Tag Archives: Active 55+

Retirement Community

How to Broach the Subject of a Retirement Community

You may need a change of surroundings now that your children have left the nest. You may think moving to an active adult community is the best answer. However, your spouse may not have a proper idea of the potential benefits or may not feel convinced of the need to relocate.  He/she may be happy with the deep roots and strong bonds he/she has cultivated over the years, in your neighborhood.  You may have come to realize that the neighborhood has changed and is not what it used to be. However, your spouse may be in denial of this, as most of us are, especially when we have to let go of things we love. The thought of moving to an adult community may be attractive to you but not yet to your spouse. So, how will you broach the subject of a retirement community to your wife or husband?

Active Adult Retirement Community

Taking a Closer Look at 55+ Active Adult Communities

When we talk about 55+ active adult communities, do we really know what we are talking about? What are these communities? What do they offer 55+ adults, such as, us? What are their restrictions and what are the costs associated with living in one of these communities? These are some of the questions many of my friends and I ponder when we discuss our retirement. After some digging around, I sure managed to become better educated on these 55+ communities and thought I should share my finds.

Bocce Ball Playing has Increased in Many Active Adult Communities

Bocce is an ancient game that has been around for many, many years. Although you may not have heard of it before retirement, it is one of the most popular pastimes of active adults and is as popular as horseshoe and shuffleboard. This is a game that is fun to play, encourages healthy social interaction and friendly competition. So, what is a bocce ball? Let’s find out and maybe you will decide to take part in a game yourself.

Current Scams Targeting Seniors

Seniors Beware – There are many Scammers Targeting you!

Seniors fall prey to various scams. These can be financial scams, counterfeit drug scams, funeral and cemetery scams, telemarketing scams and many more. Why are seniors so susceptible to scams? Why do scam artists target them? Seniors are an attractive target to many scam artists because they are more trusting than others, isolated from their families and also because they are considered more prosperous. Provided below are several types of scams that you may fall prey to and how you can avoid them.

Healthy Senior Lifestyle

Why Senior Males Should not Ignore BPH Symptoms

Illnesses are common with the aging process. Both men and women can expect their share of various illnesses. These include arthritis, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, heart attacks, strokes, etc. Some diseases affect women more than men and vice versa. However, one problem that women are exempted from, and affects mostly elderly gentlemen quite often, is benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH.

Senior Friends

How to Stay Young at Heart

Your Age should not Limit your 55Plus Active Lifestyle and Hamper your Activities

Some make the mistake of thinking that they are over the hill when you enter their 40s. But what happens when you enter your 50s and 60s? Have you crossed the hill and climbed a mountain? The aging process can be either received with happiness and contentment or with sadness and depression. When you think about it, age is just a number. It is how you feel as you age that really gets you down. If you are entering the mid-40s or 50s or even the 60s, keep in mind, how you feel about your age is all in the way you look at it. If you choose to look at it as a carefree, exciting second youth, sans all the burdens of future expectations and family responsibilities, then, this is going to be one of the best phases in your life!

suburban neighborhood in florida seen from high up

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?

Holiday Gift-Giving

Holiday Gift-Giving without Spending all your Savings

As seniors, we live on a tight budget and every penny counts. We have planned our months and usually, it goes without any mishaps. Then come the holidays. Christmas is the worst season when it comes to spending money. So, here are five ways of enjoying the holidays without money worries.