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5 Myths about Aging and Health

5 Myths About Aging and Health

The aging process is inevitable. Many people dread this, and this is due to many myths and stereotypes that have been around for generations. These myths also negatively affect how we look at the older generation. Here are five common myths about aging and health you really ought to forget about.

Gated Active Adult Communities – Pros and Cons

Gated 55 and over communities are getting extremely popular these days. Lovely homes with picturesque settings are provided a protective and secure atmosphere with their high gates. Many seniors prefer living in a gated community, while others do not. Whether you choose to live in a gated community, is your choice. Here are a few pros and cons of a gated community.

Ok, let’s face it. A gated community does provide that feeling of security. They limit the traffic passing through the community, especially if there is round-the-clock security. However, some 55 and older communities feature only automated gates. Gates that operate on security codes are not very secure. If you live in a community with automated gates, you are bound to pass on the security code to just about everyone. Thus, the security code now enables just about anyone to walk into the community.

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.

Tips for Seniors Dipping their Toes into the World of Technology

It’s not easy keeping up with all the new trends, changes, and gadgets that are appearing and disappearing from the world of technology. However, the world of technology is helping boomers stay connected with loved ones irrespective of where they are. Although the world of technology is enabling a better social life for seniors, there are things you need to know before dipping your toes into it. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

The Importance of Drinking Water

The Importance of Drinking Water for Seniors

Water is an all-important component in our lives.  Drinking water is vital to our health and lack of it for more than 24 hours becomes a life-threatening situation. 2/3 of the body consists of water and various tissues and organs in the body are made up of water.  As we age, there is a shift in our need for water and thirst for water.  For example, you would notice that the less water you drink the less thirsty you are.  This can lead to dehydration and serious health complications.  If you are a senior, you should know water is essential for you and strive to consume it, even without a thirst cue coming from the body.

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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?

Four Active Hobbies for Seniors

Active hobbies are good for you. They keep your mind sharp and your body moving. As you may be aware, it is essential to keep moving and keeping your minds sharp as you age. So, what are some great active hobbies that can help you? Let’s find out…..

Swimming

The Center for Disease Control states that swimming provides a variety of benefits, especially as you age. Swimming improves your health which is especially good for those with heart disease and diabetes. It decreases the risk of chronic illnesses, minimizes osteoarthritis pain, and improves joint health. The best part about swimming is it improves your mood and this, decreases depression. Many active adult communities feature indoor and outdoor swimming pools as they know about the importance of swimming for your health. So, make swimming a part of your daily routine.

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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.