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Retirement

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.

What to Expect from an Active Adult Community

An active adult community is an ideal choice for baby boomers reaching 55+.  They are communities where you can pursue your hobbies and passions that you may have put off up until now because you were too busy and saddled with work and family commitments.  Active retirement communities help you forget the burdens that came along with maintaining a home and let you relax and interact with like-minded individuals.  These communities add a whole new meaning to the words “independent and relaxed living”.  You have likely heard by now that more and more of your friends are moving into active retirement communities.  You may also be considering a move into a community that may help you get over loneliness and boredom and help you maintain your independence.  If you are considering a move to a retirement community, you should know what facilities and amenities a community of this type should provide you.

Why do Some Retirees Prefer Urban Living?

Although a major portion of baby boomers look for picturesque country settings, with resort-style amenities to retire to, there are some who do not wish to retire in the countryside. These boomers wish for the hustle and bustle of city living and will not venture far from the city when it comes to retirement options. You have to wonder about the appeal of urban living for these seniors. Why do some retirees prefer urban living as the best of Active Adult Living for their 55+ life?

Choosing the Perfect Retirement Home

Choosing the Perfect Retirement Home

Making the Decision of Attached or Detached Retirement Homes

Active adults in the midst of downsizing and considering a move to a retirement home have the choice of attached or detached homes. This can be a bit of a challenging decision as there are various pros and cons to attached and detached homes. If you are in a bind trying to figure out which type of home to move into, here are a few advantages and disadvantages of both types of homes.

Hartford CT

Focus on Connecticut

Deciding to relocate to the perfect State can be extremely challenging.  Surely, you would want nothing but the best for your retirement years.  This means you have to select the most suitable State that fits your expectations of how you wish to live the rest of your life, using your free time to its best use.  One great State that is worth mentioning is Connecticut.  Why?  Let us paint a mental picture of the state of Connecticut for you to traverse through….

55+ senior couple having dun with family

Should I Retire Near Family or Live in an Active Adult Community?

When you pass 55, you need to consider where you will retire to. Will you stay close to home or live away? Are you up for a change of scenery or would you prefer to stay close to family? Although these decisions are not all that important to some, they are sometimes the criteria many consider when moving to 55+ communities. So, what do you think? Should you retire near the family? Let’s consider the pros and cons.

Coffee health benefits and risks

Is Coffee Healthy or Not for the Over 55 Active Adults?

We Americans are known for guzzling down at least 4 to 5 cups of coffee a day. This is apart from the cappuccinos, espressos, and the coffee lattes. There are varied views about the health benefits of coffee. Some may proclaim that coffee is bad for your heart while others say it is good. If you are an avid coffee drinker over the age of 55 and are worrying about your coffee consumption – handling all these positive and negative comments can be extremely confusing. Let’s take a look at some of the coffee’s health benefits and its health risks.

Coffee is a stimulant and falls into the same category as chocolates. Firstly, it should be noted that excessive consumption of anything can be harmful to your health. Having said that, getting a basic idea of what is good and bad about coffee will be beneficial in helping you make your mind up about whether to forego that morning pick-me-up with a strong cup of black coffee.

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 shifting 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.