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What are 55+ Communities?

We have all heard of people who retire to 55+ communities, about all the fun they have playing tennis and lazing around the pool and how much they enjoy their independent lives of relaxation. But, what exactly are 55+ communities, and how do active adults select the right community?

Getting Ready to Live on a Fixed Income Budget

Thinking of retirement may be giving you a soft glow. The thought of so much freedom to do what you like, when you want to can be bliss. But, wait, all this also comes with a few conditions. For example, you will not be getting whatever salary you would be drawing right now. This means you will be living on your retirement funds. Living on a fixed income can be challenging if you don’t plan well. However, with effort and a few changes, living on a fixed income may not be so difficult.

Halloween Special for Seniors

It’s almost that time of year again… the time of year when we all dress like ghouls or ghosts, drink too much “blood” and walk around like zombies. Yes, it’s time to get your Halloween costumes ready and plan your party. Read on, if you need any ideas on costumes and party ideas and how to make Halloween cupcake.

 

Why do 55+ Seniors Prefer Renting Homes to Buying?

Several things change when you reach retirement age. Out of all the changes that overtake your life, the most significant is your decision of housing. You may decide to relocate to quieter areas which are more scenic, or areas which provide you better chances of living an active life. Either way, you may have to make the decision of renting or buying a home. In my opinion, many seniors prefer renting a home than buying it. This choice has been baffling me for some time, and I decided to ask a few seniors about it. Below is a list of my findings on why 55+ seniors prefer renting their homes to buying.

Independence by Schell Brothers

Planning to retire at the beach? Independence located close to area beaches is your new neighborhood. Built by the Delaware area’s best builder, Schell Brothers, these new homes in Delaware start in the low $300s and are specially designed for discerning buyers who are over 55.

The community amenities include a 24,000 sq ft clubhouse where you can stay active in the state–of-the-art fitness center, join the yoga, Zumba or pilates classes, or swim in the indoor or outdoor pool.

Spend a warm sunny day poolside with your friends, playing a round of tennis, or work on your golf game over at the putting green. Enjoy riding your bike and walking along the neighborhood trails, or sign up for an afternoon gardening class. Independence has an outdoor activity for everyone. Explore what makes the outdoors great! Walking trails, outdoor pool, tennis courts, community garden, neighborhood park, barbecue grill area, horseshoe pits, putting green and sand volleyball!

Best Careers for Over 55 Seniors

Many seniors do not wish to sit back and spend their days doing nothing. They prefer to work, or start new careers, to either supplement their income, keep their brains active or to give back to the community. Whatever reason you wish to continue working, here are a few career opportunities for over 55 seniors to consider.

Get Some Winter Sun! Escape to Murcia – dubbed the “Arizona” of Spain

After the fun of the Holiday Season and New Year, the winter months can seem rather dull. Why not plan ahead and take a trip to a sunnier spot? Why not think about an amazing trip to Spain this Winter – or even further ahead to Spring or Summer? Here’s an opportunity to rent a private 2-bedroom apartment overlooking the golf course in the gated community of the 5-Star InterContinental Mar Menor Golf and Resort.

Do Retirees Need Health Insurance?

Health insurance is usually offered in your work place. However, it has become a huge challenge for many employers. Over the last two decades, many large companies have stopped offering health insurance after retirement. If you are 65, you can rely on Medicare to take care of your health costs. But, what happens if you are not 65 and retired without health insurance?