Tag Archives: Senior Living

A Coastal Life for the Active Adults

Did you know that living near the ocean has a number of health benefits, especially for those entering the 55+ age phase in life? The sound of the waves itself is known to relax the mind and take away the stresses of life. This form of relaxation is better than the relaxation you will get at a spa!  The sea air enables you to sleep better and time at the coast gives you the opportunity to obtain a tan which is beneficial for getting vitamin D.  Sea air is also thought to be beneficial for many who suffer from allergies. The sea breeze is supposed to do wonders for asthma too. Sea baths are also beneficial for many skin issues that no ointment or cream is able to.

Reasons to Choose the Sunshine State as Your Retire Nook

Florida is called the Sunshine State and gets lots of it being located in the southeastern part of the United States. Going by its nickname, you can always expect the weather to be sunny and warm. This is a happening state with lots of action and fun for people of all ages. Beaches, theme parks, resorts, and fishing and outdoor activities are all available for those visiting or residing in this great, sunny state. Florida is a state that has many wildlife parks where great varieties of birds, mammals, and reptiles can be found. If you are an active adult who prefers sunny weather all year round with lots of activities, you should really consider a having retirement nook in Florida. ActiveAdultLiving.com, the national directory for active senior living communities will provide you a host of information on nearly 700 such communities in the Sunshine State of Florida.

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?

Weight Loss After 55

Weight Loss After 55

As you age, you undergo a lot of changes both mentally and physically. It becomes increasingly difficult to lose weight as we grow older. The main reason being that metabolism drastically reduces after the age of 55. However, it does not mean that one cannot lose weight altogether. With the proper lifestyle changes, you can have a healthy weight and maintain it too. There are many measures senior citizens can do to achieve weight loss. Below are some ways that may help you lose weight effectively and keep it off.

Computer education for seniors

Technology for Seniors is Crucial to the Future of Retirement Communities

Technology is something many seniors until recently, could not fathom. However, in the present day, 55+ seniors are not as ignorant about technology as we presumed. They are becoming more and more independent and leading active lifestyles and doing what they want in their own way. In fact, more and more seniors are becoming extremely tech-savvy that it is believed senior living communities are finding it challenging to not only accommodate the lifestyle of these seniors but also to anticipate their preferences and expectations.

Senior Man and woman exercising with bicycles outdoors, they are a couple

Reduce Your Risk of Dementia by Ensuring Fitness

Dementia is something we all worry about as we age. It is said to be quite common among adults over the age of 65. We have heard horror stories about how people with dementia are unable to enjoy life and need constant supervision etc. etc…. So, I was reading up on this problem, recently, and came upon some interesting information about how your risk of dementia can be prevented by keeping fit. You may ask “how does keeping fit have anything to do with the mind?” Yeah, I thought so too…..

Benefits of Going Back to School

Are you Ready to go Back to School?

We never stop learning. We are always learning new things even when our academics are complete. We learn at home, when working, through our interests and hobbies, etc. But, going back to school gives us an added advantage. This enables us to gather more knowledge, through a course or degree that can help us improve our lifestyle. So, why not consider going back to school, now that you are retired and have the time?

Happy healthy senior couple

Are you at Risk of Developing Diabetes?

Have you noticed when you pass 50+ our list of medications increases with every passing year? First, we start with medication for managing HP and heart conditions and then move on from there to medication for arthritis, bladder issues, digestion problems, etc. etc. Well, let me add another medication to this long list. How about diabetes medication? According to the New York City Health Department, as of June 10th, diabetes is at an all-time high. It contributed to 5,695 deaths in the past year. Furthermore, diabetes claims at least one life every 90 minutes. Aren’t these appalling statistics? What should we do?