Tag Archives: Senior Living Communities

7 Upgrades Seniors Need in a Retirement Home

As boomers of retirement age, you and I both are looking for a home that we can comfortably ensconce ourselves and spend our golden years. When it comes to home styles and choices, we have a variety to choose from. However, very few homes include some specific features that many of us wish were included in our homes. As a new homeowner, let me tell you the 7 upgrades I wish I had asked my builder to consider in my new home.

What will Seniors Choose – New Construction or Resale Homes?

Selecting the right home to retire to, can be an extremely challenging experience. You would have selected the preferred area, but now, will be at a loss about the community. There are many communities that offer you different home styles and other choices that selecting the right home can be pretty mind-boggling. If struggling with considering a newly constructed home vs. a resale home, you should be aware of some factors that may help you with your choice.

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.

skyline of downtown nashville, tennessee, usa.

Focus on State of Tennessee

When you think of Tennessee, it is sure to conjure the image of Elvis, the late king of rock and roll. Yes, this is the place of his birth. However, Tennessee offers much more than rock and roll memories for you, especially if you are choosing to move to Tennessee for your retirement living. Tennessee is a state full of beauty, southern hospitality and serene weather. This is a state that offers just about anything for everyone. If you are considering moving to Tennessee in your retirement years, let us provide you a few more reasons to add more weight to your decision.  

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.

3 Ways to Slow Aging… Really!

So, I was driving in my car one day, happily attending to a list of chores, and then it hit me – I am 50 years old! I managed, barely, not to hit a pedestrian with my car, with this sudden revelation, and managed to pull the car to the side of the road. I was actually taken by surprise! I was halfway to a century!! This was when I started to feel old. All this time, it was just a number…. I managed to calm myself, after a good 10 minutes of feeling old, and drove home. Speaking to my friends, I realized I was not alone. Aging hits you between your eyes without any warning. This, of course, led me to the research a bit and find out the things we can do to cope with aging, as well as, slow down the process in terms of its detrimental impacts. Well, well, it dawned on me that millions are out there, searching for the same answers, and here are three that I found very interesting.

Financial Tips for Seniors – How to Live Well on a Fixed Income

Day to day living on a fixed income can be extremely tough for anyone. This fact is especially so for seniors on fixed incomes. As nothing much in life can be done without money, you need to know how to make the most of your senior years and live well on your fixed income. Below are a few financial tips that will help you through this phase in life where income is a fixed derivative of the efforts you had put in, during the working years.

happy senior couple playing tennis

How About a Round of Tennis?

Many active seniors love the chance of playing a game of tennis and flexing those forearms. It is a tiring game and you need to keep yourself fit to play it well. Although rather a complicated AND strenuous game, tennis is a favored sport among many seniors. But there are ones who question the suitability of this game for seniors. They are probably wondering whether all that running and sweating can be too strenuous for a senior? Well, unless your doctor has advised against strenuous activities, there is certainly nothing wrong in engaging yourself in a round of tennis. Any sport that gets you moving is good for the body and mind. This does not have to be a high-impact sport. Although you run and jump and sweat profusely, tennis is still considered a low-impact game suitable for any age and skill level. So, if you are still worried about all this running and jumping, at your age, let’s take a closer look at some of the health benefits of tennis.