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Facts to Consider When Shopping for 55 and Over Communities

Looking for 55 and over communities to retire can take a lot of time and consideration. You can’t just pick a retirement community at random and decide this is where you want to live. You need to conduct thorough research on the community, amenities, and the location of the community among other factors. Lucky for you, there is Active Adult Living.Com, a pioneering database that provides information on 55+ retirement communities across the USA and Canada. Over 8,500 communities are listed here. In this article, we are discussing some of the key factors to consider when looking for 55 and over communities.

Active Adult Living Tips: Decorating Your Home with Common Sense

10 Decorating Tips to Ensure a Safe Home

A lovely home is what everyone wants; a home where everything has its place, where everything looks beautiful, and is the envy of your friends. Making your home lovely is all well and good. However, practicality and common sense are necessary, and in most cases, essential when you are decorating a new home or redecorating. Let’s face it, what you need above all, now that you are 55+ is comfort, affordability, and safety. Unfortunately, appearance in your home has to come forth when decorating. So, if you are an active adult senior, looking to decorate your home space, how will you decorate your home?

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.

ActiveAdultLiving.com® Features Kolter Homes

Kolter Homes – An Active Adult Community Builder you can Trust

Obtaining information about the company that builds your future home is important. There are so many builders out there, how will you make your choice? Will they be any good? What if they do a terrible job? These are the questions that will run through your head when looking into building a home or buying or renting a home in an active adult community. This is why we at ActiveAdultLiving.com® have featured a reputed builder on our website, one you can trust. This is none other than Kolter Homes.

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.

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.

Focus on Oregon

The State of Oregon is rich with nature’s bounty, and an ideal place to relocate to and spend that wonderful 2nd youth, exploring the world in its natural element.   Rugged sea coasts, high mountain passes, lush greenery, magnificent waterfalls, and stately Ponderosa pines will blow you away, as you take long drives through the State of Oregon or simply throw open your windows and look outside in the morning!  If you are considering relocating to Oregon in your retirement years, here is why it can be a super choice for you.

A Coastal Life for the Active Adults

Did you know that living near the ocean has a number of health benefits, especially for those entering the 55+ age phase in life? The sound of the waves itself is known to relax the mind and take away the stresses of life. This form of relaxation is better than the relaxation you will get at a spa!  The sea air enables you to sleep better and time at the coast gives you the opportunity to obtain a tan which is beneficial for getting vitamin D.  Sea air is also thought to be beneficial for many who suffer from allergies. The sea breeze is supposed to do wonders for asthma too. Sea baths are also beneficial for many skin issues that no ointment or cream is able to.