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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.

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.

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.

What is Home Owners Association and How does it Work?

What is Home Owners Association and How Does it Work?

In the 60s, there were very few Home Owners Associations (HOA). Today, there are many more due to its increasing popularity. Many 55+ communities, in the US, have Home Owner Associations. If you are considering moving to a 55 + active retirement community, you should be aware of what an HOA is and how it works. Here’s a small run down about HOA.

What is Home Owners Association?

HOA is an organization of property owners that administer rules and upholds them in an active adult community. This means if you live in a 55+ community run by HOA the rules set forth by the organization effect and limit what you can and can’t do to your property. The rules and regulations of HOA are enforced by the HOA-elected or developer-appointed board of directors. For example, if you wished to set up a pool in your home, you need to run it by the HOA, and get their approval, before you can start hiring contractors and buying your bathing suit. This is completely legal and is usually written into the deed or referenced in the deed. It is usually filed with a county or municipal government or with HOA. So, even if you are buying a resale home or brand new home, you need to check this out and find out what you can and cannot do to your property once you have bought your home.

10 Sunny Places for 55+Active Adults to Retire in 2021

Are you tired of the cold, sick of having to bundle yourself up with scarves, hats, coats, and boots every time you go outside?  Isn’t it time you considered a move to a warmer, sunnier clime?  Active adults don’t like being cooped up indoors, they want to be out enjoying life.  So, here are the ten sunniest places to consider for retirement:

Yuma, Arizona – Yuma is the sunniest city in the US with very little precipitation and humidity coupled with 320 sunny days a year makes Yuma, Arizona an ideal choice for retirement. You may also considers other places in Arizona, there are over 120 active adult communities to choose from in this beautiful state.  Some popular active adult retirement communities in Arizona are The Encanterra Country Club by Shea Homes in San Tan Valley and Solera Chandler by Del Webb in Chandler.

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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.

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.