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Senior Dating

Are you Up for Dating after 50?

Dating in your 20s and 30s was complicated enough. Now, you may have to consider dating in your 50s. Does the idea give you goosebumps and a migraine? Fear not! It is not that difficult to date after 50 these days. And of course, let’s not forget the excitement, the chills and shivers, and happiness that comes with all the dating complications, when you find the right person to spend your time. There are many possible partners out there, doing the same thing as you; looking for some companionship in this later stage of life. However, being an empty nester reduces your chances of meeting possible dates through parental get-togethers. But, there’s good news! If you are living in a 55+ Active Adult Living community, there are plenty of opportunities to socialize and mingle with the same aged people, that you can meet new people. Or, you can try online dating.

Right Nutrition Will Take You a Long Way in the Path of Healthy Living

Nutrition can be described as food or nourishment required to keep an organism growing and healthy. People need a constant source of nutrition to keep themselves healthy. A nutritious food item has a rich amount of nutrients in comparison to foods filled with fats and sugar. Junk food is never the answer as it is filled with fats, sugars, and oil which if consumed too often will make you overweight and unhealthy.

Should you Worry About Memory Loss?

It is not uncommon for you to forget where you put your spectacles or the car keys. Memory lapses are common occurrences associated with the aging process. You may experience frustration, lack of self-worth and independence when such memory lapses start disrupting your daily life. This problem is called Age Associated Memory Impairment and attacks short-term memory loss rather than long-term memory loss. Long-term memory loss can be a more scary thought as this can bring on thoughts of Alzheimer’s. So, how do you know what is normal memory loss and what is not?

3 Minutes a Week of Exercise for Better Health – Is that All?

Active adults, who do not have the time to exercise for long hours, will be happy to hear recent research has indicated that short bursts of intense exercise have many health benefits. Yes, it is true! All you need to do is take three minutes off your busy schedule to do some high-intensity training (HIT), a week for four weeks, and you will start seeing the benefits. For example, in some research institutes, participants experienced an average of 24% insulin sensitivity with just 3 minutes of exercise. So, how do you do this? Let’s take a look.

The Perks of Being Over 55

Many baby boomers who have reached retirement age may be lamenting the fact that they have nothing to look forward to. This is because they are uninformed about the many perks they have once they reach 55. For example, many 55+ seniors do not take advantage of the discounts available to them. This is not something you should feel embarrassed about. This is something you have right to. So, take advantage of your 55+ perks. Here are some discounts you can avail yourself of.

Which Type of Mortgage Loan Would you Choose to Buy Your Home?

If you have decided to buy a home to retire in, it is time to act fast and get your mortgage. But wait! Things have changed significantly since the time you may have walked into a bank and gotten a mortgage for your first home. Did you know there are different types of mortgages? Which one will you choose when buying your home? Having a basic understanding of these mortgages will help you choose the most suitable. Below are three popular mortgages that can be considered when purchasing a 55Plus senior home for retired living.

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Importance of Pets for Healthy Happy Senior Living

As we grow older, the need to feel loved and cared for, and to feel appreciated and needed will heighten but not dwindle. Although the family may provide us with these feelings and emotions, one of the best ways of feeling needed and appreciated is by having a pet. These pets can come in canine or feline forms but there are also other pet options. Whether you raise a cat or a dog or a bird or any other pet, they are dependent on their owners for their lives and in return, they provide their owners with the feelings that they are needed, loved, and appreciated. Apart from these feelings, pets add to the lifestyle of any human, whether or not they are seniors.

Community Gardens Growing More Than Local Flavor

Spring is right around the corner, and newness is everywhere from the heavily budded trees to the first buttery yellow daffodils emerging from hibernation. As we’ve existed on hardy winter produce, most of us are anxiously anticipating the arrival of ruby red strawberries, tender lettuces, and sweet peas. Local farms will be gearing up for their community supported agriculture (CSA) season, with many retirement communities catching onto this idea by getting residents involved in growing gardens of their own. It’s no secret that the keys to longevity include fresh air and nutrient dense foods, but it’s also the camaraderie that makes the farm to table movement a great way to cultivate a close-knit community.

In Circleville, Ohio, the middle school turned apartment residence of Everts Hill, has brought community agriculture into its own backyard with a garden, and greenhouse that provides fresh, seasonal ingredients to its residents. Seniors will have access to the kitchen, and cafe that will serve as a catering business as well as give community members the chance for job opportunities.