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5 Myths about Aging and Health

5 Myths About Aging and Health

The aging process is inevitable. Many people dread this, and this is due to many myths and stereotypes that have been around for generations. These myths also negatively affect how we look at the older generation. Here are five common myths about aging and health you really ought to forget about.

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.

Home Buying Myths

Home Buying Myths

Buying a home can be a real challenge, with all the advice you will get from friends and family. So many factors have to be considered, most often, it will leave your head spinning. How do you separate fact from fiction? Here are some common home buying myths.

Pros and Cons of 55+ Communities that Offer Condominium Living

Pros and Cons of 55+ Communities that Offer Condominium Living

Many retirees prefer apartment-style living to that of single-family living. This is the reason they look for 55+ communities that offer condominium living. What are condominiums? Condominiums or condos are individually owned apartments in a building. They provide seniors low-maintenance, single-level living in prime locations. However, condo-living comes with its very own advantages and disadvantages. So, if you wish to spend your retirement in a condo, you need to weigh its pros and cons.

Snooping Around the Shopping Carts…

Walking down the aisle of the supermarket, I automatically compared the purchases I am making versus the ones in my fellow shoppers’ carts. Bacon, pork chops, fries, frozen meals, and sweets of all kinds seem to overflow from most, and of course, the 2-liter fizzy juice bottles standing proudly upright. The age range of shoppers was a mix, ranging from young adults of 20s to seniors in their late 60s!

“So, the bad nutritional habits are not age-linked Lisa!” I told myself. I then surreptitiously checkout out the shopper’s personal profiles.. well.. sadly, their physiques spoke volumes, so to say. Did you know that over 45% of Americans are suffering from obesity? YES! While a staggering fact, it is still true.. and fast foods, frozen meals, and tons of red meat, and unhealthy fats are responsible for a lot of the blame. Why do people tend to ignore the potential danger of eating the wrong foods for the wrong reasons?

Bocce Ball Playing has Increased in Many Active Adult Communities

Bocce is an ancient game that has been around for many, many years. Although you may not have heard of it before retirement, it is one of the most popular pastimes of active adults and is as popular as horseshoe and shuffleboard. This is a game that is fun to play, encourages healthy social interaction and friendly competition. So, what is a bocce ball? Let’s find out and maybe you will decide to take part in a game yourself.

Choosing a Home Builder

Helpful Information when Choosing your New Home Builder

If you are shopping around for a new home builder, you should do so as carefully as possible. Whether you are buying a condo or townhouse or custom-built home, you need a home high in quality built by a reputed builder. This is especially so for those looking to make their retirement home choices. Finding builders for your new 55+ retirement home can be extremely challenging. This is because there are many builders who will do a shoddy job and leave you with an inferior quality home. Your choice and selection will make a significant impact on your life, and your retirement funds should not be invested in such badly built homes. Below are five mistakes people make when choosing new home builders and a bit of advice on how you can avoid such mistakes.

Healthy Holiday Eating Habits for Seniors

Healthy Holiday Eating Habits for Seniors

Christmas is near and nothing says it’s merry than enjoying all the great foods prepared during this time. The cakes, roasted turkey, apple pies, plum puddings, and chocolate fudge and eggnog are all delicious and are so not healthy for you. Therefore, this is the season where you, as an active adult, should be careful about what you eat. Below are a few ways to stay healthy during the festive season.