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Boston, Massachusetts, USA skyline at fan pier

Focus on Massachusetts

Relocating to a new state can be hard.  This is even more challenging; if your familiarity levels of the State you are moving to is at a low level.  While what is unknown and awaiting can certainly add to the excitement, you still need to know as much as possible about the place you plan to relocate.  After all, you are shifting base – probably for good and need to be happy with the environment, climate and what you can do while you live there.  Many active seniors find themselves in a predicament when it comes to educating themselves about the state they plan to move to.  While friends and relatives may give you some info, we too thought of being helpful in this regard. So, if you are considering a move to Massachusetts, here are some useful insights to this awesome State.

Keeping Fit Beyond Middle Age

Life, as it approaches the 55+ mark, leads to giving up on various activities, including working full time.  While retirement is part and parcel to life, it is meant to give you more time for doing things you want to do but never had the free time for.  While you may be letting go of certain routines, you should never give up your fitness routine.  Hitting the 55+ mark means you may not any longer be vigorously training 2 hours a day!  Yet, you still need to exercise so that you stay fit and trim.  You may not have had time to exercise with your busy schedule before.  However, now that you have the time in your retired life, it is suggested that you to carve out some time for exercise so that you can live beyond your middle age keeping fit as a fiddle.

The Two Nutrients That Can Save Your Vision

Eyesight is probably the most important of all the special senses that we have. Losing eyesight or becoming blind can be traumatic for anyone affected by it. It can not only impair day to day activities but also take away our freedom. Not being able to see the sunrise, the graduation of your son from college, your grandchildren’s first smile are all valuable experiences that you miss out on. It is sad as well as scary. However, it is also a bitter reality with statistics showing over 12 million people in the U.S alone being affected by it. The leading cause of blindness is age-related macular degeneration or AMD. 

5 Questions to Ask before Picking a Retirement Community

Moving to an active adult community can be a fun and exciting experience. This means new adventures are around the corner. Although you may be sad to leave your home, there is a sense of expectation that may override these feelings. Normally, your move to an active adult community should go smoothly with almost no worries. While this is what we hope you experience would be, we still suggest caution and advise you to ask your agent a few questions before signing the contract.

Are Eggs Good for you?

To eat or not to eat eggs? That is the question. There has been plenty of controversy regarding eggs over the past years. So much of conflicting information has been provided regarding the goodness and the harm in eggs, that you can be as confused as me about eggs and their implications. Hearing all this information may have stopped you having a nice sunny side up or a good hearty omelet. So, what’s the real deal about eggs? Are we to eat it or are we to put it aside?

Spring Cleaning Tips to Prepare for the Warmer Season

Now that winter is over, it is time to open up the windows and let in fresh air, and begin the dire, yet necessary job of spring cleaning. Many cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that may do more harm than good for your home, as well as, the environment. For example, did you think about the number of paper towels you use when cleaning your home? Bet you didn’t. This practice does not help the environment, and in the long run, it does not help you either. So, how do you do your spring cleaning AND ensure a safer environment?

Ideal Hobbies for 55+Plus Seniors

When you retire, the world is open to you to do many things; things you never thought you would have the time for or the freedom to do. Now that you are retired, are you finding home life a tad boring and dull? If so, consider taking up a good hobby. Yes, it can be a brand new hobby. Something that you may not ever consider in the first place… something, unlike your normal self… So, why not give a shot at one of these hobby ideas?

Travel Tips for Seniors who Love to Travel

Ensure a Good Holiday by Planning your Trip Carefully

Yes, it’s true… some of the best trips may have been those that you have done impromptu… especially in your youth, packing up a rucksack and hitchhiking with your friends. However, in most situations, the best of travel holidays come out of good planning. Traveling within the country or out of the country should be done with a significant amount of pre-planning. This is doubly important for seniors. Older people should be extremely careful when making travel plans. You cannot leave everything behind and decide to travel at whim. You need to ensure that medical conditions are managed and approved for travel by your doctor, take adequate amounts of medication to last the entire trip etc. accommodations are safe and booked in advance. Whether you plan to travel alone, with a buddy or spouse or travel in a group is another crucial element of the travel plan. Remember, how well you manage your travel plans is the deciding factor on how much fun you will have on your trip.