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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.

The Evergreens at Smith Run – A Luxury, Active Rental Community

One of the best things about living in a luxury, maintenance-free community is the fact that you do not have to spend time mowing your lawn or raking leaves. One of the best things about living in luxury, maintenance-free, rental community is that you get all the above facilities and more AND still get to save your nest-egg without depleting your savings. There are many rental active adult communities out there. One of the best rental communities that deserve to be mentioned is The Evergreens at Smith Run in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Avoiding Serious Hip Injury with Exercise

As you age, no matter how physically fit you are, you may be prone to serious hip injuries.  Hip injuries can be extremely debilitating, painful and can lead to costly hip replacement procedures. This means you need to take care of hips so that even if you do have a small accident, you do not cause serious injury to your hips.  One of the best ways of avoiding costly hip replacement surgery is by taking care of your hips so that you stay active for many more years.  Below are some exercises that help you to take care of your hips.

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.

Retirement Community

How to Broach the Subject of a Retirement Community

You may need a change of surroundings now that your children have left the nest. You may think moving to an active adult community is the best answer. However, your spouse may not have a proper idea of the potential benefits or may not feel convinced of the need to relocate.  He/she may be happy with the deep roots and strong bonds he/she has cultivated over the years, in your neighborhood.  You may have come to realize that the neighborhood has changed and is not what it used to be. However, your spouse may be in denial of this, as most of us are, especially when we have to let go of things we love. The thought of moving to an adult community may be attractive to you but not yet to your spouse. So, how will you broach the subject of a retirement community to your wife or husband?

Active Adult Community Rentals to Give You a Taste of Fabulous Senior Living

What can be better than the opportunity to live with the least amount of burdens such as home maintenance and lead an enjoyable social life with likeminded people of your own age? Oh, we must not forget to add to this equation the action-packed active adult activities targeted towards the 55+ age group. If you are wondering WHAT in the world are we talking about here, this lifestyle is exactly what senior communities are all about.

Hot Winter Travel Destinations for 55+ Seniors

Hot Winter Travel Destinations for 55+ Seniors

Life, for many retirees, is all about enjoying the golden years. This means you don’t have to spend this winter, in your over 55 communities, watching snowdrift up on your roof and fight the icy highways. This winter, you have many options to choose from where the sun shines warmly all winter.

What is Osteoporosis?

Why 55+ Ladies Need to Worry About Osteoporosis

All women of a certain age go through menopause.  This brings their biological capabilities of childbearing to an end and in some senses, newfound freedom to their lives.  While it is all good on one front to reach this stage in life, menopause also raises the risk of so many illnesses that include osteoporosis.  Bones become brittle and weak when osteoporosis occurs.  The risk of osteoporosis is extremely high in women who go through menopause.  This is because, with menopause, the estrogen production in the body slows down.  It is Estrogen in our body that prevents the bones from becoming brittle and weak.  While it is not possible to stop menopause or the dwindling of estrogen production, you can prevent the onset of osteoporosis in other ways.