Tag Archives: Active Adult Living

Staying Busy during Retirement

All those days of working 7 days a week and doing so almost the whole day are now behind you. The time you spent working and being busy is now considered as your “free” time. But, instead of sitting back and relaxing, you find yourself bored to death. What will you do with your newfound freedom? Apparently, lots of things….. Here are five of them.

5 Money Saving Tips for Christmas

5 Money Saving Tips for Christmas

Christmas is the worst time of the year for your finances. There are so many gifts to buy and people to visit. So many meals to organize and people to entertain. No matter how you plan it, December is a time when you spend the most amount of money. This is an unavoidable fact. If you missed your chance of shopping on Black Friday, here are some money-saving tips that you can try out this Christmas.

At Home Jobs for Retirees

3 At-Home Jobs for Retirees

Retirement does not have to mean you have to live on a fixed income. You can do so many things, from home, to earn some extra money to pay your bills. These are not scams and are quite lucrative and provide many retirees a good income. Here are three at home jobs for retirees.

Home buying checklist

Things to Look for When House Hunting

Are you hunting for a new/old home now that you are retired? If you are, there are a few things you should know so that you don’t make any mistakes. A home is a huge investment, so, you really don’t want to make the wrong choice. Here is a little advice that will help you make a wise choice.

Isolation during Senior Years, Can Cause Depression

Once your children have left your home and gone on to pursue their own dreams, goals, and different lives, you may well experience a myriad of emotions. You may feel sadness, loneliness, anxiousness and above all, a sense of isolation. You may not have anyone to talk to or listen to your problems.  You may not know of anyone who is going through the same “rough patch” as you.  Research has shown that many seniors who find their home empty, once their children leave it, can become extremely depressed. Isolation is a major risk factor for the onset of major depression.

Reasons to Choose the Sunshine State as Your Retire Nook

Florida is called the Sunshine State and gets lots of it being located in the southeastern part of the United States. Going by its nickname, you can always expect the weather to be sunny and warm. This is a happening state with lots of action and fun for people of all ages. Beaches, theme parks, resorts, and fishing and outdoor activities are all available for those visiting or residing in this great, sunny state. Florida is a state that has many wildlife parks where great varieties of birds, mammals, and reptiles can be found. If you are an active adult who prefers sunny weather all year round with lots of activities, you should really consider a having retirement nook in Florida. ActiveAdultLiving.com, the national directory for active senior living communities will provide you a host of information on nearly 700 such communities in the Sunshine State of Florida.

Senior playing a musical instrument

The Benefits of Learning to Play a Musical Instrument

The melodious strains of a piano or a guitar conjure images of sitting by a fireplace, enjoying a cup of hot cocoa, on a cold winter day. Music has always been a pleasure and way of escaping for many. Listening to music or playing a musical instrument has many benefits. It brings joy to you and to those around you. Do you know how to play a musical instrument? If you were too busy before, now is the perfect time to learn to play a musical instrument. Here are some benefits of doing so.

Overcoming the Empty-Nest Syndrome

Overcoming the Empty-Nest Syndrome

Many boomers go through the Empty-Nest Syndrome once their children have moved out and they find themselves all alone at home. No running around getting things together, no drop-offs and pick-ups from schools and no planning dinner menus anymore. Many boomers wait for this freedom while they are rushing through life with their kids and responsibilities. But, when it finally dawns on us, along with this free time comes the most awful feeling in the world, loneliness. This is when the Empty-Nest Syndrome comes into play.