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Take a Holiday During Your Retirement Years to Recharge your Batteries

Very few people I know are willing to take the time to go on holiday. They rarely take the time for this enjoyable pastime. There are many reasons that very few people take the time to go on holiday. Most of the time, I think, it is because they are so bogged down with their busy schedules and daily routines that they just forget when they last had a holiday. Then there is also the consideration of money. Whatever the case may be, taking a holiday enables you to recharge your batteries. You may wonder why you need a holiday now that you are retired. Well, guess what, you too need a break from your daily routine. Here are some benefits of taking a vacation.

Types of Rentals for Active Seniors

Many 55+ seniors prefer the less demanding task of renting homes because they do not wish to spend all their savings on the purchase of a home. Some 55+ seniors are just not interested in making a long-term investment that goes with buying a home. Whatever your preference, there are four categories of renting that you should be aware of. These are short-term rentals, long-term rentals, weekend getaways, and rent-before-you-buy. If you are interested in renting a home, you will be benefited by understanding what these four categories entail.

Home Design Tips for 55+ Seniors for Large and Spacious Homes

Many 55+ active adults prefer to live in smaller homes as this requires the minimum of maintenance. However, there are instances when your small home may tend to smother you and cramp your style. If you are an active adult who has been wondering what to do with your small home, and how you can make it look a little bit spacious, here are a few design tips that will help you get through this process. Adhering to these design tips will also include your personality into your home while making your home look good.

Foods that Improve Thyroid Health

It is a sad but true fact that the promised golden years may not be so golden after all. As we age, our lives may be plagued with various diseases that take away all the fun of retirement. Fatigue, depression, dementia, high blood pressure and heart disease are just some of these problems. Oh, hey, since we are talking about diseases, let’s add another one to the equation. How about your thyroid health? Your thyroid health may not be easy to detect, but if left untreated, it can cause a wide variety of problems, especially to females in their post-menopausal stage. However, the good news is that with the right food, you can avoid any problems that can crop up with your thyroid. So, let’s ensure thyroid health by eating foods that improve it.

What is the Thyroid?

If you are to read any information regarding your thyroid, then you should know what the thyroid gland is and its function. Very few people pay attention to their thyroid gland. But, it does a load of work in your body. So, here goes….. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located just near the base of the neck. The thyroid secretes several hormones, mainly thyroxine. The thyroid gland ensures proper metabolism, growth and development, energy and maintains body temperature. You can be affected with either hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.

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.

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?

Northeast United States

The Northeast region of the United States consists of eleven states.  The oldest and largest being the home of the Big Apple, officially known as The Empire State (New York).  Rhode Island is the smallest state in the northeast region.  Six states in the northeast are known together as the New England states.  These are Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire.  The Middle Atlantic States, which are the last five, comprised of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania.  The northeast part of the United States is connected in the north by Canada and east by the Atlantic Ocean. The American South borders the southernmost part of the northeast region and the American Midwest borders the west.  More than 2/3 of the American population resides in the northeast region of the United States.  The northeast states are rich in history as all these states belonged to the Thirteen Colonies although Maine and Vermont were part of other colonies before independence.

Will Living in a Cruise Ship After Retiring be a Great Choice?

Many active adults have specific plans about where they want to retire. Some like to retire to the country, where there is absolute peace and quiet while others like to stay in urban areas. Some seniors retire to states where the climate is sunny all year while others prefer to retire to cooler areas. Then, there are others who like to retire close to the water and others who retire on the water! Surprised? Well, you shouldn’t be because there is an option to retire to a cruise ship.

There are a number of cruise ships that have been converted into senior retirement communities. This means, if you are interested, you could purchase a stateroom on the cruise ship and spend your retirement days, living on a cruise! Purchasing a stateroom aboard a cruise ship entitles you to become a part owner of the cruise ship. The prices of cruise ship homes vary according to each vessel and may require the payment of a monthly maintenance fee. This fee entitles all “residents” to meals, housekeeping and all amenities and facilities provided.