’s or friends’ birthdays and find yourself buying belated birthday cards? A little bit of forgetfulness does not mean you are on the fast track to Alzheimer’s. It is nature’s way of reminding you that, sadly, yes, you are aging. But wait. Before you start feeling sorry for yourself, think about what you can do to prevent further memory lapses.

Statue and the Washington Monument in Mount Vernon, Baltimore, Maryland

Focus on Maryland

Are you tired of your hometown now that you are an empty nester?  Maybe it is time that you start a new chapter in life in a brand new setting.  Why not consider a move to a whole new state?  There are 50 to choose from plus the District of Columbia in the US and all have their own characteristics and features that make them unique.  When you think of different states, you may not consider giving much thought to Maryland.  After all, what is so special about the 9th smallest state that requires consideration when thinking of a new life?  Hey, stop right there, if you think so….  There are many great things about Maryland that may tip the scale when you decide, had you only known the good things in Marylanders’ lives.  So, we are dedicating this page to focus on the beautiful southern state of Maryland.

Focus on Nevada

Does a move to Nevada sound like a good idea now that children have grown and left your nest?  Are you worried about relocating to a whole new State at this stage in your life?  If that is a concern, don’t let it be.  Many ‘empty nesters’ make their 2nd youth a fantastic living experience by relocating to a brand new state that gives them a whole new experience out of life.  When it comes to Nevada, life certainly will be a brand new experience, as this is a state that is like no other!  There are many active adult communities in Nevada that you can consider.  Let us provide you some info on this state to help you consider it as a selected choice.

Have You Planned on How to Spend your Retirement Years?

Many baby boomers may have saved money for their retirement years.  They may have a nest egg that enables them to spend their retirement in luxurious comfort.  However, very few retirees consider what they will do during their retirement years.  For example, if you were a very busy corporate executive or a full time professional, who was used to working over 10 hours a day and then manage family responsibilities, all the free time that comes with the empty nest and retirement phases of your life will leave you wondering what to do.  Maybe, it’s time to make use of this new-found leisure time to do all the things you were too busy to do in your previous years.  So, if you haven’t considered what you would do during your retirement years, it is certainly good to jot down some plans.

Charleston, south Carolina, USA skyline

Focus on South Carolina

So, you are thinking of retiring to someplace new? You may discuss these ideas with your family and friends. Out of the blue, someone may suggest that you retire to South Carolina. You may wonder what is so special about this state. Why not some other state? Well… there is a multitude of reasons why South Carolina is special. Here are five to get you thinking.

Do You Know About Fibromyalgia?

Have you been suffering from chronic pain in your body for some time now? How about tenderness in specific tender points when pressure is applied? Are you experiencing extreme fatigue and sleep disturbances for the past few months? This could be because you have a musculoskeletal condition known as fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is often misdiagnosed and misunderstood. Therefore, awareness of this condition and its symptoms can be helpful to you.

Things to Know When Getting a Mortgage

Things to Know When Getting a Mortgage

Seniors Be Prudent! Mortgage Loans Need Due Diligence

So, you have decided to own a home. Now, you need the funds to purchase it. Believe it or not, finding the best home loan is a job that can be extremely challenging. It is, therefore, very important that you do your homework before walking into a bank and applying for a loan. Whether you are in your prime years or whether you are a senior, the need for choosing the right mortgage required due diligence. Who knows, it could have been years since your last mortgage and things could have changed. Below are a few things you can consider if you are interested in getting a mortgage.

Ordering Your Medicines Online

Are You Ordering Your Meds Online?

Having your prescription Meds ordered online can be useful for active adults

Active adults often rely on prescription Meds more than any other age group. According to the HealthCare Financing Agency, about 89% of older adults use one or more prescription drugs. It also states that on average active adults spend around $700 to $800 on prescription Meds monthly. Ordering prescription Meds online can save time and sometimes money, but you need to be careful. You need to safeguard your finances and health with simple measures before you opt for ordering Meds online. Buying online Meds is relatively easy. The point, click and buy. Active adults already do it for books, groceries, tickets and even cars. You can buy prescription meds online through a pharmacy or by mail order offered by your health insurance. Before you buy Medicines online, here are some essential dos and don’ts to keep in mind.