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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.

Focus on Maryland

Empty nesters who might consider a change have many options to consider, one of which might be to move to a new setting and start a new life. If you have never considered Maryland, here are some reasons why you might want to give it some thought. There are many great things about Maryland that may tip the scale for you. So, without wasting any time, let’s find out why the beautiful state of Maryland could be an excellent choice for your new adventure.

Maintenance Free Communities for 55plus active adult retirees & seniors

Why Do Many Baby Boomers Consider Maintenance-Free Living?

The American Dream is no longer home with a white picket fence, a yard, 2.5 kids and a golden retriever.  Things have changed dramatically in the last decade or so.  Now, more and more Americans are considering a home where there is no lawn to be mowed, fence to be painted and no walking the dog or shuttling kids to school.  Dog walkers and car-poolers may solve the last two problems, but not others.  This is because most Americans do not have the time for or the inclination to take on these tasks anymore.  Active lifestyles of empty nesters, baby boomers and seniors make them want to get the best out of their free time and maintaining gardens and homes is certainly not a fun-filled task! This is especially so if you are in the 55+ age group where home maintenance is certainly more of a chore than a joy. We find many baby boomers considering low maintenance or maintenance-free homes when moving into active adult communities for those very valid reasons.

Walking and Jogging Keeps Active Adults Fit

It is common knowledge that exercise keeps you healthy.  Exercise is required for proper blood circulation, controlling your weight, combating heart disease, improving your mood, and the best news – it delays aging.  Engaging in at least half an hour of physical activity every day can be extremely beneficial. What generally happens, in reality, is that even if you have paid attention to keeping fit during your 20’s, 30’s and 40’s – when you reach age 55+, most people tend to let go of a fitness regime.  However, it is especially important for seniors to stay fit and healthy with proper exercise. This does not mean you have to jump around and exert yourself excessively.  It means that half an hour of moderate exercise such as walking or jogging will suffice to give you health benefits.  Furthermore you, as a person over the age of 55, should be careful about your joints.  Therefore, it is highly beneficial for you to consider walking and light jogging instead of any other high impact exercises.

5 Fall Home Maintenance Tips for Active Seniors

The heat of summer may be descending on us, but you need to consider getting your home ready for fall. Ok, so fall is not here yet, but, I believe in being ready for it and planning ahead. Seasonal home maintenance is necessary if you wish to keep your home at its best. Plus, this helps avoid costly repairs and maintenance in the future. So, here I am getting ready for fall, although my husband and children are teasing me as to why I am doing so while it’s still summer. I believe you should consider it too. I have provided some tips for you for fall maintenance so that you can plan ahead like me.