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The Benefits of Fishing

Are You Hooked on Casting That Rod?

The world these days is a busy place.  We are constantly running here and there, trying to get an extra hour into the already full-up 24.  This lifestyle makes us forget the importance of sitting back and relaxing; relaxing with a book, relaxing with a hot cup of coffee or tea, or relaxing with a fishing rod in the middle of a lake.  Many adults over the age of 50 are almost addicted to fishing.  What is so special about sitting in the middle of a lake and hoping the fish will bite?

Green Eco Living

55+ Senior Living in Green Communities

With global warming and environmental pollution being a much-discussed topic these days, are you wondering of how to go green when you are looking for relocating after 55+? If you want to contribute to a greener world, then start from where you are going to live in your retired years. If you are of retirement age and looking for that perfect home where you can live in peace and tranquility, then choose a green community. Here are a few points to help you in your green quest.

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Hiking is a Fantastic Pastime for Seniors

Hiking in beautiful natural environments can freshen up the mind and the body. It is very beneficial for over 55 people who like to keep their bodies fit for a couple of decades more. If you have experienced the joys of hiking, you know how enjoyable a day hike on a trail through breathtaking views of beautiful wooded areas or through a savanna landscape can be. Seniors who are beginners at hiking should first think about their capabilities and the limitations. While the lighter physical activities like walking and hiking on established trails, sightseeing, fishing and boat trips are good for the health of seniors, strenuous activities such as trekking, biking, and rock climbing are not suitable for those having hypertension or a history of heart problems.

Maintenance-free living

Is Independent Living the Right Choice?

For many older adults, making any changes in moving can be considered as the loss of their independence. However, this does not have to be the case. Independent living is not about staying in your home. It is about making your life easy. In order to live an independent life, you need to acknowledge your limitations and, sometimes, accept assistance. Here are three questions to ask yourself about independent living.

What is Better, Financing or Paying Cash for your New Home?

Taking on a mortgage would be the natural consideration when the question of purchasing a home comes up. However, a lucky few don’t have to do this. Most retirees, who are downsizing, may find themselves with the options of financing or paying cash. Which one would you choose?

Weighing the 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.

The Active Adult Living® Top Active Adult Living for Condominium Living

Hello boomers, active seniors and empty nesters! Here is our third installment on the Top Active Adult Living for Active Adult Condominium Communities. Read on to find out the best Active Adult Living for condominium living, brought to you by Active Adult Living.Com

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#23.The Colony at the Peninsula, Honolulu, HI
The Colony at the Peninsula was built in 2005 and offers luxury condominium living at the prestigious Hawaii Kai Peninsula. The interior features of this all ages welcome development include granite counter tops, 9-foot ceilings in select areas, lanais, A/C and a complete appliance package.  The architecture is a rich blend of Hawaiian and Mediterranean influences complimenting the interior courtyards.  The Colony is truly a renaissance in condominium living.

What is Home Owners Association and How does it Work?

In the 60s, there were very few Home Owners Associations (HOA). Today, there are many more due to its increasing popularity. Many 55+ communities, in the US, have Home Owner Associations. If you are considering moving to a 55 + active retirement community, you should be aware of what a HOA is and how it works. Here’s a small run down about HOA.